What Are The Benefits Of Weatherizing Your Home?
Home is where the heart is. We think of home as our safe-haven; a place to relax, spend time with family and friends, create memories that will last a lifetime.
But everything you love about your home could also be contributing to poor health and low efficiency. Over the years, humans have learned a thing or two about making a home a better place to live. Part of that process includes weatherizing your home.
Have you noticed any of the following in your home?
- You have hot or cold spots in certain areas of your home
- You have rooms that feel drafty, even when doors and windows are closed
- Your HVAC equipment runs constantly
- Your HVAC equipment cycles on and off frequently
- Your heating and cooling costs have increased without reason
Any of these could be indicators your home isn’t as efficient as it could be. And while weatherizing your home can make your home a more comfortable place to live, it also can provide these three health benefits:
Have you ever worried about the increasing cost of your utility bills? Have you ever been uncomfortably cold or hot because you’re nervous about turning on your HVAC system? Weatherizing your home can make it more efficient to heat and cool, keeping your home as comfortable as possible. And if your home is comfortable, you’ll sleep better at night too, which is one of the best ways to reduce stress.
If a home isn’t properly weatherized, it can reduce the air quality in the home. Dirt, pollutants, and other harmful byproducts can settle into your home, impacting your health. Carbon monoxide is also a possibility if you use gas inside your home. This colorless, odorless gas can harm you, your family, and your pets. Our weatherization specialists test for gas leaks, and make sure all alarms are working and properly functioning to ensure your safety.
Do you have a family member with asthma or other respiratory problems? Weatherization can make a difference by properly sealing and insulating your home, making your heating and cooling equipment run more efficiently, and keeping dust and other pollutants at a minimum.
How could you benefit from weatherizing your home?