Increasing the Energy Efficiency of Your Home Has Many Benefits.
A drafty spot by the window. A room that’s too hot. A musty smell in the basement. These are just a few of the signs that your home may not be as wonderful as it could be! A Consumers Energy Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Comprehensive Home Assessment takes a whole-house approach to identifying problems—some that may be linked to your home’s structure. Fixing these problems will not only improve the comfort, health and safety of your home but will increase its energy efficiency too:
- Drafty Rooms
Your home isn’t as comfortable as it could be if air continuously leaks through windows, doors, outlets, recessed lighting, gaps in walls and the biggest culprit—the attic.
- Uneven Temperatures
If one or more rooms in your home are uncomfortably warm or cold, the cause may be inadequate insulation, air leakage, poor heating/cooling duct system design, duct leakage, a failure in part of your heating or cooling system or overheating by the sun.
- Mold, Mildew or Musty Odor
A water leak or high humidity can lead to mold, mildew or other biological growth. More severe problems can lead to rot, structural damage, peeling paint and serious health problems. Leaks can be traced to the roof, foundation, water pipes and gaps around windows and doors.
Get Recommendations, Make Improvements and Receive Rebates
A specially trained Building Performance Institute–certified contractor will perform the assessment, diagnose any issues and make recommendations for improvements. You’ll get estimated energy cost savings, expected payback time and a list of the non-energy-related benefits you’ll enjoy, like improved comfort. Based on the improvements you choose to make, you may be eligible for up to $3,500 in rebates and possibly federal income tax credits for eligible ENERGY STAR products or equipment—saving you even more money.
Consumers Energy is proud to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program for Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency.