You might not even notice, but air and heat can needlessly escape your home through holes, leaks, and improper sealing. It adds up to wasted energy and a higher power bill.
Your home's heating and cooling system rely on a well-constructed and insulated envelope and duct system to keep it working efficiently. We offer advice — and an incentive — to help you keep your home comfortable year-round.
Adding insulation to your home can reduce heating and cooling costs. Installing additional insulation:
Don’t know what type of insulation you have? Don’t worry, our Energy Experts an help when you schedule a free Home Energy Survey.
Ceiling insulation in your envelope spaces (such as attics and walls) and around your duct system protects your indoor comfort and keeps the outdoors out; which can help you save money on your energy bill year after year. Check the requirements below to see if you qualify for the incentive.
The control and distribution of heated and cooled air in your home is carried out by the duct system. A properly installed duct system helps you live comfortably while using energy efficiently.
Locating ductwork during construction in conditioned versus unconditioned areas of the home can result in savings of more than 20% in heating and cooling costs. If you're installing a duct system in your home, it should be designed by an accredited professional using industry-recognized procedures. We'll be glad to double-check for you.
Repairing duct leaks in existing homes can result in heating and cooling savings of as much as 30%. That's a big savings for a problem that's inexpensive to locate and repair.
Advanced techniques for sealing holes and cracks in a home's "thermal envelope" and HVAC ducts greatly improve comfort and indoor air quality. A tightly sealed system keeps warm and cool air in the home while keeping allergens, moisture and pests out.
You can have your home inspected to determine if you would benefit from an envelope retrofit, but it is best to build an energy efficient home from the start.
We recommend the following insulation specifications to ensure high efficiency and low operating costs:
Look for ductwork leaks in the air-handling unit and between the following components:
We recommend the following insulation specifications if you are upgrading your duct system:
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