Air Duct Sealing Price:
Duct sealing – You must have proper airflow from your duct system to facilitate home comfort. If you have a duct system in your attic or crawlspace, you must have it insulated and sealed with mastic for it to perform efficiently. Our clients see a tremendous improvement in lessening dust around the home after their ducts are sealed. $250 – $750
Air Sealing Price:
Air sealing – the most important part of the weatherization of a home. Air sealing is forming top plates before insulation goes down. Only sealing your windows and doors is a misconception of air sealing. If you have a draft in your house, odds are it’s coming through interior walls from the attic. $300 – $900
Crawl Space Price:
Crawl Space- This is an energy area that is ignored because it is out of sight and out of mind. The reason why so many floors are cold is because the crawlspace in which the house is built on is not insulated. Fully insulate your crawl space for $4 – $7 a sq ft.
Home Energy Audit Price:
Energy audit- our audits are underwritten by Xcel by 60% because it is so important. It allows us to do a set series of tests (blower door, Thermal imaging, CFM test of ducts, attic inspection, and combustion appliance test) to determine where energy is lost. Your energy audit will come with a full report and pricing to fix any issues. Xcel usually gives at least $300 and up to $1350. Price after rebate $135
Home Insulation Price:
Insulation – It is important to have insulation installed the right way. The more architectural soffits a house has, the more the insulation needs to move congruently with the ceiling to perform correctly. For insulation to work it has to be in 100% contact with the ceiling at all times. Often blown in insulation can not reach a tall “knee wall” that has to be insulated with a “vinyl wrap.” $1.40 – $1.60 a sq ft.
LED lighting is one of the most inexpensive improvements. Since lighting is the most used energy source in a home, LED lights can give substantial savings on your electrical bills. Typical cost is $25 per can light and $7-10 per bulb.
Solar power has become more efficient than ever and can help not only reduce your home’s carbon footprint but also the amount of money you pay every single month for using the power from “the grid”. The average residential system costs around $10,000 after rebates, incentives, and tax credits.
Spray foam is the best insulation available on the market. It gives you the highest R-Value, R6/inch. R-value is resistance to heat flow, the higher the R-value the better. We use a low-pressure system which is much safer to use in residential retrofits. Our closed cell foam is fully cured within 1 hour, as opposed to high-pressure spray foam that can take 24+ hours for it to cure. In most cases we apply 3″ or R18 of closed cell Polyurethane spray foam. This runs $7 a sq ft.
Whole House Fan Price:
Whole house fans pull air from outside, into the house and through the attic. It creates an exaggerated air exchange through the building envelope. This helps home efficiency because the house stays cooler for longer in the morning, thus the AC doesn’t kick on until hours after it usually would. Whole house fans are more than double the efficiency of an attic fan. We install these from $1,500 to $2,800
There are many options when it comes to windows and variables that can drastically change the cost. These numbers should only be used for a rough ball park. Here is what you can expect to pay for different types of windows:
- A decent entry level Vinyl Window will run about $700 per opening installed (Life span 20-25 years).
- For a high-quality Vinyl Window $850 per opening (life span 25-30 years).
- Aluminum Clad Window $1,500-1,800 per opening (Life span 30-40 years)
- For an all Wood Window $2,000-$3,000 per opening (Life span 100+ years with proper maintenance).