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What the HVAC Contractor won't Tell You

If you ask yourself any of the following questions, take a look in your attic or crawlspace today!

Why is it so hot upstairs in the summer?
Why is the basement so damp in the summer?
Why is it so cold in my basement in winter?
Why is the floor in my sunroom so cold?
Why is my home so drafty?

It might surprise you to learn that an effective insulation retrofit project in the attic of a Maryland home is not as simple as adding insulation to what is there already and expecting results.  As it turns out there are several important common issues that need to be addressed if you hope to achieve energy efficiency and comfort for your Maryland home. 

Working with a company that uses a building science approach to adding insulation can be highly beneficial.  Hometrust Remodeling is licensed with the MHIC and we are certified with the Building Performance Institute so we have key best practices in place to properly uncover and diagnose issues we encounter in all Maryland homes.  In addition to knowing and using proven methods of tightening up a house, a big part of the solution is to educate you about your home and how all of it's parts work together.

Building science can help guide you to make informed decisions.  Analyzing how heat, air and moisture move inside a house by forces of energy is key to successfully improving home comfort, efficiency and indoor air quality.

We specialize our service in Maryland by learning about the construction style of houses that are built in the area.  

What can you do?

An evaluation of the thermal and pressure boundary is a key to getting started on the right track. This evaluation includes assessing the following areas:

  • Attic Insulation
  • Basement
  • Crawl Space
  • Wall Insulation
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Air Leakage

An insulation inspection should be ahead of any home improvement project you undertake.  Here is why:

  • HVAC Replacement Sizing
  • Identify Reasons for Comfort Issues
  • Future Remodeling Plans 
  • Easy Draft Fixes
  • Maximize Potential Energy Saving

Take a trip up to your attic today and look for any of these common attic issues that nobody ever sees!

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

Having your home evaluated by Hometrust is a great way to identify your next home improvement project. 
Certifications earned through the Building Performance Institute demonstrate our ability to:

  • Find air leakage points around your home. 
  • Show you steps to improve energy efficiency.
  • Use science to guide improvements to comfort.  
  • Educate you how to tighten your building's shell. 
  • Learn about these opportunties before it is too late. 
  • Provide a unique perspective on your home's overall performance. 
  • Determine the root cause of any problems.
  • Assess current insulation effectiveness.
  • Measure air flow.
  • Evaluate windows, doors, siding and roofing.
  • Put you in complete control of the outcome.
    Specialized Maryland Contractor
    • MHIC Licensed
    • Building Analyst Certified
    • Envelope Professional Certification
    • EPA Lead Renovator Certified

    Hometrust Remodeling is a licensed contractor specializing in a whole-house approach to home remodeling with an emphasis on educating our customers, providing energy efficient solutions, maintaining a network of high caliber technicians and using building science principles.  As a result, we can effectively guide Maryland homeowners towards projects that satisfy comfort needs, aesthetics and value.

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

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