If a man’s home is his castle, then most men’s homes are drafty, protected by moats, and have a secret dungeon in the basement. Free your home from the manacles of wasted energy with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a home-energy evaluation and air-conditioning tune-up from Ecohomes (a $168 value).
Ecohomes utilizes in-depth knowledge of building science to help homeowners navigate the tricky waters of energy efficiency. With a home-energy evaluation, a crack team of certified advisers will inspect, test, safety-check, and evaluate the components of each house to find ways to increase comfort and reduce utility bills. Applying scientific principles and using sophisticated diagnostics, advisers treat the house as an integrated system, not as a grotesque Frankenhouse of separate, mismatched air-conditioning units, windows, and a weird, lurching gait. The advisers will provide a list of options and costs for an all-in-one solution that takes care of permits and construction. Homeowners are under no obligation to pursue the recommendations, though potential home-energy reduction averages 30%–50%.
Just in time for the sun’s annual vengeance on the Earth, which once drove a golf cart through the sun's bar mitzvah, customers also get an air-conditioning tune-up on existing central-air-conditioning systems. The tune-up can increase efficiency up to 30% by adjusting an incorrect charge and fixing inadequate flow, helping keep both temperatures and energy bills on the low side.