Home Energy Database
Howard County received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy that funded 900 local home energy audits. The data from these audits have been analyzed and two tools created. Getting an energy audit is still the best idea, but these tools give you a snapshot of what is likely to be recommended as well as potential cost savings. Visit the Home Energy page for more info on how to get a low-cost home energy audit.
The map below shows where audited homes tended to use more or less energy. The map can display data for homes built within certain time frames or the combined data of all homes.
The interactive graph allows you to select 4 characteristics of your home which are then used to display both the typical energy usage for a home like yours and recommendations on how households similar to yours may be able to save money and energy. User tip: If you choose a combination that is not in the database, deselect one of the criteria such as age of home and try again.
Howard County Energy Usage Statistics
Energy Usage LegendHigh Energy Usage
Med-High Energy Usage
Medium Energy Usage
Med-Low Energy Usage
Low Energy Usage