Free Energy Analysis
Cronkhite Home Solutions’ Energy Experts provide objective and credible inspection and analysis of homes with the goal of finding opportunities for the optimization of that property’s use of energy while also improving conditions that affect the inhabitants’ comfort, health, and safety.
With the current tidal wave of environmentally-friendly products hitting the market, figuring out which are actually worth the money can be like finding a needle in a haystack. But of all these energy saving products, eShield™ multilayer foil insulation truly rises above the rest. As anyone who pays a power bill knows, the cost of energy is very high, and it continues to rise every year. Rather than waste money on gadgets, invest in the value and continued protection of your home with eShield™, a completely new insulation.
If you’re considering a greenovation for your home, or you’re a contractor specializing in these environmentally-friendly home makeovers, eShield™ makes a perfect companion to other energy saving products such as refrigerators, windows, doors, siding, and more. By tackling all sources of power usage and loss, you can significantly reduce consumption – and your carbon footprint.
Bring Insulation Up to Code
Many homes that were built in the past have insulation systems that have never been updated since they were constructed. If you live in one of these older properties, our team can modernize your insulation system so that it can be brought up to date with current state and national standards.
Efficient Blown In Insulation
for the Attic of Your Home
Blown in insulation is an integral component of the comprehensive attic insulation system that eShield™ proudly offers. Our fiberglass insulation is 100 percent recycled and is the only insulation in the world that is guaranteed to remain at its original R-value level for as long as you own your home. When you invest in this quality product, you can rest assured that you are purchasing insulation that will help increase the energy efficiency of your home, cut down on monthly electric bills, and reduce your carbon footprint.
Cronkhite Home Solutions is dedicated to helping our customers bolster their home’s energy efficiency, which is what led to the development of “The Perfect Attic System,” a unique approach that incorporates our blown in insulation, as well as our air sealing services and multi layer thermal reflective radiant barrier insulation. In most homes, the attic is one of the main areas where heat enters and exits the home, making it difficult to keep the temperature of the home regulated. However, once our comprehensive insulation system is in place, it will immediately cut down on all three forms of heat flow that can affect a home – conductive, convective, and radiant – which will significantly reduce heat transfer and save you money on your monthly electrical bills.
One of the biggest benefits of turning to Cronkhite for your blown in insulation needs is that we’re able to offer a Lifetime R-Value Guarantee. If at any point – for as long as you own your home – your insulation fails to live up to our high standards of energy efficiency, our insulation team will refill your attic to the appropriate level for free.
Stop Radiant Heat Gain and Loss
Conductive heat flow is the kind of heat transfer that happens between objects that touch each other. For instance, the heat from the roof of your home can transfer to the adjoining walls. On the other hand, convective heat flow is the type of heat transfer that occurs through the movement of fluids. For example, the warm air that infiltrates your home can circulate indoors. These types of heat transfer mechanisms can be effectively dealt with by installing blown-in insulation and by air sealing your home.
A third type of heat transfer called thermal radiation, however, does not require a medium to carry the heat. A good example of how it works is when the sun heats your home’s roof and the roof radiates the heat into your attic. Heat gain through thermal radiation can be reduced with the help of reflective insulation products like radiant barriers.
Reflective Foil Insulation – Thermal Protection for Roofs, Attics, & Walls
Able to stop more than 97-percent of radiant heat, eShield™ multilayer reflective foil insulation is an exceptionally efficient and innovative solution to thermal insulation needs. Most types of insulation protect against conduction and convection, measured by R-values. However, they fall short of eShield™ when it comes to E-value, which measures radiant heat transfer, the main source of lost heat in homes. By coupling eShield™ with existing home insulation, you can create a complete solution to all types of heat transfer. eShield™ foil insulation works with insulation in:
- Interior and exterior walls
- Virtually any other environment
Rather than spend hundreds or thousands of dollars replacing or padding the fiberglass in your attic, simply install eShield™ multilayer foil insulation over top. It works perfectly in conjunction with existing insulation and is actually capable of providing more savings than adding another whole foot of fiberglass! In addition to simple home updates, eShield™ is exactly the right type of product for a greenovation, allowing you to reduce your overall spending and your impact on the environment.
Energy Usage Modification With The Nest
Thanks to our energy-saving solutions, you can cut your energy costs and keep your power consumption under control. By effectively addressing the three mechanisms of heat transfer — conduction, convection, and radiation — our attic insulation systems significantly inhibit heat loss or heat gain in your home, allowing it to become healthier, more comfortable, and more efficient in the use of energy.
We didn’t think thermostats mattered either.
Until we found out they control half of your home’s energy. That’s more than appliances, lighting, TVs, computers and stereos combined.
The Nest Programs Itself, So You Don’t Have To
In the past, the best way to save energy at home was with a programmable thermostat—and a small minority swore by their programmed schedules. For these people, programming Nest is simple.
But the Nest Learning Thermostat was made for the other 90% of us who rarely or never program our thermostats. Instead of needing to be programmed, Nest learns from you how to save energy. Teach it wisely during its first week in your home and Nest will remember to save energy, even if you forget. Just follow these tips to maximize your savings.
With Time-to-Temperature, the Nest Learning Thermostat displays how long it will take for your home to reach the temperature you choose, so you won’t be tempted to set it too far.
Use Time-to-Temperature to help you save energy. Cranking the heat up to 90ºF/32ºC won’t make your home heat up any faster, but could waste energy if you don’t remember to turn it down. The longer you are heating or cooling your home, the more energy you’re using. Just choose a comfortable target temperature and the Nest Learning Thermostat will tell you how long it will take to get there.
The Nest Leaf Helps you Save Money
The Nest Leaf was designed to be simple: quick feedback when you do something that saves energy. It’s there to guide you towards efficient temperatures and reward you when you get there.
But it’s also a bit of a game, and people have been asking about the rules. Everyone wants more Leafs, others simply want to know why they got a leaf today, but not yesterday. Learn more about the Nest Leaf.
Teach Nest to save.
Programming thermostats is complicated and irritating – but an un-programmed thermostat can waste 20% of your heating and cooling bill. So the Nest Thermostat programs itself.
Just turn it up and turn it down. The Nest Thermostat learns what temperatures you like and builds a personalized schedule. Teach it efficient temperatures for a few days and, within a week, it’ll start setting them on its own.
Save while you’re away.
With Auto-Away™, the Nest Thermostat automatically turns to an energy-efficient Away temperature when you’re gone.
Auto-Away works in 90% of homes, even if your Nest is in a spot you don’t pass on your way out the door.
Nest on the go.
Use the Nest app to connect to your thermostat from a phone. Getting in early? Change the temperature miles from home.
At Cronkhite Home Solutions, we’re specialist in Home Energy Performance
We offer a vast array of some of the most technically advanced and home healthy products for wall and attic insulation in Central Illinois areas including: Peoria, Bloomington-Normal, LaSalle-Peru and Moline.
These products have been carefully selected for their energy efficiency effectiveness, their longevity, their health minded engineering, and their potential return on investment qualities. These products are fully supplied and installed by Cronkhite Home Solutions certified technicians.
If you are looking to save on energy, contact us today for more information or our Guaranteed Quote on your next project.