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Free Residential Energy Audit

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Free energy audits are available to all Columbia Water & Light customers. An energy audit will provide you with energy and water efficiency tips specific for your location. Many of the tips our specialists recommend are easy, low-cost, do-it-yourself projects. Onsite visits last about an hour to an hour and a half. This program ensures that you will receive an unbiased review of habits, equipment and structural issues so you can make informed decisions to receive the highest return on your conservation efforts. opens in a new windowClick here to sign up for a FREE energy audit.

What's included with a home energy audit?

  • A review of your electric and water consumption history
  • An interior and exterior onsite evaluation
  • Review of weatherization materials that will work best for your particular needs
  • Lifestyle strategies to lower your usage
  • Equipment energy use assessment and payback periods for replacements
  • Landscaping tips for keeping your house cool
  • Eligibility for other Columbia Water & Light conservation programs
  • Tips on how to clean and maintain your appliances 

Why sign up?

If you have asked yourself any of these questions, but didn’t know the answer, you would benefit from an energy audit:

  • Are your windows air-tight? How do you seal them up? Should you replace them?
  • Do you have adequate insulation?
  • Do you have hidden water leaks?
  • How much do your appliances cost to run?
  • Is it cost-effective to replace your heating and cooling system?
  • Why does the temperature vary so much from room to room?
  • Is buying a low-flow showerhead going to save me that much money?
  • What new technologies are available to save energy?

How do I sign up?

To request a free onsite energy audit or phone consultation with a Columbia Water & Light staff person, use our  opens in a new windowonline sign-up form or call 573-441-5528.

Why does Columbia Water & Light offer this service?

Columbia Water & Light started the Energy Audit program in 1979 as a tool for our citizens to fight the energy crisis. Since that time, the utility has added many more programs to help you conserve. Columbia Water & Light encourages efficient use of water and electricity because it can make a big difference for all of us. For you, the immediate benefit is lower costs. For the community, it means more resources and a cleaner environment for years to come.

More tips

Many of the tips that our specialist recommends are easy, do-it-yourself projects that don’t cost much money. For some simple ideas on how to make your home more energy-efficient, see these links.

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