Home Air Sealing Background
There are extensive holes, cracks, and missing air barriers in older homes that allow unwanted heat loss in cold weather, heat gain in hot weather, and infiltration of contaminants year-round. Air sealing uncontrolled leaks is one of the most cost-effective measures to improve your home’s performance. It can reduce your heating and cooling bills, improve comfort by reducing drafts, keep contaminants such as moisture, dust, pollen, and pests from entering your home, and reduce moisture-related durability problems.
Tips to Sell Quality Installed Home Improvements
Home Improvement Expert is a valuable tool for organizations committed to quality installed work. The following tips help optimize the value of this tool when selling home improvements:
Trust Matters: Inform homeowners how your work conforms to this world-class expert guidance. Recommend they visit the DOE website as evidence these are indeed official best practices.
Knowledge Matters: Take advantage of the Building America Solution Center as a resource for becoming an expert on these projects.
Clarity Matters: Tell prospective clients to contrast your expert-recommended best practices with other contractors.
Value Matters: Advise prospective clients to insist other bids also include these checklists to ensure equivalent quality work.
Message Matters: Showcase on your website and marketing materials that your company uses the highest quality best practices specified on HIE Checklists.
Experiences Matter: Provide visual evidence contrasting the difference between poor and high quality work such as infrared images; pre- and post-energy bills; short and long warranties; and simple charts and graphics depicting performance advantages.