January of 2014 marks the first time in US history that average price for a kilowatthour (KWH) has exceeded 13 cents in the month of January, a month that has traditionally seen lower electricity prices than summer months. The electricity index rose 1.8 percent, its largest increase since March 2010. Most Americans wouldn’t be surprised by these numbers. Many of our customers have put off making their homes more energy efficient for years, but they’ve turned to Sunlight Contractors recently as they’ve witnessed their utility bills become bloated and burdensome.
All it takes is one simple, free energy audit for homeowners to see the light. Literally. Using a thermal camera Sunlight Contractors is able to show them where their homes are lit up with energy waste. For Dustin, the best time for an audit was a weekend. During the workweek, he doesn’t have much time to spend with his wife and child, so the crew made a special trip to his house on a Saturday to accommodate his needs.
Dustin was impressed with their knowledge and speed during his audit. “They were in and out in two and a half hours. They showed all our hot spots with their cool cameras and said, ‘This is what you should do.’ I did almost everything on the list, including attic encapsulation and adding decking to the attic. Now I have an almost entirely decked attic floor and no more excuse not to put those Christmas ornaments up there like my wife’s been asking me to do.”
He can already tell a difference in the temperature of the attic, but it’s still too early to judge how much he’ll save on his utility bills. According to most estimates, adding spray foam insulation can decrease your energy waste and your bill by up to 50%, but it can be even more when combined with renewable energy like solar panels and solar water heaters.
Elizabeth had Sunlight Contractors encapsulate her attic in addition to adding a solar system. Her bill dropped from $200 a month down to $50.00 a month. That’s home improvement that pays off quickly. Federal and state tax rebates sweeten the deal even more for homeowners looking to go green, and the experts at Sunlight Contractors are happy to educate their customers on these incentives.
Ira and his wife are looking towards an entirely passive house to actively save them money and reduce their carbon footprint. A passive, or net zero, house is so thoroughly insulated that when combined with solar energy, the energy waste and often even the utility bill reach zero.
American homes have gotten larger in the last decades, and Ira’s house is no exception. It took the Sunlight Contractors team three days to completely insulate it, but Ira says the difference is noticeable.
“You couldn’t even go in the front two rooms in the summer before,” Ira said. “But now the whole house feels great. I’m excited about it because I know other friends who’ve done it and saved a lot of money. I’m looking to cut my electric bill from $425 a month as low as $50 a month.”
Sunlight Contractors consistently saves customers’ money while working towards a greener southern Louisiana community. They pride themselves on their workmanship and customer service, and they get rave reviews for their efforts.
Dustin says it was their straight-shooting that won him over at a recent home and garden show. He’d already done research on insulation and spoken with a lot of dealers, but he said the guys from Sunlight Contractors seemed most trustworthy. “They weren’t trying to sell snake oil. They said my house would be cooler than when we started. That’s what I wanted to hear. I made the decisions based on trust.”
If you’re struggling with the rising cost of electricity or you just want to reduce your carbon footprint, put your trust in Sunlight Contractors. They’ll walk you through all the information you need and provide you with a free home audit to help you make the best choice for your home.
Main Office: Sunlight Contractors, LLC 2323 Bainbridge St #110, Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 222-2082
New Orleans location: Sunlight Contractors, LLC 1635 Elysian Fields Avenue, Suite 325, New Orleans, LA 70117 (504) 302-0058