Has anyone had a home energy audit done recently and how much did it cost?
You really spend that much or just make that up?
A professional energy audit will cost between $250 to $500 depending on the size of the home. Is some areas, home energy audits are free for low-income qualifying households. Check with your city or local utility about such a program.
Regardless of whether you pay for an energy audit or get one free of charge, there is money to be saved by taking this step. The inefficiencies found by an energy auditor, if corrected, will save a homeowner money. How much depends upon the gap between the home's current efficiency and what you are able to achieve.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average household can save 40% on their energy bills by adopting energy efficient behaviors, systems and appliances. Since the average household spends $1900 on energy annual, this would be a savings of $760. So in an average case, an energy audit is beneficial.