Task 7: Home energy audit 1. Home energy audit test. Questions Answer How many faucets do you have in our home? Do any faucets drip? ❏ Yes ❏ No Do we turn off the lights when we leave a room? ❏ Yes ❏ No Do we use low wattage or fluorescent light bulbs? ❏ Yes ❏ No How many outside doors do we have in our home? Do we close them when we come in our out? ❏ Yes ❏ No Do they shut tightly? ❏ Yes ❏ No How many windows do we have in our home? Do they close tightly? ❏ Yes ❏ No How many refrigerators/freezers do we have in our home? Do all doors seal tightly? (poseu un full de paper a la porta de la nevera, si el podeu treure fàcilment, vol dir que no tanca bé) ❏ Yes ❏ No What temperature is our thermostat set? (ideal is 19-21ºC in winter, 25º in summer) 2. Whenever you use electricity, you spend money and natural resources. Come up with a plan to save electricity. Write it below. Your plan should include at least four steps/tips based on your audit and the links below. Plan for your home Lighting (Can lights be switched off to make use of daylight?Are any tungsten lights present? Can they be replaced with compact fluorescents (energy saving bulbs) or LEDs ? Look particularly in store rooms, uplighters, desk lamps etc) Heating/cooling systems (What is the actual temperature in the space? Is it lower or higher than recommended?Do occupants complain it is too hot or too cold? ) Electrical equipment (Are computers, printers, photocopiers and other equipment switched off at the end of the day?Can standby settings be avoided?Are fridges places next to heat sources? They run more efficiently when in a cool environment. ) Water use (Is there any evidence of water leaks?/Are taps left running? Are there any dripping taps? Do taps need maintenance?) Links that you may use to write you plan: https://www.directenergy.com/learning-center/energy-efficiency/25-energyefficiency-tips http://www.gencat.cat/icaen/recorregutenergia/unitat15/bloc4_unitat15_pag8. html 3. After revising the plan and the energy audit. Make a warning sign/leave a note special for your home (to save some energy!) and take a picture. This is my example: I would leave this note on the fridge. Can you see it?