Remodeling with Efficiency in Mind

If you own an older house and are considering remodeling work, then be sure to ask about the energy efficiency qualifications of the remodelers that you are considering. Many remodelers are realizing the importance and rising demand for energy efficiency features, so many have turned to Tiburon Energy as a partner.

logo for NARI (National Association of the Remodeling IndustryIn the Cincinnati area, a good resource to find a professional remodeler company is the Ohio Valley Chapter of National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), a not-for-profit trade association dedicated exclusively to serving the professional remodeling industry and to serve as an ally to area homeowners. Toni Winston, president of Tiburon Energy, was the keynote speaker at a NARI membership meeting on February 17, where she addressed many of the issues regarding energy efficiency and weatherization.

Check out NARI Ohio Valley online for more information on remodeling and to find a professional remodeler.

Whose house is more efficient? Look to the roofs.

Could this house be more energy-efficient?

During the cold winter months, a fairly accurate way to tell if your house is energy-efficient is to check the rate of snow melt from your roof in comparison with your neighbors. Since many houses in a neighborhood are similar in design, building materials and age, this makes for a quick way to compare how much heat is being lost through a roof.

A more energy-efficient house has less heat escaping through the roof. A house with fewer air gaps and higher levels of insulation prevents heat loss, leading to less use of heating equipment such as furnaces and boilers.

This has a similar effect in summer when running the air conditioner, when insulation prevents heated air from mixing with cooled air.

So remember, more snow on a rooftop could be a sign of higher efficiency house. If you are concerned about energy loss concerns in your home, contact the energy efficiency experts at Tiburon Energy today.