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Energy Efficiency

Saving Energy Means Saving Money

When you think about saving energy, replacing light bulbs and unplugging electronics may be the first things that come to mind. But to truly lower your energy usage and your power bills, you need to examine all aspects of your home.

Improving Energy Usage

By testing for power consumption, temperature variances, air leaks and more, Harth Builders can determine the best solutions for improving your home’s overall energy performance and lowering your cost of living. The first step is to conduct a blower door test.

Blower door tests, which start at less than $900, identify the "leakiness" of your home. The data we collect from this test creates a baseline of energy efficiency and enables Harth Builders to provide a comprehensive strategy with multiple options for improving the energy efficiency of your home.

Products and Services

Some of the products and services we may utilize to address your home’s energy efficiency include:

Government Assistance

Because many energy-efficient improvements require a sizeable initial investment, local and federal government agencies offers programs to help offset the cost of these environmentally responsible modifications. For more information on these programs, visit:

The US Department of Energy—Tax Breaks
PA Residential Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency

Energy Efficient Home Tips

Because many energy-efficient improvements require a sizeable initial investment, local and federal government agencies offers programs to help offset the cost of these environmentally responsible modifications. For more information on these programs, visit:
  1. Energy Efficient Appliances: Using appliances with an energy star sticker on them can help you save on your electric bill while helping to save the planet.
  2. Putting your computer into standby mode, or turning it off: Energy saving ideas for PCs.
  3. Reducing electricity used in the summer In the winter: Turn off lights, use the clothes dryer less and turn down the AC to reduce electric costs.
  4. Utilizing a renewable source of energy: Solar and wind power are great sources of renewable energy.
  5. Insulating: Reduce heating and cooling costs with proper insulation.
  6. Energy Efficient Windows: Energy efficiency in windows is determined by climate find out where you stand.
  7. Weatherstripping & Caulking: Small cracks in doors and windows can lead to a 30% loss in warm or cool air.
  8. Energy Efficient Lighting: Cut energy bills fast with new lighting technologies.
  9. Energy Efficient Heating: Efficiency technologies convert their energy sources into useful heat.
  10. Energy Efficient Thermostats: Programmable thermostats can cut heating and cooling costs up to 25%.
  11. Energy Efficient Flooring: Radiant floors are used as the primary heating system in the home.
  12. Energy Efficient Roofs: Use cool roof materials for energy efficiency.
  13. Reduce the amount of water used: Conserve water by taking shorter showers, install a more energy efficient shower head and fix leaky faucets.
  14. Reduce dratfs from pipes with insulation and by sealing air leaks: Sealing openings around pipes will reduce energy costs.
  15. Put curtains over windows to keep cold/heat out: Use window shading to save energy.
  16. Close the fireplace damper: When not using your fireplace close the damper and install glass doors to reduce energy waste

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To get started, contact us and lets start a conversation. Communication is our strength and we will guide you from there one step at a time!