Archive for category: Home Energy Upgrades

Big ‘n Small.

Big ‘n Small.

July 10, 2015 at 9:12 am

We built this customized storage shed as an extra to the kitchen remodel: integrated, fully-insulated, air sealed and energy-upgraded.

 
Homes are smarter.

Homes are smarter.

August 20, 2014 at 1:19 pm

The *”Internet of Things” is reshaping global business and the way we live. We are wearing Fitbits, tracking electric energy consumption with smart meters and learning about “intelligent homes”.  Innovations now on the market: Smart Thermostats Install a smart thermostat like Nest or Honeywell to help regulate the temperature in […]

 

Improve energy efficiency and get $$ incentives.

August 12, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Energy Upgrade California™ Home Upgrade is a comprehensive, “whole house” approach to home energy efficiency that offers financial incentives for installing approved energy upgrades in your home. Maximize savings and comfort with a “whole house” approach by treating your house as a system and making multiple improvements that work together […]

 
Trending in Remodeling Now.

Trending in Remodeling Now.

August 9, 2014 at 7:21 am

Opening up the kitchen – the heart of your home – by removing a wall between the kitchen and adjoining rooms Choosing recycled glass tile for bathrooms Moving from cosmetic improvements to full home or kitchen remodels Streamlining kitchens. Yes, Modern is in, simple countertops, sleek finishes, touch-latch cabinet fronts, […]

 
Energy Saving Services

Energy Saving Services

July 16, 2014 at 7:45 am

Beckner Energy Upgraders uses “X-ray” vision to determine where outside air is entering your home and conditioned air is escaping, driving your utility bills up by as much as a whopping 30%. During an energy audit, in addition to a complete walk through, we use thermal imaging and building science […]

 
9 Good Reasons to Choose Beckner Contracting Residential – and Me!

9 Good Reasons to Choose Beckner Contracting Residential – and Me!

March 17, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Consistently report progress with detailed notes Dedicated onsite supervision and control of project execution Expert in home energy performance to improve energy efficiency Conservative “belt & suspenders” approach enhancing project success Listen and deliver your wants and desires, not what’s easiest for us Reliable, responsible, detailed, a man of my […]

 
Home efficiency best practices.

Home efficiency best practices.

August 26, 2013 at 11:40 pm

The world is changing for the better. We have more ways than ever to keep our homes healthier, comfortable, updated, energy-efficient, and resale-ready! Inside the Home: Change your HVAC filters every 3 months (calendar it). Get the chimney inspected and swept yearly. Switch to a gas-burning fireplace insert, rather than […]

 

How Bay Area Home Sellers Can Increase Home Value

August 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm

We’re all familiar with the MPG fuel efficiency stickers slapped on cars. It won’t be long before there will be “home energy efficiency stickers” slapped on homes: Square footage. Natural gas consumption. BTU rating. Water usage. Think about it! Buyers will be able to point their mobile devices at QR […]

 

BecknerContracting.com goes live!

August 5, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Welcome to Beckner Contracting & Management’s brand new website! We’re busy jack hammering out old concrete to make way for new construction, remodeling custom kitchens, crawling around in attics with headlamps sealing air leaks, putting down pavers, adding kitchens and updating bathrooms in industrial live/work spaces, repairing office buildings and […]