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Helping Maryland Live More Comfortably

Performance-Based Remodeling

Solve Mystery Comfort Issues
Reduce Your Energy Usage
Unlock Utility Rebates

Help Future Generations
Measured Results

Home Energy Audits & Insulation Solutions
 



Eric Gans

Certified Maryland Energy Auditor
10,000 hours worked in the field

Is it worth it?

Can an energy audit actually help?

 

 "It could get up to 87 degrees in the room even with the shades drawn and AC running and set at 74 degrees. I'm happy to report that the room is now sometimes even colder than what I've set the thermostat to! No more window unit for us!"

We Can Help

4 Steps


1. Analyze

Home energy audit.
 


2. Design

Come up with a plan.
 


3. Implement

Make improvements.
 


4. Evaluate

Measure results.
 

Problems We Fix for Maryland Homeowners

Air Leakage & Drafts 
Reduce drafts, seal gaps, use less energy      

Insulation Deficiency 
Improve comfort, less HVAC usage, lower bills 


HVAC Ducts
Identify &prioritize, seal, insulate      

Crawl Space Issues 
Encapsulate, reduce humidity,        air sealing 

Home Ventilation 
Attic baffles, bathroom exhaust, indoor air quality
 

maryland energy audit case study
Check out this case study about a family that made the right choices with the help of the home energy audit.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can an energy audit help YOU?
An energy auditor is an expert on how to find root causes to high energy bills and uncomfortable living spaces. Deficiencies exist in most homes and they commonly get overlooked. The assessment can transform your living experience and it is a great way to begin your journey.
Is a home energy audit worth paying for?
Yes. We see situations in attics that HVAC technicians, plumbers, electricians, home inspectors and carpenters casually walk by - because they don't know what to look for. It takes a trained eye, but once pointed out, it all makes so much sense!
How does the BGE/Pepco rebate process work?
The energy audit models your home's energy usage and current energy efficiency status. The energy audit uncovers the best bangs for your buck. Incentives are generated based on making the correct fixes and forecasting future energy savings as a result.
Why is my home so cold in the winter after replacing my windows and doors?
Maryland's homeowners replace windows all of the time in hopes of solving drafts and high energy bills. If your problem was not solved you likely have air leakage problems in the attic and in the basement or crawl space.
Can a home energy audit help to make my home more comfortable?
Yes! Although houses are not exactly alike, there are features that present over and over again. Knowing building science principles along with repetition will undoubtedly help you move towards a more comfortable Maryland home.
Do I need to remove my current insulation to get new insulation?
Insulation is measured by its R-value. The operative word being "value". Even the old, tired insulation in your attic is giving you some value, so why pay to throw it away?
What does Hometrust Remodeling do?
We are not a traditional home improvement company. We assess and test first. Using results from diagnostics and a trained eye we then provide solutions based on building science principles as well as your needs.
If you find things to fix that will make my home more comfortable, do you do the work?
Yes! No project is too small for our company. We offer solutions and pricing and we specialize in helping you solve the little problems that can cost you big if not resolved properly.
What is better blown insulation or spray foam insulation?
A better way to think about the questions is which application will provide me the best results for the least amount of money? One duty of an energy auditor is to find the things that will cost you the least and give you back the most (comfort/energy savings). Different scenarios require different approaches to get the desired result.
What certifications do you hold to be able to offer Maryland home energy audits?
Hometrust Remodeling is certified to perform comprehensive home energy audits through the Building Performance Institute (BPI) as a Building Analyst and an Envelope Professional.
Are you properly licensed and insured?
Yes! MHIC# 114593 We can furnish a copy of our insurance coverage upon request. We are also an authorized energy consultant with BGE and Pepco.

 "Eric performed an energy audit on my old, cold house. He was informative and thoughtful about his recommendations. Most importantly he listened to what the needs and priorities of my household were".

Better Home Comfort

Resources for YOU

Specialized Maryland Contractor

 

  • MHIC Licensed
  • Building Analyst Certified
  • Envelope Professional Certification
  • EPA Lead Renovator Certified
  • YouTube Learning Channel
     

 

Our mission is to help Maryland homeowners create a more comfortable home and save energy. We achieve this by applying building science principles and modern air sealing and insulating techniques.


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Services & Service Areas

SERVICE AREA COUNTIES
Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Carroll County, Charles County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County

 

 

hometrust is an energy star partner

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MHIC License #158968
Approved BGE Energy Contractor
Approved Pepco Energy Contractor

 

MHIC 158968
8345 Sperry Court
Laurel, MD 20723
301.957.6532
info@hometrustremodeling.com

 

Hometrust Remodeling

Proudly working in BGE & Pepco's Home Performance w/ ENERGY STAR program in Maryland to deliver whole-house energy savings to improve comfort & help protect the environment.
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An Energy Auditor's Purpose 
"Energy auditors visit residential buildings and talk to owners and residents.  They inspect, test, and measure to decide what energy-efficient retrofits are practical and cost-effective." Residential Energy