Home Energy Audit Toolkits

Developed through the Southern Tasmania Councils Authority Regional Climate Change Initiative by the Hobart City Council, Home Energy Audit Toolkits offer households a real opportunity to better understand and take control of their energy use.

They enable households to undertake home energy audits in their own time and space as well as provide practical and affordable suggestions on how to save energy and money on energy bills. Importantly the tool kits promote an understanding of domestic energy use that can lead to lasting behaviour change and ongoing savings.

The kits contain equipment to measure electricity consumption of appliances, check for leaks around fridge doors and the effectiveness of ceiling insulation, assist in determining flow rate of hot water from showers and taps, and identify the orientation of homes for installing solar technologies. The toolkits can be borrowed from the 12 participating Tasmanian councils, with troubleshooting support provided by Sustainable Living Tasmania.