Comfort, Improved Indoor Air Quality, Energy Efficiency
The US Department of Energy estimates that just under half (44%) of the energy used in the average American home goes toward either heating or cooling the home. The good news? The DOE estimates a homeowner may be able to reduce their heating bill by 10% – 30% simply by increasing the amount of insulation installed in their homes.
The Importance of Insulation
Air naturally tends to move from warm areas towards colder areas and insulation restricts this natural movement. So, during the cold season, insulation prevents cold from coming into the house through the ceilings or walls. During the hot summer, it keeps the cool air inside the house, blocking it from moving towards the warmer area outside.
Using the guidelines and standards of the Building Performance Institute (BPI), we take a whole-house approach to pin-point specific problems with our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. Our assessment report prioritizes and recommends improvements based primarily on cost effectiveness, and provides cost estimates for our recommendations.
HPM is a Pearl-Approved Contractor, a national firm dedicated to increasing the energy efficiency and comfort of existing homes. Pearl partners with leaders in the real estate community and contracting community to improve homes, and to certify and document those improvements so they can add to that home’s value. Numerous regional studies have shown that third party certified energy efficient homes sell for a premium – on average 5% or more. Pearl-Approved contractors are independent, local businesses who meet rigorous standards, and are required to submit their projects for independent review.
“I felt the home energy consultant educated me very well. I have a better understanding of how I’m losing heat in my home.” – S. Lorenz – Annandale, VA