Weatherization is a process of improving the energy efficiency of buildings and homes. Weatherizing a building or home makes it less vulnerable to changes in temperature, humidity, and other weather patterns, thus reducing energy bills and increasing overall comfort. Weatherizing helps reduce air leakage from the outside air entering the home or building. This improves air quality by trapping pollutants outside and keeping indoor air inside.
Many methods can weatherize a home, such as adding insulation, caulking around windows and doors, sealing air ducts, replacing drafty windows with more efficient models, and installing proper ventilation systems.
The benefits of weatherizing your home include lower energy bills, improved indoor air quality, increased comfort levels in all seasons, and more! Aside from these tangible benefits for you as an individual homeowner, there are broader economic implications for society at large when it comes to weatherizing buildings and homes:
Home weatherization typically involves several steps, including identifying and sealing air leaks, adding insulation to walls and ceilings, installing energy-efficient windows and doors, upgrading lighting fixtures to more efficient models, and replacing or repairing existing ventilation systems. The process is usually performed by certified contractors who use specialized equipment to measure air infiltration in the home and locate areas for improvement.
In addition to making your home more energy efficient, weatherizing can also help protect it from extreme weather events such as strong winds or heavy rains. These preventive measures can prevent damage to your property from water seeping into walls or ceilings due to poor sealing during storms.
When it comes time to make your home more energy efficient without sacrificing comfort, Anderson Insulation of ME can assist! With our experienced technicians offering professional advice based on years of experience and using advanced tools/software specially made for assessing different aspects of energy performance, you will have complete confidence that your home’s weatherization goals will be achieved efficiently with long-term results ensured.