There are many small changes that you can make in your home that will help your HERS and best of all save you money!!!
Existing Home Energy Saving Idea #1 – Seal your heating and cooling ducts
Ducts that move air to-and-from a forced air furnace, central air conditioner, or heat pump are often big energy wasters. Sealing and insulating ducts can improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system by as much as 20 percent — and sometimes much more.
Focus first on sealing ducts that run through the attic, crawlspace, unheated basement, or garage. Use duct sealant (mastic) or metal-backed (foil) tape to seal the seams and connections of ducts. After sealing the ducts in those spaces, wrap them in insulation to keep them from getting hot in the summer or cold in the winter. Next, look to seal any other ducts that you can access in the heated or cooled part of the house.
Click here for a Duct Sealing Brochure from the Energy Star website.
Sources of Information: www.energystar.gov
Resnet is a great website to learn about energy efficiency. This is a fun tool available on their website to learn about the HERS (Home Energy Rating Score) of your home. Once you choose the HERS of your home it will explain to you the energy efficient benefits of your home or areas where you can improve.
Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World
The Greystone in Uniontown, OH, January 12, 2016 – Charis Homes of North Canton, OH has won “Best Of Design on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 12-year old energy-efficient home builder was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
“If we had a wall to display our awards, this Best Of Houzz 2016 award would make it to the top shelf. We are both excited and honored to receive it. Even if Charis Homes never receives recognition from Houzz again, we hope to always build houses which meet the standards of craftsmanship their institution promotes and upholds,” said Glenna Wilson, co-owner of Charis Homes.
“Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented, competent and service-oriented professionals,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to join our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts in recognizing our “Best Of Houzz” professionals around the world.”
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Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.