For homeowners in Oakland, El Cerrito, San Rafael and surrounding areas, the journey towards enhanced home performance can seem never ending. After all, there are countless different energy efficiency upgrades that can be made, and many people have a hard time understanding where to start. One of the most important things to recognize is that the home is a complex organism comprised of a number of different interconnected systems. If there are issues with your insulation, for example, your HVAC system will suffer. Clearly, home upgrades need to be made decisively, taking the entire home into consideration, and the Home Performance with Energy Star program is an excellent place to start.
The “Whole Home” Approach
There are plenty of reasons to make valuable improvements to your home, many of which can lead to a more enjoyable life at home, not to mention a boost in resale value. Some upgrades must be made in tandem with one another in order to take their effectiveness to the next level—air sealing and insulation come to mind. Understanding which upgrades you’re in need of can be difficult at face value, which is why it’s essential to take a “whole home” approach.
The whole home approach is a method of enhancing home performance by taking into consideration each factor that affects energy efficiency. It’s a holistic way to take you home into the future, as nothing gets overlooked during the initial analyzation process. We call this a “home energy assessment,” and it’s one of the most important things you can do before deciding upon making any particular upgrades.
Benefits of working this Hassler and Home Performance With Energy Star
Possible utility bill savings of 20% or more
Fewer drafts and more comfortable rooms
Work performed by specially trained contractors
Third-party quality assurance to make sure work gets done right
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions to protect the environment
Energy Assessments and Your Home
When you get sick, you go to the doctor. If there’s an issue with your vehicle, you bring it to your mechanic. So, what about your home? Many people find that their homes are drafty or uncomfortable, yet they don’t make the effort to do anything about it. An energy assessment is a full analysis of your home, utilizing state of the art technology to diagnose issues that may be getting in the way of energy efficiency. The Home Performance with Energy Star program can help you to save approximately 20% on your energy bill, and it’s a great way for East Bay residents to finally start making valuable changes.
We’re here to help keep you and your family warm and comfortable this winter, and it all starts with an energy assessment.