Home Issues

Taking a Closer Look at Your Home

No homeowner wants to waste money but if the homeowner doesn’t know where or how their home is inefficient, they can’t address the problem and money can be flying out the window. It is important every homeowner understands a little about energy and their home. No matter what the season, energy moves through the walls, roof and cracks of your home. Either cool air conditioned air is lost to the outside during the summer or cold winter air is finding its way into your home while warm air leaks out during the winter. How does this happen? Below, you can the five major areas in your home that contribute to energy loss and the relative percentages of loss from that area:

  • Infiltration/air leakage 35%
  • Windows and doors 20%
  • Floors and Below Grade Space 20%
  • Walls 15%
  • Ceilings 10%

Obviously, since the highest energy loss area is through air leaking out of your home, any investment in this area would provide the greatest and most immediate cost savings.

Creating a “Green” Home

Many people who are building their home want to try to incorporate “green” building when constructing their new home. Why? The building environment has a profound impact on the natural environment, human health, and the economy. By adopting green building strategies, you can maximize both economic and environmental performance. Green construction methods can be integrated into buildings at any stage, from design and construction, to renovation and deconstruction. However, the most significant benefits can be obtained if the design and construction team takes an integrated approach from the earliest stages of a building project.

In the United States alone, buildings account for:

  • 72% of electricity consumption,
  • 39% of energy use,
  • 38% of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions,

Call Soil to Sun Today!

We have found these to be the top 10 reasons to call an energy auditing company:

  • Health & safety concerns
  • Energy bills out of control
  • Temperature/comfort issues
  • Moisture problems
  • Poor indoor air quality
  • Air Infiltration/drafts
  • Renovating, get the facts first
  • Replacing HVAC equipment
  • Make your home more marketable
  • Green up your home

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