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.
Home energy audits are comprehensive in-home energy evaluations – like a wellness check for your home. They’re conducted by certified, third-party audit contractors that identify areas of concern and make personalized recommendations to improve the home’s overall efficiency, comfort and health.
Avista’s free Home Energy Audit Program
Avista is now offering qualified homeowners and renters a free home energy audit opportunity.
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 $100 (electric-only homes) or $150 (all other eligible homes).
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.
How to apply
Idaho and Washington customers
Avista’s Home Energy Audits are booked in advance. We are currently scheduling appointments 4 - 5 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.
Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) offers home energy audit options. Avista partners with ETO to make energy saving programs and rebates available to our Oregon customers. To see if you qualify, 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.
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