The following article ran in Lancaster County Magazine in September 2009.
There are a myriad of ways your home can lose energy: through windows, the foundation, walls, insulation, heating/cooling systems, appliances and your family’s use of the home. Combine that with unpredictable oil and natural-gas prices and the electricity rate-cap expiration in January, and your budget could take a massive hit this winter. To help make your home greener – and help your wallet keep more green! – Lancaster-based remodeling company PA HomeWorks, LLC (#PA002841) is offering Home Performance Audits.
“A Home Performance Audit will locate a home’s energy inefficiencies,” remarks owner Jeff Snader. “PA HomeWorks, and will provide recommendations to lower your energy bills.”
A typical audit requires thorough knowledge of how a home’s individual systems work together as a whole. “Through this audit, PA HomeWorks will check your systems to ensure they are operating correctly for a safe, healthy and comfortable home for you and your family,” Jeff notes.
Although PA HomeWorks does follow standard criteria, Jeff personalizes the Energy Audit to your home’s unique systems – whether it’s a century-old Victorian or a newly built townhouse. “Most homes can benefit from an audit and simple conservations methods,” he says, adding that many times, the homeowner won’t have to wait long to see a return on investments recommended by the Home Performance Audit. “You reduce your monthly expenses along with contributing to a reduction in energy usage helping the overall environment. This is a win-win.” Plus, PA HomeWorks can advise you about grants, tax credits and low-cost loan assistance to help cover the costs of your home’s energy improvements. >PA HomeWorks is a certified partner with Keystone Energy Star and the PA Energy Partnership, and Jeff is a Building Products Institute (BPI)-certified Building Analyst Professional.
In addition to Energy Audits, Jeff notes that PA HomeWorks is “your building and remodeling resource” – from smaller jobs such as repairs and maintenance to extensive projects including kitchens, baths, additions, garages and whole-house remodels. One such recent project involved retrofitting a mid-century home to meet the needs of its wheelchair-bound owner, complete with hardwood and ceramic floors, wider doorways with self-closing doors, ramps and accommodating bathrooms.
“PA HomeWorks is there to work with you at every step of the way to offer expert advice delivering a project that meets your expectations and budget,” Jeff asserts. “We listen and customer satisfaction is our top priority!”
For more information, call Jeff at 684-5629 (office) or 330-8279 (cell).