Written on: April 28, 2017

Window caulking
Posted: April 28, 2017
Did you know that the amount of air that leaks from an average American home is about equal to having a four-foot hole in an exterior wall?
Properly insulating and weatherizing to minimize air leaks in the “envelope” of your house are two of the best dollar-for-dollar investments you can make for your home. Here are five key benefits of weatherizing and insulating:

  1. Lower bills – Combined with proper insulation, installing simple, inexpensive weatherization measures like door sweeps, caulking, and weatherstripping can have a surprising impact on your cooling and heating bills, reducing each by 10 percent or more.
  2. Fewer repairs – By keeping hot air out and cool air in during the summer – and reversing that process during the winter – your air conditioner and furnace or boiler won’t have to overwork to get their job done. That means fewer repairs in the long run – especially if you maintain your A/C or heating equipment properly.
  3. Greater comfort – By limiting drafts and minimizing temperature swings, weatherizing makes your home more comfortable in every season.
  4. Fewer unwanted “guests” – Sealing the cracks and openings that let in air also blocks insects and other critters from entering your space.
  5. A smaller carbon footprint – Using less energy means consuming less fuel – which cuts down green house gas emissions.

When combined with installing high-efficiency home heating and cooling equipment, these measures will help you keep energy costs down while helping you live more comfortable all year long.
And if you’re looking for more ways to save money, nothing beats getting a FREE home energy audit to identify energy-saving opportunities in your home! Contact us today to learn more!