December 20, 2022

Whole Home Performance HVAC

An HVAC contractor in Georgia discusses how his family-owned company focuses on weatherization and efficient heating and cooling, an essential component of fighting climate change.

Efficient electric heat pumps + cost effective weatherization: Good for the contractor and the building owner.

$550 billion in new federal investment in America’s roads and bridges, water infrastructure, climate resilience, and internet will begin in 2023. Building electrification is a big part of the investment, and efficient heating and cooling heat pump systems are in the spotlight. Making a change to all-electric buildings will be most successful when those buildings are well insulated and undergo measures to reduce air leakage.

In this 15-minute video, Jason Peavey, an HVAC contractor in Georgia, sat down to talk to us about why his family-owned company now focuses on whole-home performance solutions that include weatherization and efficient heating and cooling. Air sealing and insulation are vital first steps to reduce heating and cooling loads and to ensure occupant comfort with efficient heat pumps. 

Weatherization and high efficiency electric cooling are an essential combination in the fight against climate change.   

If you’re already employed as an HVAC technician, electrician, or similar professions, Southface Institute offers a variety of courses in LEED certification, green building best practices, energy efficiency and HVAC needs, and more. The Southface courses are amongthe resources Jason and his brothers utilized to develop their sustainable HVAC business! 
We’ll need tens of thousands more HVAC technicians, electricians, plumbers, and other workers in skilled trades in the next decade to improve the energy efficiency and overall performance of buildings and reach greenhouse gas reduction goals. If you want to contribute to this growing field and be an energy hero, visit the IREC Green Buildings Career Map to learn more.

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This video was created by IREC with support from the U.S. Department of Energy. This video is intended for educational purposes only and may be used or redistributed for noncommercial purposes, provided credit is given to IREC and content is not altered.