1. High Energy Bills
If your energy bills are expensive every month, it might be due to:
Lack of insulation and air sealing: Your house may be losing heat during winters or letting in too much heat in summers. When this happens, your heating and cooling will have to run for longer, wasting money.
Older or inefficient heating and cooling unit or water heater: Outdated or malfunctioning systems consume more energy than newer or properly running models.
2. Changes in Temperature from Room to Room
A well-insulated home should maintain consistent temperatures. If your upstairs gets much warmer than the downstairs in the summer, or if you have certain rooms that are always too hot or cold, these are signs of poor insulation in a house. Luckily, weatherization can help!
3. Drafts and Cold Spots
Drafty areas in your home, especially near windows and doors, are a sign your home should be weatherized. These air leaks waste energy and can significantly increase your heating or cooling costs.
4. Ice Dams
Ice dams form on roofs when snow melts and then refreezes at the edge of your roofline. They are usually caused by poor attic insulation. Ice dams also allow water into your home, causing expensive indoor damage and even hazardous mold growth.
5. Issues with Heating and Cooling Systems
If your old heating system or air conditioner is constantly running or struggling to maintain a set temperature, our home weatherization assistance programs can help you repair or upgrade your unit.
6. Indoor Mold or Mildew Smell
Bad insulation or cracks and gaps in the outside of your home can lead to moisture problems. If your home has a persistent moldy smell, it’s a sign of moisture buildup and possible insulation issues. Weatherization helps protect your home against the outdoor elements, preventing these problems from happening in the future.
7. Respiratory Illnesses or Allergies Indoors
Bad indoor air quality can make respiratory conditions and allergies worse. Proper insulation and air sealing ensures healthy indoor air quality by minimizing drafts and moisture. We’ll also install new carbon monoxide and smoke detectors for your family’s health and safety.