Every day in this country, 10,000 of the 78 million baby boomers retire. This means that every day 10,000 people will be adjusting to living on a fixed income. By the time they pay federal, state and local taxes, many households fall in the 50 percent bracket, which means for every dollar they spend, they have to earn $2. Energy bills can really eat into a family’s disposable income. Investments to reduce a homeowner’s monthly energy costs keep paying back year after year. Statistics show people are living in their homes longer and they are investing more into their homes, so it makes sense for remodeling contractors to have the knowledge to provide this service.
Steve Easley is a construction consultant who specializes in solving building-science-related problems and providing best-practice training and seminars about high-performance building techniques.
This article is based on the new book Measured Home Performance, A Guide to Best Practice Energy Retrofits by Rick Chitwood and Lew Harriman. Article author Steve Easley wrote the chapters about window retrofit and pool pump replacement. It is a free download from Measuredhomeperformance.com/pdf/BestPracticesGuide.pdf or can be purchased from Amazon.com.