Kitchen Exhaust Fan Background
Cooking produces water vapor and fumes; it can also release fine particles of grease into the air. Gas stoves can add more emissions, like nitrogen dioxide and other combustion byproducts. Kitchen exhaust fans that duct air directly to the outdoors can effectively remove these emissions. This protection is substantially compromised with models that just filter the air and return it to the kitchen. Kitchen exhaust fan options include those that run continuously, those that operate manually as needed, and those that operate with multiple-speed settings. Make sure to select models that are both energy efficient and quiet.
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.