Building energy codes are driving greater energy efficiency, which means tighter and better-insulated buildings. Designing and constructing beyond code—including quality residential and commercial insulation installation—delivers buildings that are more energy-efficient, quieter and healthier.

The value of energy efficiency is obvious: it saves homeowners money on energy bills and reduces power plant CO2 emissions to lower carbon footprints. Several ways to increase energy efficiency in homes and businesses. 

  • Caulking window and door frame crack

  • Install door sweeps to reduce drafts

  • Increase insulation in external walls & attic

  • Install heat reducing roof exhaust ventilators

  • Energy Star double-pane windows

  • Place rugs on cold floors

  • Use draft-sealing tape on internal doors

  • Insulate electrical outlets

  • Put your ceiling fan on reverse

  • Don't use portable, gas, electric, space heaters

  • Close fireplace flue, add a chimney cap

  • Replace screen door with storm door

  • Insulate water heater with a fiberglass jacket

  • Fiberglass jackets around all ductwork, vents

  • Install foam jackets on all exposed water pipes

  • Hang thick curtains during winter

  • Bi-annual HVAC checkup by professional 

  • Replace intake air filters seasonally

  • Install smart thermostat



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