Passive House Consulting

Passive building is the best path to Net Zero and Net Positive buildings because it minimizes the load that renewables are required to provide

Design Principles:

  • Proper insulation through the entire envelope without thermal bridging
  • Airtight building envelope
  • Continuous mechanical ventilation of fresh filtered air assures superb, healthy and controlled air
  • High performance windows and doors
  • Balanced heat- and moisture-recovery ventilation, using minimal space conditioning system
  • Solar gain managed to exploit sun’s energy
  • Extremely resilient buildings

It’s a building standard, not a technique

 

Architecture is not limited by Passive House design principles. There is as much variety in Passive House architecture as in conventional building. Passive House standards also seek to strike a healthy balance between up front building costs and long-term energy savings

 

 

Sustainable building standard, reduces energy consumption – saves money

Passive House Cost Savings GraphPassive House uses 90% less in heating and cooling energy and 70% less in total energy use of the building compared to conventional building.

Passive House’s sustainable building standard minimizes load renewables are required to provide.

Building standard actually reduces energy consumption, rather than just offsetting energy use through renewables.

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Solar Installation

Are you looking to reduce your energy footprint through installing solar panels at your home or business? Harmony Air specializes in affordable grid tie-in and off-grid solar photovoltaic (pv) systems, as well as solar hot water systems for your home or pool.

Save Money While Helping the Planet

Solar energy is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional utilities; but did you know that a solar electric system could actually save you money on an ongoing basis? When your solar energy setup produces more electricity than you use on a monthly basis, that electricity is actually sent back to the grid. And when that happens, the power company has to pay you! In California, the average savings for each residential solar customer’s utility bill is $130 per month.

Tailored Systems Balance Quality with Affordability

Our high quality solar panels are capable of tapping into the limitless energy from the sun’s rays and generating high amounts of electricity for your property. This, in turn, will dramatically lower your utility bills and help you save a considerable amount of money down the line. We go out of our way to make sure that our installation services are tailored to your needs and are affordable. Every solar system we install is designed to reach its highest possible potential in return on investment, energy production, and reduction of carbon footprint.

Solar Hot Water

We also install solar hot water systems. Solar hot water heaters use the solar energy from the sun to generate heat (not electricity) which can then be used to heat water for showering, space heating, industrial processes or even solar cooling.

“Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Sasha did our solar power, very clean organized and honest. Very easy to work with. I had talked to a few other companies about the solar project, they made it seem like they were going to build a rocket ship. When I finally contacted Harmony Air, Sasha explained everything step by step and made everything seem like a walk in the park. I know there is no job to big nor to small for Sasha and his crew. THANK YOU HARMONY AIR!!”  

– A. Pena, Lower Lake, CA

AirKrete Insulation – It’s Non-Toxic and Fireproof!

AirKrete is the most environmentally safe insulation product on the market. It is a mineral based non-toxic insulation, environmentally friendly and non-allergenic, which can be installed in retrofit or new building projects. It’s also Fireproof!

100% Fireproof, 100% Pest & Mold Resistant & Up To 75% Noise Reduction

“It wasn’t a miracle the fire never spread, it was AirKrete” – FDNY

AirKrete is non-ignitable, has zero smoke production and a melting point of 5,500F! When you insulate your home with AirKrete the walls, ceiling and floors won’t burn.

No more rats or roaches! Mice, rats, squirrels, bats, snakes and bugs will all move out when AirKrete moves in! AirKrete is a natural desiccant so pests can’t nest or survive in AirKrete or they’ll mummify. Installers love watching pests literally crawling out of the walls with their larvae when they are spraying AirKrete.

Never be concerned about mold again! AirKrete’s desiccant properties are a natural mold inhibitor and have shown in studies to be resistant to mold growth at both 75% and 95% relative humidity.

AirKrete insulation provides a sound barrier rivaling the quiet of recording studio acoustics.

100% Non-Toxic and Biodegradable!

It has NO hazardous materials of any kind! It is non-allergenic and 100% free of asbestos, CFC’s and formaldehyde, and all other carcinogenic fibers.

AirKrete is made with air, water and MgO (Magnesium Oxide) cement, the same mineral used in vitamin and mineral supplements. Once removed from its building enclosure it is 100% biodegradable!

When AirKrete is installed in your home or business it produces no toxic fumes, noxious gasses or odors, which means no danger to animals or people. So no need to move your pet or get out of the house during installation, makeing AirKrete the perfect insulation for those with chemical sensitivities or for those who are concerned about cumulative chemical exposures.

Recent studies have shown that AirKrete’s main ingredient MgO absorbs Co2 (carbon dioxide.) Therefore AirKrete activates a counter action to the global warming effect by scrubbing Co2 from the atmosphere!

An Investment that Pays for Itself!

AirKrete is a long-term investment that over time pays for itself whether in new construction or as a retrofit on an existing building. Evidence has shown that the majority of customers save 50% on their energy bills, and it’s outstanding thermal performance will save you money year round. This makes a big difference over the long run and can also increase the value of your home!

At the time of installation, its shaving cream consistency fills all cavities so there are no gaps, and after it cures, AirKrete is an ultra lightweight MgO cement, which is 100% non-settling with 0 shrinkage. This insures that it maintains a long-lasting, high insulation R-value of R6 per inch. Most installations are three inches thick giving an R-value of 18.

When the National Audubon Society installed AirKrete at their headquarters in NYC, they found the building used 64% less energy, saving them $100,000 year.

 

For more detailed information please contact us for a free consultation. You can also go to AirKrete’s website which also has detailed information about their testing and approvals.

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Harmony Air has been installing energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems since 1991. That’s how our business got our start. We were the first company in Lake County to specialize in the environmentally friendly ductless mini-split systems by Fujitsu, Mitsubishi and Daikin. We also install traditional ducted systems as well.  Please contact us for a free consultation and a competitive rate.