Top 10 weatherization tips that will help you get a jump start on saving energy. These tips will be frequently updated to better serve our friends, customers, and other followers interested in our industry.
On This Page You Will Find:
- The Top Energey Conservation Tips & Suggestions
- You Will Learn The Do's & Dont's
- What Tools and/or Material You Will Need
Weatherization Tips To Help You Save Money On Your Energy Bills
- Get An Energy Audit which primarily consists of a pre-test to find leaks. After that, air leaks are filled and areas are insulated as per the pre-test readings. Lastly, a post-test is conducted to see the changes in a leaking out and blowing in.
- Check all your windows in the dwelling for excessive air leakage. It’s also a good idea to inspect the windows for and deterioration.
- Inspect the roof; Check chimney, roof, plumbing vents, Siding etc.
- Improve Ductwork; Inspect ducts for leaks and repairs with duct tape.
- Replace old light bulbs with newer energy efficient bulbs.
- Save on your water bill, use less water replacing your old toilets with water saving toilets.
- Water saving shower heads and water saving faucets.
- Replacing your old water heater will definitely scale back the amount of gas your using. If your water heater sits in a cold spot you can wrap it in insulation if that unit’s safety directions allows it to be wrapped.
- Walk around the entire property to inspect any visible cavities or gaps in each floor, ceiling under steps, inside the attic to the 1st floor or basement to the top floor.
- Inspecting your furnace’s and bleeding them if necessary, seal cracks and spaces in the floor. If they are not working right get a qualified technician.
HERE ARE A FEW RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOUR SAFETY AND HEALTH ;
- Be cautious find wet, soggy or moldy areas in the dwelling, contact a professional (Do not try and clean, repair or refurbish, dilapidated wood, flooring, studs, drywall etc.)
- Wear-protected masks or a breathing apparatus when inspecting the attic, basement, crawl spaces etc.
- Protect your eyes (Wear clear “shatterproof” safety goggles when inspecting)
Tools & Material:
- Utility Knife
- Saftey Googles
- Expanding Foam (Great Stuff)
- Clear Silicone Caulk (Look into a weatherproofing caulk that “does not damage wood/paint and pulls off in one piece. I think ‘Frost-king’ May still make it”)
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