In the Tri-Cities area we are known for our hot summers. There is truth to this reputation, our AC units work hard to cool our homes during the summer months. But the reality is that more often the heating days in a Mid-Columbia home are higher than cooling days. Regardless of which is higher, we do have extremes in our area and your home should be energy efficient while your home heats or cools.
Our specialty is Energy Efficient homes:
In order for a home to meet Energy Efficient standards, it has to start at the design stage with the Building Envelope. This means that all building penetrations are sealed. Extra care is taken with exterior doors and windows. Sheetrock is sealed on all exterior walls and ceilings. Extra attention is taken when installing sub-siding by sealing all seams and an exterior wrap is applied that reduces air infiltration and acts as a rain shield. We consistently create incredibly tight building envelopes by also using Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) and Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)