Sunday, January 29th by Iris Doubleday
The ultimate goal of weatherization is to protect your home from the outside elements in order to maximize energy efficiency. Protecting your home from the weather outside is important for every season, not just the colder ones! If you have rooms that are drafty and cold in the winter, hot in the summer, and generally uneven temperatures throughout your home year-round, it's time to invest in some weatherization home improvements.
Not only can weatherizing your home provide better comfort and fewer drafts, it can also help you save money on energy costs while making your home more environmentally friendly. Many homeowners are dealing with high energy bills year-round without realizing that the proper weatherization techniques could permanently solve the problem.
Your local Dr. Energy Saver contractor will begin the process by conducting a thorough home energy audit. The energy audit will determine the most efficient and cost-effective energy upgrades for your home's specific needs, so you can move forward with the best weatherization methods possible. Weatherization consists of a systematic process of home energy upgrades designed to keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient through every season. These energy upgrades could include:
Attic insulation will prevent energy loss and keep your home comfortable.
Weatherization methods such as air sealing, duct sealing, and crawl space sealing involve blocking any cracks, gaps, or openings that create air leaks. Similarly, weatherstripping involves the sealing of openings around your doors and windows that are letting in drafts.
If you have very outdated, poorly functioning windows and doors that let in a large amount of cold air and provide little ventilation in the summer, window replacement and door replacement may be a better alternative. Updating to energy-efficient replacement windows and doors can make a bigger difference than you might think, and can significantly increase your home's overall comfort.
Finally, home insulation is a valuable and effective method of protecting your home from the weather outside once you've sealed any air leaks and are looking for a permanent weatherization system. All of the insulation methods from Dr. Energy Saver, Inc are specifically designed to fix your uncomfortable rooms and lower your high heating and cooling costs, and we offer the best products and materials in the industry.
To find out more about home weatherization options, contact your local Dr. Energy Saver dealer today! We offer free, no-obligation cost estimates on energy upgrades, home insulation, window and door replacement, and all other services.