December 23, 2016

Feet in Socks

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.

1. Improve Your Insulation

Did you know that as many as 90% of U.S. homes are under-insulated, and most homeowners are unaware that they even have an issue on their hands? A poorly insulated home can never be truly efficient, which is why we recommend upgrading to high-performance spray foam or cellulose insulation. Both options can effectively help to keep your home warm this winter, especially if the current insulation isn’t doing its job.

2. Air Seal Your Home

Strong winds are common in Pennsylvania during the winter, and we often head inside to escape them. But what if your home isn’t able to properly shield you and your family from the elements? If there are areas throughout the house where drafts are prevalent, you already know what this can be like. The solution to the problem can be found in air sealing.

3. Use Heavy Drapes for Extra Insulation

If you have a lot of windows in your home, there’s a good chance you’re losing heat. One way to mitigate this is to hang heavy drapes over your windows rather than light blinds. These will serve as a form of added insulation to help keep the winter winds at bay. There are even drapes made specifically for this purpose that are an inexpensive way to reduce unwanted heat loss.

4. Have Your Heating System Looked At

When was the last time you called a professional to perform maintenance on your heating system? If you can’t remember (and chances are you can’t), that means you’re well overdue for an inspection. A simple HVAC tune-up can mean the difference between a safe and comfortable winter and emergency breakdown—don’t wait until that happens to take action.

Ready to get prepared for the winter? Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

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Testimonials

  • Thank you Dutch and Christian from Green Stone Energy LLC for a job well done. Our family will be feeling much warmer this winter. No more heating the outside.

    Lisa, Alex & Thorsten, Audubon, PA,
  • A really good weatherization Company. Would highly recommend.

    Nancy S.,
  • The work that Green Stone Energy completed at my home was awesome! The crew arrived as scheduled and completed their work in the most timely manner. They were very neat and made sure to clean up after themselves. I couldn't believe that the owner of the company even came to check on the progress... Read More

    Nancy M., West Chester, PA,
  • They arrived when they said they would. spread drop cloths where they would be walking. The owner stopped by to check on the progress. All went well. It took about 8 hours from start to finish. My initial observations are showing a positive improvement in the houses ability to hold temperature... Read More

    John S., Norristown,
  • We contacted Green Stone Energy after a PECO energy audit showed a lack of insulation in our attic. Everyone was very professional, friendly, prompt and did a quality job for us.

    Monica H., West Chester,
  • Estimate was done after a complete examination of my concerns.

    Susan M.,
  • We called in Green Stone Energy after a Peco audit recommendation and had two quotes. One was a bit more involved but also 80% more $$. They answered my many questions and upon recognizing at the start of the project they had forgot to include two small areas in their quote, they included the... Read More

    Jan L., ,Newtown Square
  • Very satisfied with all the work. The installers were very professional, efficient, polite, on time,and kept everything covered and clean.

    Mary K.,
  • I can't thank Dutch Schwertner and his team enough for their thorough evaluation and installation of energy efficiency at my Salon. Andrew and Ryan arrived as scheduled with a smile. Their preparation and communication skills really impressed me . I was so pleased with all the care they took to... Read More

    Susan S.,
  • Extremely pleased with everything we received from Green Stone Energy. Everything, from a prompt and fair proposal to timely service appointment. Did not try to oversell us and even recommended not having certain things done as it would not improve the comfort of our home. The work was done... Read More

    Gary M.,
  • Everything went perfectly. Wonderful staff to work with at all levels. Highest level of professionalism and workmanship. The night that the work was done, warm air was streaming into our third floor bathroom, for the first time ever. We were amazed at how much energy we must have been wasting... Read More

    April & John S.,
  • Mark came and conducted a thorough inspection. A well detailed estimate was provided. On the first date of the 2-day installation Mark came on site to review the intended job. Both installers were pleasant and more than competent. They cleaned up well each day. They installed ceiling and... Read More

    Marilyn C.,
  • Our experience with Green Stone Energy was outstanding. The first visit involved identifying the energy-saving opportunities that our home presented. We discussed those opportunities and I learned why and how the required work would be done. The second visit involved doing the actual work, which... Read More

    Angelo A. ,
  • An estimator came over to review the findings of a PECO energy audit. Dutch went over the recommendations with me, and got me a proposal a few days later. The team doing the work showed up on time and were very professional. They placed drop cloths before working inside the house and vacuumed... Read More

    Michael K.,
  • "We had an initial call with Green Stone (GS) and agreed to get an estimate. We did the same with several other contractors. The GS representative "Dutch" came to our home and was very knowledgeable of the PECO results and provided a detailed list of energy saving measures we could possibly... Read More

    Mike K. ,
  • I wanted to thank you for your help with my insulation job. In particular, I wanted to give a shout out to Greg who was on every aspect of the job. He was detail oriented, knowledgeable, conscientious, and a pleasure to work with.

    Anna Massi,