Discover ways to save money at home
Many factors influence the amount of water and energy you use, including the age and condition of your appliances and your regular household activities.
Conducting an energy and water survey is the first and most effective step you can take to lower your utility bill and improve the comfort of your home. You can determine appliance-specific energy use by borrowing a handheld energy meter from your local library.
On-Site Home Survey
At your request, our trained staff will inspect your home and its equipment at no charge. A GRU conservation analyst will check your home's windows, doors, ductwork, insulation, appliances and other equipment, and will offer customized tips for making your home more efficient.
Surveys take between 30 minutes and 3 hours, depending on the size of the home. Homeowners must be present for the duration of the inspection.
To schedule a free home energy and water survey, please call our Energy and Business Services Department at 352-393-1460 during regular business hours.
Are you more of the “do-it-yourself” type? These self-service tools will help you analyze your utility use and find ways to lower your bill.
Video-Guided Home Survey
Watch our free YouTube video series to learn how to conduct your own home survey.
Use this Web-based tool to conduct a home survey and create a personal energy profile. Enter your billing history and answer questions to create an energy usage profile and identify possible savings.
Create a personal energy profile