Archive for category: I Want an Energy Efficient Home

HVAC Upgrade Advice

HVAC Upgrade Advice

January 8, 2019 at 10:49 pm

Air conditioners, furnaces, water heaters, and HVAC systems have improved significantly in the past few decades. When it’s time to replace yours, research high-efficiency models that save energy and money over the long run. Before you over-Google “Best HVAC” and “Reduce High Energy Bills”, or make any large purchases, hire a BPI-certified Home Energy Upgrade specialist to […]

 
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, […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]

 
Be Eco-Smart.

Be Eco-Smart.

December 5, 2017 at 8:48 pm

Right in your own home, you have the power to save money and energy. Saving energy reduces our nation’s overall demand for resources needed to make energy, and increasing your energy efficiency is like adding another clean energy source to our electric power grid. This chart gives you simple ways […]

 

Easy ways to start saving energy at home.

October 22, 2017 at 1:22 pm

Install a programmable thermostat to lower utility bills and manage your heating and cooling systems efficiently. Air dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s drying cycle. Turn things off when you are not in the room such as lights, TVs, entertainment systems, and your computer and monitor. Plug home electronics, […]

 
Change Your Habits.

Change Your Habits.

October 28, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Consume less energy. Save on energy bills. It’s been said that it takes 30 days to change a habit, so get started today. This is how our forebears did it, so can we!   EASY COMMON SENSE ENERGY SAVERS: • Turn On Fans and Open Windows Using fans and windows […]

 
Outsmart your SmartMeter.

Outsmart your SmartMeter.

December 7, 2014 at 8:57 pm

Take control of your power and reduce energy consumption. Four words: Advanced Home Energy Upgrade.

 

Saving energy is a beautiful thing.

December 7, 2014 at 8:13 am

When you’ve completed as many advanced home energy upgrades as we have for customers and they consistently say their energy bills are cut by up to half, you become a believer.