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Energize New York - South Salem, NY

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“Energize NY was very helpful in walking me through the process and making it easy to understand. As a result, there were no surprises as to what needed to be done and when.”

Jim Liao – South Salem, NY

Year & Style: 1789 Colonial

Square Feet: 3,264

Bedrooms/Baths: 2 BR, 2 BA

Heat Sources: Propane Boiler, Electric Baseboard

Home Performance Contractor

Healthy Home Energy & Consulting, Inc.

Propane Savings: 45%

Living in a house whose oldest section dates from 1789, Jim Liao felt there was a lot of unnecessary waste of energy and expenses. Having lent his support and expertise to help Energize NY get off the ground, Jim knew exactly where he could get help to improve the energy efficiency of his colonial. He began by selecting Healthy Home, an Energize Comfort Corps and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program contractor. Healthy Home identified his 18th century colonial's unique problems through a comprehensive home energy assessment. To his surprise, the assessment showed that the older section of the house was more efficient than the addition he built in 2001. Jim chose to air seal and insulate his home from top to bottom. This measure would block cold outside air from being drawn into the house around the sill and basement, and heated air from escaping through the attic and roof. Jim is very pleased with his home upgrades and could not be happier with the results. His home is now wasting much less energy and his heating costs have dropped significantly too.

Homeowner Concerns:

  • Eliminating avoidable energy costs

  • Do savings justify the cost of improvements?

  • Reducing carbon footprint

Problems Uncovered:

  • Insufficient exterior wall insulation

  • Air leakage through the ceiling into the attic, and through the roof

  • Heat loss through basement crawlspace perimeter

Improvements Completed:

  • Air sealed house to reduce air leakage from 3437 CFM50 to 2319 CFM50 (33%)

  • Insulated exterior walls with R-12* cellulose insulation

  • Insulated crawlspace with R-21 high density foam insulation

  • Insulated side attic with R-39 cellulose insulation

Resulting Benefits:

  • Considerable savings on energy costs

  • Reduced energy waste

  • Increased home comfort

*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