Home weatherization is becoming the next big thing when it comes to green technologies. This practice involves optimizing the home to protect the interior from outside elements and basically reduce overall energy consumption. By properly sealing your home, you are able to maximize comfort.
Having a good insulation at home can help you reduce your electricity bills mainly because this can optimize your home that you will no longer or rarely need to rely on heaters or air conditioning units. A properly insulated home can be warmer during the winter and cooler during the summer.
Basically, home weatherization improves the building’s insulation by fixing cracks and plugging holes that disrupt proper air flow in a room or home. According to the US Department of Energy, an average American home has half a mile of cracks on it. Through proper weatherization, you will be able to reduce your heating cost by up to 32%.
There are a lot of things that you can do in order to optimize the insulation and air flow of your home. But the most important thing to do first is to find the cause of your problem which is air tightness. You can check how air tight your home is by lighting an incense stick near your doors, windows, electrical boxes, outlets, plumbing fixtures, hatches, and other locations where air can leak to the outside. Once you have identified the problem, you can now start fixing it.
There are different methods of home weatherization. This includes caulking cracks, installing rubber gaskets, replacing or upgrading your windows, and foaming gaps. The problem with this, however, is that if miss something, you do it wrong. If that happens, then you’ll end up with a bigger problem than you began with. That being said, it is always better to get a professional to look at your home and fix your insulation problems.
Hiring professional home weatherization specialists may require you to pay a bit more than doing it yourself. However, they will be able to do a better job overall. Not only will they identify and solve a problem, they will also conduct complete diagnostics in order to find the real cause of the problem. They can do everything in order to properly optimize a home’s performance. And they do this through a three-step process.
- Identifying the source of the problem
- Sealing air leaks
- Insulating the home
What makes their work far better is that they have the knowledge, experience, and the right tools to get the job done in a more efficient manner. Yes, the cost may be higher but the return is better as well. You’ll get to save more money on heating and electricity. On top of that, the Federal government and other state governments encourage home owners to be more efficient. Incentives and other rewards are given to homeowners who spend on energy efficient improvements. With home weatherization, you can enjoy these rewards and benefits in its entirety.
Star Spray Foam Insulation is locally owned and operated by Brad Harris. Our Office is located in New Orleans and operates in the Gulf South region to include Biloxi to Venice. Baton Rouge to Houma. Brad Harris has been a residential builder since 1996 and has a complete understanding of Residential and Commercial business and considers the most efficient and effective means of accomplishing the job under any circumstances.