Green Sun Energy Services offers many solutions to reduce both your energy costs and carbon footprint
Installing energy efficient upgrades in your home can save you up to 30% on energy costs and increase the comfort, safety, and durability of your home.
Rather than focusing on a single problem, like an old heating or cooling system, not enough insulation in the attic, or leaky windows, we look at how improvements throughout your home can work together to give you the best results.
After working with one of our Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certified partners, to complete a whole house energy audit, typical energy improvement recommendations include:
- Sealing air leaks and adding insulation
- Improving heating and cooling systems
- Cleaning and sealing ductwork
- Replacing windows
- Upgrading lignting and appliances
- Installing renewable energy systems such as PV Solar
Simple and inexpensive ways to start saving right now include:
- Turn off lights when not in use and upgrade lighting to CFL or LED.
- Plug electronics into power strips and shut-off the power strip when the devices are not in use. Many electronic devices have phantom loads caused by the digital screens and colorful lights that draw power when not in use.
- Insulate hot water pipes.
- Turn thermostat down 2 degrees during heating season and up 2 degrees during cooling season and use ceiling fans to help circulate conditioned air.
- Upgrade any appliances that are 10 years old (even if they are Energy Star) to a new Energy Star appliance.
If you are not ready to perform all of the recommendations provided, we can help you prioitize the energy improvements in a logical order because they can affect one another.
For instance, in most houses the attic floor should be air sealed before installing attic insulation because it will prevent warm, moist air from migrating through the insulation.
Moisture in your attic insulation can reduce its performance and potentially cause mold, roof rot, or ice dams to form on your roof.
The quality of the installation is at least as important as the quality of the equipment and materials. We are committed to following all manufacturer installation guidelines for insulation,
heating and cooling equipment, and other components. After we’ve made improvements, make sure to follow the maintenance requirements suggested by the equipment manufacturer.