In an effort to prevent energy loss, some people will wrap homes in bubble wrap or build a second house to house the first one. Keep energy inside abodes with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a home energy survey (a $150 value) plus $500 toward energy-efficient products from Long Energy Solutions, a division of Long Fence and Home. This Groupon is valid in the following counties in Virginia, Maryland, and The District.
Long Energy Solutions helps customers battle erratic elements with award-winning products and expert knowledge on energy conservation. During energy assessments, the space-sealing aficionados will evaluate home interiors and exteriors, using thermal-imaging technology to identify air infiltration in attics, crawlspaces, and catacombs filled with autographed copies of The Da Vinci Code. They will also measure and evaluate existing insulation levels where possible before presenting homeowners with a detailed analysis along with a list of options on how they can start conserving energy.
In addition to discovering practical tips on how to start saving money, Groupon holders will also receive a $500 credit toward Long Energy Solutions' energy-efficient products, including Quantum2 windows by SeriousWindows, insulation, and Attic Mirror. The credit may also be used toward the cost of doors, kitchens, siding, and gutters. Jobs typically range between $3,000 and $5,000, and customers can request a free estimate on the cost of all projects. Reservations, like wearing chain mail while wrestling a bear, are highly recommended, and customers can make appointments six days a week, Monday through Friday (10 a.m.–7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m.–3 p.m.).
Long Fence and Home
When Bob Long returned to Washington, DC, from service with the Merchant Marines in 1948, he immediately set to work building fences at his father’s modest business. The duo operated out of a permanently parked city bus, taking on clients through the years and building a reputation that eventually outgrew their makeshift office. After purchasing the company from his father in 1960, Bob recast Long Fence and Home as a complete provider of household upgrades, from window replacements to full kitchen remodels.
Under Bob's leadership, the company continued to stay ahead of technology and homeowners’ demands, adding solar-energy conversions to a lengthy list of services that already included siding, insulation, gutters, and doors. Though Bob's daughter, Jill, currently operates the company with her husband, John DePaola, the two stay true to Bob's vision by constantly seeking out new ways to make homes and bat caves more energy-efficient.