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Air Sealing|Air sealing the envelope or shell of your home, including the exterior walls, ceiling, windows, doors and floors, is often one of the most cost effective ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort. Air sealing should always be performed before any insulation is added. It can save 10 percent or more on your total annual energy bills. Learn More

Insulation|Heating and cooling accounts for approximately 45 percent of your home’s energy usage. Inadequate insulation and air leakage are the leading cause of energy waste in most homes. Attics are often the easiest and most cost-effective place to insulate because most attics provide easy access for improvements. Attic insulation helps keep the home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Learn More

Spray Foam| Spray foam is a type of insulation that is special because it is also is one of the best methods to air sealing your home. Spray foam can be used in the attic, walls, or in your foundation. Commonly, spray foam is installed in the ceiling of attics to basically make the attic the same temperature as your home. It can save you 20 percent or more on your total annual energy bills while making your home much more comfortable.

Crawl Space| It is common for homes in the Southeastern portion of the country to be built on a crawl space. The average crawl space manages moisture and humidity by installing vents around the foundation. In the humid spring and summer time, this can lead to excessive moisture in crawl space causing mold, musty smells, buckled hardwood floors, busted and frozen pipes, etc. Not to mention what could be living down there. It is now recommended to enclose a crawl spaces completely with a sealed vapor barrier and spray foam around the foundation walls. Learn More

HVAC| It may be time to replace your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment if it is more than 10 years old, not keeping your home comfortable, or needs frequent repairs. Replacing existing equipment with an ENERGY STAR® qualified, high efficiency unit can save up to 20 percent on your heating and cooling costs. In addition, properly sizing new equipment may allow your home to use a smaller unit, which will save money on the cost of the unit and energy bills for years to come. Learn More

Duct Sealing| Your duct system is responsible for efficiently distributing conditioned air throughout your home. Potential savings from a high efficiency HVAC unit can be negated if conditioned air is leaking into your attic and crawlspace through gaps in your ductwork or if your ducts are not insulated. ENERGY STAR® estimates that the typical home loses 20 to 40 percent of the air that moves through the ductwork. Proper duct sealing and duct insulation is an important step in optimizing the performance of your HVAC system. Learn More

Lighting| Nearly 11 percent of your home’s electricity bill is attributed to lighting. Changing your old incandescent bulbs to new ENERGY STAR® certified Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL) and/or Light-Emitting Diodes (LED) is a simple step you can take to make your home more energy efficient. If every household in the United States replaced their five most frequently used incandescent bulbs with ENERGY STAR certified bulbs, it would save about $8 billion in annual electricity costs. Learn More

Health & Safety| Leading a healthy life is important to most people and that is no exception when it comes to the home. Radon testing/mitigation, indoor air quality, and safety equipment are all vital in any home.

Doors and Windows| Replacement windows, doors, and skylights are available in a large variety of types and prices. Most replacement windows are double pane and insulated to reduce heat loss through the window. Energy efficient windows, doors, and skylights will lower your energy bills and help keep your home’s temperature consistently comfortable by keeping heat outside in the summer and heat inside in the winter. Learn More