Energy Improvements

Air Sealing

Air Sealing
Professionally installed air sealing and insulation are significant contributors to lowering your utility bills and making your home a more comfortable, greener environment for the entire family. MORE >

Insulation –
Spray Foam

Spray Foam
There’s never a bad time to start saving money on energy. Our spray foam insulation can be applied behind new or older walls and in the tightest cracks; wherever drafts occur due to normal settling. MORE >

Insulation –
Cellulose

Cellulose
Cellulose is made up of 85% recycled paper and is fire retardant. In your attic, it’s a better insulator than fiberglass batting because it gets into all the nooks and crannies where energy escapes. MORE >

HVAC –
Heating and Cooling

HVAC
Converting from oil heat to natural gas is an effective way to become more energy efficient. We adhere to minimum efficiency guidelines for HVAC replacement equipment. MORE >

Looking at the big picture of how your home is performing is our area of expertise. The three main components of energy improvements that we tackle are air sealing, insulation (spray foam and cellulose), and replacing old heating and cooling systems with high efficient equipment. These are the three main areas that contribute to lowering your utility bills and making your home a more comfortable and evenly heated/cooled environment and are all eligible measures through the New Jersey Clean Energy Program.

Energy efficient improvements are most important in the attic and basement.

A typical house has many small penetrations throughout the structure, enough that it is like leaving a window open 24/7. Air sealing these areas is a critical step before adding any additional insulation.

Next on the priority list for improvements is insulation.

Once the air movement has stopped, we can increase the insulation levels in the attic, walls and basement. Home owners spend a significant amount of money conditioning the air in their home to make it comfortable and insulation will help to maintain that comfort level. The greater the insulation, the longer it takes for the heat to convect through the walls.

The third priority is upgrading old heating and cooling systems with high efficient equipment.

A simple replacement of an old inefficient heating system could save you 20% on heating alone. We recommend that a furnace 15 years or older should be exchanged with a high efficiency unit.

A common misconception is that windows and doors alone will contribute to significant energy savings. While they will help, studies have shown that insulation and air sealing are far more effective and less costly than installing new windows, which can run hundreds of dollars per window.

Adding a sufficient amount of insulation in your attic is the equivalent of putting on a warm, fuzzy hat on your head in the winter time – only this “hat” is for your home – and it not only keeps your heat from escaping, it saves you money too!

Contact us to find out how we can help to make your home more energy efficient.