Reasons to Engage our Home Building Services in Kelowna

Clients engage the services of Hartley Homes and Consulting Ltd because they understand our passion will make their dream home a reality In Kelowna.
Clients engage the services of Hartley Homes and Consulting Ltd because we save them money, without cutting corners, and deliver the look and function exactly as promised

At Hartley Homes we :
−eliminate frustration and stress
−make the process of building easy and joyful
−deliver the look and function exactly as promised
−get the best value for your money
−have documented systems and controls so everyone understands the requirements
−build to meet code requirements and exceed customer expectations
−handle customer concerns before they become problems
−are committed to building the customers dream home

Brian Roth

Hartley Homes & Consulting Ltd.
“Quality Construction built for Life”
Kelowna BC V1V 2S3
Phone (250) 808-1148 Fax (250) 765-0730



Is Your House Too Hot?

I have had many calls over the last couple weeks with the heat affecting just about everyone.  I'm not sure when this heat wave will end but I can promise you that the heat will always be back in the Okanagan.  So many people are asking for solutions to keep cool and keep their cooling costs down. 

Here is a few helpful hints on what you can do to combat the heat:
  • Make sure your ceiling insulation is at least up to code R-44 or have at least 12-16 inches of insulation.  Some home owners that are really suffering in the summer may want also consider a radiant barrier for their attic.  They are really helpful especially in the hot summers as they can improve your insulation performance by 20% and also reflect 97% of all radiant heat gain which can result in a 40% reduction in cooling costs
  • Invest in dark or multi layered blinds for your windows.
  • All though it is expensive to replace windows they can usually pay them selves off in 5-7 years if your windows are poor.  With Low E, multi layered glass and Argon technology the R-value in a new window can easily be R-4 or even R-7 where old windows can give you an R-value of only 1 at best.
  • Make sure your attic is properly ventilated.  For every 1200 sqft of attic space you should have at least 4 attic vents and baffles coming through to your soffits for cross ventilation.  Ventilation is key to keeping cool as insulation is designed to hold heat and if it is not ventilated it will keep your house warm all through the evening.  Also mold can be a concern when areas are not properly ventilated, this is bad for the home and your health.  Seasonal attic fans are also a good idea.
  • If you ever replace your roof consider lighter colors as black and other dark colours are very warm.
  • Old air conditioners can be very poor performers and cause you allot of money.  Its worth checking the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) on your unit as to my knowledge AC units go as high as 12 or 13 SEER but heat pumps can go over 19 SEER which results in big savings for cooling and heating.
  • Is your house south facing and exposed to the sun?  Planting or transplanting a large tree can add landscaping value and shade for your home.
For all your insulation needs contact TLC Energy Solutions

Is Your House Too Hot?
Terry Laurin
“Helping you become Energy Efficient”


Kelowna Insulation Grants

Kelowna Insulation Grants
Looking to keep cool this summer?  Making Energy efficient upgrades to your home has never been more attractive with todays Government Grants.  The process is quick, easy and very worth while for those looking to keep cool this summer, add value to your home and save on utility costs.  Below are just some of the grants available for insulation:

Attic or roof — insulation up to $590

Exterior wall — insulation up to $400

Basement — insulation up to $500

Crawl space — insulation up to $520

Air sealing — for your home up to $280

If you are interested on how you can get some money from the government to help subsidize your renovation costs call Terry at 250-215-8020.

For all your insulation needs call toll TLC Energy Solutions toll free at 1-877-558-1808.

Terry Laurin
“Helping you become Energy Efficient”