While homes built nearly a century ago may be sturdier and arguably more stylish than modern ones, they are also much harder to stay comfortable in. That’s not surprising, given that they were built before insulation, central air conditioning, and building science as we know it, and when the primary way of staying warm was a fireplace or a woodstove. Luckily, EDGE Energy has experience auditing and servicing classic homes that always them to keep both their nostalgic look as well as letting their owners keep their energy bills down.
Older homes have a lot of room for potential as they are almost guaranteed to have little to no insulation in the attic and walls. We specialize in insulating spaces, through a variety of means, whether by installing batts, using sprayfoam or dense-packing cellulose. We also make sure that the attic space is properly vented as the attics in most houses that are nearly 100 years old were not.
Other weatherization tactics used would include weatherstripping, caulking around windows, general air-sealing using spray-foam, as well as replacement of antiquated heating and cooling equipment with more efficient ones. If you have considered doing restoration on your historic home and want to lower your energy costs and increase your comfort, contact us today!
We are Certified. EDGE Energy’s certified auditors will complete your audit in quick and efficient manner. Making sure to respect you, your home, and your privacy. All of our energy auditors are certified under a combination of building science designations, with most auditors holding 3 or more advanced certificates under RESNET, NAHB, NCI, and the industry standard BPI (Building Performance Institute), which is the organization for residential energy efficiency and weatherization retrofit work.
EDGE Energy is a highly-regarded Residential, Commercial, and Government renewable energy systems installer and “green” building contractor which is licensed, insured, and bonded in all counties of VA, DC, and MD. We design and install custom solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy systems with pride and with proven track records. Our special focus is completing projects which decrease utility bills and energy consumption by 25% to well over 100% – even creating homes that are “net-positive.” An Energy Audit is the first step to your energy efficient home!
Visit our project maps page to learn about homeowners in your neighborhood that have worked with EDGE in the past. Remember, EDGE Energy works with HOA’s, civic groups, trade organizations, office pools, or just simply any GROUP of organized homeowners interested in completing blocks of energy audits AND retrofit services like weatherization, duct-sealing, or air-sealing, and attic insulation. Many special pricing offers have been extended in the past due to the hard work of various “Neighborhood Champions” – those who have dedicated extra time to organizing group meetings, gathering email distribution lists, and assisting with scheduling.
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To achieve Passivhaus certification, the homes have to achieve a minimum air tightness level of 0.60 ACH 50, which is five times “tighter” than the 3.0 ACH 50 required of new Maryland code-built houses. In this image, Robert Champ of...
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