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Your house should be a safe, comfortable place that is affordable and durable. A house is affordable only when costs for heating and cooling are reasonable. Energy bills are lowest if a home is tightly air-sealed and pr0perly insulated and if all mechanical systems are operating efficiently.

This worksheet will help you assess the environment of your home. It will take you step-by-step through current home energy management practices and conditions. Evaluate activities and conditions according to how they might affect energy use and human health. Provide easy to understand "risk level scores" that will help the you analyze the relative effectiveness and safety of energy management practices and conditions. It will help determine which practices and conditions are reasonably safe and effective, and which might require modification to better protect the you and the environment.