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Rising Energy Costs and Polar Vortex Increase Consumer Need for Cost-Efficient Heat
The frigid polar vortex is affecting millions of Americans. Utilities and grid operators scramble to keep up with increased demand for heat. Washington home builder helps homeowners cut energy costs by addressing energy efficiency tips.
“Consumers aren’t without recourse in their monthly utility costs. While we may not be able to change the long-term trend of increasing energy prices, homeowners can reduce the amount of energy they use in their homes by addressing the Four Pillars of an Energy Efficient Home. It makes sense to build a home that will be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Building science shows us how to improve existing homes and build extreme efficiency new homes,” says Scott Bergford, founder and president of Scott Homes.
Bergford and his team will be showing homeowners how to reduce their energy costs at the 31st annual Tacoma Home & Garden Show January 23-26th. Scott Home’s and Northwest Energy Team’s focus on understanding building sciences and the key components of an energy efficient home allows them to offer unique services that addresses problems at the source. The Four Pillars of an Energy Efficient Home involve 1) sealing the home to eliminate drafts and leaks; 2) ventilating the home to reduce excess moisture and allow for fresh air exchange; 3) insulating the home to work with the way heat moves, reducing heat loss and 4) utilizing a cost-efficient heat source like a ductless heat pump or radiant heating.
With more than 30 years’ experience as a homebuilder, Bergford and his team have earned their reputation of the South Sound’s premier green builder. Scott Homes strongly believes in doing business with the highest integrity while helping to build local communities. As an organization, Scott Homes is also proud to leave its mark by building homes that help reduce energy consumption and preserve the earth's valuable resources.
To learn more about reducing energy costs by addressing the Four Pillars of an Energy Efficient Home, visit www.ScottHomes.com or www.NorthwestEnergyTeam.com.