Learning Center

GreenHomes America, Learning Center

A Homeowners Guide to Energy Efficiency, Comfort and Health/Safety Information for Their Home!

The GreenHomes America (GHA) Learning Center is an unbiased source of energy efficiency information to help homeowners increase the energy efficiency, comfort and health/safety of their home. This library of information is designed to help homeowners better understand the critical installation and prioritization steps necessary when installing:

  • Insulation & Air Sealing improvements
  • Window replacements
  • Heating and Cooling System upgrades
  • Lighting efficiency improvements
  • Mechanical Ventilation Systems
  • Indoor Air Quality improvements
  • Renewable technologies

The Learning Center is a growing and ever changing assortment of energy efficient technologies and procedures, comfort improvement techniques and health/safety information to help homeowners find impartial recommendations to improve their home

We believe the unbiased energy efficiency information we provide helps homeowners better understand the key aspects of a quality installation so they are better equipped to ask important questions of contractors and verify the work to be done will be done right.

Many existing homes have high heating and cooling costs while the occupants are using blankets in the winter and cooling fans in the summer in a futile attempt to stay comfortable in their own home. Homes do not need to be this way. To make......

Problem: Drafty Rooms Solution: Air sealing can help stop drafts, improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home, and reduce your utility bills.  Common areas for air leaks are around windows, doors, electrical outlets, light fixtures, and gaps in corners.  Some leaks are easy to......

Your GreenHomes America Advisor will help you identify all applicable rebates related to your energy upgrades and answer all questions you may have.  Find the nearest GreenHomes America Partner to get started!Click below to search available rebates and incentives in your area through DSIRE (Database......

Home Energy Audit Why get an energy audit? The GreenHomes America Comprehensive 26 Pt. Home Energy Audit Report pinpoints sources of high energy consumption and health and comfort issues such as air leaks, insufficient insulation, moisture, defective ducts, gas leaks, ventilation, and inefficient lighting and......

What To Expect From Your Home Energy Assessment Who is GreenHomes America? GreenHomes America has been in business since 1981 and is the largest single-source provider of home performance solutions in the country having served over 10,000 families. GreenHomes has been awarded NYSERDA’s Outstanding Achievement......

Finding a qualified energy auditor is not always easy. Quite often, the energy auditor’s process doesn’t fit the expectations of the customer and, unfortunately, the recommendations presented to the customer as a result of the energy audit do not resolve the homeowner’s concerns. As the......

How much does an energy audit cost? It's a great question because the quality and cost of energy audits in the marketplace can vary widely. You never know what type of energy audit you will receive unless you ask questions prior to hiring the energy auditor.......

Explore the commonly asked questions about icicles and ice-damming. What causes icicles on your roof What is the best solution to reduce ice on my roof? Does raking off the snow help? Does heat tape help? Should I remove big icicles and ice dams from......

Many energy service companies and utility programs offer a free energy audit to homeowners. The no-cost energy audits often provide generalizations about the energy use in your home and lack specifics when it comes to recommendations for energy savings. However, no-cost energy audits are usually......