Where Does Your Home’s Heat Go?

Winter is in full-swing here in Southeastern, PA, and many homeowners are dealing with indoor comfort issues. In many cases, this is due to heat that escapes from the home, resulting in discomfort and costing you significant amounts of money on your utility bill. It can be frustrating trying to understand where and how this heat is escaping, but determining the source of the issue is the key to solving it, and the team at Green Stone Energy is here to help.

Where, exactly, is your home’s heat escaping? Here are three areas that serve as the most common culprits, all of which should be focused upon to improve indoor comfort and energy efficiency this winter.

The Key to Ice Dam Prevention

As the winter here in the West Chester area starts to make itself at home, you may be dreading those snowstorms. Not only do they mean terrible roads and more shoveling, but they can also wreak havoc on your home. Are you doing enough to protect your home from ice dams?

Ice Dams: What Are They?

The icicles that form at the edge of your roof during the winter are ice dams. They can cause severe damage to your home’s roof, attic, siding and gutters. While ice dams can be painstakingly removed, it’s more effective to implement ice dam prevention measures. By taking preventative action, you’ll have peace of mind for the long-term.

New Year’s 2017 Home Performance Resolution

The new year will be here before you know it, and just like every year prior, it’s time to start thinking about making some resolutions to work towards a better future. For some, this means hitting the gym more often, quitting smoking or making time to volunteer with a local organization. These are all excellent goals, but homeowners in the Southeastern Pennsylvania area should also take care to make resolutions that focus on improving home performance. 

The start of a new year means turning over a new leaf, and for those who have been holding off on making valuable home upgrades, now is an excellent time to move forward. Consider these home performance resolutions for 2017:

Make Your Home Healthy and Comfortable This Winter

Winter is here, and Southeastern Pennsylvania homeowners are scrambling to get ready for the chilly weather that’s to come. There’s no getting around the fact that the cold winter weather can wreak havoc on homes in Pennsylvania and that it causes our furnaces to work overtime. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to make your home healthy and comfortable this winter, and the team at Green Stone Energy is here to help.

Not sure where to start? Here are four tips for winterizing your home.

Prep for Cooler Temperatures with Professional Air Sealing

We’re big fans of the fall weather here at Green Stone Energy. After all, fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Southeast PA, with foliage drawing large numbers of visitors and residents taking the time to relax and unwind after a long summer. While fall is certainly a time for reflection, it’s also the time to think about the cooler temperatures that are ahead, as well as whether or not your home is ready for them.

Is Your Home Ready for Colder Weather?

There’s no getting around the fact that temperatures are starting to fall here in Southeastern PA. Now is the time for homeowners to focus on ways to prevent costly damages from occurring due to snowfall before it’s too late. Fortunately, preventative maintenance doesn’t have to be a challenge, so long as you take the right steps and follow a plan.

The Importance of Home Energy Audits

The home energy audit is one of the most effective tests available for Southeastern PA homeowners who are looking to boost home efficiency. Also referred to as an “energy assessment,” an energy audit is the first step in determining just how much energy the home is consuming and how this energy is being consumed. This information allows us to pinpoint exactly where energy loss is occurring, resulting in a tailored action plan to solve whatever issues are discovered.

The Importance of Insulation In The Summer

Summer is a time for relaxation and fun in the sun, but it’s also the time of year when many Southeastern, PA homeowners find it difficult to create a comfortable, cool indoor environment. Hearing the word “insulation” this time of year, though, will likely bring to mind icy images of the dead of winter.

Green Stone Energy & Energize Delaware: A Winning Combination

At Green Stone Energy, we’re proud to serve Delaware homeowners in an effort to improve home performance and energy efficiency for people of all walks of life. We also know that paying for valuable home performance upgrades can sometimes be easier said than done, especially for those who are living on a tight budget. This is why we’ve recently joined Energize Delaware—a state-administered rebate program designed to help improve efficiency in Delaware homes.

Why Spring is the Best Season to Improve Your Home

When winter finally ends up coming to a close, many homeowners in Southeastern,PA begin to breathe a sigh of relief. It’s often assumed that spring means you don’t need to worry about your home’s efficiency issues anymore (since the weather is mild), but this is a common misconception.