Home Performance Program (For Existing Homes)
Problem Does your home have one or more the following problems?
· High energy bills
· Drafty, cold or uncomfortable rooms
· Frost, Condensation, roof ice
· High or low humidity
· Unexplained dust, mold or insects
· Freezing pipes
What To Do?
Call now for a home Energy Audit to evaluate dozens of ways to improve you home’s energy efficiency. You will receive a report that includes costs and “returns on investment” for numerous items that can be addressed in your home including:
· Air sealing
· Duct sealing
· Upgraded attic insulation
· Lighting and Appliances
· Window and door evaluation
· HVAC evaluation
· Foam sealing
· Proper ventilation
HomePro is certified through the Building Performance Institute.
High energy bills, drafts and rooms that are too hot or too cold are all common issues for homeowners. Additional problems like ice damming, humidity, mold, allergens or infestation can also be symptoms of an energy-obsolete home. Installing a new heating or air conditioning system, buying replacement windows, or adding more insulation may fix part of the problem. But far better results can be had with an integrated "whole-house" approach that looks at your house as a system as recommended by the U.S. Department of Energy. By applying building science, you can save up to 40% on energy costs while helping the environment, lessening dependence on foreign energy and making your home more durable, comfortable and valuable!
At HomePro, we are Building Science professionals - we inspect and test your home with diagnostic tools like a blower door, test and asses combustion appliances, measure and use special software to recommend cost effective comfort and energy upgrades for your home in accordance with BPI requirements. You can confidently choose energy saving improvements whose financial pay-back ranges from one to ten years and that may also qualify for tax credits (please check with your accountant).
Upgrading energy obsolete homes also increases resale value. According to the National Association of Realtors, savvy home buyers ask for both tax and energy bills when comparing prospective homes. And on average, every dollar spent on energy improvements brings an additional $25 at resale time!
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, a national program from the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE, offers a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and comfort at home, while helping to protect the environment.
HomePro can help you cost effectively improve your home’s energy efficiency, comfort durability and value. We are specially-trained contractors that evaluate your home using state-of-the-art equipment and recommend comprehensive improvements that will yield the best results.
Diagnosing the Problem
Rather than focusing on a single component, such as single-paned windows, an old air conditioning system, or leaky ductwork, we assess how improvements to all of these components can work together to provide:
- Fewer drafts and consistent temperatures across rooms, improving your comfort
- Improved indoor air quality with better ventilation and humidity control, and
- lowered utility bills
Sealing Air Leaks and adding additional insulation while maintaining adequate ventilation and interior air quality.
Many air leaks in homes are fairly obvious, such as around windows, doors, and electrical outlets. But others, like those in attics, around chimneys, and through thermal bypasses, are often the more significant sources of energy loss in a home. Sealing air leaks is critical to improving the overall efficiency of your home and will make your heating and cooling system perform better, provide improved comfort and lower operating costs.
The Energy Star Home Sealing program prescribes first sealing leaks, then adding to insulation. For example, in our climate zone, the U.S. DOE now recommends R-49 insulation levels in attics. Many homes are not well-insulated, and some have improperly installed insulation. Properly installed insulation in walls, floors, and attics provides for more even temperatures throughout the house and results in a quieter, more comfortable living environment that is easier to heat and cool.
Many homes have leaky ductwork and poor air flow, resulting in uncomfortable rooms and high energy losses — regardless of the thermostat setting. We check your ductwork to determine their leakage of conditioned air to the outdoors. Air sealing and insulating ductwork in areas outside of the building envelope like attics, crawlspaces, and some basements will ensure your home is more comfortable and efficient.