Archive for category: Home Energy Upgrades

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 […]

 
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 […]

 

Be Aware: Every Home Needs Combustion Safety Testing.

June 25, 2018 at 8:27 am

As a certified Building Performance Institute (BPI) building analyst, we can perform a combustion appliance safety test during your Advanced Home Energy Upgrade. It could be a matter of life and death. This test includes checking for carbon monoxide and natural gas leaks from appliances such as stoves, furnaces and […]

 
Why Air Sealing is so Important?

Why Air Sealing is so Important?

January 8, 2018 at 8:27 am

  “Air Sealing” is a key feature of Advanced Home Energy Upgrades. A “leaky” house means higher energy bills and excess moisture and contaminants entering the home. EnergyStar Explains Air Sealing: In typical homes, air leaks are found at cracks, holes and openings for plumbing, wiring, lighting, switch plates and […]

 
Upgrade Indoor Air Quality.

Upgrade Indoor Air Quality.

April 23, 2017 at 8:40 am

Most homes, whether 15 years old or 80 years old, can experience poor indoor air quality and cause or contribute to medical conditions, according to the American Lung Association. Greenguard.org states, “…pollutants come from activities, products and materials we use every day. The air in our homes, schools and offices […]

 
Insulating beneath your floors.

Insulating beneath your floors.

September 22, 2016 at 1:23 pm

What we can’t see, we often forget! But, what’s under your home has a super big impact on how you feel day to day indoors. During our Home Energy Assessment we inspect and assess the condition of the insulation beneath your floors. Once the results are in and the Advanced Home […]

 
How Airtight is Your Home?

How Airtight is Your Home?

June 22, 2016 at 1:56 pm

The elements have a pesky way of sneaking in. We can safely say that just about 100% of all homes are leaking air like crazy, so it’s no wonder “air leakage” is a universal problem for homeowners – outside air entering the house or conditioned air (air conditioned or heated) […]

 
“You can’t manage what you don’t measure.”

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure.”

March 2, 2015 at 3:38 pm

This game-changing statement is attributed to W. Edwards Deming, eminent scholar, teacher, statistician and global management consultant. We are putting his philosophy to work in the fields of Home Energy Performance and Building Science. When we measure your home’s real-time energy efficiency, we have access to the data necessary to […]

 
Rebate Qualification.

Rebate Qualification.

January 12, 2015 at 5:28 am

Who qualifies for $1000 to $6500 in Advanced Home Energy Upgrade Rebates? Bay Area PG&E homeowners who contract with an experienced Advanced Home Energy Upgrade Specialist and “Energy Upgrade California Participating Contractor” (that’s us: Beckner Energy Upgraders!) to inspect, audit, recommend and install critical home energy upgrades. Home Energy Upgrade […]