Energy Usage Evaluation
Linn County REC’s energy evaluation program includes steps that can assess how energy is used in your home, farm or business. This program will assist you by suggesting measures you can take to make it more energy efficient.
Your steps for Linn County REC’s energy evaluation are:
1. Print off the energy evaluation form and fill it out completely. For members that do not have internet access, please contact our office to request one.
2. Call to speak with one of our energy advisors. They will review your historical usage and go through your completed form with you over the phone.
3. You will be asked to read and record your meter reading daily for a two week period. You will also receive a “Kill-A-Watt” meter to assist you with appliance usage readings.
4. If you still have questions or concerns about your usage after the two week period, contact your energy advisor so they can help you further evaluate your account.
If you are looking for a performance testing evaluation of your existing home's envelope, duct work and HVAC equipment using a blower door test and other diagnostic testing, Linn County REC could help lower the cost with a $250 incentive. This incentive is limited to one per home, per 10 year period and be pre-approved. Please contact our office for more information.
Below are more energy management resources that will help you in evaluating your home energy usage.
- Center on Sustainable Communities (COSC) Homeowner Handbook
- Estimating Appliance Usage Costs
- Energy Efficiency Links Page
- Energy Saver Tips Page
Please Note: These guides are provided for informational purposes only. Results should be used as a guideline and should not be interpreted as an accurate measure of electrical usage. If you have any questions regarding this information or your account, please contact Member Services
The Center on Sustainable Communities (COSC) has provided seasonal maintenance lists below:
- COSC-Seasonal Maintenance List -for Spring
- COSC-Seasonal Maintenance List -for Summer
- COSC-Seasonal Maintenance List -for Fall
- COSC-Seasonal Maintenance List-for Winter
In addition, the Iowa Energy Center sponsors educational energy efficiency help booklets called Home Series on the subjects below: