Winter season is the time where households consume more energy due to the greater need of heating systems, lighting, and insulation. However, there are numerous simple and inexpensive ways to help save energy and money during the cold months of winter. One of these is done through green remodeling. Saving energy will not only help you, but it will also help save the environment.
No green remodeling project begins without conducting an energy audit. Through energy audit, professional technicians can find out which part of the home consumes more energy and money and creates solutions on how to fix those problems.
Whole-House Systems Approach
This type of remodeling tackles on every little thing that makes up a green home and making them work together as a system for a more energy-efficient home. Here are factors that professional green remodelers include when remodeling:
- Site conditions
- Appliances and home electronics
- Insulation and air sealing
- Lighting and day lighting
- Space heating and cooling
- Water heating
- Windows, doors, and skylights
Optimum Value Engineering, also called as OVE, is a framing technique where the amount of lumber used contributes to the insulation of the home. Through this advance house framing, the insulation of a house is made more efficient. For advanced framing, make sure that you check and comply with local building codes that you have in your area to make sure that you are not violating any law.
Renewable Energy Systems
When doing a whole-house systems approach, professional remodelers always include renewable energy systems into their remodeling plan. Here are technology options you can choose from for a more energy-efficient home:
- Small solar electric systems
- Small wind electric systems
- Microhydropower systems
- Hybrid solar and wind electric systems
Michael Nash Design Build & Homes is a world class, multi-awarded remodeling company which specializes in Complete Kitchen Remodeling, Complete Bathroom Remodeling, Complete Basement Remodeling, and Complete Home Additions & Extensions. Our expertise also extends to Addition Remodeling as well as Major Renovations, New Custom Homes, Outdoor Living Services, etc. For inquiries and in-home consultations, call us on our mobile number (703) 457-8684. You can also take advantage of our services through these areas: Northern VA | Aldie | Alexandria | Annandale | Arlington County | Arlington | Ashburn | Burke | Centreville | Chantilly | Clifton | Dunn Loring | Fairfax County | Fairfax Station | Fairfax | Falls Church | Gainesville | Great Falls | Haymarket | Herndon | Leesburg | Lorton | Loudoun County | Manassas | McLean | Merrifield | Oakton | Potomac Falls | Prince William County | Purcellville | Reston | Springfield | Sterling | Vienna | Woodbridge, VA.