We've talked an awful lot about home energy assessments (or "energy audits") here on this blog. So if you've been following us for a while, you already know the drill: You spend a bit of money on an assessment, you get a detailed analysis of where your house is wasting energy, and you end up with a targeted way to improve your home.

But if you'd like to learn more—or you want to pass along the love of energy assessments to others—Energy Savers has now put together a video that describes the entire process!

The video provides a basic overview of just about everything you'd need to know about a professional energy assessment, from what it does, what they test for, and how you can use it to improve your home. So take a look, pass it along, share it with your friends.

(And, of course, there's never a bad time to remind everyone about the fact you can do a do-it-yourself energy assessment, too, if you need a cheaper way to identify some problems with your house.)

I know I've said it before here, so I may as well just repeat myself! Major projects are productive, and renewables are cool, but energy assessments can help identify lots of small ways to reduce your energy bills and improve the efficiency of your home.

Elizabeth Spencer is a communicator at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which assists EERE in providing technical content for many of its Web sites.