October 30, 2015

Do you feel a shiver down your spine when you think of those high utility bills looming ahead this winter? Don't be spooked! Those cold spots you feel throughout your home aren't ghosts. They are actually air leaks and poor insulation! Those energy monsters gobbling up your money each month could be your insufficient heating systems. With Orange Energy Solutions, say goodbye to hair raising utility bills!

Homes burn through a staggering 21% of the energy used in the United States. Much of that energy is spent heating and cooling your home, and unfortunately, it's also spent in places that are invisible by sneaking through the places you don’t see! Spooky.

Much of the average home's air leakage takes place in areas you don't see. Stack Effect, or Chimney Effect, is the process by which cold air infiltrates the basement through leaks and cracks in the foundation and walls, and begins rising. Through structural defects, holes in the ceiling, recessed lighting, leaky duct work, the plumbing stack, the furnace flue, or a poorly sealed attic floor, the warm air makes it to the attic, and if attic ventilation is insufficient the end result could be the formation of mold. Utilizing the whole-house approach, our home performance upgrades almost always include air sealing work and we generally focus on the basement and the attic floor in order to minimize the stack effect, and thus minimize unwanted air movement throughout your home.

Also, outdated and often poorly installed heating and air conditioning equipment just puts more stress on your home. This HALLOWEEN put those energy wasting heating systems to RIP and get rid of those pesky ghosts (air leaks) and call us today at 610-449-2444!