Home Weatherization

Sealing doors and windows, winter-proofing your pipes to prevent freezing and making sure you have proper insulation can save you headaches and avoid unnecessary expenses. 

Weatherizing your home is a simple and sensible way to reduce your bills.

Insulation Works

Acting as a shield for your home, insulation blocks the loss of heat in the winter and keeps your home cooler in the summer. Did you know that insulation comes with a rating? The higher the rating, or ‘R-Value’ the insulation has, the more effective it will be. We recommend choosing insulation that has the maximum rating for your climate zone.

ENERGY STAR® estimates you can save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs just by insulating and sealing your home against air leaks alone.


Types of Insulation

  • Attic: The easiest location to add insulation is in the attic. This is recommended if your home was built prior to 1980, if you experience excessively high energy bills, or you’re uncomfortably cold or hot during winter and summer.
  • Floor: Believe it or not, heat loss can occur through the floor of your home, where crawl spaces or basements can allow a substantial amount of warm cozy air to escape at a rapid pace.
  • Windows: ENERGY STAR®-qualified windows, including those with low-e coating, double panes, and vinyl or fiberglass frames, lend to ways that you can insulate your home, saving energy and money in the long run. Look for windows with the lowest U-value, as these are the most efficient.
 

Increase Your Efficiency

Other ways you can increase the efficiency of your home include:
 
  • Ceiling and duct insulation
  • Duct leakage sealing
  • Shell infiltration sealing
  • Insulation of water heater and water heater pipes
  • Minor home repairs
  • Heating and cooling systems, repairs and replacements

These upgrades may be available to income-qualified customers at no cost in certain areas. For more information, call our Energy Specialists at 800-654-2765.
 
For more information on home weatherization, download the latest brochure.
 
 
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Energy Saving Tips

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Live more energy-efficient, and save more money on your monthly bill, with just a few simple lifestyle changes.
 

Weatherization Assistance Program

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For information regarding the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program, visit
 
 
 
 

Ways to perform Energy Audits

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You can easily conduct a do-it-yourself energy audit. Visit the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Savers website for simple ways you can perform a home energy assessment.