How it Works


You'll be asked to enter 12 months of electricity and gas billing history for your home. You can enter as little as one month's billing data to generate a profile, and the system will estimate the rest for you. However, the more information you provide, the more comprehensive and accurate your profile will be.

Once you have logged in, you will be asked a series of questions about your home's energy consumption. Some questions may require that you leave your computer to collect details, such as the number and sizes of light bulbs and windows, needed to complete the profile. For your convenience, you may want to print off the questionnaire (requires Adobe® Reader®) and take it around the house with you, filling in the information in each section. Then, you can return to your computer and enter the information in one session.

The process takes about 10-25 minutes depending on the profile you select. Before you begin, make sure the profile is right for you. You can do sections of it now and return to it later, as the system will save the information you've entered. The profile has a security "time-out" feature, so you leave for more than ten minutes, you will need to login again with your user ID and password.

Your results
Once you've entered your responses, a report will be generated that:

  • breaks down your electricity and gas consumption
  • gives an overview of your appliance, heating, cooling and lighting costs
  • provides advice on cost-saving measures you can do now

While the profile provides an accurate picture of your current energy use based on your consumption history, it cannot estimate future costs or savings from any changes you may make. Check out our Appliance Calculator, for estimated costs to operate various appliances and systems.

Don't have time to complete the full Home Energy Profile? Our Appliance Calculator can tell you how much it costs to run various appliances. Or, check out the array of information available from our Energy Library.

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