Media: Losing Heat: A Look at a Home Energy Audit (FOX 47)

Feb 11, 2016

From Rochester MN, FOX 47:


Do you find that there's one part of your home that seems a bit drafty, and top it off, is your electric or gas bill through the roof, if you will? If it is, how do you determine the root cause of either dilemma?

Recently, FOX 47's Nicholas Quallich got to go on a home energy audit to see where a home may be losing heat.

On a windy day in Rochester, with a wind chill of 7 degrees, Quallich stopped by the 16 year old home of Todd Osweiler. Despite being relatively new, his home has a big problem. “My basement is quite cold, my upstairs is quite warm,” Osweiler explained. So, Osweiler decided to take action and look into a home energy audit, which is collaboration of several different energy-oriented businesses.

“It's part of our neighborhood energy challenge program, which we partner with Minnesota Energy Resources and CEE,” stated Tony Benson with Rochester Public Utilities. “It's for homeowners in Rochester. They're able to come, take in some tips and ideas from the presenters at the meeting. And then, at the end of the class, we have a sign-up where they're able to register for a reduced price energy audit,” Benson said. “It's a $50 energy audit which would usually cost roughly $400.”

Watch the video and read the full article at FOX 47