R.J. Aley Building Contractor is an experienced and NAHB Certified Green Builder and ENERGY STAR partner. We offer many different Services to make your home more energy efficient and save you money.
Being green is not a fad to us—it’s who we are to the core. And it is our goal to deliver whole-house energy savings, reduce your utility bills, improve comfort, and help protect the environment with every project. Living more sustainably by reducing the use of natural resources is not only good for the planet, it’s good for your wallet. That’s why we discuss energy efficiency at the start of every project.
Energy Conservation Makes Cents
For many people, energy efficiency means expensive and complex geo-thermal systems and solar panels, but there are many easy and less expensive things you can do to reduce your utility bills and your carbon footprint. Simple solutions like added insulation, air sealing, weather stripping, and storm windows can reduce energy consumption and save you money. In addition, these improvements do not require long-term maintenance or costly service contracts. However, it’s important to work with a knowledgeable contractor that can help you select the right products for your home and have them properly installed to realize their full benefits.
Incorporate Energy Efficiency into Your Project
Whether your home is new or old, large or small, energy efficiency should never be an afterthought. Energy efficiency, properly implemented, can result in significant savings over the lifetime of a building. Energy efficiency begins in the design and planning phase and should be considered throughout any project—whether it is a new home, addition, or a renovation. Too many builders never consider energy efficiency and homeowners ultimately pay the price for this mistake. We’ve often been called in to fix other builder’s work. Shortcuts and oversights are never a good idea when it comes to building performance. Any short-term savings are typically lost due to the cost of repair in many cases coupled with higher heating and cooling bills caused by inadequate insulation, or expensive mold remediation caused by improper ventilation and moisture management. Additionally, health is compromised with a drafty house and mold and other contamination. We know these penny wise, pound foolish pitfalls all too well and have been called upon to remedy them for multiple customers. We can help you avoid them by taking a holistic view of your home and recommending the best solutions for your home, your needs, and your budget.
Make Your Home Energy Efficient
If you are not planning a remodel and simply want to make your home more energy efficient, we recommend starting with a home energy audit performed by our Certified Building Analyst. We will perform several tests on your home to test its efficiency and make recommendations based on our findings. Whether you want a zero-energy super insulated home with a solar array, or simply a less drafty, more comfortable house with lower utility bills, we can provide customized solutions to meet your needs and your financial constraints.