Home Energy Improvements
At HEAT Squad, we are focused on helping you live comfortably and affordably in your home.
After you complete a Home Energy Audit and identify the energy improvements that will deliver the greatest savings to your home energy costs, we can help you find the right contractor to make the home energy improvements. Through NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, we can help you finance your energy upgrades with an affordable energy loan with low interest rates.
There is no reason not to begin making your home more affordable and more comfortable!
Typically Recommended Improvements
Addressing air leaks first and adding insulation in the attic and basement are generally a priority and nearly always give you the biggest bang for your buck. Your energy auditor can help you choose the energy improvements that make the most sense for your building, timeline and budget.
- Air Sealing to reduce air leakage. Materials commonly used are foam or caulk, applied to the top of the foundation wall (rim joist), any attic penetrations, and windows and doors.
- Upgraded insulation to increase comfort. Materials commonly used include spray foam, cellulose, and rigid board, applied to attics, basements, and walls.
- Replacement of old furnace, boiler, or other equipment with energy efficient heating, ventilating, and air conditioning units.
- Upgrading hot water systems with new efficient technology, such as a heat pump hot water heater.
Once Your Project is Complete
In order to get access to the Efficiency Vermont incentives, call HEAT Squad to schedule your second blower door test, which quantifies the reduction in the amount of added insulation, and other improvements. We will also perform a quality review of the project and make sure you are satisfied with the work.
Rebates from Efficiency Vermont are up to $3,000 and are based on what measures were installed. The incentive check will be mailed directly to you.