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Building Analyst - Envelope Professional

Eric Gans - Certified Home Energy Auditor

Home Performance Maryland Contractor
Also: Owner, Blogger, Dog Lover, Runner, Father


Hello and thank you for visiting. 

The one thing that you will find in my approach to being a home energy auditor is that I work really hard at it which translates to better results, experiences and information for you.

If you care to learn more...all of this started in the hospitality industry...

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Hospitality Came First

In 2006 I left a five-year career with Hilton Hotels Corporation.  I had a great role and boss with the Embassy Suites in Old Town Alexandria, VA.  

In the hotel business people and high quality service are the top priorities.  It came naturally to me and I received recognition for my work while with Hilton.  

Hilton Hotel Recognition
Me with Important People - 2002 - Hilton Hotels Corp.

Teamwork is also important.  Coordination, proper management techniques and attention to detail make a hotel operation flow smoothly.

As it turns out, there are many similarities to running a successful hotel as there are to planning and executing a home improvement project that pays off.

The Start of My Exterior Remodeling Experience

In 2003 a friend started a small window company and gained some momentum and wanted me to help.  I had never worked in the home improvement industry at the time. 

We focused on the overall process and the customer experience and the company quickly took off and lasted for twelve years.


I immediately felt as though I was in the right place.  I loved to experiment with new products such as demonstrating how laminated window glass works to add safety by smashing it with a baseball bat.  I am the guy in the red jacket in the video from 2008.



My curiosity did not end with windows.  During that time I learned a tremendous amount of information about other important home improvement projects such as siding, roofing and gutters.

Read a small portion of this testimonial from 2013.                          


Read the entire letter here

Although reviews were good and the focus was always on customer service and quality materials, other factors lead the company to shut the doors in 2015.   


Setting a New Path in the Maryland Home Remodeling Space

Shortly after I took on roles with other local contractors and learned what made them successful and it turns out I was seriously lacking in the passion "department".  I like helping people with their home improvement projects, but something was missing.

In 2017 I earned my Building Analyst certification through the Building Performance Institute and I discovered a fascinating way to help homeowners make improvements around their home.  Air sealing, insulation, ventilation and HVAC improvements are a few on the list.  I wanted to learn more.

Then, after conducting a home energy audit on my own house, I had a positive personal experience with the rebated insulation work in my attic and it was one of those times in life when everything clicks. 

Immediately, building science principles took on a new meaning to me and I now believe every homeowner should learn a few key concepts that can go a really long way towards better comfort, saving energy and putting money into the smartest places around the house first.

These days, I have earned all of my licenses and I help Maryland homeowners solve their home comfort issues and lower their bills.  BGE and Pepco customers are signing up for the work through the Home Performance rebate program and the results have consistently been very good.

Why Should You Get Your BGE or Pepco Energy Audit with Me?

I would always emphasize to my window and siding customers how all of the exterior parts of your home work together.  At the time, like many in my field, I failed to see how they connect to the inside of a home as well.

My latest home improvement education has me using three dimensional thinking to give you the best possible information and advice.  With over 1500 home energy audits under my belt in Maryland, I know the places to look.

In addition to superb energy audit experience and detailed reporting package I also offer the following:

The Big Secret About Replacement Windows 

Considering New Windows?

It took me 12 years
to figure this one out...


Building Performance Institute Certified
Building Performance Institute
Building Analysts
Envelope Professionals
BGE Approved Energy Contractor
Pepco Approved Energy Contractor

Helping You!

*Improve home comfort
Educate you about your home
*Find air leakage in your home
*Improve energy efficiency
*Use science for solutions
*Assess your building's shell
*Help prioritize improvements
*Find the root causes
*Assess insulation levels
*Measure indoor air quality
*Evaluate windows & doors
*Evaluate attic ventilation

    Specialized Maryland Contractor
    • MHIC Licensed
    • Building Analyst Certified
    • Envelope Professional Certification
    • EPA Lead Renovator Certified


    Hometrust Remodeling's mission is to help Maryland homeowners create a more comfortable home and save energy by using building science principles and modern air sealing and insulation techniques.

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    Services & Service Areas

    Calvert County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County

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    MHIC License # 114593
    Approved BGE Energy Contractor
    Approved Pepco Energy Contractor


    Hometrust Remodeling
    North Laurel, MD 20723
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    An Energy Auditor's Purpose 
    "Energy auditors visit residential buildings and talk to owners and residents.  They inspect, test, and measure to decide what energy-efficient retrofits are practical and cost effective." Residential Energy