- Assessing Your Needs
- Making the Improvements
Evaluating your home’s energy efficiency will identify areas where improving or upgrading home energy systems will make a difference in comfort and energy costs. Energy Reduction Specialists of NC will evaluate your home energy audit and identify areas that will provide the most benefit. We recommend completing air sealing and insulation improvements prior to energy upgrades so that your energy dollars are wisely used. Some areas that may require an upgrade include ductwork, ventilation, and HVAC systems, which can include the furnace, air conditioning, heat pumps and more.
Ductwork & Ventilation
With improved sealing and tightness, your home’s ductwork and ventilation becomes more essential in enhancing home energy efficiency. Specific testing will show where leaks and gaps are in the ductwork, including the air handler and air returns. Ventilation in most homes is handled with bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans. These ventilation fans are tested to ensure proper air flow.
Improved Efficiency in Heating & Cooling
As part of home energy efficiency audits, Energy Reduction Specialists of NC will review the possible replacement of heating and cooling systems, including furnaces, air conditioning units and heat pumps. If such an upgrade is necessary, we can work with the HVAC contractor to ensure that the replacement achieves the best possible efficiency.
Harvesting Solar Energy Options
Many homeowners are considering adding solar panels to their homes as federal tax incentives, lower panel costs and increased power make solar appealing. To maximize solar upgrades, it is important to make sure your home is as efficient as possible. Once your home is maximizing its energy use, the solar array can be sized to meet your revised energy needs.
Rebates Provide Additional Incentives
Currently, there are tax incentives and rebate programs for specific energy efficient upgrades available in Greensboro, Durham and surrounding areas.