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Energize New York - Somers, NY

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“My only thought is to encourage others who want to either save money or leave less of a footprint to have an inspection of their home."

Steve Dickson and Joan Ruddy & Somers, NY

Year & Style: 1994 Colonial

Square Feet: 3,000

Bedrooms/Baths: 3 BR, 2.5 BA

Heat Source: Boiler

Home Performance Contractor

Healthy Home Energy & Consulting, Inc.

Oil Savings: 22%

Steve Dickson was going through the Somers Record one day when an ad for the Energize NY Program caught his eye. This inspired Steve and his wife Joan to apply for an evaluation of their 1994 Colonial style home in Somers. After they completed their evaluation work with Healthy Home Energy & Consulting, Steve and Joan learned many things about the efficiency of their house. The insulation on their basement ceiling, which was recommended when they originally moved in, was actually acting as a barrier to the heat and air flow throughout their living space. As for Steve and Joan’s motivation, Joan said it best when she explained, “My biggest thought was just efficiency. I don’t want to waste energy, I don’t want to harm our environment or our planet, if we can do our part and make a smaller footprint I’m happy to do it.” And with 22% savings after their home energy upgrade, Steve and Joan can proudly say they’ve taken the right steps for their family towards a more efficient lifestyle.

Homeowner Concerns:

  • Lower high energy bills

  • Drafty master bathroom

  • Cold spots on kitchen floor

  • Looking to make the home more energy efficient

Problems Uncovered:

  • Excessive air leakage (through 1st and 2nd floor ceiling fenestrations, outlets, baseboard perimeter, basement door and attic hatch)

  • Improper thermal/pressure boundary in attic, basement ceiling, basement perimeter

Improvements Completed:

  • Removed existing insulation

  • Air sealed entire attic

  • Insulated attic with loose fill cellulose to R-value not less than 38

  • Open cell foam insulation to underside of roof deck

  • Cell foam insulation to basement perimeter

  • Dense pack cellulose at garage ceiling

  • Closed cell foam to basement perimeter

  • Air sealed entire perimeter of thermal envelope

  • Commercial grade weatherstripping to basement door

  • Elastomeric self-sealing pipe insulation to all exposed hot water pipes in basement

Resulting Benefits:

  • No more cold spots

  • Master bathroom is warmer

  • 22% savings in oil usage

*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

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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.,
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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
  • Mitchel, 4 year employee

    I have been working at Healthy Home for four years now and over that time I have made some great friends and gained an amazing amount of knowledge on how homes are built.

    Mitchel, 4 year employee,