GoNetZero Green Retrofit
   GoNetZero Green Retrofit

Green Retrofits

Step #1:

Weather Stripping

Weatherstripping is the process of sealing openings such as doors, windows, and trunks from the elements. A goal of weatherstripping is to keep interior air in, thus saving energy on heating and air conditioning.

Step #2


Insulation reduces unwanted heat loss or gain and can decrease the energy demands of the heating and cooling systems

Step #3


The function of caulking is to provide thermal insulation and  control water penetration 


Step #4

Patching and sealing Leaky Ducts

Older duct work can leak at the joints. After about 10 years duct leaks can account for about a 30% air leakage factor.

Step #5

LED Lighting

CFL and LED bulbs use 70-90% less energy
and less heat than incandescent bulbs. 



After steps 1 thru 5 are complete you can decide how far you want to go toward a
Net-zero home or a Green certification.


Next steps:

1.Right size" your air conditioning system and duct work 

2.Modernize your hot water heating system 

3.Replace old appliances with Energy Star appliances,

4.Replace existing lawn with a DroughtSmartGarden-1,000 sqft lawn uses 50,000 gal.water per year

5.Replace your windows.



We will do a calculation of the price of solar panels versus the cost of  Deep retrofiits so you can make a cost/benefit decision. You should be able to purchase approximately 1/2 the amount of panels after the initial Green Retrofit, and we have the good Solar Panel installers. 





Testing determines where and how energy is lost.

and which systems are operating inefficiently




Blower-Door test:

blower door is a machine used to measure the airtightness of buildings. It can also be used to measure airflow between building zones,  and to help physically locate air leakage sites in the building envelope

Duct-Blaster test

Measures the airtightness of the ducts. In older homes you can experience 30% leakage.

Thermographic scanning:

Uses infared technology to indentif air leaks- this test is usually done with blower-door test


Blower-Door test:
Air is blown into a home by fan and the escaping air makes the leaks visible

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