New DOE Program Helps Contractors Reinforce Home Improvement Expertise
Proper installation of various home improvements like duct sealing promotes increased energy savings and prevents performance issues. To facilitate this, and give contractors following Department of Energy best practices a way to differentiate from their competition, the Department of Energy created the Home Improvement Expert Program.
The program’s creation could not be better timed as home improvement activity is surging during the coronavirus pandemic. The Home Improvement Expert program helps promote and raise awareness of energy equipment replacement and other projects. The program is designed to set contractors apart and help them generate additional homeowner leads.
In Aeroseal’s latest webinar, Sam Rashkin shares the objectives of the HIE Program and describes how it can be beneficial to contractors. Sam is the Chief Architect of the DOE’s Building Technologies Office.
Program Adds to Contractor Business Expertise
HIE offers contractors direct access to the industry’s voice of authority and the program provides world-class guidance on how to be more competitive. This way, the contractors can make it easy for homeowners to see the need to optimize energy savings and performance with energy-related improvements.
When it comes to the HVAC system, the programhas addressed common issues including performance-compromising faults, leakage and air flow problems, and refrigerant undercharge and overcharge faults.
“Home Improvement Expert is an sactionable program that offers solutions to 21 common upgrades for enclosures, heating and cooling, hot water heating, and fresh air systems.”
The program offers fact sheets and checklists that help optimize energy savings and improve performance related to comfort, health, safety, and durability. Contractors can customize this content and use it with the homeowner to help them better understand the improvement and the impact it will have on their home.
Watch the full-length recording of the webinar below. The Q&A begins at 46:10.