Weatherization

Weatherization and home energy retrofits are two terms that are used interchangeably to describe taking a whole-house approach to making an existing home more energy efficient.

In other words, rather than simply installing a single high efficiency appliance, like a dishwasher or putting in insulation, weatherization involves assessing a home’s energy performance holistically and making comprehensive efficiency upgrades.

The benefits of weatherization are multifold. For one, a weatherized home uses minimal amounts of energy to keep indoor temperatures optimal, (warm in the winter and cool in the summer), while powering a home’s lights and appliances using a fraction of energy that a non-weatherized home might use. Second, during weatherization, beyond improving your home’s efficiency, trained professionals will make sure your home is properly ventilated and that combustion appliances, like furnaces, are running properly. Ultimately, this means improved comfort and safety and lower utility bills.

Our professionals are trained by the Department of Energy to assess and weatherize homes using this holistic approach and have a history of making homes more affordable, safe and comfortable.