Most people associate higher energy use with seasonal weather, but a variety of factors affect your energy consumption. Patterns in your use, the types of electric appliances and devices you operate, and the effectiveness of your home’s insulation can generate an unexpectedly high bill.

A free energy audit from IREA can help you identify some simple steps to make your home more energy efficient, and possibly save money on your energy bill. Our energy efficiency expert will gather data on your home’s heating system and use thermal imaging equipment to identify cold spots. We will follow up with recommendations to increase energy efficiency in your home, many of which may have little or no cost.

Visit www.IREA.coop/energy-audits to schedule your free audit. Here you will also find energy efficiency tips and an energy usage guide to help you calculate how much energy your appliances and other devices use.