Weatherization services make your home more comfortable and save you money
Many people in New England experience temperature changes at home. It can be a struggle to keep your house cool in summer or warm enough in winter. Even new construction can have issues that make it uncomfortable at home. However, you can make your house more livable while increasing energy efficiency and saving money through weatherization services!
Contact the professionals at Green Collar for a free energy audit. We will help you understand your house as a system and can work with you to provide the weatherization your home needs. Call 413-409-6816!
What is weatherization?
Weatherization simply means to make a building better protected from the elements. Weatherproofing can involve making changes to your home that reduce energy consumption and increase efficiency.
Weatherization services can reduce air leakage, control moisture, improve comfort and keep your home healthy by controlling ventilation. Typically, weatherization may include checking that your home is properly insulated, sealing holes and cracks around doors, windows, and pipes, and may involve making energy-related repairs.
The best choice for weatherizing your home might involve repairing or replacing windows and water heaters, and ensuring that heating and air conditioning systems run smoothly.
All of these changes and updates can increase the energy efficiency of your home. Energy efficiency means using less energy — and that means lower utility costs!
Green Collar can perform an energy assessment of your home at no cost to you. Contact us today to schedule yours!
Common weatherization services
When thinking about weatherizing your home, it can be helpful to understand these four primary processes:
- air sealing
- moisture control
Read more about them below, and be sure to call Green Collar at 413-409-6816 to discuss how our team can help you strategize the best plan for your home.
Air sealing is used to reduce infiltration of outside air and pollutants. Air sealing involves locating and sealing any air leakage points in your home, from the attic to the basement and everywhere in between.
Reducing the amount of air leaking into and out of your home can cut heating and cooling costs. Caulking cracks around door and window frames, and weather-stripping doors and windows is a simple example.
Insulation will provide a barrier between your home and the outdoors. It will give your home a happy hug and keep heat from moving in or out. Like air sealing, it’s a very important way to control airflow in your home.
Moisture Control and Ventilation
Excess moisture in your home can cause problems like wood-destroying insects or serious health issues arising from mildew, mold and poor air quality. Effective moisture control is an important part of keeping your home safe for your family.
A key part of moisture control, and weatherproofing, is ventilation. Ventilation refers to the exchange of indoor and outdoor air. And, especially in the kitchen and bathroom where there can be excess moisture, it can help keep your air quality healthy at home.
You can benefit from weatherization services
Weatherizing your house means a more comfortable, livable home, year-round. It can reduce energy usage for lower utility bills and help with health and safety issues in the home!