Energy Efficiency

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Your home is less energy efficient than you think.

Energy EfficiencyYour AC is running, but it still feels uncomfortably warm in some rooms. Or the temperature setting for the heat looks correct, but you still have to bundle up to stay warm. If you recognize these problems, you aren’t alone.

The exterior walls of older homes tend to be filled with tiny gaps, especially around windows and doors. These are caused by ongoing wear and tear, as well as misalignment due to structural ‘settling.’ If you were to put all those small holes together, they’d add up to one surprisingly large hole!

 Naturally, this allows hot, humid air to enter your home in the summer, and chilly, drafty air to seep through in the winter. Typically, you adjust the thermostat, which causes your heating and AC systems to work harder and run longer, than necessary. The high energy bills you see every month are proof of your home inefficiency, month after month, year after year.

Newer homes have different issues. Modern local building codes set specific standards and requirements for residential homes, including energy efficiency. But to reduce costs and increase profit, many home builders today ‘do the bare minimum’ to technically comply with building codes, then call it a day.

more efficient doorsWhen installing new windows, doors, and insulation for both older and newer homes, North Georgia doesn’t consider a job complete unless we exceed those basic standards in every way. Homeowners who meet with us quickly realize that we operate at a higher level than the vast majority of contractors out there.

Yes, we may be a little obsessed with home energy efficiency. But between your family’s year-round comfort, the optimal functioning and longevity of your HVAC system, and the very idea of wasting money each time you pay your power bill, we get satisfaction out of knowing that our ‘obsession’ benefits everyone who chooses us.

So what can you do about improving your home’s energy efficiency? There's a lot you can do: 

1. Get a Home Energy Audit. Experts will do a highly detailed inspection of every part of your home. You may be surprised at the issues they discover – which you’ve been paying for in wasted energy costs all these years. You’ll be supplied with a comprehensive report, listing all the problem areas that should be addressed. Not sure which improvements will give you ‘the most bang for your buck’? Your North Georgia consultant will be glad to help.

more efficient windows2. Look at Insulation Options. There are several types of insulation that make a huge difference in home energy efficiency. The most common area to add insulation is in the attic, but insulation can also be added to basements and inside the exterior walls of your home.

3. Install Infinity® from Marvin Windows. Infinity windows and doors are made from Ultrex fiberglass - a pultruded fiberglass material so strong and durable it is superior to other window materials

Infinity's From Marvin Ultrex® FiberglassWindows Have:
* The lowest thermal expansion rate, which keeps the window weathertight, reducing the risk of seal failures and air leakage.

* Infinity® products incorporate the details of traditional wood windows without the maintenance.

*The superior strength of Ultrex® fiberglass allows for a truly narrower profile giving you more daylight and better views. Ultrex®'s patented, mechanically bonded inline acrylic finish is up to 3x thicker than competitive finishes, providing superior resistance to discoloring, scratching, and denting.

* With Infinity's Limited Lifetime Warranty you'll have peace of mind.

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