In the Oct 2011 issue, in an article titled "Energy savings (for real)":  

What works: A home energy audit can identify low-tech, high-yield energy retrofits.  Your utility or state energy office might offer low-cost audits.  But be sure they're using pros certified by the Building Performance Institute or the Residential Energy Services Network.  They undergo classroom and hands-on field training in whole-house energy audits, and continuing education requirements ensure that they keep up with the latest practices and technologies.  Expect to pay between $300 and $800 for a complete audit......


Note that Consumers Reports does not allow using its findings in your advertising, but it sure is great to know they are informing homeowners of the service.

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I agree that this was a great article, up to the point where they recommended additional insulation, duct sealing and ceiling leak mitigation in the wrong order.  The duct guys and the people who seal the leaks in the ceiling are going to mess up all of your nicely laid new insulation.  Fix the leaks, seal the ducts, then put in the new insulation last where no one will mess it up.  I did share my opinion with them.

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