1. How much does the average household save on their energy bills by making simple energy-efficiency improvements?
2. True or False: CFLs, or compact fluorescent light bulbs, can save you $30 to $60 in electricity costs throughout their lifetime.
3. Which of the following can be major sources of air leaks in your home?
4. Which of these activities uses the most water?
5. In a typical house, how much of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts?
HOW MANY DID YOU GET RIGHT? SEE ANSWERS BELOW.
ANSWERS: 1. c; 2. a; 3. d; 4. b; 5. d
What do tortilla chips have to do with Home Performance? Well.. um.. nothing really. But, they’re definitely delicious and a day that celebrates the almighty chip is worthy of acknowledgement.
The full Home Performance with Energy Star analysis measures every aspect of your home’s energy performance and weatherization. This analysis results in a full report of our findings, with photographs, followed by a proposal that details the recommended improvements by line item, with pricing. Our line item detail allows you to select specific improvements. This analysis includes:
Evaluation of insulation levels
Combustion zone testing
Blower door testing
Duct blaster testing if the duct system is outside of the heated space
Check and measure windows
Visual inspection top to bottom
The Home Performance Weatherization Review is ideal for newer homes, since many weatherization factors are already known, i.e., insulation is already up to code. This analysis results in a summary of recommendations detailed by line item.
Blower door testing
Duct blaster testing
We normally recommend in a newer home is a complete walk through to look over the home for safety issues, problems with the duct work (ducts not connected, etc.) and so on. Then we perform the blower door test and a duct blaster test and generate a proposal of our recommendations with detailed line items.
We welcome the opportunity to perform either option for you.
Please let us know how we can HELP.
Check out these numbers from Clean Energy Works! H.E.L.P. Group Inc. has worked closely with CEWO since the early pilot phases, and we’re very proud to have been a part of these energy savings and home comfort improvements. Packaged financing and instant rebates make it so affordable for homeowners to:
Looks like we can use an InfraRed camera for more than checking insulation levels. Our tells us the temperature of the surface of windows, and now it shows us the thermal make-up of a Christmas Tree.
Is your home as comfortable as it could be? The H.E.L.P. team will test it for
These tests help determine how your home can be warmer, safer and healthier with a home performance project by H.E.L.P!
HELP Founder Berenice Lopez-Dorsey and HELP Project Leader Sary Dobhran testify at Jeff Merckley’s Senate Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy. Berenice and Sary each told their stories about what prompted them to enter the Home Performance Industry, and their pride in helping over 800 Oregon families to enjoy healthier, safer, more comfortable homes, with lower utility bills!
The UK has completed its first Green Deal package, marking a milestone for the government’s flagship energy efficiency policy.
Government statistics released today also revealed 133 households had signed up to the Green Deal by the end of July and 286 homes are poised to embark on a Green Deal plan after obtaining a quote.
Today’s figures also showed that the government had now paid out more than 4,250 cashback vouchers with a value of nearly £1.2m, most of which covered the cost of boiler replacements. DECC said a further 3,205 vouchers had been issued by the end of the month but not yet paid.
Commenting on the figures, Climate Change Minister Greg Barker, said he expected uptake to continue over the coming months.
“This ambitious long-term programme is still in its initial months, but over 58,000 Green Deal assessments shows genuine consumer interest and we expect continued steady growth as we go into the winter,” he said.
“Already, over 130,000 homes will be cosier this winter after getting energy efficiency measures installed under ECO.”
How many Home Performance companies have their own Resident Piemaker?
Well, H.E.L.P. does! In a manner of speaking… meet Callie Krevanko of Cheerful Pies. She is Parker’s little sister, she’ll be a senior this year at Cleveland High School, she’s the cheer squad captain,and she’s a master piemaker.
Callie and her mom Tracy dreamed up Cheerful Pies as a fundraiser for the Cleveland High cheer squad. Now into its fourth year, Cheerful Pies has proved such a success that Callie’s devoted fans may not let her quit to go to college next year (kidding)!
Callie makes pies to order. They’re 20 bucks apiece, they’re extra large pies and they’re super delicious. We love them all but the H.E.L.P. favorites are Marionberry, and Coconut Cream. The best part is that Callie and Tracy deliver the pies right to our office. Yes, a Cheerful Pie includes delivery! See Callie below in her “cheerful” t-shirt. Check out the back: H.E.L.P. even got a shout-out as a Pie Supporter!
TO ORDER YOUR OWN CHEERFUL PIE, CALL TRACY: 503.914.7110