Archive for April, 2014

Why Get Energy Star-Qualified Products?

Why Get Energy Star-Qualified Products?

April 15, 2014 at 9:25 pm

We went to the Energy Star website for the answers. ENERGY STAR is the trusted, government-backed label representing pre-qualified, energy efficient products and practices that save money and protect the environment…Installing ENERGY STAR qualified windows, doors, and skylights shrinks energy bills — and carbon footprints — by about 7-15 percent […]

 
Is your duct system performing efficiently?

Is your duct system performing efficiently?

April 15, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Who cares about ducts? We do! It is our mission to provide you with a safe, healthy and energy efficient home environment. We are Building Performance Institute Building Analysts and a Certified Energy Upgrade California participating contractor. We have the training, experience and track record necessary to inspect, test, replace […]

 

Why invest in a new water heater?

April 15, 2014 at 8:57 pm

Your water heating system should provide enough hot water for your daily use and keep your monthly gas base load and energy expenditure in check. A wide variety of tankless, on demand, heat pump, solar and indirect water heater makes and models are on the market, but how to choose? […]

 

Insulating and air sealing go hand in hand!

April 15, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Insulation is most effective when air isn’t moving through it or around it. Therefore, it’s extremely important to seal air leaks before insulating. According to the Department of Energy, proper air sealing and insulation can reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 30%! Installing insulation without air sealing […]