Elderly woman gets a warm home this holiday season
Emma Carter, a retired resident of Southfield who owns the home she shares with her sister, can expect to be a lot warmer this winter thanks to Go Green Energy Consulting. Co-Founder Adam Duke is donating energy efficient upgrades to Mrs. Carter’s home, an effort that will bring her yearly energy costs down by more than 30 percent. The upgrades were installed on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Mrs. Carter’s home located at 28227 Fontana Ave in Southfield.
Earlier this year Mrs. Carter contacted Go Green Energy with increasing frustration at her high energy bills. She has been paying $2,800 a year to heat her home, and noticed the furnace was always be running – a sure sign that heat is leaking out of the house. Duke performed a blower door test and discovered the amount of energy leaving her home was equal to a 3-foot gaping hole in the side of her house.
Living on a fixed income means that Mrs. Carter couldn’t afford the improvements that would seal up her house and make it warmer and more energy efficient. Duke had been looking for a house to improve pro-bono, as a way to celebrate 100 houses served this year and to show the community appreciation for his growing business success. He offered Mrs. Carter the improvements for free and she gratefully accepted.
"When people ask what I do for a living I tell them I keep families warm and happy," said Duke. "I’ve been fortunate to launch and grow a fulfilling business doing just that. But sometimes that’s not enough – sometimes giving back by donating to those who greatly deserve it is just the right thing to do."
Improvements made to Mrs. Carter’s home include insulating the attic, rim joists and existing recessed lights throughout the home (a common but little-known source of energy loss), and air sealing done throughout. Go Green will also help Mrs. Carter apply for rebates through Consumers Energy’s Home Performance Program.
Go Green Energy Consulting was founded in 2009 by Duke, a Michigan State grad and resident Detroiter. To get a test of your house done and start the process of being toasty warm this winter, contact Go Green Energy at 248.233.7933 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go Green Energy Consulting™ is a home energy performance company in Southfield Michigan. From assessing energy efficiency to installing the improvements that save energy and money, Go Green Energy seeks to give every client the most comfortable home on the block.