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Energize New York - Chappaqua, NY

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"Overall, the process was straightforward and easy. We were really happy with our contractor and the whole experience."

Katherine and Adam Rothschild- Chappaqua, NY

Year & Style: 1948 Cape

Square Feet: 3, 064

Bedrooms/Baths: 3 BR, 2.5 BA

Heat Source: Natural Gas/Forced Air Heat

Home Performance Contractor

Healthy Home Energy & Consulting, Inc. 

Natural Gas Savings: 67%

Electricity Savings: 31%

Katherine and Adam Rothschild happily left their space heaters in storage this winter, as their 1948 Cape style house in Chappaqua kept them cozy and comfortable for the first time in years. After having their home energy assessment, Healthy Home Energy & Consulting was able to get rid of the old and deteriorated insulation in the walls of their house and attic and replace it, eliminating the cold and drafty areas that once existed.

Prior to the energize work, the forced air vents and poorly insulated areas in the Rothschild house made it easy for sound to travel loudly throughout the living space. “Sound seems to not carry as much…as a parent when the kids were little I liked it, now as an older parent, with older kids I don’t! The house just seems quieter,” explained Adam.

The whole process of getting their home energy upgrade complete was done with efficiency in mind, both in terms of energy and time! One of the most interesting parts of the process for Katherine and Adam was how much work was done in such a short amount of time. “I’m always interested in energy efficiency and just trying to be green” said Katherine. If warmth and quiet weren’t enough, the Rothschilds were also able to fulfill their goals of being green by cutting an incredible 67% off their gas heating usage and an amazing 31% off their electric cooling usage thanks to their experience with the Energize NY program.

Homeowner Concerns:

  • Physically uncomfortable cold areas
  • Drafty rooms
  • Looking for general energy savings

Problems Uncovered:

  • Poor insulation
  • Improper thermal/Pressure boundry
  • Significant air leakage and heat loss

Improvements Completed:

  • Perimeter Air Sealing Solution: Reduce total infiltration of conditioned (heated) space from 6144 CFM50 to 4144 CFM50
  • Main Attic Insulation
  • Dining Room Attic Insulation
  • Side Attic Insulation
  • Crawlspace Ceiling Insulation
  • Duct Sealing (Basement Furnace)
  • Exterior Wall Insulation

Resulting Benefits:

  • Reduced drafts and uneven temperatures
  • Created a more comfortable living space
  • Significantly lowered energy costs and usage
  • Reduced energy waste
  • Quieted living space

*The R-value is a measure of thermal resistance. The higher the value, the less heat conducted through the insulation. 

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Energize New York

2051 Baldwin Road, Suite 107

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

(914) 302-7300

info@energizeny.org

www.EnergizeNY.org

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What Our Customers Are Saying

  • As soon as the Healthy Home™ workers were finished, I noticed there were no more drafts or 'cold rooms' in the house. Our comfort level immediately increased.

    John K.,
    Fairfield
  • What a difference Healthy Home™ made! They stuck to their estimates, were conscientious in completing the work and cleaned up after themselves every day. I felt comfortable having them in my home, and I have already seen savings in our bills.

    Rita,
    Westchester
  • The workers were definitely a real team. It was nice to see them in uniforms with Healthy Home™ branded equipment. My home didn't feel like a construction site at all.

    Sarah,
    Putnam
  • Fantastic. Jon and his crew were efficient, very clean, very thorough, polite, professional, and very nice...not to mention on schedule. Their solution on how to insulate our roof and garage was also better than the other bids we received. I would recommend them without question.

    Heath,
    Sleepy Hollow, NY
  • "Once agreed and the appointment was set, Chris and his crew arrived right on time and completed the project exactly in the time frame he advised. I met the crew and they were all extremely nice and the work was exceptional, surpassing my expectations.

    Kevin,
    Stamford, CT
  • Working with Healthy Home™ was a great experience - from the initial emails with Chris to our first meeting with Jon and then the actual work being completed. Everyone was super responsive and reliable. The house feels more comfortable and we had such an enjoyable time getting to this point.

    Joshua,
    Chappaqua, NY
  • We have been very pleased and completely satisfied with Healthy Home™ Energy and Consulting. We wanted more energy efficiency out of our 100 year old house. Healthy Home™ Energy and Consulting first performed a thorough audit finding many areas in our house that could be better insulated.

    Peter,
    Bedford Hills, NY
  • HH performed a comprehensive energy audit and suggested three waves of work. We have completed the first wave - sealing the home from infiltration and insulating a floor that was directly exposed to the cold. Amazing difference in comfort level after the work was complete.

    David,
    White Plains, NY
  • I recommend Healthy Home™ without reservation. They are reliable, thorough, on-time and very knowledgeable. They did a wonderful job with the installation of my ductless heat pump/AC unit.

    Kate S.,
    Mahopac, NY
  • Working with Healthy Home™ to purchase my solar PV panels was a terrific experience... They handled all of the permitting, utility and rebate paperwork... We now have a solar system that reduces our electricity costs significantly and looks great.

    Jill,
    Pound Ridge, NY
  • "This is amazing.  It is 55 degrees outside and I have the heat turned OFF - and it is 75 degrees inside the house and it is not getting any cooler inside.  I feel like I may not need the heat this winter with the new insulation.  I... Read More

    Patrick,
    Croton On Hudson, NY
  • Everyone I came in contact with were extremely polite, courteous and professional. On top of that you guys know your business and are efficient in executing it.

    James Deesso,
    Somers, NY