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Energize New York - Heritage Hills, NY

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“Contacting Energize NY led to a huge increase in my comfort level, especially during the past two brutal winters .”

Flo Brodley - Heritage Hills, NY

Year & Style: 1986 Sherman Condo

Square Feet: 1,800

Bedrooms/Baths: 3 BR/2 BA

Heat Source: Electric

Home Performance Contractor

Healthy Home Energy & Consulting, Inc.

Increase in Comfort & Energy Performance

During the winter months, Flo Brodley was consistently cold in her home despite her best efforts to keep her house warm by using thermal draperies and wearing wooly socks, sweaters and hats. Frustrated by her home being so uncomfortable, Flo began looking for a solution. Flo found Energize NY, which quickly helped her become more energy efficient. Using Healthy Home Energy & Consulting, Flo had a home energy assessment through NYSERDA’s Home Performance program. The energy assessment helped identify problems, such as big gaps and cracks throughout the house without proper insulation, and outdated appliances that were wasting energy. Her contractor recommended a range of efficiency upgrades to choose from and after considering her options, Flo chose to add insulation and air sealing in her house. Flo also upgraded her appliances to the most energy efficient models using the NY rebate. Today, Flo’s home is warm and comfortable and no longer has those frigid drafts in the winter months. This was an extremely positive and informative experience for Flo and because of that, she has shared her story with her Heritage Hills neighbors and throughout Westchester, inspiring many homeowners to also get Energized!

Homeowner Concerns:

  • Air leaking out of the house due to insulation issues

  • Drafts throughout the home

Problems Uncovered:

  • Caulking missing throughout the house, especially lacking in the ceiling and walls

  • No insulation surrounding the high hat lights

  • Outdated refrigerator, dishwasher and stove (not up to ENERGY STAR standards)

Resulting Benefits:

  • Considerably more comfortable in both winter and summer

  • Much less heat loss in the winter

Improvements Completed:

  • Air sealed house to reduce air leakage from 2945 CFM50 to 1559 CFM50 (53% Reduction)

  • Sealed entire duct distribution system from air-handler to registers using Aeroseal

  • Air-sealed attic to 2nd floor interface; installed airtight covers for attic hatch and recessed lighting

  • Insulated attic area with loose-fill cellulose to an **R-Value not less than 38

*Assessments are Free or Subsidized based on income

**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