Home Energy Audits with Home Performance Solutions

by Carly McAlister on February 18, 2014

By: Carly McAlister

Moss Home Services Partners with Home Performance Solutions to Offer Home Energy Consultations in Northern VA

Whether you live in a newer home or an older home in Northern VA, chances are it is not as energy-efficient as you would like. You might sense this when you receive another high energy bill, or each time you reach for a sweater or an extra blanket.

Moss Home Services has partnered with Home Performance Solutions to offer Home Energy Consultations.  Insulating your home keeps your house warm, so that you don’t have to use more and more energy to heat your home.  While most homes do come with insulation there are older homes that are inadequate with todays codes or perhaps you want more insulation.  Either way, Moss Home Services and our partner, Home Performance Solutions can help.    Insulation acts as a thermal barrier that helps keep your paid heating and cooling in your home longer.  Think about wearing a sweater inside your home, the minute you step outside, the wind goes right through your sweater.  The same goes for your home.  Although insulation is a thermal barrier, it is not an “air barrier.”

By the pressure of your home, heating and cooling is escaping through gaps and cracks.  On an average, most homes lose 65% of their conditioned air “per hour” through gaps and cracks.  The Home Performance with Energy Star program managed by LEAP (Local Energy Alliance Program) has set a maximum 35% air exchanges per hour as a standard for energy efficient homes.  Air sealing or spray foam insulation will seal those gaps and cracks.  It’s like putting a wind breaker over the sweater in the attic.

Now is a great time to make your home as energy-efficient as possible.  If you’re a Dominion Virginia Power customer, take advantage of their Home Energy Check-up programs and receive up to $465 in rebates for specific energy saving measures.

Contact our strategic partners at Home Performance Solutions for an energy/comfort evaluation.  Their building science approach addresses comfort, energy efficiency, indoor air quality and carbon footprint reduction.

Tel. 703-310-7114 or check them out online www.yourhps.net

Moss Home Services

Moss Home Services is Northern Virginia's top handyman and home improvement company.  We offer the best handyman services, siding installation, plumbing, and electrical repairs in the Northern Virginia area.  We are a division of the award-winning remodeling company, Moss Building and Design.  Moss Building & Design specializes in remodeling additions, kitchen remodels, bathroom remodeling and basement renovations.  If you would like a free estimate call 703.961.7707 to get your home improvement started.

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