Weatherization can be a fantastic way to save money, help the environment, and make your family more comfortable, all year round, in their home. Here, we will look at the things you can do to make your home ready to handle any type of weather, how that this process can benefit you as a home owner, and much more. After you read this article, even if you have never weatherised your home, you might just want to get started as soon as possible.
What Does Weatherisation Entail?
Basically, weatherization is nearly the same as winterization. In this process, you seal any gaps around windows or doors, switch your ceiling fans to run backward or forward, depending upon the season, replace any filters used in your furnace or air conditioning units, adjust the temperature on your hot water heater, reset your thermostat, insulating your windows and doors, replacing insulation, and much more.
Many of these projects are simple DIY fixes. However, we offer weatherization consultations, and may help you complete a few of the more complicated jobs that you may not be able to do: contact us.
Save on Heating and Cooling
One of the best advantages to weatherization is that it can help you to really save lots of money on both heating and cooling costs. These savings can be put toward other home improvements in the future, remodeling, or anything else you may have in mind.
By far, heating is the largest expense that most people have during the wintertime, but you can easily save when you do your best to keep the cold air from creeping into your home. Best of all, your family will be more comfortable on even the hottest or coldest of days.
Good for the Earth
When you save money on both heating and cooling because you have to use it less, or on a lower setting, you are also using less electricity, burning less fossil fuels, and reducing your home’s overall carbon footprint.
If you want to make your heating more efficient, and also want to help make your home more ecofriendly, weatherization is one of the most cost effective ways to do it. In some areas, government or nongovernmental organisations may even be able to help you when it comes to getting the funds and going through the process of weatherization in your home.