Green Service Contractors in Washington DC, VA & MD
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Green Building in Washington DC
The environment is on everyone's minds as of late, ours included. If you've been thinking of ways to reduce your carbon footprint, there is no better place to start than with your home. Whether you are thinking about building a new addition to your house or simply want to update a few of your less efficient appliances and fixtures, Michael & Son's Washington DC and Arlington County green building contractor services can help you make it happen. We are the green services contractors you can trust with the knowledge required to transform your home into an energy-efficient dwelling.
Going green not only decreases your carbon footprint and helps Mother Earth, but it also saves you money and can improve the quality of your life. With energy prices on the rise, it's time to start thinking about what you can do to decrease your monthly energy bill and increase your electrical efficiency around the house.
* Energy Audit Includes:
Visual inspection of exterior and interior of home Visual inspection of electrical panel, Havc and Water heater Visual inspection of appliances Visual inspection of home insulation
Here are a few things you can do to improve the energy efficiency of your home:
Captures free renewable energy from the sun to heat your household water, reduce your water heating bill and reduce the amount of electricity or natural gas that you use in your home.
- Geothermal Heating & Cooling Systems
Geothermal technology is a great investment that can save you more than 70% on your utility bill each year. It provides even and consistent heating and cooling all year long with no hot or cold spots.
- Replace incandescent light bulbs with CFLs
Did you know that if every home replaced just one light bulb with a CFL (compact florescent light bulb) we would save over $600 million a year in energy costs? CFL's are far more energy efficient than traditional incandescent light bulbs, and they don't have to be replaced nearly as often.
Ceiling fans use very little energy and can help you maintain a comfortable temperature and allow you to decrease your thermostat by several degrees.
- Install low flow showerheads
Low-flow shower heads and toilets can save you thousands of gallons of water each year. The newest models have great water pressure!
- Replace old appliances with energy-efficient models
Save hundreds of dollars each year with energy efficient washers, dryers, refrigerators, and dishwashers.
*Michael & Son provides a Blower Door Test as an added service.
A blower door test depressurizes your home simulating a 20 mile an hour wind on the five sides of your home.
This will specifically identify air leaks in your walls and roof line. It also shows duct leakage ie the money you spend on heating and cooling is escaping right through the ducts that are supposed to be supplying air to the rooms in your house.
Along with the blower door test we show energy loss through a thermal imaging report.
The blower door test comes with a report to quantify the results as well as a list of opportunities to reduce the air loss in your home.
This is just the beginning of ways that Michael & Son's green services in Arlington, DC and all surrounding areas can help you improve the efficiency of your home.