Enjoy our first newsletter!
You are receiving this newsletter on behalf of Hadi Elhage, president and CEO of Hage Energy.
Hadi Elhage has been a leader in energy efficiency, and home performance business since 1995. His extensive experience in heating and air conditioning design, installation, maintenance, and service has been instrumental to Hage Energy’s growth. Whether you want to save money on your energy bills or just increase the energy efficiency and comfort of your home or business, we have a list of services that will help you accomplish your goals, including:
- Air conditioning and heating systems
- High efficiency windows and doors
- LED lighting
- Home sealing
- Indoor air quality
- Attic ventilation
- Solar energy
At Hage Energy we believe that the world can be saved one project at a time, that is why it is our mission to make buildings better for people, the environment, and the bottom line.
The anatomy of an energy audit
Most homeowners can appreciate the concept of making their home more energy efficient. If you can’t, take a minute to look at your monthly energy bills and consider the fact that the average Texas household spends about $125 per month on electricity.
If you’re anything like us, you don’t have an extra $1,500 collecting dust, ready to spend at the end of each year. And if you do, we’re assuming you’d like to spend it on a family vacation, a backyard pool or a brand-new car – not electricity.
The good news is, it’s easy to make your home more energy efficient. But don’t book that trip to the Bahamas just yet, the first step in saving on your energy bill is having a home energy audit performed.
What is a home energy audit? Whether you’re trying to “go green,” make your living space more comfortable, or want to save money, a home energy audit can determine the efficiency of your energy use. A professional energy auditor uses various tools to identify opportunities for you to reduce the amount of energy your home is using.
An auditor will scrutinize your existing energy systems and examine your home’s structure to see where energy loss occurs. Once the auditor has identified pain points in your current system, they’ll create a detailed report that examines these problems and offers viable solutions to make your home as energy-efficient as possible.
For this month only, we’re offering free energy audits for subscribers to our newsletter. Give us a call at 713-560-0600 to schedule your free energy audit and start saving money ASAP!
Four tips for making your attic energy efficient
The attic is an area of your home that you rarely think about. After all, aside from some Christmas decorations, baby clothes and that leisure suit that you just can’t bring yourself to get rid of, there’s not much going on up there.
Because it’s easy to forget that your attic even exists, it’s an area of your home that may be causing you to overpay on utility bills each month unknowingly. However, there are provisions you can put in place to make your attic more energy efficient.
- Insulation is key. Just because no one in your family spends time in the attic doesn’t mean it doesn’t need to be properly insulated. If you notice that temperatures within your home fluctuate depending on the room you are in; your attic may be allowing heat to escape.
- Stop storing things in your attic. While it may seem like a no-brainer to save old keepsakes and seasonal decorations in your attic, it could be significantly affecting your home’s energy efficiency. Chances are if there is enough room in your attic to store belongings, your attic is not insulated correctly.
- Add curtains to your attic window. In the summertime, you may wonder why certain areas of the home don’t seem to cool down as quickly as others. It’s not just in your head. The attic window could be allowing the sun to warm up the entire attic, subsequently throwing-off the temperature in your home. A good, cost-effective way to combat this issue is the addition of curtains.
- Treat the attic stairs like a front door. You should regard your attic as an area that is outside of your home. As such, it is essential to have it properly sealed. An attic cover box can accomplish this and ensure that your attic is not causing you to waste energy needlessly.
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