Home Energy Efficiency Checklist

The Owens/Sutton Team



  • Check your heat and A/C systems
  • Check windows and outside doors for drafts


  • Check furnace switch, fuse and breakers
  • Check furnace blowers, oiling motor, changing belt if necessary
  • Check thermostat accuracy by taping thermometer to wall next to it. If discrepancy, have it re-calibrated by a technician
  • Check central air condensing unit for obstructing leaves, debris and hose out if necessary
  • Keep shrubs pruned back to maximize airflow
  • Check room A/C condensate drain outlet for plugging


  • Check and clean/change room A/C filters
  • Check room A/C condenser coils and intake vents for obstructions
  • Check furnace filter and changed if clogged


  • Check insulation for type/thickness, beginning in attic/top floor. Upgrade is inadequate.
  • During humid weather, check central A/C condensates drain to ensure it is carrying off excessive moisture

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