The following case studies highlight examples of participating contractors who have employed Home Performance with ENERGY STAR to help homeowners improve their home's comfort and lower their utility bills.
Using the whole-house approach characteristic of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program, Energy Efficiencies Solutions (EES) performs specialized tests to find the sources of homeowners' energy issues. From the start of the project with an energy assessment to the test-out and quality assurance visits, EES works alongside homeowners to meet their priorities for a comfortable, safe and energy efficient home. Read more.
Halco provides HVAC services in New York's Finger Lakes region, an area home to mostly 100 to 200 year old houses. Issues related to comfort are common. Halco began to realize that old or inefficient HVAC systems were only part of what was causing homes to be cold and drafty. Hal Smith, president of Halco explains, "As we were introduced to the whole home as a system concept, we quickly realized that as a typical HVAC contractor we were operating with blinders on. We were passing right by the things that were crucial to the comfort and energy savings of our customers." Read more.
From the contractor's first interaction during the energy assessment to helping homeowners with incentive and finance applications, INTEC focuses on removing obstacles for its customers and helping them understand building science in the simplest terms. Juan Hurtado, vice president of operations, says, "We compare ourselves to doctors. It helps us explain how we look at every aspect of home performance: top to bottom, a full physical exam of the home. We explain how the home is performing and what we can do to increase performance." Read more.
Long Island-based Powersmith Home Energy Solutions is committed to solving customers' energy issues and providing unmatched service, hallmarks of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. "Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for homeowners to have an audit, learn about their home, and continue on to a retrofit," says Dan Kartzman, president of Powersmith. Read more.