February 8, 2017
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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.

1. Attic

The attic is a part of the home that many people simply forget about, but it can play a huge role in home comfort (or lack thereof). A process known as the “stack effect” allows for heat to rise from the basement of the home up through to the attic, where if it’s not properly insulated or air sealed the air will then escape to the outside, causing the process to repeat itself. This is why it’s so important to ensure that proper air sealing and insulation is in place.

2. Ductwork

Your home’s ductwork is responsible for transferring conditioned air from your heating and cooling systems to each room in the house. Naturally, issues will begin to mount if your ducts aren’t performing properly. One of the most common problems occurs when ducts aren’t sealed well, in which case air is allowed to escape at will.

Leaky ductwork won’t do you or your family any favors, as it leads to uncomfortable rooms and high energy bills. In order to ensure your ductwork is in good shape, it’s best to have an evaluation performed by a trusted professional contractor.

3. Windows

Most homes feature a fair amount of windows, many of which are old and outdated. Windows that haven’t been properly weatherized are often characterized by cracks and gaps to the outside, which naturally allows unwanted airflow to occur. Just as with your attic and ductwork, windows need to be tightly sealed in both the summer and winter months to ensure your HVAC system can create a comfortable indoor environment.

Where your home loses heat

Green Stone Energy —Your Air Sealing and Insulation Experts!

At Green Stone Energy, we want to ensure our customers are comfortable for the remainder of the winter and going forward. Our approach to home performance centers around the importance of air sealing and insulating those “problem areas” that many people have in their homes, and we’ll work to ensure that you save money on your energy bill while staying comfortable the whole time.

Take control of your home this winter. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment

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  • 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,