Energy Efficient Home Improvements
Energy Efficient Home Improvements increase the comfort of your home and reduce your utility bills.
Three simple procedures can easily reduce your energy usage by up to 50%. Our upgrade process has three steps:
First, we benchmark your home energy performance by conducting an energy audit*. We use our findings from the audit to provide a proposal of the work that will have the most impact on your home’s energy efficiency and comfort. Next, we’ll discuss your home’s comfort issues and create a revised proposal that fully incorporates your needs.
We conduct the insulation, duct sealing, air sealing, or other efficiency upgrade work on your home. Typically, upgrades take only 1-2 days.
We’ll help you earn rebates for each of your efficiency upgrades. For a full list of rebates, visit DSIRE Maryland or DSIRE DC, great resources on energy efficiency rebates.
Insulation keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Common types of insulation include fiberglass, cellulose, rigid foam board, and spray foam. When correctly installed in conjunction with air sealing, insulation can deliver increased comfort and lower energy bills during the hottest and coldest times of the year. Some of the biggest efficiency savings often come from adding adequate attic insulation. Insulation even helps guard against rodents and pests.
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In houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. In most homes about 30 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. The result is higher utility bills and more drastic temperature differences between rooms.
Air sealing your home involves more than just duct sealing. Air leakages occur in a variety of locations around the home in doors, windows, attics, basements, and crawl spaces. Every home needs a certain amount of fresh air for good indoor air quality. We help seal your home to best optimize energy efficiency, home comfort, and air quality. There are several simple DIY (Do-It-Yourself) measures you can take to air seal your home.
Half of the energy used in your home likely goes to heating and cooling. We can help you make smart decisions about your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditions (HVAC) systems that can have a big impact on your utility bills and home comfort.
HVAC equipment tune-ups
Installation of programmable thermostats
HVAC Installation and set-up
After improving the energy efficiency of your home, the next step is to find sustainable, cost-effective energy alternatives. Home solar systems are a fantastic option. Solar has the potential to save your home tens of thousands of dollars over a few decades, all while bettering your community and improving the environment. We partner with SolarCity, a leading Solar Energy partner. They can help you with financing your project, and offer an incredible, state-of-the-art product and terrific service.
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What our customers are saying
“The crew was excellent, showed up on time, performed work as quoted and cleaned up thoroughly. We have an older house (1947) that was very drafty. Installation of insul-bags in the second floor crawl spaces and blow-in insulation in the attic have greatly improved our comfort level.” -Greg S