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

Map Data
Map data ©2018 Google
Map DataMap data ©2018 Google
Map data ©2018 Google
2 km 
Home Energy Usage

Select Maps by Home Vintage

Post 2005
2001 - 2005
1996 - 2000
1991 - 1995
1981 - 1990
1971 - 1980
1961 - 1970
1951 - 1960
Pre 1950

Energy Usage Legend

High Energy Usage
Med-High Energy Usage
Medium Energy Usage
Med-Low Energy Usage
Low Energy Usage

Describe Your Home

Average Annual Contribution to Energy CostsCurrentUpgradeCooling UnitHeating UnitWater HeaterLights & AppliancesWindowsInsulationAir Sealing02505007501,0001,2501,500Energy Usage TypeYearly Cost (in Dollars)
Cooling Unit271.88153.64
Heating Unit1,316.81554.8
Water Heater517.34438.05
Lights & Appliances556.49291.65
Air Sealing452.33293.91
Before Upgrades Total: $4251.22
After Upgrades Total: $2146.58
Total Savings: $2104.64
Find out how much the average Howard County home can save with energy-efficient upgrades:
Cooling Unit
Heating Unit
Water Heater
Lights & Appliances
Air Sealing

Select Your Recommendations

On the chart to the left, make selections that represent your home type to view how homes like yours use energy and receive recommendations on ways to save money on utility bills and make your home more comfortable.

You can select from one or more of the following options: High School District, Vintage of Home, Size of Home, and Heating Fuel Type (electricity, gas, oil, or propane). Make your selection and click ‘Filter’ to see results and receive recommendations.

Results are based on an analysis of approximately 900 Howard County homes.