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Case Study: Dan F.

Home Performance Project Highlights
Project Cost $9,942

Dan is a Morristown resident who did this project in 2017.

NJCEP Incentives $3,000 Rebate and 0% interest loan for the balance
Age of Home
~50 years
Size of Home 2,335 square feet
Measures Installed

Air Sealing, Insulation, Water Heater,

Q&A with Dan

  • What indoor problems were you having?

    Our home had a very noticeable difference in temperature from the first floor to the second floor. The second floor was much colder in the winter and much hotter in the summer.
  • How old is the home? How long have you lived there? 

    The home is about 50 years old, and we have lived there for three and a half years.

  • How old was your water heater?

    The water heater was about 12 years old.

  • What made you choose to go through with Home Performance?

Because of the temperature differences noted above, we figured that we needed some insulation work and air sealing. Given the age of our home, we decided the Home Performance audit would be the best option since it might uncover other ways we could make our home more energy efficient. Making our home as energy efficient as possible has been a top priority for us since we purchased the home.

  • Were you surprised by any of the things your contractor found during the audit?

    I was surprised that a new water heater was recommended, not because I questioned the need for a new one, but I never expected that it would be included as part of the program.

  • What changes have you noticed since the upgrades were made?

    Our house is much more comfortable, plain and simple. The temperature differential between the floors has been drastically reduced and that alone made the investment worth it.

  • Have your utility bills decreased? By how much?

    When I compared my energy bills from last year, we are saving an average of 15% to 30% per month based on what we spent on electricity last year.

  • How long did it take the contractor to complete the project?

    About three days.

  • Had you taken any steps prior to going through Home Performance to make your home more energy efficient?

    We've done little things like putting in energy efficient LED lights, upgrading appliances and purchasing a smart thermostat.

  • Have you told your friends and family about the program?

    YES! I've told everyone I know.

"The Home Performance program is nothing short of amazing. To be able to upgrade my home to be more comfortable and energy efficient while receiving a financial incentive from the State of New Jersey to do so is a win-win for everyone involved. I don't know why everyone isn't taking advantage of this program."  Dan F.

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR is a comprehensive program that provides energy savings, comfort, health, and safety solutions. A specially trained and certified Building Performance Institute (BPI) GoldStar contractor conducts a home energy assessment testing carbon monoxide levels, moisture, indoor air quality, cold/hot spots, and stuffiness/stale odors. They also identify areas for air sealing, insulation, heating and cooling system upgrades. After the assessment, the contractor provides the customer with recommended solutions to any apparent problems or areas of concern, along with an estimated project cost for the upgrades.

Currently, the program offers a rebate up to $4,000 and a 0% interest loan up to $10,000 for 7 years, or a 4.99% interest loan up to $15,000 for ten years. By utilizing this program, homeowners can save up to 30% on energy costs.

Ready to get started? A list of participating BPI GoldStar contractors is available.

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