Is your home CHERPing?


A partnership with the City of Claremont, California,
local energy efficiency experts and volunteers.

What are the benefits of retrofitting your home?

infrared house imageRetrofitting your home for energy efficiency provides a multitude of benefits that extend beyond mere energy savings. Homes that have undergone a Home Performance upgrade are more comfortable, more durable, healthier and safer than the average modern home.

Here's a quick rundown of some of the benefits you will see after participating in the CHERP program:

1) Energy Savings.

Nationwide, buildings are responsible for 49% of energy consumption. Individually, most homeowners pay far more than necessary to cover utility bills because of air leaks and poor insulation. By participating in the CHERP program, you will be working to reduce your own energy bills, while contributing to help reduce our national energy consumption and help mitigate climate change.  

2) Improved Comfort.

Drafty rooms in winter? Hot rooms in summer? The whole-house, home performance approach will increase the comfort of your entire home by addressing air leaks and defective insulation -- identified by infrared thermal scanning and blower door testing -- and air sealing and improving insulation where they're needed. 

3) Greater Building Durability.

By looking at building problems and addressing them at the source, a qualified home performance contractor is able to identify and remediate potential long-term problems in residential buildings including moisture and air infiltration, poor ventilation and structural problems. 

4) Higher Resale Value.

An energy efficient home not only provides dividents in the short term -- through reduced energy costs -- but in the long term, by increasing resale value. Particularly as energy costs continue to escalate, energy efficiency is an increasingly important real estate factor for prospective home buyers; and the additional benefits of home performance retrofits (greater comfort, air quality, durability) make an energy efficient home all the more attractive.

5) Indoor Environmental Quality.

As part of the energy retrofit process, a qualified home performance contractor will evaluate potential sources of poor indoor air quality and take steps to eradicate them. This includes evaluating combustion equipment for safe operation, and measuring ventilation rates to ensure they are up to the latest safety standards.

For more information about how a home energy retrofit through CHERP can help you and your family, please contact us.