Having a home that is properly weatherized is crucial in the Pacific Northwest, and at Lifetime Windows and Doors, we can take care of that for you.
Energy costs are on the rise, so investing in the right materials for your home including insulation, water heaters, and HVAC systems can increase your warmth and comfort, lower your energy bills, and make your home more energy efficient.
The first step in understanding exactly how much energy your home uses is to have an energy audit completed. This will also help you to understand ways in which your home can become more energy efficient. An audit will explain what changes can be made to cut your home’s energy costs and make your home run more efficiently.
When you have an audit, you will learn the areas where your home is losing energy, the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems are evaluated, and you are shown simple ways to help you use less energy and hot water.
Your air conditioning, ventilation and heating systems are most often the largest utility costs in your home. When you buy an older home, it may be more to your advantage to replace the entire HVAC system since the technologies in these systems have made such large advances that you can likely never bring old systems up to the efficiency of the ones out there today.
When looking at all of these factors you should not overlook your water heater. Your water heater can account for up to one-fourth of a home’s total energy usage. Most often, water heaters are installed in a cold, uninsulated area of your home. When the hot water in the tank is surrounded by the cold exterior air of the room it’s located in, you will experience significant heat loss. Therefore, the water heater has to work harder to provide hot water.
An energy efficiency specialist such as Healthy Home Services will help you to reduce heat loss around your water heater through proper insulation, thereby weatherizing your water heater and reducing its operating costs.
Local Portland Company Healthy Home Services provides a wide range of services to improve your home, aimed at increasing energy efficiency, comfort, safety, health, and durability of your home.
After you receive an energy audit, which includes blower door testing, building science diagnostics and thermal imaging, the next step is to get a plan of implementation. This is customized to provide you the most cost-effective options for your home.
A trained team of installers will come to your home and proceed with the weatherization plan you agree upon. After each project is completed, it is tested to make sure everything is providing you with the new energy-efficiency levels you need.
For more information about Healthy Home Services to weatherize your home, visit their website today.