In Utica, NY and the surrounding area we’re known for quite a few things – the variety of delicious foods from a multitude of cultures, access to the natural scenery of the Adirondacks, and four beautiful seasons. With each of those seasons come the many weather ups and downs from the sizzling mid-summer temperatures to the frozen depths of winter and everything in between. Living in this area is a lot of fun for us, but our homes and our budgets can get pretty beat up between the seasonal highs and lows. That’s why it is so important to make sure your home is energy efficient – to keep you comfortable in your home all year long and to help you save money on your heating and cooling bill.
These are all things you likely already know. But you might be asking yourself, how do I truly know if my home is as energy efficient as it could be? That’s easy – just call us! At Standard Insulating, we will come to your home and perform a free home energy audit to help determine exactly where in your home you’re losing energy – and money. While we’re there we will also test your home for safety issues like carbon monoxide emission. This free emissions test and energy audit will give us the information we need to make recommendations for improving your home’s comfort and safety, while helping you to save money by cutting your energy costs.
There are some signs that indicate your home may not be as energy efficient as you would like it to be. You may have already picked up on some of these telltale signs, like high-energy bills, difficulty keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and uneven temperatures from one part of the house to another. In particular areas of your home you may also experience chilly drafts during colder weather or hot spots during the warmer months. Another sign indicating energy loss is Ice build-up or large icicles along the edge of your roof. If you notice any of these issues, your Utica, New York home could benefit from our free energy audit.
So what happens during the audit? One of Standard Insulation’s trained technicians will come to your home to identify the issues that are contributing to your energy loss, comfort problems and potential safety concerns. Our auditors are certified by the Building Performance Institute and conduct hundreds of home energy audits in Utica, New York and throughout Central New York every year. We start with a visual inspection of your home, and then use state-of-art diagnostic equipment to pinpoint and evaluate problems. Using infrared scanning equipment, we’ll determine the best solutions for those issues.
Once this initial assessment is complete, we’ll sit down with you to discuss the results, and provide you with a written report of our findings. The report will include a list of our recommendations to make your home more comfortable, safer, and more energy efficient. We’ll even calculate an estimate of how much energy and money you could save with improvements. Some of the measures we suggest could be simple things you can do yourself, and some may include home energy upgrades that require professional installation.
If the home energy audit shows that your home needs professionally installed improvements, and you elect to have the work done, Standard Insulating can install the upgrades for you. Some of the most common measures needed in Utica, New York homes include air sealing, insulating, heating and ventilation improvements, duct sealing, hot water system and appliance replacement, and lighting upgrades. As part of your free home energy audit report, we’ll provide you with an itemized list of estimated costs for each option we suggest. Plus, we can help you get money to pay for the work.
Right now, there are subsidy and incentive programs available through utility companies and the state and federal governments that can help to pay the cost of your home energy improvements. In fact, if you qualify, you could get up to half of the work paid for, up to $5,000, through the Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program. We’ll help you complete and file all of the necessary paperwork to make sure that you receive all of the various incentives that you and your Utica, New York home qualify for.
Ultimately, you and your family will be more comfortable, you’ll avoid ice damage, and you’ll be safe from dangerous health concerns like carbon monoxide leaks. Plus, your home will be more energy efficient, so you’ll save money on heating and cooling bills. Many of our customers are saving as much as forty percent on their home energy costs. Your first step is to call Standard Insulating for a home energy audit. The audit is absolutely free, and there’s no obligation. Call us today at 800-738-1424 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.