Homesense Participates in Panel Discussion for Indianapolis NARI
By: Brian Schutt | May 27, 2015
NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) invited Homesense to participate in a panel at the Indiana Design Center in Carmel focused on energy efficiency in homes
On May 14, Brian Schutt and Tony Locker from Homesense Heating and Cooling—along with Raoul Moore and Dan Phillips from the Indiana Community Action Association—participated in a panel discussion for Indianapolis remodeling industry leaders at the Indiana Design Center in Carmel to discuss the importance of energy efficiency in remodeling old homes.
- Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) products that can help homeowners increase efficiency within a remodel
- Indoor air quality impacts that come from more tightly constructed homes
- Insulation issues common in older homes and what things to consider when insulating to get the most bang for your buck
In the one-hour panel discussion, some key points emphasized by the panel:
- Over 50 percent of home energy bills go to HVAC, so it should be at the top of the list when considering home improvements
- Homes lose most of conditioned air through poorly-insulated basements, crawl spaces, and attics, and it should be high on your list for increasing operating efficiency of your home
- With homes having less and less infiltration of outside air, household products, pets, etc., are affecting and decreasing indoor air quality
- With attic renovations, master bedroom renovations, and room additions, many remodelers are turning to ductless HVAC systems to satisfy homeowners’ comfort needs.
If you are considering a remodel or home improvement, the Homesense team encourages you to look at members of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). These companies hold themselves accountable to high standards and best practices of the industry, and all this leads to a better product for you.