Written on: February 9, 2018

Why and How to Weatherize Your Home – Part 1 of 2

Imagine how much more your energy bill would be if you left your front door wide open in the middle of winter – in effect, that’s what you’re doing if you don’t weatherize your home.

On average, a U.S. home leaks the equivalent of a four-foot hole in an exterior wall through spaces around windows and doors, and through its under-insulated walls.

That’s why weatherization is one of the best bang-for-the-buck investments you can make for your Connecticut or New York home – especially when you also add high efficiency heating equipment to the equation.

In this first of a two-part post, we’ll touch on the benefits of weatherizing; in Part 2, we’ll give you a checklist of common weatherization measures that will help you tackle the job in the months ahead.

Key weatherization benefits

  1. Lower energy bills – Weatherize your home properly and you could cut your energy bills by five to 30 percent, says the US Department of Energy.
  2. Fewer repairsWeatherization measures will also reduce the heating and cooling load of your home, helping your furnace or boiler to work better for longer, with fewer repairs along the way.
  3. More comfort – With fewer drafts and more stable temperatures and humidity levels, your weatherized home will be more comfortable in every season.
  4. Pest control – Pests get through the same cracks and openings that let air enter your home. Seal up those holes and you’ll have fewer critters.
  5. A smaller carbon footprint – Appliances in a weatherized home don’t have to work as hard to do the same job, which means they’ll burn less greenhouse gas -producing fuel.
  6. Greater quiet – Insulation dampens unwanted sounds from inside and outside your home.

The bottom line: weatherization works! Stay tuned for a checklist of some of the best weatherization measures or your Connecticut home coming in our next blog.

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