Weatherization uses science and technologies that identify the heat losses and fixes them. Many families have drafts and cold rooms that can be fixed. The money spent correcting the problems in the house immediately pay for themselves through energy bill savings.
Because of newer “green” technologies, weatherization has become a growing concern for many commercial and residential buildings and contractors are looking for advice when it comes to meeting code requirements for energy efficiency and insulating standards.
There are major environmental benefits to weatherization. Using less oil and gas known as fossil fuels reduce pollution and greenhouse gases causing global warming. Reducing the use of fossil fuels also helps clean the air by reducing the amount of particulates in the air, the tiny pieces of pollution we breath everyday.
The first step is to find out which parts of your house use the most energy. The weatherization process includes:
- A full blower door test before and after weatherization
- Infrared inspection before and after weatherization
We visually inspect your home, including the attic and crawl space, checking for holes or cracks around your walls, ceilings, windows, doors, light and plumbing fixtures, switches, and electrical outlets that can leak air into or out of your home. We inspect and check the insulation levels in your home. Your attic, ceilings and floors may already be insulated. But how about your exterior walls and crawl spaces?
Blower Door Test
We Start with a blower door test to find all areas where air is entering the building envelope We end with a blower door test to quantify results.
Infrared Cameras are also used to help locate air leaks and any moisture intrusions into the crawl space or the building envelope.
Air sealing is the least expensive way to reduce your energy consumption. This alone can reduce your power 30 percent or more.