Home Energy Audit
A home energy audit is the first step toward learning how your home uses energy and can help you prioritize improvement efforts.
A home energy audit is a comprehensive in-home energy evaluation – like a wellness check for your home. Audits are conducted by certified, third-party contractors that identify areas of concern and make personalized recommendations to improve a home’s overall efficiency, comfort and health.
Want to learn how your home is using energy?
- Step 1: Complete our FREE Online Home Profile Survey
In this two-minute survey, you’ll provide information about the types of equipment used in your home. Your answers will allow you to get more personalized and accurate answers to how your home uses energy and what activities or appliances are driving your energy costs.
- Step 2: See personalized usage insights with our FREE Energy Manager tool
This tool uses the information you provide in the Online Home Profile Survey to show you what’s using energy in your home and how much it’s costing you each month. Maybe someone in your family takes long showers, you find yourself doing a lot of laundry, or you have a lot of gaming equipment. Whatever it is, our Energy Manager tool can help you see what’s going on, so you can make personalized adjustments.
Looking for more ways to lower your home’s energy usage?
Sign up for Avista’s FREE Home Energy Audit Program
Qualified homeowners and renters can now receive a FREE home energy audit from Avista.
Auditors will visually inspect your entire home, from crawl space to attic, including appliances and mechanical systems. This includes a health and safety inspection and an infrared scan to help identify air leaks. With your permission, some energy saving improvements may be installed for you, at no additional cost. These improvements may include the installation of:
- Up to 20 LED light bulbs
- Two (2) water-saving showerheads
- Two (2) low-flow faucet aerators
Upon completion of the audit, you’ll know more about how your home uses and loses energy. You’ll understand how some simple fixes can improve its efficiency and how to approach the implementation of any suggested improvements.
Participants can elect to have the auditor conduct an optional blower door test to further identify air leaks in their home. The cost for this optional service is $150.
Program eligibility requirements and terms and conditions apply. To protect our customers, employees and contractors, state COVID safety guidelines will be followed, which may delay some home visits associated with this program.
To qualify for this program, you must:
- Be an existing Avista customer
- Live in Washington or Idaho
- Live in an existing single family, duplex, triplex or fourplex home
- Own and occupy the home; renters may participate with prior written landlord permission
- Be the Avista account owner for the home receiving the audit
New construction or buildings with more than four units do not qualify for this program. Multifamily homes heated by a shared heating system, or that aren’t separately metered, are ineligible.
Idaho and Washington customers
Avista’s Home Energy Audits are booked in advance. We are currently scheduling appointments 5 to 6 months out. We appreciate your patience. If you have questions related to scheduling delays, please contact Customer Service at (800) 227-9187.
If you experience any issues signing up, please call (509) 495-4728, or email HomeEnergyAudit@avistacorp.com.
Avista partners with Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) to make energy saving programs and rebates available to our Oregon customers. To see if you qualify for a home energy audit through ETO, visit ETO's website for contact information and program details.
You can start saving energy now with some simple do-it-yourself projects around your house. We’ve compiled lots of tips and how-to videos to help you get going. Learn more.
Let us help you take the guesswork out of finding a contractor. The companies in Avista’s Contractor and Dealer Network are dedicated to excellence and provide:
- Free estimates and proposals
- One-year minimum warranty on equipment and parts
- 24-hour answering service