Energy Upgrades

Why upgrade your home?

 

When it comes to energy, your house is a system—insulation, air ducts, windows, furnace and air-conditioning—that work together. An energy upgrade makes sure that each piece functions well so your whole house is more efficient.


An energy upgrade can help you…   

  • Save energy and lower your bills
  • Make your home more comfortable in all seasons
  • Improve the air quality inside your home reducing health care costs
  • Conserve resources and reduce greenhouse gases

 


Building Performance Assessments / Energy Upgrades 

Your House is a System.  High energy bills, uneven temperatures from room-to-room, drafts, moisture, mold, mildew, poor indoor air quality, ice dams, pest infestations, seemingly uncontrollable humidity levels and even premature deterioration of building materials can all be the result of a breakdown in the relationship between the systems in your house – the building envelope (shell), heating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and you, the occupants.

If one system has a problem, it impacts the other systems’ ability to function properly. Treating the obvious symptom without knowing the real culprit behind it can actually make the problem worse or create new problems. The process of elimination approach just causes frustration as you try solution after solution – investing more time, money and energy – without resolution.

Properly diagnosing and fixing the root cause requires a house-as-a-system approach based on building science. That’s exactly what BPI certified professionals are trained to do. They conduct a comprehensive whole-home assessment to find the real problems, then prescribe and prioritize improvements that make the system as a whole function at its best. Then we back it all up with our national quality assurance program.


We look forward to hearing from you!

805.208.2598   jon@healthyecohome.com

 
 
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