Get an Energy Efficiency Audit?
Before you can make your home more energy efficient, you need to know where you currently stand. A so-called energy audit, in which an energy professional inspects your home to determine where efficiency can be improved, is a great way for homeowners to figure out which parts of their property need attention.
Next: Seal it up?
Plugging up the leaks that allow cold air to slip into your house—and drive up your heating bills—is an important first step in creating an energy-efficient home. Such leaks are often found around doors and windows, but they also can be in your basement or attic.
Next: Insulate upstairs?
Adding insulation can help keep your home comfortable all year round. “It turns out that about half of the homes in the United States are underinsulated,” says Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy.
Seal the ducts?
In forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts carry hot or cold air to different parts of the home. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that roughly a fifth of this air escapes through leaks. To address this headache, consumers can use duct sealant to repair leaks in exposed ducts.
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As reported by the magazine above Energy Cost can be lowered and comfort improves by a few simple, yet worthwhile upgrades to existing homes.
Why a Building Performance Institute Certified Contractor?
A BPI Contractor like EnergySmith Home Performance can conduct a whole-home energy audit to find problems, then prescribe solutions to improve the comfort, health and energy-efficiency of your home.
They prioritize repairs in order–from must-do to nice-to-do–that fit your budget.
When working on your home, BPI Certified Contractors follow BPI Standards established by today’s leading building science experts.
You deserve a comfortable home free of drafts, difficult temperatures, and moisture issues. Home performance upgrades are the answer.
The health of you and your family should never be compromised. Home performance contractors help improve the health and safety of today’s homes.
An energy-efficient home helps you stop wasting energy and money each month. Home performance contractors make it possible.
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