EcoBuilt High Performance Upgrades
Do you have any rooms in your house that are cold during the winter and hot during the summer? Do your utility bills remain high, no matter what you try to do to reduce the amount of energy that you use? Home Performance and Energy Star provides a whole-house and comprehensive approach to making improvements to your home’s safety, comfort and energy efficiency while helping you to achieve a 10 to 20% reduction in energy use.
Home Performance Energy Audit
The very first step that you need to take is to get a Home Performance Energy Audit scheduled. A Home Performance certified contractor will utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment for conducting a thorough home energy audit and figure out how improvement can be made throughout the house so that they work together in order to maximize energy savings and efficiency. The tests might include the following:
– A blower door test utilizing a combination of airflow and pressure measurements for determining the air leakage in your home, which results in higher energy expenses.
Thermographic camera tests utilizing infrared images for assessing how effective the insulation is in your home. Insulation impacts a home’s energy efficiency performance and comfort directly.
Safety and combustion testing for detecting natural gas and carbon monoxide leaks. If there is a specific issue bothering you, such as a bedroom that is always too cold or too hot, your contractor can determine why this is the case.
A Home Performance Energy Audit costs only $100* (and is valued at $400). For EcoBuilt customers there are additional simple energy-saving measures that you can have installed:
Tank wrap for electric water heater
Pipe insulation (installed on cold and hot pipes from water heater)
Two efficient-flow shower heads – hand held or fixed mount
Four faucet aerators
Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting
Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
The following benefits can results from a Home Performance Energy Audit:
A reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
Third party quality assurance to ensure that all work has been performed correctly
Specially trained contractors perform the work
More comfortable rooms and fewer drafts
10 to 20% possible energy use savings
* This $100 offer is for houses that are 3,000 square feet maximum with single combustion appliance zone. Those audits for large houses or ones that have numerous combustion appliance zones might cost more. Consumers should consult with their chosen Participating Contractor to discuss the cost.
Maximize Your Savings
In order to receive the benefits of Home Performance along with Energy Star rebates, it is necessary to work with a Home Performance and Energy Star participating contractor. Your contractor can help you figure out what the best improvements are for your house and assist you with applying for Home Performance rebates. Customer rebates all are paid once a Home Performance and Energy Star job has been completed.
If you need financing, EcoBuilt has years of experience with financing both big and small projects so give us a call and we’ll help you put together a personal financing plan for you project and your budget.