Making your home more energy efficient is a great way to help lower your monthly utility bills, while also creating a more comfortable and healthy living environment. Deciding what upgrades you need to tackle can be tricky unless you know what to look for and how to correct any issues you may have.
Use the HAT Smart Self-Audit Toolkit and Infrared Thermography Camera to conduct your own home energy audit. By understanding your electricity usage and associated costs, you will be in a better position to implement cost-saving actions.
NOTE: Hiring a professional to complete a full assessment of your home is the best way to find out where there are issues. Learn more about energy audits.
Borrowing a Self-Audit Toolkit
Have you ever wanted to understand how you use energy in your home? Learn more about your home by checking out a Self-Audit Toolkit and an Infrared Thermography Camera from the Medicine Hat Public Library. A Medicine Hat Public Library Card is required. The loan period is three weeks and a ‘hold’ can be placed on both items.
Learn more about the Self-Audit Toolkit.
- Medicine Hat Public Library (search for “hat smart”)
What is Included?
There are a total of four Self-Audit Toolkits. You have a choice between the two following options:
- Self-Audit Toolkit with Power Cost Monitor (PDF)
- Self-Audit Toolkit with Radio Frequency Power Meter (PDF)
Two Infrared Thermography Cameras are also available for loan.
Home Energy Self-Audit Resources
Download the Home Energy Self-Audit Hints and Tips information sheet for more information on how to complete your own energy audit.
Click on the links below to find out more about the equipment that is included in the Self-Audit Toolkits. The following documents can also be found in the binder included with each toolkit.
If you've signed out a toolkit and the equipment is not working, please Contact Us.
Fluke 62 Mini Infrared Thermometer
Kill A Watt EZ Power Monitor
Power Cost Monitor (PCM)
- Power Cost Series User Guide (PDF)
- PCM Product Information Sheet (PDF)
- PCM Quick Installation Guide (PDF)
- PCM Set Up Guide (PDF)
Radio Frequency Power Meter (Acoustimeter)
- About the Acoustimeter (PDF)
- Radio Frequency Power Density Measurements (PDF)
- Acoustimeter User Manual (PDF)
FLIR i3 Infrared Thermography Camera