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Seal and Insulate Your Home

Heating and cooling account for most of the energy consumption in a typical home. If your home is experiencing moisture issues, drafts, or uneven temperatures, air sealing and insulation can help address leaks to improve comfort, air quality, and energy savings.

Having a well-insulated, weatherized home is an important step before making other energy upgrades, such as heat pumps Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., since a more efficient home could be sized for a smaller, lower-cost system.

Completing a no-cost home energy assessment can help you better understand how well your home is sealed and insulated. During the assessment, a home performance contractor can evaluate and determine the appropriate levels of insulation, air sealing, and ventilation for your home.

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To achieve the best results, we recommend working with a professional contractor to complete a home energy assessment. Through an assessment, contractors can look at air sealing and insulating your home holistically, as well as identify other energy-saving opportunities.

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Do-It-Yourself Projects

There are many small, simple steps you can take to improve the air sealing of your home. First, identify where potential trouble spots in your home may be for air leaks (such as window frames, outlets and switches, and exterior door frames). Second, identify whether you can address the problem areas on your own. Some opportunities may include weatherstripping windows and doors, pull-down stairs, and attic entrances.

Discover ENERGY STAR® air sealing energy-saving tips Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

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