Preventing energy loss is an easy and cost-efficient way to help the environment. And weatherization is an excellent way to prevent energy loss in your home. This Earth Day, as we hear about the damage done to the world’s natural environment, it is good to know that people can make a big difference by weatherizing their houses. Here are tips for weatherizing your home:
- Air. Prevent uncomfortable and energy-wasting drafts by making you home air-tight.
- Heat. Save energy and money by sealing leaks and improving insulation to reduce heat loss. Insulation also keeps your air conditioning in during the summer.
- Moisture. When you manage air flow and heat properly, you reduce the moisture that fosters discomfort, mold, and mildew.
- Hire a certified expert. Weatherization begins with an objective energy audit. The best weatherization experts are certified by third-party organizations such as the Building Performance Institute (BPI), OSHA, and EnergyStar.