Problem: Drafty Rooms
Solution: Air sealing can help stop drafts, improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home, and reduceyour utility bills. Common areas for airleaks are around windows, doors, electrical outlets, light fixtures, and gapsin corners. Some leaks are easy to findand fix, but holes hidden in attics, basements, and crawlspaces are usuallybigger problems. GreenHomes America can examine your entire home for air leaks,properly seal ducts and holes, and make sure your combustion appliances areventing properly.
Problem: Rooms That Are Too Hot or Too Cold
Solution: This condition can be caused by several factors including inadequate insulation, air leakage, poor duct system design, duct leakage, or a failure in part of your heating and cooling system. Not only does this affect the comfort and health of your family, it can also cause high utility bills. In a typical house about 20 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. Air seal, duct seal, insulate, heating and cooling system adjustment and replacement, and window and door repair and replacement, are all things that GreenHomes America has the solutions to. Call GreenHomes America for a comprehensive home comfort and energy assessment. Using the latest diagnostic equipment, our trained advisors Advisors will evaluate your home and quickly pinpoint the sources of the problem. We'll analyze the data and generate a customized list of improvements to solve the problem permanently, and do the work as needed.
Problem: High Energy Bills
Solution: It is common to trace high energy bills to inefficient windows, heating and cooling equipment, ductwork, and insulation or a failure of one of these components to perform as intended. Your home will be analyzed by GreenHomes America using state-of-the-art tools, including a blower door and infrared camera. We conduct a comprehensive home comfort and energy assessment to identify sources of excessive energy usage including air leaks in the attic, ceiling, exterior walls, windows, and doors; missing or insufficient insulation; leaking ductwork; and more. Once the energy assessment is complete, we provide a customized solution to ensure maximum energy savings.
Problem: Excessive Dust
Solution: Without good ventilation, they can become trapped indoors and create health problems for everyone in your family – including asthma, allergies, and cold symptoms. GreenHomes America strives to maintain and improve indoor air quality. We make sure your combustion equipment is working and venting safely. Sealing air leaks and ducts keeps pollution from entering your home and lowers dust levels. Proper insulation and heating and cooling choices help prevent a variety of air quality issues.
Problem: Mold, Mildew, and Musty Areas
Solution: GreenHomes America can find the source of your mold and mildew problems immediately. Where the problem occurs can lead to what is causing the problem. If the problem is localized (a spot on the ceiling, wall or corner) it is possibly caused by a water leak. If the problem is in a large area like a whole wall, room or basement then it might be caused by high humidity. Depending on the severity, conditions can lead to rot, structural damage, premature paint failure, and a variety of health problems. GreenHomes America can help stop water leaks to minimize potential mold growth, ensure rooms and appliances are vented properly to maintain humidity levels, and clean ducts and drip pans.
Problem: Window Condensation
Solution: Inefficient windows (e.g., single pane with aluminum frames) or high moisture with inadequate ventilation can result in condensation, frost, or pools of water on windows and sills. It is difficult to completely eliminate moisture on existing windows, but GreenHomes America can help by reducing humidity and ensuring proper airflow and venting. Replacing old windows with windows that exceed ENERGY STAR specifications can help eliminate most condensation problems, as well as make your home more comfortable and energy efficient.
Problem: Old Appliances
Solution: Old and inefficient appliances can cause a variety of comfort, health and safety, financial, and environmental problems. GreenHomes America can help you determine if you need new, high efficiency units to replace your aging and inefficient furnace, boiler, or air conditioner. We will install a properly-sized unit, and make sure the air flows correctly and is evenly distributed throughout the house. Your combustion equipment (furnace, boiler, and hot water heater) will also be tested to ensure they are operating safely and efficiently. When all these systems are balanced correctly, temperatures are more consistent, comfort is increased, and overheating is reduced resulting in energy savings.
Problem: Ice Damming
Solution: GreenHomes can prevent damage from ice by sealing all infiltration points (recessed lights, leaky ducts, access doors, plumbing and electrical penetrations, etc.) to and from the attic and properly insulating your attic. Sealing these leaks keeps warm air in your house where it belongs. Together, with adequate levels of insulation, this greatly reduces the chance of ice damming and large icicles. Read more about ice damming and solutions...