Home Performance With Energy Star
Free Money For Energy Improvements
The typical U.S. family can spend up to $2,000 or more a year on home utility bills. However, by making energy efficient improvements to a home, a homeowner may substantially lower their monthly energy costs. Drafty windows, old appliances, deficient insulation, inefficient cooling systems, or leaky heating and cooling system ducts could be wasting the home’s energy and costing excess money. An average older home can lose up to 15-percent or more of its heating and cooling capacity through low duct insulation R-values and poorly sealed duct connections alone. Repairing these building envelope deficiencies can save energy and improve the comfort and air quality in the home for all seasons of the year. Making these changes to a home can be a challenging and expensive process. But, by participating in the Home Performance with Energy Star program, a homeowner can work with Davis A/C who can guide them through the home energy upgrade process and help the homeowner earn up to $5000 in rebates toward the cost of eligible improvements. Rather than focusing on just individual building components, the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program takes a whole-house approach, combining improvements to maximize your home’s efficiency and performance.
Using energy analysis software to combine the results of the consultation, inspection, and testing, a specially trained and approved Davis A/C auditor will prepare a detailed report. The report will include recommended improvements, along with costs, rebates, and expected utility savings. Other benefits, including health and comfort improvements, and increased home value will likewise be included in the report.
Potential improvements include items such as:
• Whole House Building Envelope Sealing to reduce the infiltration of unconditioned outside air or contaminated attic air.
• The addition of insulation to areas such as walls and ceilings.
• ENERGY STAR qualified Air Conditioning and Heating Systems.
• ENERGY STAR qualified HVAC Duct Systems with proper sealing and high R-values.
• Other approved measures such as Solar Screens, ENERGY STAR qualified Windows, and High Efficiency Water Heaters.
After the assessment, you will be presented with cost-effective home improvements that will provide optimum energy efficiency for your home—and give you the best value in rebates of up to $5000.00 per qualifying home. A low interest power saver loan program backed by the FHA is available to help homeowners make energy-efficient retrofits. The loans, with as low as 6.00% APR* offer the potential to lower your energy bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase the value of your home, and save money…all at the same time.
Upon the acceptance of the home improvements, Davis A/C will begin the installation of the home improvement upgrades. After completion, the Davis A/C auditor will perform a final “test out” to ensure that all work was completed properly. Once the final test on your home is complete and all paperwork is accepted, the program will send you a Certificate of Completion officially documenting the energy efficiency improvements that were made to your home.
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR assessments are being offered at an introductory rate of $250.00a per home for a limited time for qualified homes. ($250.00 introductory rate valid on houses 3,000 sq. ft. and smaller.)