Energy Efficiency Services in Charlottesville, VA

Steeped in history, Charlottesville is home to a wide variety of houses. From older colonial, cape cod, and craftsman homes, to those with a more contemporary design, each home is unique. With a plethora of outdoor activities and local culture, Charlottesville is also a great city to lay down roots—especially when you’re in a home you feel great about living in. 

When making retrofit improvements of any kind, you’ll want to trust a contractor that’s experienced with the characteristics of your home. Responsible House is a local, independently-owned contractor that’s committed to providing high-quality, energy efficiency and comfort upgrades. We grew up in Central Virginia and have experience building and working on many common home types in the area, including Charlottesville. With our extensive background in building science, we can help find solutions for issues and help transform your house into a Responsible House.

Home Services With a Building Science Approach

At Responsible House, we consider your whole home before making any insulation upgrades to ensure that we provide the most effective and long-lasting solutions to home comfort, health, and efficiency issues. Our comprehensive list of services in Charlottesville includes:

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam is one of the leading types of insulation when it comes to preventing heat transfer in a home. Plus, it acts as a sealant to stop unwanted airflow, giving you excellent insulation and air sealing for your Charlottesville, VA home, all in one product.

Attic Insulation & Conditioned Attics

Insulating your attic and converting it into a conditioned attic can help keep your home comfortable and energy efficient any season of the year, take unnecessary stress off your HVAC system and prevent mold growth.

Air Sealing

Air sealing your Charlottesville, VA home adds an extra layer of protection to help keep you comfortable, and improve your home’s energy efficiency and indoor air quality. Air sealing also enhances the benefits of insulation, making it more effective against the elements.

Indoor Air Quality Solutions

With our comprehensive indoor air quality (IAQ) solutions, your home will be protected from common household pollutants, like mold, radon, pet dander, dust, smoke, pollen, and more. From Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) to encapsulation, we’ve got you covered so you can breathe easier. 

Crawl Space Upgrades & Encapsulation

Taking care of your crawl space can provide many whole-home benefits, like lowering your energy bills, improving your overall home comfort, and improving your indoor air quality by reducing your risk of pest and moisture intrusion.

Energy Audits

An energy audit can show you exactly what’s causing high energy bills and comfort issues in your Charlottesville, VA house with an in-depth energy analysis of your home that includes blower door testing, infrared imaging, and more.  

Blower Door Testing

Make sure your new construction project is code-compliant with blower door and duct blaster testing from Responsible House. 

Commercial Services

Making energy efficiency improvements to your building can help your business’s bottom line by reducing energy costs and saving money. We offer commercial energy audits, insulation, and air sealing services. 

Upgrade Your Home the Affordable Way With Incentives

Improving your home’s energy efficiency has never been easier thanks to rebates and incentives. Charlottesville homeowners can utilize federal tax credits for insulation and air sealing, and rebates from local utility companies, like Charlottesville Gas. Let Responsible House help you maximize your savings on our services! 

Responsible House: Charlottesville’s Premier Insulation Contractor

Don’t let your home comfort and health get in the way of your ability to enjoy all the beauty this town has to offer! At Responsible House, we’ve been helping families since 1995, serving all of Central Virginia, including Charlottesville. Reach out to the experienced and highly-trained team at Responsible House for energy efficiency help. 

Make your house a Responsible House. Call 434-400-8027 or contact us online to get started today.

Happy Clients

Responsible House worked tirelessly to bring back to life my family’s 100-year old farmhouse with a major energy retrofit and extensive structural restoration. I cannot say enough good things about this local, family owned business. They meticulously pursued perfection at… Read more “We are immensely grateful”

Joyce C.

William came to study the problem. He was incredibly thorough weighing in all possible causes and solutions to my Attic blues. He then put together a plan and executed it to perfection. If you do not go to Responsible house… Read more “Attic Blues”

Charles C.

They caulked all the places on the interior of my log home where I was losing heat. I am saving 20% on my heating bill now. The team also fixed minor issues with the house which they found during the… Read more “Very Happy With The Work”

Donna S.

The experience I had from Responsible House installing my new insulation it was quick and effortless. Their team came in and within two days I was able to return to a much warmer house. My air-conditioning would run almost constantly… Read more “Quick And Effortless”

Jason W.

The upstairs level of our home used to get extremely hot in the summertime, using a lot of wasted electricity to try to cool things down. Responsible house was able to insulate our home which ended up zeroing out our… Read more “Extremely Hot Upstairs Insulation Google Review”

Rachel B.

The most amazing contractors I have ever worked with – William saved us! You will not find anyone as professional and competent – not only in the valley but honestly anywhere. I have had so many bad experiences – Responsible… Read more “Dahlia N./Houzz.com Review”

Our project consisted of a kitchen/bath/bedroom remodel – a roughly 5 month project. William and his team were the consummate professionals throughout–skilled, knowledgeable, straightforward and direct. They provided advice and recommendations when needed and dealt promptly with any problems that… Read more “Kay B./Houzz.com Review”

Not only do they provide high quality services, they also are extremely easy to work with and they have a strong sense of design. -Michael Brown/Houzz.com… Read more “Michael Brown/Houzz.com Review”

“We highly recommend him and his team, and especially for a custom plan containing elements which are not standard construction.” –Custom Home… Read more “Custom Home Client/Houzz.com”

They have a very thorough attention to detail, and always rendered results that were exactly what the clients and I were after. –Annie M./Houzz.com… Read more “Annie M./Houzz.com Review”