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Eric Gans - Certified Home Energy Auditor

Home Performance Maryland Contractor

Helping Maryland residents connect the relationship between home comfort & energy efficiency.

 

I get it. We all have important jobs with new information coming at us all of the time. Every month, every week and every day there is plenty to do.

Who has time to think about building science?

The fundamental problem here is that we all live in buildings and without a few key insights it won't take long to get on the wrong track when trying to improve comfort and lower energy consumption.

I went down the wrong rabbit hole myself a few times and it took me twelve years to figure it all out.

I can teach you in a few minutes.

If you care to learn more...all of this started in the hospitality industry...
 

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Hospitality Came First

In 2006 I left a five-year career with Hilton Hotels Corporation.  I had a great role and boss with the Embassy Suites in Old Town Alexandria, VA.  

In the hotel business people and high quality service are the top priorities.  It came naturally to me and I received recognition for my work while with Hilton.  

Hilton Hotel Recognition
Me with Important People - 2002 - Hilton Hotels Corp.

Teamwork is also important.  Coordination, proper management techniques and attention to detail make a hotel operation flow smoothly.

As it turns out, there are many similarities to running a successful hotel as there are to planning and executing a home improvement project that pays off.


The Start of My Exterior Remodeling Experience

In 2003 a friend started a small window company and gained some momentum and wanted me to help.  I had never worked in the home improvement industry at the time. 

We focused on the overall process and the customer experience and the company quickly took off and lasted for twelve years.

 

I immediately felt as though I was in the right place.  I loved to experiment with new products such as demonstrating how laminated window glass works to add safety by smashing it with a baseball bat.  I am the guy in the red jacket in the video from 2008.

 

 

My curiosity did not end with windows.  During that time I learned a tremendous amount of information about other important home improvement projects such as siding, roofing and gutters.

Read a small portion of this testimonial from 2013.                          

            

Read the entire letter here

Although reviews were good and the focus was always on customer service and quality materials, other factors lead the company to shut the doors in 2015.   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Setting a New Path in the Maryland Home Remodeling Space

Shortly after I took on roles with other local contractors to try and figure out what made them successful and it did not take too much time to discover that I was lacking passion.  I liked helping others make improvements to their home, but something was missing.

In 2017 I discovered a fascinating way to help. 

Air sealing, attic insulation, proper ventilation and low-cost HVAC improvements are a few on the list. I was eager to learn more.

The required certification was one-part science and one-part residential building knowledge. I turned out to be a great fit and earned my Building Analyst certification through the Building Performance Institute at the end of that year.  

Later, after conducting a home energy audit on my own house, I had a positive personal experience with the rebated insulation work in my attic and it was on!

If you have ever had that happen to you, maybe you can relate.

It's when you can successfully bring something you learn professionally to your personal life. It has a profound effect on your excitement to spread the word! 

Building science principles took on a new meaning to me and I now believe every homeowner should learn a few key concepts that can go a really long way towards better comfort, saving energy and putting money into the smartest places around the house first.

These days, I have earned all of my licenses and I help Maryland homeowners solve their home comfort issues and lower their bills.  BGE and Pepco customers are signing up for the work through the Home Performance rebate program and the results have consistently been very good.

Why Should You Get Your BGE or Pepco Energy Audit with Me?

I would always emphasize to my window and siding customers how all of the exterior parts of your home work together.  At the time, like many in my field, I failed to see how they connect to the inside of a home as well.

My latest home improvement education has me using three dimensional thinking to give you the best possible information and advice.  With over 2000 home energy audits under my belt in Maryland, I know the places to look.

In addition to superb energy audit experience and detailed reporting package I also offer the following:

Hometrust Remodeling Maryland Home Improvement License 114593

The Big Secret About Replacement Windows 

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Building Performance Institute Certified
Building Performance Institute
Eric Gans
Building Analysts
Envelope Professionals
BGE Approved Energy Contractor
Pepco Approved Energy Contractor

Helping You!

*Improve home comfort
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Educate you about your home
*Find air leakage in your home
*Improve energy efficiency
*Use science for solutions
*Assess your building's shell
*Help prioritize improvements
*Find the root causes
*Assess insulation levels
*Measure indoor air quality
*Evaluate windows & doors
*Evaluate attic ventilation

    Specialized Maryland Contractor

     

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

     

    The mission is to help Maryland homeowners create a more comfortable home and save energy by applying building science principles and modern air sealing and insulation techniques.
     


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    Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County

     

     

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    "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