This excellent article from IntelligentUtility illustrates the value of utility-provided home energy audits.
Jaspal Subhlok, a computer science professor at the University of Houston, thought his 1920s-era Montrose bungalow was ship-shape when it came to electricity efficiency.
Subhlok, who has owned the house since 2004, typically keeps his house at a moderate 78 degrees in the summer. He bought an energy-efficient refrigerator, energy-saving light bulbs and installed double-layered window shades for his front windows, to keep out the worst of Houston’s wilting summer heat. Read more. Source: IntelligentUtility, 9/23/13