Does your home:
- Have rooms that are too hot or too cold?
- Smell musty or have moisture, mildew, or mold problems?
- Trigger allergy or asthma problems?
- Have high utility bills?
- Have an air conditioner or heater that runs too long or too often
- Use more energy and water than you
The best way to address any comfort, energy efficiency, or health concerns is to learn how a house works as a system so that the system can perform at its best.
Your House is a System
Just as your car is made up of interacting components and systems, and when one component fails, it affects the performance of the entire vehicle. Do you know that the same goes for your house?
High energy bills, uneven temperatures from room-to-room, drafts, moisture, mold, mildew, poor indoor air quality, ice dams, pest infestations, seemingly uncontrollable humidity levels, and even premature deterioration of building materials can all be the result of a breakdown in the relationship between the systems in your house, the building envelope (shell), the heating, air conditioning, and ventilation (HVAC) equipment, and the occupants.
If one system has a problem, it impacts the other systems and their ability to function.
A house is a very complex system, with each part of the interactive system affecting every other part of the system. How things function as a whole is the focus of our investigation.
Properly diagnosing and fixing root causes requires a house-as-a-system approachbased on building science. That’s exactly what our BPI certified professionals and accredited contracting companies are trained to do. They conduct a comprehensive whole home assessment to find the real underlying issues and problems, and then prescribe and prioritize improvements that make the system as a whole function at its best.