Archive for October, 2018

Windows: Evaluate/Fix/Install

Windows: Evaluate/Fix/Install

October 27, 2018 at 8:22 am

Energy efficient windows are an important consideration for both new and existing homes. Window heat gain and window heat loss are responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use, according to Energy.Gov. If you are selecting windows for new construction or replacing existing windows, it’s critical to choose the most […]

 
Insulation: Evaluate/Fix/Install

Insulation: Evaluate/Fix/Install

October 27, 2018 at 8:04 am

Energy Upgrade California explains that insulation provides resistance to heat flow, and the more heat flow resistance your insulation provides, the lower your heating and cooling costs. An insulating material’s resistance to conductive heat flow is measured or rated in terms of its thermal resistance or R-value: the higher the […]

 
Financing an Energy-Efficient Home.

Financing an Energy-Efficient Home.

October 23, 2018 at 2:08 pm

Energy.Gov explains: Homeowners can benefit from energy-efficient financing whether you’re buying, selling, refinancing, or remodeling a home. A home energy rating will help you qualify for an energy-efficient mortgage (EEM) by showing your lender exactly how energy-efficient the home is, or will be. A rating typically involves an energy audit by a professional, […]

 
Beyond Home Energy Weatherization.

Beyond Home Energy Weatherization.

October 23, 2018 at 11:11 am

Homeowners need answers. It’s drafty, but how much insulation is needed and what kind? Your energy power meter is spinning out of control. Utility bills are packing a monthly belt tightening wallop. Help! Therefore, where should you put your precious home improvement dollars for the biggest bang? To meet optimal energy performance levels, save during […]

 
Why Energy Upgrades Make Sense.

Why Energy Upgrades Make Sense.

October 14, 2018 at 11:41 am

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is making clean energy technologies and services more available, reliable, and less expensive for both energy users and society as a whole. They report that homes and commercial buildings consume 40% of the energy used in the United States. Of the $2,000 (often […]