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By installing cost-effective energy upgrades, an average home can reduce energy bills by as much as 15% - 50% while increasing comfort levels.

Visualize your home as a complete energy system!

The "Whole House as a System" Approach
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Unknown to most, a large percentage of homes are not energy efficient and therefore a significant amount of the energy for heating and air conditioning the home is wasted. Home energy loss is the result of several factors: inadequate levels of insulation; leaky doors, windows, and distribution ducts; and inefficient furnaces, air conditioners, and water heaters. By installing cost-effective energy upgrades, an average home can reduce energy bills by as much as 15% – 50% while increasing comfort levels.

The key to achieving efficiency and comfort is to adopt a “whole house as a system” approach.  You must visualize your home as a complete energy system with numerous connecting parts working together to achieve maximum efficiency.

For example, your home’s heating and cooling equipment is not just a furnace and air conditioner; it is a comfort delivery system using connected ducts that distribute your heated and cooled air to designated areas for the purpose of achieving comfort.

As a homeowner, you may have invested in a high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner, or expensive new high performance windows. But due to excessive leakage in your home and air duct system, coupled with inadequate levels of insulation, your chances of achieving efficiency and savings are low. If, however, you invest wisely in energy upgrades, you can expect immediate and long-lasting financial rewards that will help offset the persistent utility rate increases.

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