POTSDAM – Aeon Heating and Air Conditioning, Potsdam, has won the North Country regional award from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for excellence in customer service and high-quality work through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR uses a “whole-house” assessment to reduce home energy use. Homeowners work with a participating contractor trained in building science and accredited by the Building Performance Institute (BPI).
The contractor measures the home’s overall energy performance, especially its insulation and air infiltration levels, and the efficiency of heating and cooling equipment, appliances and lighting. Contractors also test ovens, water heaters and other equipment to make sure dangerous combustion gases, such as carbon monoxide, are not leaking into the home.
The homeowner receives a comprehensive home assessment report that includes recommendations for home improvements that will save energy. The contractor can then make the energy improvements for the homeowner.
Regional winners were cited for excellence in customer service and work quality, comprehensive home energy savings, consistency in software modeling accuracy, promotion of program incentives and commitment to staff training and program improvement.
Aeon was one of nine regional awardees around the state.