Home Energy Improvements

With your home performance assessment complete, work with your home energy expert to begin home projects that yield the greatest comfort and savings.  Projects like these:

  • Sealing Air Leaks and Adding Insulation (PDF, 279 KB) : These are critical first steps to improving the energy efficiency of your home.
     
  • Sealing Ductwork (PDF, 68 KB) Making sure ducts are straight, properly connected, sealed, and insulated where needed, will greatly improve your home’s comfort and energy efficiency.
     
  • Improving Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation Systems (PDF, 299 KB) : If your furnace or air conditioner is old or damaged, your contractor may recommend that you replace it with a unit that has earned the ENERGY STAR label.
     
  • Upgrading Lighting, Appliances, and Water Heating Equipment: Energy used in these areas can account for nearly half your utility bill, so there’s a big opportunity to save by installing ENERGY STAR qualified products.
     
  • Replacing Windows (PDF, 195 KB) : If it’s time to replace your home’s windows, your contractor may recommend ENERGY STAR qualified models specific to your climate.
     
  • Installing Renewable Energy Systems: Once energy efficiency improvements have been made to your home, your participating contractor may recommend additional measures, like installing solar panels or a solar hot water system.
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