Tips for Green-ovating Your HomeAuthor:Lindsey Shook
Treeium, a full service remodeling company based in Southern California has one mission, to take existing homes and make them more friendly, healthy spaces. We asked one of their in-house experts to share tips for how all of us can make a bigger impact at home in 2018 with a smaller carbon footprint.
1) Energy Audit
Energy audits are a useful tool to find and fix underlying issues. Research and find companies that offer energy audit services and the answer to high energy bills or a leaky gas smell you have been wondering about will be brought to your attention! Performing an energy audit to your home will begin the stages of creating a healthy home.
2) Solar Power Energy
The use of solar power energy in residences is on the rise. Whether it is charging your iPhone on a hike out or storing a generator with enough energy to power your home. Solar power energy is made affordable through various programs. Thanks to the great state of California, Treeium works alongside HERO/PACE, Energy Upgrade California, Ygrene, GreenSky and more.
Proper insulation is one of the most cost-effective energy efficiency investments in a home. According to the EPA and Energy Star, through air sealing and adding insulation in your attic, floors, ducts, walls and also on accessible basement rim joists, you could save up to 20% on your home’s heating and cooling costs and an average of 10% total savings on your total energy costs.
Increasing energy costs are a big concern for homeowners but thankfully there are many things you can do to reduce energy use and save money. Home weatherization upgrades provide an easy and affordable way to make a difference in your home’s energy efficiency, lower your energy costs, as well as make your home healthier for you and the planet.
5) HVAC handling/contracting
When homeowners think about their air conditioner and heater, the first thing that usually comes to mind is huge utility bills. According to www.energy.gov heating and cooling account for about 56% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home making it the largest energy expense.
6) Technology: Launched Customer Portal App.
Treeium developed an eco-friendly system to update customers their statuses of their projects. Through this portal, you can access through an online app and see photos being updated every day. Our customer-friendly portal also enables our clients to experience a stress-free remodel/paperless communication. This is a proprietary system that we have developed and launched in August of 2017 and helps keep us truly paperfree and sustainable. Payments and status of the project are also handled through this app, and this solution is proprietary to Treeium.
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