Save $$ With New Technology
Your local Building Energy Pros affiliates are well trained, certified experts in weatherization and energy efficiency. They are part of a national network that enables them to constantly stay on the cutting edge of energy efficiency technology and green products that can deliver you the most technologically advanced solutions in a cost effective manner you’ll truly appreciate.
Contact your local Building Energy Pros and learn how these technologies and many others can go to work for you.
Solar Water Heaters – Most solar hot water heaters work with existing equipment such as standard electric, tank less or gas hot water heaters to enable you to supplement grid energy with ‘free’ energy from the sun. They have the potential to cut your hot water costs in half. Unlike early models, there is now no need to worry about the direction your house faces, or the average temperatures outside.
Today’s solar water heaters have an average 84% heat absorption rate and a 20 year product life, with no requirement for costly roof mounted solar panels. No more standing and waiting for hot water at the sink or shower as water (and money) goes down the drain. Enjoy cost savings and hot water on demand, 24/7. Did you know that solar hot water heaters can also be linked to radiant floor systems and radiators? Installing a solar hot water heater can also qualify you for federal and state tax credits. Check with your local Building Energy Pros for all the details.
LED Lighting Retrofits – By converting to LEDs, Americans can save $280 billion in energy costs over the next 20 years. Energy Star rated LED household bulbs are designed to replace inefficient incandescent bulbs or compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) in ceiling mounted fixtures, wall sconces, table lamps and accent lights.
Today’s LED designs offer maximum light output while using a mere fraction of the electricity that incandescent and CFLs use. With an LED retrofit, you can expect to save up to 75% on electricity bills. LEDs don’t add to heat loads that can tax your A/C system, and they offer a 25 year advantage over incandescent bulbs, when compared to CFLs which offer a 10 year advantage, but still contribute to heat loads.
Energy Star rated LEDs are widely available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles to suit every application. They come on instantly, and are available in an array of colors with dimming capabilities. Let your Building Energy Pros affiliate help you create an LED lighting retrofit plan for your home.
Energy Monitoring Systems
We were unaware of what was involved in an energy audit and your audior took the time to explain everything. We were impressed with the report which told us the areas in which we need to take action on. He never pressured us to use any particular contractors, he just suggested that we go to the Building Energy Pros web site to select contractors of our own choice. He did an excellent job and we HIGHLY recommend the Building Energy Pros. We already have recommended them to several of our neighbors. Again, EXCELLENT JOB!
The Building Energy Pros auditor was very knowledgeable. I was VERY HAPPY with him. He promptly E-mailed my energy audit report to me and I will consider all of his recommendations.
We found out that our house really has no energy problems. We are happy to know that we
I was very satisfied with your energy auditor. He was very qualified and spent a great deal of time with me. The energy audit was very informative.
The energy auditor was very good and helpful. He keeps in touch with me to answer any of my questions.
I was very satisfied with my energy audit. The auditor gave me some tips on attic insulation that were very helpful.
I was very satisfied with my energy audit. Thank you!
Very good service! I am going to replace the windows as the auditor had suggested.
I was very happy with the energy audit. THANKS!
My energy audit was very helpful. Joe Dempsey, your auditor, identified some structural problems that I was not aware of and explained to me why I need more insulation.
The auditor was EXCELLENT! He spent ALOT of time with me. I am going to take 3 to 4 of his suggestions and correct these small items to save on my energy bills.
The auditor did a GREAT JOB! He knew a lot about older homes, which we have. The report was very comprehensive. Thank you!
Your energy auditor was very nice and helpful. He answered all of our questions. We will recommend Building Energy Pros to our friends and neighbors.
The auditor did a TERRIFIC JOB! The report was FANTASTIC! I will make all the repairs he suggested. I will definitely recommend him to everyone I know that could benefit from a home energy audit.
Steve Sleigh, Chevy Chase
The energy auditor was very professional and I am very satisfied with both the energy audit and the report I received. I will be referring the Building Energy Pros.
I was very satisfied with the auditor. He was great and gave me some very valuable information. I will refer him to people I know who may need a home energy audit.
Your home energy audit proved to be very informative and helpful. I was not aware of the updraft created inside our walls because of the balloon framing construction. You said that that can cause heat to be pulled out of the house with the draft going up inside the walls and should be re-mediated. You also said that the attic insulation was insufficient and that fiberglass batts can leave spaces for around the edges causing heat loss and that it should have blown in insulation on top of what was there to seal the whole attic and increase the r factor. After going over your findings and telling me how you would fix the problems you told me how I could do it myself with stuff from the Home Center and for a quarter of the cost. Well, I did. I went into the basement and filled the bottom of the wall joist with unfaced insulation where they set on the sill plate. I then cut one inch foam board the size for each space and set it in and the sealed the edges of that with expanding foam as well as the sill plate to the foundation. I also sealed the sill plate to the foundation where the joist ran along it, as well as the top of those joist where it made contact with the subflooring. Next I went to the home center and rented their blown insulation machine and got ten bales of the insulation. I filled the attic on top of the batt insulation with about six inches giving another r-19 factor on top of the r-19 that was there. You said that the blown in would also help seal the heat loss around the edges of the batt. The work in the basement cost $144.00 and the work in the attic cost $328.00. After the 30% federal energy tax credit it will end up costing me about $330.00, which you said I should recover in savings in the first year. Thank You for all your advice and expertise. You made me aware of things I should consider and did.