Energy Solutions

Benefits of Insulation

Inadequate insulation and air leakage are leading causes of energy waste in most homes. 

Once the energy saving have paid for the installation cost, energy conserved is money saved and saving energy will be even more important as utility rates go up.

Insulation has the fastest return on investment than any other energy efficient upgrades.

Building Envelope Tax Credits

The term "building envelope" refers to the outer "shell" of a building. This includes walls, windows, doors, roof & floor.  Everry part of a house that is in contact with th eoutside environment falls under this category.  For a home to be energy efficient, the building envelope must be insulated, sealed and protected at all penetration points.  Windows, doors, walls, raised floors and roofs require special attention.  When calcuating tax credits, labor cost cannot be included.

Air Sealing Products.  The correction of leakage points in the exterior shell of air-conditioned homes is first priority, even before insulation.  Weather stripping caulk and other similar products stop airflow through attic access doors, pipe and electrical penetration, fireplaces, recessed lights, windows, doors and other vulnerable areas.  Tax credit is 30% of materials cost, up to $1,500.

Insulation.  For insulation to qualify its primary purpose must be to insulate and it must meet 2009 IECC and Amendments.  Tax credit is 30% of materials cost, up to $1,500.