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Weatherization is the practice of protecting a building and its interior from the elements; particularly from sunlight, precipitation, wind and modifying a building to reduce energy consumption and optimize energy efficiency. Properly sealing and insulating your home can be an easy way to increase home comfort, save money on energy costs and increase the energy efficiency of your home.
Why should you weatherize? The Department of Energy says weatherization which is the process of sealing air leaks and properly insulating a home, can reduce heating bills by up to 32%, resulting in an average energy savings of $958 per year. The DOE estimates that 20-40% of the money an average AMERICAN family spends on heating and cooling their home each year is wasted through uncontrolled air leakage, insufficient insulation and failing duct work.
Is Money Flowing Out of Your Home? According to the DOE, a typical U.S. home has over ½ mile of gaps and cracks. Your hard-earned dollars flow out through those cracks around windows, doors and electrical outlets.
Common Air Infiltration Problems:
Rooms that are always too cold or too hot
Condensation on your windows and doors
Mold, mildew and musty odors
Pest and insect infestations
HIGH ENERGY BILLS
These are all indications that your house is out of balance and in need of weatherization by Star Spray Foam Insulation
Weatherization is a Three Step Process:
Finding the leaks – This step involves sealing off your house from the outside air. A blower door test will find out exactly how much conditioned air is being lost to unconditioned space and the amount of infiltration.
Air Sealing the leaks – Once the tests are completed and we locate all of the leaks, our crew will seal of the leaks from the outside air. This is done through a variety of techniques and with an array of products including expandable foam, caulking, weatherstripping and other specialized Star Spray Foams Systems Weatherization Products and procedures.
Insulating – The final step is to insulate your home to stop your conditioned air from escaping. This is done with the use of various insulation products: Spray Foam Insulation, Cellulose and dense packing wall and crawl spaces for air sealing.
After the air seal and insulation processes are complete, another blower door test will be performed to provide quantitative evidence of your savings. You will see the real savings when you see your next heating and cooling bill, GUARANTEED!
Whats’ in it for you?
Whole-house performance inspection by a trained energy specialist in building sciences.
Home assessment completed before any work is done
Summary report including recommendations and estimated costs and savings
Test after work is complete to verify that the energy improvements were performed correctly and confirm energy saving estimates
Certificate of work completed from Star Spray Foam Systems with guarantee of improvement.
Value for the Homeowner
Star Spray Foam Systems and Star Energy Auditing companies work with only highly trained energy rating professionals that have been trained in the WHOLE HOUSE APPROACH. We don’t just install products in an attempt to solve a symptom. We conduct diagnostics to find the root cause of your home’s problems and then make suitable improvements to address the specific issues and raise the overall performance of your home. As a building science professional, we complement our business with not only the latest industry products, but the safest way to handle and install these products while we are weatherizing your home.
What’s The Payback?
The Federal government, and many states, offer incentives to encourage homeowners to make their homes more efficient. On December 8, 2009, President Obama proposed a new program that would reimburse homeowners up to $12,000 in spending on home energy efficiency improvements.
A certified professional that carries the Department of Natural Resources RESNET designation as well as the BPI Science certification can process all local, state and federal rebate and tax incentives for you. (Audits are required)