Your Home Is A System
The furnace. Windows and doors. The roof. Insulation. These are just a few of the components that make up your home. These components work together as a system to keep your home warm in the winter, cool in the summer, dry, and comfortable. At AccuGreen Home Performance, we treat your whole home as a system of complementary components that must all work together so you can stay healthy, safe, and comfortable.
What Does This Mean For Home Performance?
To maximize your home’s performance, all the components in the system should be working with one another. Surfaces with insulation should be Air Sealed (also called Weatherization), so the insulation can work to its full potential. Insulation should be at the correct level so your heating system doesn’t have to work harder (and waste energy). If any of these components are not working, your home doesn’t perform to its full potential, costing you more money, and leaving you uncomfortable. Effects of a breakdown between components can be high energy bills, uneven temperatures from room-to-room, drafts, moisture, mold, mildew, poor indoor air quality, ice dams, pest infestations, uncontrollable humidity levels, and even deterioration of building materials.
Diagnosing The Problem, Finding The Solution
Treating any individual symptom without addressing the whole system can have no effect, or even unintentional consequences. At AccuGreen Home Performance, our Building Performance Institute trained Energy Auditors start with a comprehensive assessment of your home. Then, we create an AccuGreen Home Performance Energy Audit report that provides you a blueprint to increasing your home performance, saving money on your energy bills, and making your home more comfortable, while keeping your health and safety a top priority.
Once we have determined where the system has broken down, our Energy Auditors will recommend a solution. Most recommendations fall into the following categories:
- Air Sealing (or Weatherization)
- Heating and Cooling
- Windows and Doors
- Health and Safety