Our home energy efficiency services can help you save energy, and money, year round. By focusing on the building envelope and mechanical systems -- the components of your home that determine how much energy it uses on heating and cooling -- we're able to cost-effectively reduce your heating and cooling loads and save you money year after year.
While much of the discussion around home energy efficiency revolves around electrical loads - lighting and appliances, for example - in most Northeastern homes, the bulk of your home's energy consumption actually goes towards heating your home in the winter. By focusing on this aspect of your home, we're also able to reduce the amount of money you spend on cooling in the summer, while simultaneously keeping your home more comfortable throughout the year.
Feel free to contact us for more information about energy audits, home performance or deep energy retrofits, or to schedule a free, no-obligation energy intensity consultation today!
Saving energy doesn't have to mean freezing in the winter and boiling in the summer. Our holistic, building-science-based approach to home energy conservation improve's your building's energy efficiency while simultaneously improving comfort year round.
Tired of drafty rooms and cold floors in the winter, or hot and muggy rooms in the summer? You no longer need to crank the air conditioner around the clock to stay comfortable in the summer, or turn the thermostat up for your home to remain bearable in the winter.
Our home performance upgrades focus on the building envelope and mechanical systems, and are aimed at reducing your home's heating and cooling loads, which means that your home needs fewer BTU's of energy to stay comfortable. What this means is that you can spend less money on energy, while enjoying a cozier home in the winter and a cooler home in the summer - with more even room temperatures, fewer drafts, and fewer inconsistencies in comfort throughout your house.
If you'd like to learn more about our unique approach to home energy efficiency and building comfort, or to schedule a free energy intensity consultation today, feel free to contact us here.
Health & Indoor Air Quality
Did you know that according to the EPA, indoor air is among the top 5 environmental threats to public health? That's right, the air that we breathe every day in our homes is often significantly more dangerous than the smog-filled our outside. That's because our homes are filled with building materials, combustion appliances, and, all too often, moisture that leads to issues like mold and mildew.
At STP Home Performance Solutions, we take a holistic approach to building performance to ensure that your home is as healthy as it is energy efficient. While we often focus our building energy improvement efforts on sealing up air leaks and improving insulation, we also take great care to eradicate any moisture issues at the source, and to identify any other potential indoor air quality problems such as combustion safety issues, radon, and carbon monoxide.
In short, we believe that homes should be healthy and safe, and we take all the necessary steps to ensure that the homes we work on are just that. We analyze homes for radon gas and carbon monoxide gas, ensure that all combustion equipment is working properly and safely, and in some cases recommend a mechanical ventilation system such as a heat recovery or energy recovery ventilator (HRV & ERV, respectively), which transfers the heat from air that's entering and exiting the home to the air that's going in the other direction, to ensure that your home's energy consumption is efficient and safe, while maximizing healthy ventilation and ensuring a healthy indoor environment.
Contact us for more information, or to schedule a free phone consultation today.
Buildings are one of our country's most significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, and homes alone account for as much as 20% of our nation's total energy consumption. Much of that energy is created by the burning of fossil fuels -- toxic energy sources that contribute to smog, pollution, and global climate change.
We can help you reduce your home's environmental impact by reducing the amount of energy it takes to keep your home comfortable throughout the year. Through improvements to the building envelope including air sealing and insulation, optimization of your home's heating and cooling systems, and electrical efficiency improvements through lighting and appliance upgrades and recommendations, we can help turn your home into a green, sustainable, energy efficient haven for you and your family.
For more information about how we can help reduce your home's environmental impact and carbon footprint, feel free to contact us today.