Certified Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic
BPI Building Analyst
BPI Envelop Specialist
25 plus years of hands on
construction and HVAC experience
The Home or Property assessment may determine that your home or property would benefit from improvements in specific areas. These improvements/measures have been prioritized on an ROI basis. Information on some of the various improvements that may be installed is outlined below:
What’s Included and What Does it Do?
Building Envelope Sealing – The envelope, or outer shell of the building, is responsible for keeping conditioned air inside and the cold and heat out. Although most people point to old windows as the source of drafts and high energy bills, cracks in the building envelope along with inadequate insulation result in huge energy losses and many comfort issues. Weather stripping, sealing (caulk and spray foam) and/or insulating the gaps and cracks found on the shell (building envelope) of your house, including outer walls, ceiling, windows, doors and floors. Benefits: Saved energy, structural durability, healthier indoor environment, greater comfort.
Duct Sealing – Energy lost through leaky or uninsulated HVAC ductwork running through unconditioned space may be wasting 30-40% of your heating and cooling bills. Duct sealing is tightening, patching, and securing junctions of the duct system, which distributes conditioned air to interior spaces. Benefits: Reduced energy use, higher indoor-air quality, and greater comfort.
Upgraded Insulation – Remove air pockets and gaps while raising insulation to R-Value of 38. Air leaks in floors and walls compromise insulation performance, so it’s best deployed in conjunction with Building Envelope Sealing. A common misconception is that inadequate insulation is only a problem in older buildings. While true that older homes were generally built without effective sealing and little or no insulation in the attic and walls, many new homes and buildings suffer from the same problems of inadequate or failed insulation and poor air sealing. Benefits: Reduced utility bills, comfortable/uniform room temperatures, reduced noise transfer.
Miscellaneous – Windows, doors, weatherstripping, furnace tune ups, HVAC repairs, lighting, etc. - The list for energy conservation measures is quite extensive. Have an energy assessment done today and find out what makes financial sense for your home or property.