We are in the solar business to help homeowners make money; we work with SmartHouse to help homeowners from losing money.
Solar is great for energy production, but it takes efficiency improvements for energy consumption reduction. Your solar electricity will go even further when your home’s overall energy use is reduced. Your will save money on your gas bill as well. Energy conservation measures often pay for themselves from day one!
Microgrid has partnered with SmartHouse to provide energy conservation for our customers when needed.
SmartHouse’s expert household energy-use analysts start by conducting a home energy audit using the rigorous standards the Building Performance Institute. Every home we audit receives an air pressure test and infrared photography to identify sources of energy waste. Air leaks are then sealed before additional insulation is added.
As part of the energy audit, SmartHouse analysts evaluate whether there is a need for any of the following:
- Air sealing
- Attic insulation
- Attic ventilation
- HVAC enhancements
- Wall insulation
- Duct sealing
- Hot water pipe insulation
- New bath exhaust fans with timers
- Window tinting film
- CFL or LED lighting