I’m a co-owner of an energy auditing firm based in Vancouver WA. We have the ability to test a home to see how energy efficient the home is. We then suggest ways to save money on energy bills by spending the least amount possible on fixes.
My personal example was this, we did a test on my home when I was first getting interested. It was found that there were some very serious air leaks around some in-wall speakers. I purchased $15.00 worth of supplies at Home Depot and fixed the leaks. Re-testing showed that I had reduced the air-leakage by 12% in my home. I was convinced.