TDS offers remodeling solutions that maximize your home’s energy efficiency and your family’s well-being.
Whole House Approach
For Your Well-Being
As part of a remodel with TDS, you have the opportunity to have an evaluation of your home’s performance by a Focus on Energy Trade Ally and Home Performance professional that will help identify and solve the issues that affect your family’s comfort and safety. This comprehensive assessment of your home includes a blower door test to discover air leakage paths, testing of combustion equipment, and inspection of the insulation and exterior shell of the building.
Health & Comfort
Prevent the underlying causes of poor building health.
The symptoms of a poorly functioning house are visible and invisible. You may be aware of stuffy or drafty rooms, and ongoing moisture problems. You may not recognize dangers created from those ongoing moisture issues or low levels of carbon monoxide.
Poor indoor air quality can increase the incidence of respiratory issues in children and adults, and cause general discomfort. A whole house assessment reveals the areas of concern, and the underlying causes, then details the steps needed to provide your family with a healthy, comfortable living space year-round.
Efficiency & Savings
Improved comfort and indoor air quality.
When you choose to have a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR evaluation with your remodel, our goal is to coordinate the effectiveness and efficiency of the systems working within your home. This provides you with improved comfort and indoor air quality, while reducing operational costs.
You can gain significant cost savings from:
- Focus on Energy instant rewards for qualifying improvements
- Lower utility costs
- Less need for maintenance and increased building longevity
- Increased equity and potential for higher resale value
By sealing leaks, adding insulation (including foam insulation), and judiciously replacing a heating, cooling or hot water heater system you can make your house more durable while reducing your family’s use of energy and water and lowering your monthly expenses. A green home enhances your comfort and promotes environmental stewardship.
Insulation & Air Sealing
Comfortable, safe, and energy efficient.
Insulation and air sealing are key to having a home that is comfortable, safe, and energy efficient. However, without understanding the underlying causes of the issues that your home faces, you may not know how much or what kind of insulation your home needs, and where air sealing will be most effective.
When remodeling, a home performance professional can assess the systems that make up your home using a whole house approach. This assessment will help you understand which type of insulation is best for your home, how much insulation you need, and where that insulation needs to be used to best work with the systems of your home.
We install insulation (including foam insulation) with the knowledge of which insulation is best for your home. We know that more is not always better when it comes to insulation, and that insulation is most effective when it is paired with other home performance improvements such as ventilation and air sealing.
Air sealing is the process of preventing outside air from entering your home and conditioned air from leaving your home. A properly air-sealed home is more efficient and saves you money on your utility bills. Air sealing also helps prevent moisture problems throughout the year, which can help improve indoor air quality.
A home performance professional understands the effect that air leakage has on your home, and we install air sealing improvements based on their knowledge and recommendations. We provide your family with increased comfort and safety, while also helping to reduce your energy bills.
A Home Performance professional, partnered with TDS Custom Construction, increased this family’s comfort, and generated immediate savings for heating their Seminole Highway home.
The 1200 square foot single story house, built in 1956, was cold and drafty with high heating costs.
- Comprehensive four-hour Home Performance with ENERGY STAR energy evaluation
- Attic insulation removed and replaced with sustainable cellulose insulation
- Attic air-sealing resulted in 38% less total house air leakage
- Replaced furnace with an ENERGY STAR model, for 15% efficiency gain
- Replaced water heater with an ENERGY STAR power-vented model
- The homeowners will see an instant payback on the work. After the Focus on Energy incentives, these homeowners were able to save $565 a year because of the home performance improvements.