Insure that your home is more comfortable, airtight, better insulated, including new forms of lighting, heating, and energy features.
Today's new home construction process is regulated to include energy code requirements.
These energy codes can insure that new homes are comfortable, more airtight, better insulated, and include new forms of lighting, heating, and energy features to reduce operation costs and provide more durability for the home.
Some people miss the point; while the sale price of new homes is increased by these measures; in reality the cost to the home buyer is reduced through lower operational costs, energy costs, and durability of mechanical equipment and appliances.
But what about the existing homes? Historic homes? Homes built in the post WWII era?
Good News! Any existing home can be made more energy efficient. In fact the average home built prior to 2010 can see overall savings in home operational costs with some simple home energy retrofits. These improvements, called "retrofit" work, first target the attic. A trained auditor can locate air leaks, insulation gaps, and other issues that allow your conditioned air in any season to escape the home. In our years of home auditing we have found that less than $2,500.00 of retrofit, including your audit, can return your investment in less than 5 years. After that, the $500.00 per year saved stays in your home budget.
Below are links to information that can actually show you how this is accomplished. A picture is worth a thousand words!