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Air Sealing Where it Counts

The graph below shows which structural air-leaks drive up energy costs the most, allowing you to maximize efforts toward reinforcing your home's building envelope.  Our air sealing jobs incorporate all of the "Big Bang" areas indicated here.

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Two Approaches to Net Zero

 

As the years have passed and I have continued to work hard at what I do, it seems unlikely that anyone would question my position on climate change. Climate change is happening, and is happening at a much faster pace than even the worst pessimists predicted. If we don’t do something about it now, our children and grandchildren won’t have any control over the effects. It’s that simple–for me.

What Happens in an Energy Audit?

For many Greenville, SC homeowners, the concept of the energy audit is something that can cause a fair amount of confusion. What is it, exactly? Do you have to share any personal information? Is it invasive? These and other questions are not uncommon, and fortunately, there are clear answers to all of them.

Why Choose Cellulose?

Winter is in full swing in North and South Carolina. Now is an excellent time to evaluate the efficiency of your home. If you’re looking for an energy-efficient, money-saving upgrade, consider adding cellulose insulation to your home.

Indoor airPLUS: What Is It?

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is always a concern for homeowners. Whether building a new home in Greenville or evaluating your current one in Asheville, mitigating IAQ issues is a central factor of occupant health and comfort. Clean air is beneficial for everyone’s health, but is especially crucial for to those with asthma or other respiratory conditions. At Benton Green Energy, we are proud members of the industry-standard Indoor airPLUS program for safe indoor air.

Why the Most Energy is Consumed in the Winter

Greenville is one of South Carolina’s most beautiful cities, and it’s no wonder why so many people choose to call the area home. But no matter where you live, high utility bills in the winter seem to be a constant. South Carolina residents typically utilize more energy during the winter, and understanding why this occurs can help you to avoid high energy bills once the colder days ahead finally arrive.

Why Home Performance Upgrades = Savings on Your Utility Bills

For a lot of Greenville homeowners, saving money each month is a top priority. It can be difficult to get ahead, especially when it comes to monthly bills. Utility bills can be overwhelming at times, especially when your AC is constantly cranking. What many people don’t realize, however, is that one of the best ways to save on utility bills is to actually perform home performance upgrades. With new financing options from GreenSky Credit, these services will save you money quickly.

Don't Miss Out on Our $250 Energy Audit

Home performance and energy efficiency are two of the most important things that Greenville, SC homeowners can focus on. Sometimes, however, improving home performance can be a challenge. While there may be obvious signs that your home’s efficiency is suffering (a marked increase in your energy bill, for example), problems can often exist without showing themselves in such a clear manner. This leads many homeowners to believe that everything is just fine, which can lead to underlying problems getting worse.

How Energy Codes Boost Home Performance

There’s no getting around the fact that today’s homes are more energy efficient than those of the past. Much of this surely has to do with advancements in technology and in the contracting world, but there’s an unsung hero involved here that often gets overlooked — energy codes. Energy codes make homes more energy-efficient by setting minimum legal standards that must be followed in the construction process. The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) has set the standard for home performance, and Greenville, SC residents are benefiting heavily as a result.

How Air Sealing can Reduce or Eliminate the Need for Pesticides

There’s nothing worse than living in a home that constantly gets infiltrated by bugs. Many people have been in these shoes, however, and it’s often a constant battle trying to find ways to eradicate the issue. Eventually, most people turn to pesticides, believing that they’re the only solution for getting rid of intruding pests. While pesticides may make a difference temporarily, they don’t get to the root of the issue and can be dangerous for families with pets and small children.