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Energy Efficient Homes are Healthier Homes too!

You may be thinking to yourselves "how exactly can energy efficient homes be healthier to live in". Obviously, it's healthier for the environment, but how does it effect my home?

The Answer is Better Indoor Air Quality.

One of the most common places for a loss of heating and air conditioning is through your air ducts which run though out your home's attic and ceilings and walls. In fact, leaking ducts account for a reduction of energy efficiency of up to 10 to 30%. That means that up to one third of the money you spend on your heating bill is going down the drain (or out your ducts) in this case.

Your energy audit will detect these leaks and once repaired, you will see an improvement in the quality of the air that you and your family breathes on a daily basis.

Improperly sealed air ducts not only lose good air, but pull in the bad. Chemicals such as methane or carbon monoxide can come in from outdoors or basements and send those harmful chemicals into your HVAC system and directly into the rooms you live in. The same also applies to other hazards such as dust, fertilizers allergens, and pesticides.