PECO In-Home Assessments offer unbiased expert energy advice, FREE energy-saving products, and a customized plan with energy efficiency improvement recommendations that could reduce your annual electric utility bill by up to 20%! (source: energystar.gov)
We will evaluate HVAC equipment such as central cooling and/or heating. Heating and cooling represents half of a typical home’s annual energy use, so maximizing the efficiency of these systems is very important. (source: EIA’s PA Residential Energy Consumption Survey)
If you have an electric hot water heater, we will inspect your home’s faucets and showerheads, and may install low flow aerators and showerheads— this can reduce your overall water consumption by 30-50%. Less water equals less energy needed to heat the water. (source: EPA)
We will inspect your home’s walls and attic space for proper insulation levels and identify possible ventilation and safety hazards. Proper insulation in attics and walls can cut heating and cooling costs dramatically while making your home more comfortable.
In a typical house, about 20-30 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. We will inspect your exposed ductwork for proper sealing to make your home more comfortable, energy efficient, and safer. (source: energystar.gov)
We may install energy-saving light bulbs in your home at no additional cost. Did you know that one CFL/LED bulb can save you up to $30 over its lifetime and last 10-25 times longer than incandescent bulbs while using 75% less energy? (source: energy.gov)
Many homes have hidden air leaks that add up to the equivalent of leaving a window open year round. We will identify these air leaks throughout your home and give recommendations. By sealing air leaks, you can save up to 30% or more on heating and cooling costs. (source: energy.gov)
We will educate you about other PECO Smart Ideas that you may qualify for, such as PECO Home Rebates and PECO Appliance Recycling.
An entertainment center’s devices continue to use energy even when not in use. Smart power strips shut down power to devices in standby mode, which can account for 5% - 10% of your total household energy consumption. This can be directly installed – for free – during your appointment. (source: http://energy.gov)
If you have an electric hot water heater, we may insulate your home’s exposed hot water pipes (a minimum 10 feet of exposed pipe required). This will reduce heat loss and will help your hot water heating system work more efficiently. To further improve hot water efficiency, lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120°F.
We will inspect your basement and crawlspace for proper insulation levels, possible air leakage, ventilation, and to identify potential health hazards and safety issues.
We will inspect the outside perimeter of your home to identify possible energy saving opportunities, especially if your home has a pool or spa system. We also look for sources of moisture issues that may affect your home’s durability and indoor air quality.