WHAT IS ENERGY EFFICIENCY?
Energy efficiency makes your home healthier and more comfortable through physical upgrades, such as replacing worn out weather stripping, repairing leaking ductwork, adding insulation, and replacing inefficient lighting and appliances.
Sound like a lot of work? EnergyFit Nevada makes it simple! Instead of doing the work yourself, EnergyFit Nevada gives you access to expert contractors and great rebates and financing. Visit our REBATES and FINANCING pages or call us at 702.997.4367 or 775.230.7133 to learn more.
More than 75,000 homeowners across the United States have used Home Performance with ENERGY STAR programs to make their homes more comfortable and affordable. For the past 20 years, ENERGY STAR has been a trusted household brand that lets consumers know they are getting a quality energy efficient product or service.
Here in the Silver State, HomeFree Nevada is the local administrator of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR through it’s EnergyFit Nevada program. When you sign up with EnergyFit Nevada, you can feel confident you are not only getting local expertise, but also the quality assurance of the national Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.
COMMON HOME PROBLEMS
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR has identified the following list of common problem areas that may be improved through energy efficiency upgrades.
High Energy Bills: High utility bills in summer and winter can often be traced to air leaks in your home’s envelope, inefficient windows or inefficient or incorrectly installed heating and cooling equipment, or poorly sealed and insulated ducts.
Cold Floors in Winter: Some types of floor coverings (such as wood, stone, tile, or concrete) will naturally feel cold on bare feet. However, insufficient insulation or air infiltration can also cause cold floors.
Drafty Rooms: Cold air coming into or going out of your house, especially through leaks hidden in the attic and basement, can cause rooms to feel drafty
Dust: Increased dust could be a sign that it is time to change your air filter or that your ductwork is not well sealed.
Moisture on Windows: Inefficient windows or high indoor moisture levels from air leaks can result in condensation, frost, or pools of water on windows and sills.
Ice Dams: Warm air inside your home leaks into the attic and will warm the underside of the roof causing snow and ice to melt and refreeze as it runs off your roof — forming icicles and ice dams.
Peeling Paint: Peeling or cracking paint on your home’s exterior may be a sign of a humidity problem or improper paint application.
Hot or Cold Rooms: Significant differences in temperature from one room to another could be caused by several factors, including inadequate insulation, air leakage, poor duct performance, and improperly installed heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Dry Indoor Air in Winter: Air leaks in your home allow warm humid air to escape and draw in drier colder air.
Mold, Mildew or Musty Odors: Water leaks or high humidity can lead to mold and mildew. This can cause wood rot, structural damage, peeling paint, and a variety of health problems. Often, high humidity in homes with central air conditioners can be traced to improperly sized or installed air conditioners.
Damp Basement: A damp basement is commonly caused by moisture migrating through the foundation. As this moisture evaporates, it increases indoor humidity and can promote the growth of mold––resulting in an uncomfortable house.
HomeFree Nevada’s EnergyFit program is the ONLY non-utility company in Nevada providing legitimate rebates on Home Energy Efficiency Improvements. If you receive a phone call or a knock on the door from any other company claiming to provide rebates for home energy efficiency improvements, always verify that the company is an APPROVED contractor with a rebate program. Feel free to call us if you have any questions 702-734-2000
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