A Note About Our Homeowner Services
You’ll notice that we don’t sell any products such as insulation, windows, or furnaces. You can trust our recommendations to be an unbiased assessment of your needs. Because every home is unique, there will likely be a different set of priorities from one home to the next. Once we analyze our test results on the home, we help set priorities based on what makes the largest impact on the home, what is cost effective, and what is the best order to take on your projects.
Because we don’t take commissions from contractors or products we recommend, we remove an unnecessary bias that could influence our recommendations. We want homeowners to feel confident making decisions on which home improvements to pursue for the health, safety, comfort, and efficiency of their home.
If you need help determining which of these services are right for you, we’re happy to offer a free consultation to discuss your needs. Call (309) 253-2242 to schedule yours.
Homeowners are faced a barrage of advertisements with promises to reduce the energy usage of their homes. Will I really save 30% on my bills by replacing windows? Will a new furnace lower my heating costs by 25%? Will a radiant barrier save 20%? There are many ways to lower your energy bills and it’s hard to know what will have the biggest impact. Since every home is unique, an energy audit will identify the best options for your investment. All of our energy audits involve diagnostic equipment to measure and test the energy using systems in the home. While most homeowners will chose the Comprehensive Energy Audit, there are 3 different options tailored to meet your needs. Check out the features and benefits of each audit. You can also learn more about energy audits using the links in the side bar. [Read more.]
Unexplained water and excess moisture in the home can present health problems for the occupants and can affect the durability of materials. Many of the diagnostic tools we use in an energy audit can get to the root cause. While we don’t test for mold or provide mitigation services to remove it, our services focuses on mold prevention. We determine the cause of the excess moisture in the home and provide concrete solutions to resolve humidity and moisture problems once and for all. [Read more.]
Anyone building a new home is faced with many decisions about the design and material selection. When it comes to energy efficiency for the life of the home, the best time to implement strategies is during the initial construction phase. It’s much easier and more cost effective to pick the right materials, structural features and layout options for an energy efficient house than it is to fix problems later. EverGreen Home Energy can work with you and the builder to make smart decisions when it comes to the overall comfort, efficiency, health and safety of your new home. We also provide testing on the home during construction to guarantee performance of installed systems. [Read more.]
Are you building your own home or adding an addition to the house? Homeowners acting as their own general contractor may be required by code to have a 3rd party duct pressure test. This requirement applies when constructing new homes or in a retrofit situation when the duct system has been installed in an unconditioned space such as an attic, crawlspace, or garage. [Read more.]
In addition to teaching classes for both job training and professional development on energy efficient building, Todd Abercrombie offers free seminars and presentations for homeowners. The homeowner-focused classes include topics such as “Building an Energy Efficient Home,” “Energy Efficiency and Your New Home,” and “Is Your Home Making You Sick?” He is also available for group presentations if you are looking for speakers. Contact us to schedule something or visit the events page to see what classes are coming up.
Not Sure Which Service You Need?
Call (309) 253-2242 for a free consultation to evaluate your needs and get our rates, since cost may vary with the size of the home.