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Improving your home’s performance

Washington Energy | 01/28/2016 | Posted in Heating, Furnace, Home energy audit

Many air leaks and drafts are easy to find because they are easy to feel — like those around windows and doors. But holes hidden in attics, basements, and crawlspaces are more difficult and a bigger problem.

 

Undertaking a home energy audit creates a baseline for your home’s performance. Our Home Performance Specialists will seek out drafts or leaking ductwork. Once found, Washington Energy Services is able to seal your home so that you aren’t wasting expensive heating or cooling energy. By insulating and air sealing first, you will make your home more comfortable and reduce your utility bills for years to come. Plus, you’ll be able to install a smaller furnace or air conditioner when it’s time to replace that equipment, saving you even more. A comprehensive home energy audit will scientifically determine how much air leakage exists in your home and the current insulation levels and quality of installation–and how you can improve.

Duct sealing & replacement

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Our certified technicians are experts in sealing your home’s ducts to optimize air flow. Duct work must be well sealed, insulated, and balanced to ensure your home’s heating and cooling systems work as efficiently as possible. Most homes have leaky duct work and insufficient air flow, which results in an uncomfortable living environment — regardless of the thermostat setting. A duct system that is properly sealed can make your home more comfortable, energy efficient, and deliver cleaner air.

Indoor air quality (IAQ)

Poor ventilation increases pollutant levels. Sources that emit gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of IAQ problems in homes. Poor ventilation can increase levels of these pollutant levels by not directing them outside and by not bringing in enough “fresh” outdoor air to dilute indoor pollutants. High temperature and humidity can also play a role. Indoor air pollutants can cause a variety of health problems including irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, asthma, and even eventually respiratory disease, cancer, and heart disease. Our Home Energy Specialists have been trained to diagnose the indoor air quality of your home and properly treat it.

If you are concerned about your home’s performance, give us a call at 800-398-4663 or contact us online to get started with a home energy audit.

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