64 State St, Windsor, VT 05089
BPI Energy Audits | Weatherization
Peachtree BPI Certified Services: air sealing, moisture mitigation, insulation,and weather proofing.

The Home Health Upgrade

Support the comfort, health, and efficiency of your home. Life is short – quality of life is vital.

New England’s existing homes need help. Many homes were constructed before modern energy and building codes were established. They often have efficiency problems that cause over-consumption of heating fuels and electricity, and lead to poor comfort and indoor air quality.

When improving the quality of your life you can also reduce your cost of living.

Discomfort in the home can result from many factors:
  • Drafts caused by poor insulation produce a chill in the room
  • Poor humidity control leads to condensation around the home envelope and results in the growth of toxic molds that cause allergies and infection. Beyond the harmful effects to your health, poor humidity control can cause irreversible structural damage, like dry rot, which compromises the structure of your house.
  • Dust and carbon monoxide filtering through poorly sealed ceilings and floors cause odors and may cause a variety of health disorders.
It can save money – not cost money – to upgrade the health of your home!

The Home Health Upgrade takes weatherization one step further.

What we offer through our Home Health Upgrade is more than a simple weatherization program. A simple weatherization program performs blower tests, then updates insulation along with weatherization strips and window caulking.

We provide those services, but don’t stop there. We ensure that the envelope that protects your home from the elements is solid – this is done in a way that prevents heat loss, and locks toxins away from the family. We also strengthen your aging home with necessary structural supports, confirm that your fire alarms are in working order, and make sure your emergency exits are clear and accessible.

How do we upgrade the health of your home?

The Home Health Upgrade will require a professional analysis of your home. Our BPI certified specialists will test your home, using a blower that fits into the main door jamb of your home. The blower consists of a seal with a high-speed fan that allows us to test the air pressure, exfiltration (air loss), and heat loss that your home suffers from.

With the resulting information, we can give you a full prognosis that allows you to see all the changes we can make to address the efficiency, comfort, and health issues in your home. We can also help you determine which changes will be most important, working within your budget to gain the greatest benefits for your home and family.

Small upgrades can make noticeable changes in the comfort and health of your family.

Once we’ve tightened all the areas around your windows and doors, we use foam and high-density insulations to prevent heat loss and to control air movement. Once air movement in your home has been stabilized, we calculate how much movement is needed to maximize the comfort of your living space. To do that, we use air handlers and exhaust fans that move the air in a pattern that makes your home comfortable.

We create balance and efficiency in your home so that minimum amounts of energy are required for heating and cooling your space and your water tanks. We build systems that are fully compatible so that the air pressure throughout your home, and in each individual zone, are steady and comfortable.

Your investment in the health of your home and family will save you money.

The Home Health Upgrade can reduce energy consumption in your home by 50%, saving you money in 3 to 5 years. Even in new houses, built to current codes, our Home Health Upgrade can reduce energy consumption by 30%.

Let’s break it down: the cost for a Home Health Upgrade for 1,500 square foot home, is around $10,000 to $15,000. Calculated over the course of 5 years, that equals $167 to $250 per month, which you’ll see reflected in energy bill savings. After the first 3 to 5 years, your energy savings will be money in your pocket.

As an additional incentive for you to upgrade the health of your home, when you ask Peachtree Builders to complete a full Home Health Upgrade, you receive the audit (a $1,500 value) for free.

Why Peachtree Builders?

Just as you would spend time choosing the right doctor for your own health needs, you want to make certain you are choosing the most qualified builders to improve the health of your home. We build relationships based on integrity and earn your respect through sound practices.

Learn more About the Peachtree Builders team here.

Certified Professionals

The building professionals at Peachtree Builders, Inc. are BPI (Building Performance Institute) certified, which means that we are part of a network of specially trained and certified analysts that provide comprehensive inspections of building systems. The Building Performance Institute, Inc. is the nation's premier standards development and credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work. They offer training and support programs through professional certification, contractor accreditation, and quality assurance services.

Our Certifications:
Building Envelope Professionals
View Richard´s Envelope Professional Certificate (PDF)
View Bob´s Envelope Professional Certificate (PDF)
View Grahame´s Envelope Professional Certificate (PDF)
Building Analyst Professionals
View Richard´s Building Analyst Professional Certificate (PDF)
View Bob´s Building Analyst Professional Certificate (PDF)
View Grahame´s Building Analyst Professional Certificate (PDF)

To learn more about our Home Health Upgrade, you can reach us at 802-674-6005, or you can fill out the form on our contact page and one of our certified specialists will get in touch with you.

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64 State St, Windsor, VT 05089
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