How Building Science Effects You
Even the most conservative steps can radically improve the comfort you feel in your home, and reflect in savings you see every month. Sealing and insulating an attic or crawl-space, for example, can mitigate dust and mold issues, lead to a noticeably warmer or cooler home, and turn the underside of your home into a place you no longer fear!
Home Energy Remodeling has diverse experience consulting and performing work on all manners of dwelling and building. A simple walk-through is a great starting point to assess the condition of your space and what you would like to see change. Advancing from here, a total home assessment with testing can establish a baseline for any improvements - backing up our word with empirical data to demonstrate just how much better your structure performs.
Consulting may lead to any variety and combination of potential solutions. Thoroughly sealing the envelope, or outer shell, of your home from air penetrations will have many positive effects that include saving money and increasing durability. This is one of the most cost effective measures, and can lead to better indoor air quality as well.
Most HVAC systems that are 10 years or more in age are inadequately insulated and sealed - leading to a loss of the air you've just paid to condition. From upgrades to an existing system to total replacement, we have the expertise and contractor relationships to guarantee the most effective solution.
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Air moves from areas of higher pressure to those of lower pressure, warmer to cooler. Houses naturally create these differences in a process known as stack effect, exploiting many avenues for moving in and out of the home envelope. Through properly insulating and sealing a home, one can greatly improve overall performance and air quality. We will pinpoint and correct leaky areas, and will consult you as to whether sealing your attic and/or crawl space is appropriate.
Heating and Cooling
Duct leakage is a major problem in most homes. On average, ducts leak about 35% of the air they carry - the air you have paid to condition. We offer solutions ranging from the monetarily modest but effective sealing of duct runs, to replacing whole systems with newer, more efficient and/or sustainable products.
Insulating and Air Sealing
Air sealing a home is often times the least expensive, most effective means of reducing energy waste. Older homes generally have very little attention paid to air sealing and also inadequate insulation. Insulating and sealing an attic or crawl space can improve indoor air quality as well as lower heating and cooling costs dramatically all while adding to the level of comfort and health you find in your home.
By replacing or refurbishing old windows the comfort of your living space will be greatly improved. Out of date windows can be leaky, hard to operate, and lead to a large solar heat gain throughout the day. New, replacement vinyl windows have many energy saving aspects, are rot resistant, and are extremely easy to operate and clean. Sometimes, though, repairs can rival replacements in both cost and efficiency. That is why, unlike other companies, we will do a thorough evaluation of your existing windows and try to determine the cost effectiveness of replacement vs. repair.
Solar and Wind
Although the return on investment with solar can in the neighborhood of 5 years, it enables you to lock in your power bills for the future. As energy costs increase by around 3% each year, installing solar panels on or around your house can help stabilize energy bills for 20 years or more. Further, any energy produced is like untaxed income. Contact us to find out more about the real benefits of adding solar and other sustainables!