Like employees, homes will never exceed expectations until you fill them with chocolate. Look for less-messy ways to improve your home's performance with today’s Groupon: for $199, you get a home-performance assessment from Hammer & Hand (a $500 value).
Hammer & Hand’s technicians highlight homes’ energy inefficiencies to accord owners a clear picture of where faults lie. During the home-performance assessment a blower-door test de-pressurizes dwellings to reveal hidden cracks in the building envelope and a duct-tightness test identifies chinks in air-duct armor through which dollars leak in the form of hot and cool air. Hammer & Hand also checks indispensable yet ignitable appliances for combustion safety, and utility bills are reviewed by particularly stringent critics with a reputation in utility-bill chat rooms to uphold.
After compiling a list of domestic juice-suckers, the contracting team recommends retrofit improvements to cut costs. For owners ruminating refurbishment, Hammer & Hand’s extensive knowledge of government incentives fortifies the warm fuzzies of planet-saving energy reduction with the fiscal logic of wallet-saving cost reduction.