How many Tennesseans does it take to change a lightbulb?
Wait...that's not right.
If you're like most Tennesseans you probably do your best to avoid going into the attic. Maybe you've got a few suitcases or boxes stored up there, but you certainly aren't hanging out up there and maybe only open it up twice a year to get down some decorations and then put them back.
Whenever I tell people that I work in home performance & energy efficiency their mind somehow always jumps to solar. Home solar is great, and if that's what you're looking for, you have my support, but I am definitely not the guy to help you.
Have you noticed that one or two rooms in your home are ALWAYS hot in the summer? Can you feel a cold draft in the winter? Heck, is your home older than 10 years old?
Buying a home is generally the largest and most important transaction that an individual will make in his or her lifetime (not to mention one of the most stressful). As a realtor, your job is to turn this into a positive experience -- one in which the homebuyer feels confident about making a sound investment.
If you’re like most homeowners, every time you turn on your AC or heat, you’re throwing money away. Why? Because your home has leaks – leaks that let the conditioned air you’re paying for seep out, hour after hour.
In the market to build or buy a brand new home? If energy efficiency is a goal, consider working with your builder or realtor to choose a Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH).
Simply stated, a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) assessment is a comprehensive measurement of the home’s energy performance. If you’re building a new home, the HERS standards provide excellent guidelines for making energy-efficiency upgrades.