The Most Important Thing to do Before Going Solar

In a recent article from Energy Sense Miranda Boutelle discussed the ins and outs of going solar. One of the first things she spoke about was energy consumption. More specifically, she wrote about the importance of having an energy-efficient home before installing a large expensive solar system.


One of the best ways you can make your home more energy efficient is by having high-quality full coverage air sealing and insulation installed in your attic that helps to completely encapsulate your home. By fully air sealing and insulating your home you can drastically increase your energy efficiency by keeping conditioned air inside and keeping uncontrolled unconditioned air out. When your home is not properly air sealed and has low-quality insulation your HVAC system is put under additional strain. Your HVAC system will need to work significantly harder and use more energy in order to compensate for the external conditions that are entering your home.


In the article, Miranda also suggested that homeowners verify the efficiency of their lighting and HVAC systems. Doing this can allow you to make sure that these systems are operating properly and is another way to keep your home as energy efficient as possible. Comfenergy can provide a full home energy evaluation that will check your building envelope and inspect your insulation. And through our preferred partner program we can direct you to one of the many high-quality HVAC companies we work with. After we finish the energy evaluation, we can install an air seal and replace and upgrade the existing insulation in your attic to provide maximum energy efficiency and save you money whether you decide to go solar or not.