Measure your home’s energy efficiency

Assess the energy efficiency of your home to see how it measures up. EPA’s Home Energy Yardstick provides a simple assessment of your home’s annual energy use compared to similar homes. By answering a few basic questions, you can find:

Your home’s Home Energy Yardstick score (on a scale of 0 to 10);

  • Insights into how much of your home’s energy use is related to heating and cooling versus other everyday uses like appliances, lighting and hot water;
  • Links to guidance from ENERGY STAR on how to increase your home’s score, improve comfort and lower utility bills; and
  • An estimate of your home’s annual carbon emissions.


To learn more about how the Home Energy Yardstick works, go to