When you think of your home, you may fail to understand it as high-performance system. Well, hopefully it falls into the category of “high performance”. If not, you may be paying too much to live to uncomfortably in your house. Building science has come a long way over the years, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to build a brand new home in order to get a better performance from your residence. If you are planning on any remodeling services, there are some design tips that can help you to put better building science to work for you. There are also ways in which to make your existing space perform better too, though.
First Off, Consider an Energy Audit
If you are interested in improving your existing home’s performance, an energy audit is a great place to start. This thorough examination of your home includes the assessment of common problem areas that can negatively influence comfort, indoor air quality, and efficiency levels throughout one’s home. The analysis of information gained during an energy audit will help your building science professional to inform you of options for improving your existing space.
Ready to Invest in New Appliances?
You may not think of replacing your appliances as being a major step toward better home performance, but it can be if you do it right. The next time you are ready to replace an appliance, look for the ENERGY STAR label. Refer to the Department of Energy guide for appliances, and try to go for appliances in the top third of the ratings guide.
Replacing an HVAC System?
One of the most common culprits in energy inefficiency resulting from poor building science practices is the HVAC system. There is a lot to consider if you want to adhere to building science best practices when it comes to HVAC system design. That is why you need to work with trained professionals when investing in your new system. We’ll make sure that your mechanical ventilation system meets high standards, that your ducts and air handling equipment are installed in conditioned space, and much more.
Schedule your home performance services in Portsmouth, VA with House Call Company, and enjoy the benefits of outstanding building science.