When we come across a powerful article or blog post that relates to our industry, we share it with you! A recent profile of fellow Coloradan Amory Lovins published by the Guardian outlines the importance of improving the energy efficiency of our homes and commercial buildings and how current events across the globe may inadvertently be pushing us in the right direction.
We agree with Lovins that far too little time and attention is spent discussing what we can do to improve energy efficiency compared to developing new renewable energy technology. Here’s why home retrofits are so important and how you can benefit in ways you might not have realized.
How Can You Retrofit Your House for Energy Efficiency?
When people talk about a whole home retrofit, they’re talking about upgrading your house to reduce the amount of energy it uses. There are many different ways to make a home more energy efficient, including:
Improving insulation to slow the transfer of heat through the building materials of your home
Air sealing to close up holes and leaks that let air in and out of your house and waste energy
Upgrading your HVAC system to electric heat pumps that use a fraction of the energy to keep your home comfortable
Retrofit window installation to higher-efficiency models with double (or even triple) pane glass
What Are the Benefits of Retrofitting Your Colorado Home?
high energy use often leads to higher greenhouse gas emissions and is a contributor to global warming and climate change. Retrofitting your Denver or Boulder home can help you reduce your home’s energy use and:
Lower heating and cooling costs
Make your home more comfortable
Create a healthier and safer indoor environment
Reduce your home’s carbon footprint
Schedule a Home Energy Audit with e3 Power Today
One of the most common challenges for a homeowner looking to improve the energy efficiency of their home is not knowing where to start! What upgrades will make the biggest improvement to my home’s energy efficiency? How quickly will the cost of retrofitting my home be recouped through energy savings?
A home energy audit or commercial energy audit is the perfect place to start and learn more about the current state of your home or commercial building. e3 Power’s audit process includes visual inspections as well as building science testing using equipment such as blower doors and thermal imaging cameras to uncover weak points in your home. Along with the results of your energy audit, we also include our recommendations for the best upgrades you can make for your home.