There’s a chill in the air, which means that (hopefully) fall is on its way! With a change in weather, like summer to fall and then to winter, it may important to consider weatherizing your home. But what does it mean to weatherize your home or another building? Weatherizing your home will save energy, therefore saving you money. It can also improve the comfortability of your home. At Alamance Insulation and Gutters, we’re here to help with all your insulation and gutter needs. Serving the Triad area in North Carolina, you can trust Alamance with your insulation and gutter questions and needs.
To get started on weatherizing your home, you should consider conducting a home energy audit. There are many things that may follow a home energy audit, including air sealing, insulation, moisture control, and ventilation. Professionals who complete weatherization services are trained as part of the home performance industry, and they are able to offer solutions about common problems when it comes to your home’s system. There are several ways to weatherize your home. Here are some common methods:
- Attach door sweeps on exterior doors. This is an affordable way to weatherize your home, and installation is relatively simple. Gaps at the bottom of doors in your home let air into the home and can cause heating and cooling problems. Door sweeps may help you save money!
- Weatherproof your doors and windows. Weatherstripping is another affordable way to weatherize your exterior doors and windows. This will help seal unwanted drafts coming from outside, along with moisture and dust. This will help prevent heat loss and mold, and it will also improve the air quality of your home.
- Seal cracks and gaps in windows with caulk and foam. Air sealing will make your home insulation more effective and efficient.
- Add plastic to interior storm windows. These are called window insulation kits, and they can save you as much money as a new storm window. Try adding plastic before you purchase a new storm window!
- Cover your water heater tank. If your water heater is in a cool garage, it loses heat regularly. These costs will add up! Water heater blanks can reduce water heating costs, and there are some affordable options. If your water heater is tankless, you can always add pipe insulation foam which will help you save money.
- Insulate your attic door. Many homeowners overlook the attic door, but most attic doors are poorly designed and therefore contribute to massive energy loss. Insulating your attic can be easy, affordable, and durable.
- Seal switches and outlets. You shouldn’t only be thinking about sealing switches and outlets in your home if you’re baby-proofing! This will help prevent unwanted drafts and heat loss.
Weatherizing your home will save you energy and money in the long run. At Alamance Insulation and Gutters, we can help! We offer many insulation services, including but not limited to attic insulation, radiant barriers, air sealing, blown insulation, spray foam insulation, and installing moisture barriers on crawl space doors, sealed crawlspaces, and encapsulated crawlspaces. Call us today!