In an earlier post of this blog (June 25th,m 2009) I wrote about Microsoft hohm, a new beta software application that would help homeowners better understand their energy usage and give suggestions to save money.
Yesterday I got the link inviting me to try it ... here are some of the details ...
hohm is a web application that develops a detailed "picture" of your home and its energy use using a very detailed series of questions. Questions cover ... the direction the front of your home faces ... and includes details about all major systems and about the number of windows and square footage of widows on each side of the house. See graphic to the right for pictures of the categories of questions.
As you fill out the questionnaire a series of "FYI / Did you knows?" appear to increase your Energy IQ.
After filling out 75% of the questions I was able to get a list of "best ways to spend
50, 100, and 500 dollars".
So far I found hohm easy to use and informative ... and the initial Q & A took about 20 minutes.
More details as the "experiment" continues !
Via: Microsoft hohm LINK