Q: I feel that my energy
bills are too high. How can you
A: A home energy evaluation from Lee Company will provide you with a helpful list of energy-saving ideas prioritized to make the greatest impact on your energy usage. Clients have seen up to 20% or more in energy savings after choosing to follow recommendations.
Q: What does it mean to have
an Energy Star rating?
A: Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy, designed to help consumers save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. An Energy Star rating indicates that you have an energy efficient home and can even lead to better mortgage rates.
Q: How do the services from
Lee Company differ from the programs offered by my power company?
A: Many power companies provide a do-it-yourself energy evaluation checklist designed to help you identify where your home is wasting energy, but offer no guidance on making repairs. Some power companies also offer an in-home evaluation conducted by a home energy consultant, who provides both the checklist as well as a referral to a qualified company that can make the repairs -- such as Lee Company. In fact, we’re the only company in middle Tennessee certified by the Regional Energy Savings Network.
Q: Which appliances in my
home use the most energy?
A: Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system uses the most energy in your home, consuming nearly half (43%) of your monthly total. After heating and air conditioning system, your water heater comes in second at 12%, then lighting (11%), computers and electronics (9%), appliances (9%), refrigeration (8%), and other (8%). Lee Company energy evaluations analyze all of these areas to generate our list of energy-saving repairs.
Q: Should I have a new home
evaluated for energy savings?
A: Yes, even new homes can benefit from an energy evaluation conducted by Lee Company, who can ensure that all of the areas of possible energy waste (see above) are operating at peak efficiency.
Q: Why does the crawl space
under my home seem musty?
A: If the crawl space under your home smells musty, it could be a sign of energy loss, temperature imbalance, rotting wood, or other harmful conditions. A home energy evaluation conducted by Lee Company can help detect these conditions and recommend repairs.