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Introduction to Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®

ecobeco is proud to work with the Maryland Energy Administation's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program in Maryland to deliver whole-house energy savings to improve comfort and help protect the environment.

[This section adapted from the ENERGY STAR Website]

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR offers whole-house solutions to high energy bills and homes with comfort problems. The program is managed by a local sponsor such as major utility or State energy office that recruits home improvement contractors who are qualified to perform comprehensive home assessments. The assessment includes the heating and cooling systems, windows, insulation, flow of air into and out of the house, as well as a safety check of gas appliances. Based on this assessment, participating contractors offer solutions to fix comfort problems and address high energy bills.

Unlike typical energy audit programs, the goal of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR is to turn recommendations into improved homes. Participating contractors complete the needed renovations or work closely with other participating contractors who can. Another important element of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR is that, upon project completion, the contractor assesses the home's performance again to document that specified improvements were properly installed to achieve the promised energy savings. Finally, all participating contractors are subject to quality assurance reviews by the third-party sponsor to ensure that projects meet program standards and homeowners are assured of high-quality work.

The following picture illustrate common issues identified by Home Energy Audits.

The following picture illustrates the characteristics of a home that has been retrofitted with energy-efficiency solutions.

Learn more about ecobeco's Whole Home Energy Audit or Schedule a Whole Home Energy Audit to find out how ecobeco can put the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR methodology to work for you.

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