Save money and energy
with Home Performance
Save money and energy
NJ’s Clean Energy Program
ENERGY STAR is a National Program
The Home Performance with Energy Star Program is a national program. Join 330,000 homeowners who have made a commitment to protect the environment and our Nation’s security by using less energy to heat and cool their homes. With lower utility bills and more comfortable home, there is no reason to wait! Special financing and rebates are available to qualified participants.
Brought to NJ Residents
New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program is a statewide program that offers financial incentives, programs (including Home Performance with Energy Star), and services for New Jersey residents, business owners, and local governments to help them save energy, money, and the environment. njcleanenergy.com
Performed by Certified Professionals
Since 1993, the Building Performance Institute (BPI) has been setting technical standards for home energy auditing and energy efficiency upgrades. BPI-certified professionals hold over 23,000 active certifications across the Nation and in three foreign countries. More than 120 state, local, and utility energy efficiency programs specify BPI credentials for participating contractors, to ensure quality. bpi.org
Before getting started on your home comfort system, Vaughan will show you how to get the most out of your investment. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR offers a whole-house approach. How? First, Vaughan will perform diagnostic testing on your home and provide you with recommendations to improve your home’s efficiency including:
- Improving Heating and Cooling Systems – If your furnace or air conditioner Is more than 10 years old, we may recommend that you replace it with a unit that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. Heating and cooling can account for nearly half of the energy used in your home. While ENERGY STAR-certified heating and cooling products may cost more than standard products, they can yield annual energy bill savings of 10% to 30%!
- Sealing Air Leaks and Adding Insulation – In a typical home, as much as 25% of a homeowner’s heating and cooling dollars escape through unseen cracks and gaps. Air sealing in an important measure used to reduce energy loss. Using cellulose insulation – an excellent insulator made from recycled newsprint treated with a fire retardant – air sealing fills in the gaps often left between insulation batts and ceiling and wall joists.
- Upgrading Water Heating Equipment – Your water heater can be upgraded to an ENERGY STAR-certified appliance, saving money that would otherwise account for a generous portion of your utility bill.
What is an Energy Assessment
Get started with a NO COST home performance energy assessment. How does it work?
A Vaughan BPI-certified consultant will come to your home to perform the assessment. The assessment will involve two phases, and last about 1½ hours.
During the first phase of the home performance assessment, our Vaughan representative will assess your home as a “total system” and complete a thorough inspection of all living spaces, plus the attic, basement, and crawl spaces. The rep will perform a number of tests and and inform you of the current conditions in your home, including the following:
- Health and Safety (carbon monoxide levels and moisture problems)
- Air infiltration rates
- Insulation levels
- Domestic hot-water system efficiency
- Heating system efficiency
- Cooling system/central air conditioning efficiency (if applicable)
During the second phase, the Vaughan representative will use the results of the assessment to develop an scope of work for any proposed improvements, including a cost and energy savings estimate.
After your home has been approved for the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program, the following tests will be performed during/upon completion of installation to ensure quality assurance.
- Carbon Monoxide (CO) Analyzer: Important health and safety tool that determines whether the major combustion appliance (furnace, boiler, hot water tank and stove) in your home are operating safely)
- Blower Door: Measures the air tightness of a home and aids in identifying areas
where air leakage is occurring
Schedule your energy assessment today! Contact Us or call our office today at 856-627-0303, we’d be happy to assist you.
Financing and Rebates
New Jersey homeowners now have until June 30, 2017 to receive up to $4,000 in financial incentives. You may also qualify for special financing with approved credit through CU Green Loans or Energy Finance Solutions (EFS) (up to $10,000 with a 7-year maximum term) or 4.99% financing (up to $15,000 with a 10-year maximum term) to help pay for the energy-efficient upgrades!
To learn more about incentives and requirements, download the 2016 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR updates (PDF). For more information, visit njcleanenergy.com
Questions? Contact Us or call Schedule a Energy Assessment today our office today at 856-627-0303, we’d be happy to assist you.
New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program is brought to you by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program does not endorse any contractors.