What are People Saying?
Dr. Charles & Vanessa Gaulden
We love the comfort of our home since having our Greenstar Panels installed. Our heat hardly ever came on this winter because the house has been so comfortable. One morning we got into our car and the dash temperature showed 63 degrees. As soon as we drove out of the garage it dropped to 41. Our garage is now as comfortable as our home even without heat or AC. We have seen a great reduction in our electric bill and wish the builder installed Greenstar Panels 4 yrs ago when our home was built. I really believe the building codes should require Hyper-Insulation!
Ralph & Theresa Pickard
We love the comfort and savings that we have enjoyed since having our Greenstar Panels installed. Ralph says, we set our thermostat at 72 at night and then up to 80 during the day. Now that I am retired and at home during the day. I notice even on the hottest days the AC doesn’t cycle until maybe 5pm. My attic is now a place I can go anytime when before it was unbearable even on cool days. I truly believe this product should be a code requirement for new homes. Theresa said a recent article in the Bartow paper showed everyone was complaining the Jan. electric bills because they were double for most residence because of record cold. We checked our bill and it was actually half of the previous Jan.
Skip & Stephanie Kauffman
Our Architect specified Greenstar Panels in our retirement home because we wanted low energy costs. However, we are discovering so many more benefits we didn’t expect. A large storage area was designed in our attic so we can store things that will not only be convenient to access but we will never have the expense of an air conditioned storage unit. During construction I have noticed on very cold days the house feels warm and on hot days the house feels cool, and this is before any power has been hooked up. I can’t wait to move in because the garage is just comfortable as the house. We cannot wait to move in and enjoy our new home.
Don & Diane Busing
I want to take this opportunity to express our complete satisfaction with the work Greenovative Homes performed to make our older home a more enjoyable living experience. We have noticed a world of difference in our electric bill and look forward to saving money for many years to come.
The recommendations your energy consultants made (windows, doors, water heaters, LED lights, Nest thermostats and especially the GreenStar Panels insulation system with ridge vent) have increased our overall indoor quality and comfort.
All of the Greenovative employees were a pleasure to work with and conducted themselves with skilled proficiency. As a result of our extreme satisfaction, we plan to recommend Greenovative Homes to all of our friends and acquaintances. I can’t think of any home that could’nt use at least some of your energy efficient recommendations. Thank you for all of your help.
Bill & Connie Craig
Today is a very special day for us, Greenovative Homes completed our attic improvements.
Life is so hectic, fast and furious that we seldom stop to give a few words of praise, but we were so very impressed with your crew and the work they did that we do not want this moment to pass without expressing to you our gratitude.
Your crew, Aaron Williams, supervisor, Aaron “Drew”, Tony and Peter were professional, competent, friendly, respectful and extremely hard workers. Aaron was organized and daily on task with goals in sight. It was truly a pleasure to have them around. Words do not truly express our high regard of them. Thank you for hiring and sending such fine young men.
We originally just wanted to improve our home with roof tie downs but after listening to Aaron Williams presentation about your Greenstar Panels – we were believers. Our decision was definitely due to his honest and forthright way about him also his total belief in his product, that we decided this is for us.
We commend you for your dedication and integrity in having such special workers that we were totally at ease to welcome them to our home.
We look forward to our first few electric bills and have already noticed improvements.
Rick & Susan Piatt
The Piatt’s choose to have Greenstar Panels installed with the expectation of an 8yr. payback. However, their immediate saving indicated that payback would be in the 3-5yr. range. Their annual consumption was reduced by 35% compared to previous years. Susan Piatt reported, “Greenstar Panels reduced our electric bill approximately $150-$200 per month!
Mrs. Martha Linder choose to have Greenstar Panels installed in the attic over her bedroom because she wanted relief from the summer heat. Even though the master bedroom represents a small percentage of her 5260 sq. ft. home the desire for comfort made the investment in Greenstar Panels a must. Because of the homes design the master bedroom attic was separate from the other attic spaces this allowed for an effective Greenstar Panels installation. With only the one room completed Mrs. Linder realized a 16% reduction in KW consumption.
Kerry & Sally Charlet
Kerry and Sally Charlet enjoy a beautiful home with high ceilings and a 5/12 roof that would be expected to stay comfortable. However, after Greenstar Panels were installed they saw a marked difference in comfort and realized a 17% reduction in kw usage over previous years. They told us that after the extermination came down from the attic on a summer afternoon he commented “it is freakishly cool up there!”
Kerry breaks down the return on investment, “A potential additional advantage to the panels could be the “dividend” or “interest” return on the investment in the panels. Here is an example.
If an individual installed 3,000 sq ft of the panels at the $4.00 per sq ft, total cost would be $12,000. If the electric bill were reduced just $50 per month, or $600 over the course of the year, this would translate into a 5% return on your investment. And, that 5% is not taxed either, making the effective return on your investment around 6.67% for those in the 25% tax bracket. Naturally, the higher the savings and the higher the tax bracket, the returns are even higher. I just wanted to be conservative.
Now, the alternative today if this $12,000 were sitting in the money market account, you would only be earning about .50% and that amount would be taxable, leaving you with a net return of approx. .38%. This pales in comparison to the 5% return noted earlier.”
Joe & Mary Bennett
The Bennett’s bought their single story pool home expecting an energy saving home because they heard about the Greenstar Panels installed in the home for sale at 819 E Highland Dr. Their KW usage for the first year of occupancy was over 30% lower than the annual usage of the previous owner.
Phil and Doris Allen
Phil and Doris Allen live in a beautiful new subdivision of custom homes that have many energy efficient upgrades such as low E double pane windows. Even with 10′ ceiling and an 6/12 roof pitch their annual KW consumption dropped 32% over previous years. They claim that they have been saving $200 a month since their Greenstar Panels installation. They also said they stopped hearing noise in the attic at night when the roof and trussed cooled.
Mrs. Crane owns a beautiful 2 story home with multiple attics. She chose to install Greenstar Panels in only 2 areas that always stayed hot, over her bedroom and her garage. Even though she effectively covered less than 30% of her air conditioned living area she saw a reduction of 17% on her ktw consumption. She also says that she can store anything in the large cool attic over garage and that her garage is as cool as the house.
In West Lakeland at 3821 Village Circle the Ching Hang family enjoys their energy efficient 1,684 sq. ft. home. This brick home was built in 1989 and was remodeled in the Spring of 2012, which included Greenstar Panels Hyper-Insulation.
This residence has consumed only 8,653 KW this last year as compared to 24,247 KW during the same period in 2011. That’s a reduction of over 65 percent in the same house. This home retains the original single panel windows and a 10 year old 11 SEER AC system.
Further investigation reveals that the same size houses in the neighborhood that are similar in construction consume as much as 3X’s the energy of the Hang’s.
The Hang’s LOVE their electric bill as it is a fraction of their old house energy costs.
Kevin & Ashley Stockman
In South Lakeland at 1528 Fernbrook Ln sits a cozy 1,486 sq. ft. pool home that was built in 1979 and purchased by Kevin and Ashley Stockman in Nov. 2012.
Their home received a makeover in the fall of 2012 that included some energy efficient upgrades that featured Greenstar panels. The AC was replaced with a new 16 SEER unit and all the bulbs were replaced with CFL’s .The original single pane aluminum windows remain but the back patio sliders were replaced with new double pane sliders.
The new owners boast of low electric bills because the Dec. 2012- Nov. 2013 annual usage reveals 7197 KW compared to 17,669 KW from Dec. 2010- Nov. 2011. That’s a reduction of over 59 percent in the same house. Further investigation reveals that the same size houses in the neighborhood that are similar in construction consume as much as 4X’s the energy of the Stockman’s.
Kevin is so impressed with the comfort of his home that he says “The Hyper-insulation added to our home makes working in our garage feel no different than sitting on the couch in the living room!”
During the summer of 2013 we installed Greenstar Panels in the home of Melinda Cole at 452 Cameo Drive. Cameo Dr is in a subdivision with identical White painted homes with White tile roofs. We reluctantly installed the panels as our past research has shown that tile roofs produce cool attics. Tile is a very good insulator which was evidenced in it’s use in protecting Space Shuttles from high heat. However after 6 months of KW usage Melinda saw a 28% reduction compared to the same 6 mo. of the previous year. By comparing Melinda’s KW usage to her neighbors we discovered that Melinda’ home consumed less than 57% of 3 of the 4 homes tested. She is so excited and she recently told us her Dec. bill was ONLY $30. It appears that even the most energy efficient homes can still benefit from Greenstar Panels and experience significant reduction in energy use. A recent message from the homeowner:
Merry belated Christmas, Paul! You may remember me as the home owner on 452 Cameo Drive in Lakeland that was showing you her electric bills decreasing from $45 in Oct. to $36 in Nov. Well, I am thrilled to share with you that Dec.’s bill was only $28!! I owe lots and lots of gratitude to you and your very professional and friendly team for the very efficient and effective installation of the insulation panels placed below my roof that so wonderfully insulate my whole home. YOUR COMPANY IS THE BEST FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE, PRODUCT INNOVATION & PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION!!! May 2014 bring you bountiful blessings back to you all at Greenovative!
Sincerely, Melinda Cole
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Wings Of Eagles International, Inc. is a Lakeland based ministry serving the disenfranchised population of the world. Our local outreach began in 1996 and has now expanded to two locations in Lakeland. In January 2012 we moved into a 30,000 sf metal warehouse facility. The primary usage is food distribution. We installed a 600’ walk in freezer and a walk-in cooler. In March, we recognized the metal facility with no insulation was going to be too hot to efficiently store food and operate the walk-in’s.
Greenovative Homes gave us our solution. By attaching their 16’ Greenstar radiant barrier panels to our existing metal ceiling framework, we were able to reduce the surface heat that penetrates the metal building by around 70 degrees. This reduction from 160 degrees to 89 degrees in the middle of the summer heat not only protected our food, it helped our walk-in units run more efficiently, and made it demonstrably more comfortable for our employees.
The service Greenovative has provided has been nothing less than professional. The panels are well attached and have been in place for two years with no issues.
I highly recommend this innovative and very cost effective way to cool down a hot warehouse in the intense Florida summer heat.
Our employees, our equipment, and my energy bill all say a big “Thank You!”
Don Steiner, President
Wings of Eagles International, Inc.