Protect Your Home Against The Elements
Build Efficiency at Home
Improper sealing and insulation can lead to significant loss of heated and cooled air, wasting energy and driving up energy bills. Learn more here how you can protect your home from the elements, improve your comfort, and allow your appliances to run more efficiently.
1 California Energy Commission. (2012). Tighten Up Your Home: Insulation. Retrieved October 2, 2012, www.consumerenergycenter.org
Discover energy efficient and cost-saving ways to help you keep warm and stay cool, from weatherizing to window treatments.
Follow these 4 steps to keep the weather out and your heat and AC in, so you can save energy in the comfort of home.
Get a blower door test to see how airtight your home is. Air can leak around windows and doors, through wall openings for plumbing and electrical, chimneys, recessed lights, ceiling fans, and wall floor seams.
Once you identify the leaks, start sealing. Use caulk for walls and floors, weatherstripping for windows and doors, and foam for larger gaps.
Install insulation with a value of at least R-30 in your ceiling or attic. Since heat rises, insulating the top of your home is more efficient than insulating walls – it’s easier and cheaper, too.
Install foam insulation in your basement and tightly seal the crawl space. Bare earth draws heat from your home, so a little extra insulation beneath your feet can help you keep warm, and keep saving.