Attics and More continues its advocacy for energy-efficient legislation by renewing its membership with the Energy Efficiency Alliance of New Jersey (EEA-NJ). 

 

Attics and More Renews Membership with Energy Efficiency Alliance of New Jersey

Haddon Township, NJ – (January 25, 2021) Attics and More, an accredited residential insulation, ventilation and home improvement company operating in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, has renewed its membership with the Energy Efficiency Alliance of New Jersey (EEA-NJ)

Through its EEA-NJ membership, Attics and More will continue to advocate for energy efficiency legislation, regulations, and policies in New Jersey. Attics and More will leverage the abundant resources provided through EEA-NJ to further establish themselves as ambassadors for long-term, transformative clean energy solutions in the home improvement industry.

“We are excited to progress into 2021 alongside EEA-NJ as leading energy-efficiency advocates in our state,” Michele DuCoin, President of Attics and More, said. “New Jersey deserves clean energy solutions, and our residents and homeowners deserve the tools to make their homes as energy efficient as possible. In that goal, our partnership with EEA-NJ is a natural fit.” 

The EEA-NJ is the state of New Jersey’s trade association for the energy efficiency industry. EEA-NJ comprises seventy-five companies, ranging from small local firms to large multinational corporations. They engage members and key policymakers in support of an industry that accounted for nearly 38,000 New Jersey jobs in 2019. The policies EEA-NJ promotes at the state and local level expand the market for energy efficiency and help keep clean energy solutions as a focal point for the future of New Jersey. 

The membership renewal comes fast on the heels of operational growth from Attics and More, who recently opened its Pennsylvania office location in Reading. As Attics and More continues to expand throughout the Delaware Valley region, they will continue to promote energy efficient practices wherever they serve homeowners. 

“We provide energy-efficient products to homeowners because we seriously care about creating an energy-efficient future,” Ed DuCoin, CEO of Attics and More, said. “Our customers love knowing they work with someone who cares about the big picture. In the short term, we create cost savings for homeowners with our products, and in the long term EEA-NJ helps build a better society that promotes energy efficiency. In the end, we all benefit, and that’s what is most important.”

In 2020, EEA-NJ and its 75 members achieved several landmark accomplishments in their fight for a more energy-efficient future. These accomplishments include the passing of a first-of-its-kind Energy Equity bill  in New Jersey, a $1 billion investment  in New Jersey’s utility-run energy efficiency programs one year after their founding , the defeat of an industrial opt-out bill  in Pennsylvania, and the assurance of no anti-efficiency bills passing in the state legislatures, among many more achievements.

About Attics And More

Attics and More is an innovative, insulation and ventilation company that helps homeowners conserve energy, save money, live more comfortably, and protect the environment. We provide homeowners in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware a wide variety of products and services that deliver smart, sustainable, and impactful solutions.

In our previous blog post, we shared the first half of the results from our poll regarding area homeowners and their attic fans. Today we’re sharing the second half of our poll results along with ideas that will get you thinking about attic ventilation for your home. If you missed out on the first half of our poll results, click to read them here.

9%  I have a solar attic fan – works 365 days a year for free

We are conflicted here. We’re proud but sad that only 9% of respondents have a solar attic fan. We wish it was 99%!! The Department of Energy acknowledges the benefits of attic fans – especially the fact that they help reduce energy costs. Add in lowered energy costs with a federal tax credit for installing a solar attic fan, and you’re really getting the most bang for your buck. We are thrilled for the 9% of Delaware Valley homeowners that are saving serious money and energy.

If you aren’t included in this subset of Delaware Valley homeowners, we suggest that you take a look at our page about solar attic fans. Here you can learn about what you’re missing out on (hint: more money savings and fewer headaches).

9%  Oh that thing – it broke a long time ago…

Out of the hundreds of thousands of households in the Delaware Valley, it’s a shame that 9% of homeowners know their attic fan is broken but haven’t gotten it fixed. Energy Star states that the attic is one of the places where you often find the biggest air leaks, which increase your energy bills and make you uncomfortably hot in the summer and cold in the winter.

A broken attic fan not only puts the well-being of your home and family at risk (this is a huge fire hazard), but it also takes its toll on your wallet and your sanity during the extremes of the Delaware Valley seasons. We’ll come out and inspect your home for free and give you expert advice to optimize your attic – all you need to do is let us know that you need our assistance!

9%  You got me curious, I will contact you for an attic inspection.

This is great! The attic is one of the most forgotten rooms in your home, but it is also one of the most important rooms when it comes to regulating the temperature of your home. Send us a message, call us at 856-809-2744, or attend one of our free dinner presentations. We would love to tell you about the benefits of solar attic fans and help make your home more energy efficient.

0%  No idea if I have a fan or not. Do I need one?

Thankfully, nobody chose this response! If you aren’t sure about the state of your attic, view some of our findings at one of our neighbor’s homes in Cherry Hill. Your attic should be healthy and energy efficient, and free of mold, depleted insulation, exposed electrical wires, and rotting wood. If you find yourself in this category as you’re reading this article, drop us a line! We’ll come out and inspect your attic for free with no pressure – just discussion.

 

Not too long ago, Attics And More set out to survey our neighbors. We asked them about their attic fans. There are hundreds of thousands of homes in the Delaware Valley and we are thrilled to see that more than half of area homeowners understand the importance of attic ventilation! Here is a breakdown of the top results:

27%  I have an electric attic fan — works perfect — year round

We love seeing that over a quarter of those who responded know about the importance of attic ventilation in all seasons. It’s surprising how many times a month we’ll be in homes where the homeowner assumes the attic fan is working but it is either broken or has frayed wires (often eaten by rodents).

While we’re happy that a good portion of the region is aware of their attic’s ventilation, it’s important to note that an electric attic fan poses the risk of being a fire hazard. Moreover, electric attic fans are significantly more expensive to operate than a solar attic fan which runs for free. We suggest that you look into converting to a solar attic fan – a safer, more energy efficient alternative to the electric attic fan. Get a free quote from DHVET for a solar attic fan here.

27%  I have an electric attic fan — love it in the summer, no need in the winter

This second group also gets props for awareness of attic ventilation. However 6 to 8 months out of the year these homeowners are not receiving the necessity of year-round ventilation. If the attic fan is only used in the summer, it is forcing the air conditioner to run more, resulting in high energy bills. You are able to, and it is encouraged, that you run your attic fan year-round.

If you would like to only run your attic fan in the summer, we suggest the Attic Gator. The Attic Gator is an attic access insulation cover that keeps the air in your attic separate from the air in the rest of your house, and we can install it in just fifteen minutes.

18%  I think I have a fan – not been in the attic for a long time. Maybe I should check.

Yes, you should absolutely check your attic! We had a couple in Burlington County that hasn’t been in their attic in 25 years. There are so many reasons to go into your attic other than going in and checking for ventilation. Check for damaged or decomposed insulation, electrical wires, pests, and any fire hazards.

Unsure what to do once you get into your attic? Send us a message or give us a call! Attics And More’s technicians know exactly what to look for and know the steps to take to ensure your attic is happy and healthy.

 

Check back at our blog page tomorrow to read about our second half of polling answers along with some helpful hints for ensuring that you’re getting the most out of your attic ventilation.