Home Energy Checklist

Home Energy Checklist

Ready to start improvements around your home and fix those energy inefficiencies? Grab this checklist and schedule some time to start on the path to saving money on your energy bill. For a more in-depth look at fixes you can make around your home, download the Virginia Energy Sense Do-It-Yourself Guide.






Exterior WallsBasements, attics and crawlspaces Insufficient insulation Added insulation
Electrical Outlets Cracks, air leaking Caulk
Switch Plates Cracks, air leaking Caulk
Overhead lighting and lamps Leaving unused lights on

Inefficient light bulbs

Change your lighting habits

Switch to CFC bulbs or LED lights

Wiring Air leaks, cracks or holes in walls around wiring Caulk
Windows/ Frames Leaks in window frames

Drafty or old windows in winter

Cracks near or in window frames


Plastic sheeting

Storm windows

Baseboards Cracks Caulk
Door Frames/ Weather Stripping Drafts and air leaks Weather stripping


Doors Cracks or holes Caulk


Weather strip

Fireplace Make sure flue is tightly closed

Drafts and air leaks

Close flue if open

Caulk or weather strip leaks

Attic Cracks and leaks, especially at the attic entrance if near an air conditioned/heated room Caulk

Weather stripping

A/C Units Cracks and air leaks, particularly around window-mounted unitsAir filters Caulking/insulation

Replace with a new filter

Air Registers Dirty registers decreasing air flow

Air Leaks or disconnected ducts

Clean the air registers

Replace duct work

Reattach connections with duct tape

PipesPlumbing Leaks, cracks or holes surrounding plumbing Caulk


Foundation Cracks or holes Cement patches


Siding Cracks and air leaks Caulk


New paint

Mail Slots Cracks and air leaks Caulk
Refrigerator Gaskets and seals

Check to see if you can slip a piece of paper between the gasket and the doorframe

Replace gaskets and seals
Home Energy Checklist