The truth about being a homeowner in Westchester County, whether you just purchased your home or have been living in it for years, is that renovations are usually necessary. This can be very exciting, but also very stressful. You want your renovations to make your home more comfortable, functional, energy efficient, environmentally responsible and increase the value of your investment. BrightHome Energy Efficiency Experts are trained and certified by the Building Performance Institute in the latest home building science. We will work with you to understand what you want to accomplish, conduct necessary testing to fully understand how your home currently functions and deliver a customized plan to ensure that your renovations are a smart investment. Whether your home is a stop on your way to a brighter future or already your forever home, renovating responsibly with BrightHome can provide more comfort and functionality for you and your family - AND provide energy savings that can cover all or part of the cost of renovation.
Why Do Energy Efficiency Renovations Matter?
Carbon emissions from buildings account for about 40% of the total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. This means even making one home more energy efficient can go a long way towards protecting the environment! BrightHome customers saved 576 tons of carbon from being released into the environment last year alone, and these savings will multiply as the years go on. By making your renovations energy efficient, you can join BrightHome customers in preserving the environment for the future.
What Are the Benefits of Renovating Responsibly?
Whether you are going to be staying in your home for the rest of your life or just a few years, you should get the most out of your renovations, including experiencing benefits like:
One of the immediate benefits of increasing a home’s energy efficiency is improved year-round comfort. A BrightHome energy audit will tell you exactly what upgrades will make the biggest impact.
Reduced Energy Bills
An energy efficient renovation will put your money to work for you instead of the utility company. Since your home will be using less energy, you’ll notice a drop in your energy bills. In fact, we guarantee an energy savings of up to 40% after your home’s improvements are complete! These savings add up. Over time, they can pay for all or a part of the cost of your renovations.
Improved Sustainability & Durability
Energy efficiency upgrades will make your home more durable and sustainable, helping you spend less time and money on maintenance. Proper insulation and air sealing have the added benefits of providing additional strength to the structure of your home and protection from moisture damage, insects and critters.
Lowered Carbon Footprint
Once your home has been renovated, your carbon footprint will be minimized. You’ll be doing your part and joining the BrightHome family of customers in protecting the environment right now and for the future.
We take the guesswork out of home improvement. We use data, building science, and expertise to understand your home’s strengths and its needs. You may be aware of problems in your Westchester home — like uneven temperatures between rooms, drafts, high energy bills and musty odors. At BrightHOME, our team of qualified professionals will dig deep to diagnose exactly what’s causing these problems.
Our comprehensive energy assessment begins with 4 - 6 hours of data collection in your home. Back at the office, your professional will spend 12 or more hours developing unique solutions for your home. Using industry leading software, your home and energy efficiency improvements are modeled resulting in your comprehensive plan. Armed with your fact based report, together an action plan is finalized fitting your needs and budget. Implementation of your plan is just as important as the solution and our construction crews are uniquely qualified to execute your renovation. You will experience measurable results with solutions like customized air sealing, insulation, high-efficiency heating and air conditioning systems and upgrades to your windows and doors,
After BrightHome completes your renovations we conduct the same tests we did the day of our original assessment to deliver on our guaranteed energy reductions.