Does your home:

  • Have high utility bills?
  • Have rooms that are too hot or too cold?
  • Smell musty or have moisture, mildew, or mold problems?
  • Have an air conditioner or heater that runs too long or too often?
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The best way to address any energy efficiency, comfort, or health concerns is to learn how a house works as a whole system so that the whole system can perform at its best.

A home is made up of interacting systems, and when one system fails, it affects the performance of the entire home.

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 interrelationships between the systems in your house. The systems include the home’s building envelope (exterior walls, doors, windows, foundations, roofs), and the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.

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 ELEMENTS assessments.

Properly diagnosing and fixing root causes requires a house-as-a-system approach based on building science. That’s exactly what our certified and accredited professionals 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.