Home Comfort & Energy Efficiency Improvement Services


Air Sealing & Weatherstripping


Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and creating a healthier indoor environment. Caulking, spray foam and weatherstripping are a few simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick energy savings. Caulk is generally used for cracks and openings between stationary house components such as around door and window frames, spray foam is used in the attic to close air bypass areas and weatherstripping is used to seal components that move, such as doors and operable windows.  


Air Leakage

Air leakage occurs when outside air enters and conditioned air leaves your house uncontrollably through cracks and openings. It is unwise to rely on air leakage for ventilation. During cold or windy weather, too much air may enter the house. When it's warmer and less windy, not enough air may enter, which can result in poor indoor air quality. Air leakage also contributes to moisture problems that can affect occupants’ health and the structure’s durability. An added benefit is that sealing cracks and openings reduces drafts and cold spots, improving comfort.

The recommended strategy is to reduce air leakage as much as possible and to provide controlled ventilation as needed. Before air sealing, you should first:

With a Home Energy Audit we can identify where your home has air leaks and offer solutions.A blower door will help you see how much leakage is in your home and with the aid of an Infrared Camera these areas can be documented. If you're planning an extensive remodel of your home that will include some construction, review some of the techniques used for air sealing in new home construction and consider a home energy audit to identify all the ways your home wastes energy and money.

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Energy Star Appliances


The major appliances in your home -- refrigerators, clothes washers, dishwashers -- account for a big chunk of your monthly utility bill. And if your refrigerator or washing machine is more than a decade old, you're spending a lot more on energy than you need to.

Today's major appliances don't hog energy the way older models do because they must meet minimum federal energy efficiency standards. These standards have been tightened over the years, so any new appliance you buy today has to use less energy than the model you're replacing. For instance, if you buy one of today's most energy-efficient refrigerators, it will use less than half the energy of a model that's 12 years old or older.

Appliances

Of course, efficient appliances don't just save you money; they're good for the environment. The less energy we all use, the lower our demand on power plants, which means less pollution.

Check out what you can save by replacing your refrigerator at the Energy Star Website.


Insulation


Insulation in your home provides resistance to heat flow. The more heat flow resistance your insulation provides, the lower your heating and cooling costs. Properly insulating your home not only reduces heating and cooling costs, but also improves comfort.

Heat flows from warmer to cooler until temperatures equalize. In your home, this means that in winter, heat flows directly from all heated living spaces to adjacent unheated attics, garages, basements, and even to the outdoors (see air sealing). Heat flow can also move indirectly through interior ceilings, walls, and floors -- wherever there is a difference in temperature. During the cooling season, heat flows from the outdoors to the interior of a house.

To maintain comfort, the heat lost in the winter must be replaced by your heating system and the heat gained in the summer must be removed by your cooling system. Properly insulating your home will decrease this heat flow by providing an effective resistance to the flow of heat.

We can blow in insulation (Fiberglass or Cellulose) in many spaces. From your attic, cathedral ceilings, floors to wall insulation. In Colorado we recommend an R49+ in the attic for proper insulation amounts. For a proper assessment call us for an Home Energy Audit.

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Lighting Upgrades


Incandescent bulbs waste up to 80% of the energy that they use. By switching to CFL or LED bulbs you can save upto 75% or more on the energy used by lighting in your home. When you have an Energy Audit completed you will be informed of the multiple options available for your needs.

LED Light Bulb

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Rebates For Your Options


Check with your local energy provider to see what options there are for your improvements.

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