Do-It-Yourself Audit Kits are available through curbside pickup at Sarasota County Libraries

Are you interested in reducing your energy and water bills at home? Check out our Do-It-Yourself Audit Kits today to learn how you can improve your home’s efficiency and save money.

DIY Energy and Water Audit Kits

Sarasota County offers Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Energy and Water Audit Kits for checkout through Sarasota County Libraries. The Kits provide Sarasota County residents with a simple and economical way to evaluate their home energy and water use. Users learn ways to save resources and money, while also lessening their impact on the environment.

The DIY Audit Kit is intended to serve those residents that have already taken basic energy and water efficiency measures at home and are interested in taking their resource saving efforts to the next level. The Kit offers the opportunity for residents to perform a detailed analysis of energy and water use and quantify savings. Users learn how various systems in their home operate and which energy and water efficiency upgrades might work best for them.

A step-by-step guide, the Home Energy and Water Evaluation Guide, and necessary technical equipment is included in the DIY Audit Kit to determine specific energy and water use profiles and solutions for the home. The Kit also includes reference materials to read for additional information.

The DIY Energy and Water Audit includes:

Contents of DIY kit
DIY Audit Kit materials
  • Home Energy and Water Evaluation Guide, Sarasota County
  • Infrared Thermometer
  • Hygro Thermometer
  • Kill A Watt Meters
  • Ruler
  • Tape Measure
  • Calculator
  • Shower Timer
  • Shift Your Habit: Save Money, Save the Planet, Elizabeth Rogers, 2010.
  • The Blue Green Book: The Simple Water Savings Guide to Everything in Your Life, Thomas Kostigen, 2010.
  • The Everything Guide to Living Off the Grid: A Back to Basics Manual for Independent Living, Terri Reid, 2011.

The kit and accompanying guide are not intended to be a replacement for professional services or advice. If at any time during the evaluation process you feel uncomfortable performing a task, stop and do not perform it. Your safety and welfare are our number one concern.

How to Checkout a DIY Audit Kit

Although Sarasota County Libraries are closed to the public at this time, the DIY Energy and Water Audit Kits are available for checkout through curbside pickup. Learn more about this service and find a library near you by visiting the Sarasota County Libraries website. You can view the DIY Audit Kit in the library catalog here.

Learn how to use the curbside pickup service:

(Video source: Sarasota County Libraries)

Additional Resources

For more information on how you can save energy at home, visit our Energy Upgrade website, or join us for an upcoming webinar. You can find all upcoming webinars and classes listed on our Eventbrite page.

You can stay connected with us by subscribing to our sustainability e-newsletter or following us on Facebook and Twitter. For additional information about the DIY Audit Kits or Sarasota County Sustainability, email


Posted: May 29, 2020

Category: Conservation, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Activity, Audit, Conservation, Demo, DIY, Do-it-yourself, Energy, Home, Kit, Library, Money, Pgm_Sustain, Save, Sustainability, Water

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