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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Three Reasons to Seal and Insulate Your Crawl Space Before Winter.

Three Reasons to Seal and Insulate Your Crawl Space Before Winter.

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Winter is around the corner. Unless you’ve invested this year in home energy improvements, your home will be as inefficient and uncomfortable this winter as it was last winter.
If your home has a crawl space, sealing and insulating your crawl space can dramatically improve your home’s comfort, reduce energy bills and improve the quality of air inside your home.

Today’s building science proves that what’s beneath our home affects the comfort inside our home. A home’s natural airflow is from bottom to top (from the ground to sky). As your home naturally breathes, air is drawn up from the basement or crawl space, through the living area and out the attic. This natural airflow means air from a moist crawl space (and everything in the crawl space) flows up and into your home’s living area.

Here are three reasons to insulate your crawl space before winter:
  1. Improved Air Quality
    Crawl spaces are naturally damp. As your home breathes, air from your crawl space flows into your home’s living space through penetration points around wiring, plumbing holes and more. This means the air in your crawl space is mingling with the air you breathe every day. Not only is this distasteful, it’s unhealthy. Air sealing and insulating your crawl space will improve the air quality will help keep pollutants out of your home.
  2. Lower energy bills
    Does your furnace run more than you’d like during winter? This is a result of your HVAC system heating air from the crawl space that’s mingling with the air that’s already been heated. This means your HVAC system is continually working to maintain your home’s internal temperature. This results in higher energy bills – and more wear and tear on your HVAC system.
  3. A more comfortable home
    An unfinished crawl space affects your home’s everyday comfort. Are your floors cold? Is your main living area significantly cooler than an upper level of your home? Sealing and insulating your crawl space will help. After a short time in an uncomfortable home, you’ll wish you’d invested in upgrading your crawl space.

You may have other questions about your crawl space. We welcome you to contact us to discuss your specific situation. Ready to upgrade your crawl space? Contact us to schedule a free crawl space estimate.



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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Why Air Seal

Why Air Seal

Air sealing wallsWhen homeowners think of saving money on energy bills, they often think of upgrading their insulation. Insulation is a great way to reduce heat transfer and indeed is an important part of saving energy. Did you know that sealing air leaks is as important as insulating?

Here are just some of the benefits of air sealing:
  • Improved indoor air quality by helping to keep allergens and pests out of the home.
  • Reduced energy bills by keeping conditioned air (heated or cooled air) inside the home.
  • Reduced wear and tear on your HVAC system.

Air sealing involves sealing penetration points around the exterior of the home (also known as the envelope or "shell" of the home). This includes sealing gaps and air leaks in exterior walls (around outlet covers, etc.), windows, doors, etc.

Air sealing a home is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce energy bills and make your home more comfortable. ENERGY STAR estimates a homeowner can reduce heating and cooling costs up to 20% by upgrading their insulation and sealing air leaks.

Interested in air sealing your home? Contact us to learn more.





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Monday, September 18, 2017
Three Reasons to Insulate Your Attic with Fiberglass

Three Reasons to Insulate Your Attic with Fiberglass

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When you think of upgrading your home’s insulation, the attic is often the first area that comes to mind. Air naturally moves through a house from ground to sky. By focusing your dollars on an attic upgrade you are focusing on the number one area of energy loss.

Fiberglass insulation is a great option for insulating attics and for any area of a home. Here are three benefits of upgrading your attic with fiberglass insulation:

  • Fiberglass insulation is a cost-effective insulator. Fiberglass insulation is a low-cost product that is easy to install. It can easily be blown over existing insulation, creating a complete blanket to help reduce energy bills and keep your home comfortable.
  • Fiberglass insulation is a green product from manufacturing to installation. Fiberglass insulation is manufactured primarily from recycled glass. This means there are fewer natural resources used to manufacture fiberglass insulation than some other types of insulation. When installed, fiberglass insulation over its lifetime saves more energy than it took to produce. If you’re looking for a green product to insulate your home, fiberglass insulation is ideal.
  • Fiberglass insulation can be as effective as spray foam. When combining fiberglass insulation with full air sealing, fiberglass insulation can provide the thermal and air sealing benefits as spray foam – at a lower price point. Having your home fully air sealed by a qualified contractor helps keep conditioned air inside the home to increase comfort and reduce energy bills

Adding fiberglass insulation to your attic is one of the most cost-effective ways to save money on your energy bills each month. Wondering if your home could benefit from additional attic insulation and air sealing? Contact us for a free estimate.




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Thursday, August 24, 2017
STOP! Don't Replace Your HVAC System Until You Read This!

STOP! Don't Replace Your HVAC System Until You Read This!

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Have you taken advantage of the current Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) rebates?

If not, now’s the time to act!


With this great program available now, there’s no better time to save money on monthly energy bills and get a rebate to help offset your upfront investment.

Here is what you need to know:
  1. Rebates are performance based rebates (the amount of the rebate is based on the energy saved through the upgrades).
  2. To access available rebates, your home must have a pre-upgrade energy audit performed by a participating contractor. Your cost out of pocket under this program is $100. The rest is covered by the utilities.
  3. Current rebates can be up to 75% of the cost of the improvements based on the level of energy improvements, with a maximum rebate of $7500.00.
  4. Rebates are paid for air sealing, insulation, and duct sealing.
  5. Rebates are paid for HVAC replacements ONLY when the replacement is done in combination with air sealing and insulation. DON’T REPLACE YOUR HVAC SYSTEM WITHOUT TALKING WITH DEVERE INSULATION HOME PERFORMANCE! We’ll help you get your maximum rebate.

Right Now Utilities are paying the highest rates available for savings!!  This will change soon!
  1. Electricity: Utility rebates can range from $.12 - $.18 per MMBTU of savings of KWH.
  2. Gas/Oil/Propane: Utilities rebates can range $.02 - $.08 per Therm of savings

Don’t Wait!! Why waste money on high monthly energy bills when these great rebates are available? Our team will walk you through the process to ensure you earn the highest rebate possible! Call our office at 443-770-1111 today!



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