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- Keep your heated or conditioned air indoors by preventing air leaks throughout your home. Common areas to check for leaks are:
- Around windows and doors
- Electrical sockets and switches
- Along molding
- Sealing air leaks around your home and adding insulation can help your home be more comfortable and energy efficient and provide up to a 10% savings on your annual energy bills. *
* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ENERGY STAR program
1Your local hardware store can assist you in choosing the right tools and sealing method for your specific needs. Foam inserts that fit between the wall and switch plate, for example, are low-cost and easy-to-install. Plastic sheeting to cover your windows too!
2If your leaks are beyond the do-it-yourselfer, a weatherization specialist can help. These professionals can run diagnostics to help locate unwanted air leaks and recommend the best way to treat them. Explore the energy saving incentives available when you invest in energy saving upgrades.
Minimum 20% reduction in CFM @ 50 Pascals
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find contractor to help me complete recommended projects?Through our Contractor Marketplace, you can search for contractors and find the right fit for your project. You find out details about the contractor such as what types of certifications they have and where they are located. You can also directly find reviews when available. From there it is easy to connect and get started with your projects. A quality installation of equipment increases the benefits and efficiency of your new equipment.
Why should I ask my contractor about the most energy efficient products?Energy efficient products usually have lower operating costs and frequently qualify for rebates.
If I complete this measure, can I track my savings over time?If you mark an item on your plan as completed, we will track your estimated energy use and savings over time. We can use this to find additional savings options.
How can I find vendors to finance this upgrade measure?Through our Finance Marketplace, you can search across different types of financing products to find the right options for you. This includes options for both secured and unsecured loans as well as product specific loans (e.g. solar financing).
How can energy upgrades improve the comfort and health of my home?No matter how efficient your heating and cooling equipment is, if your home is not properly sealed and insulated, you may not be as comfortable as you could be, and your heating and cooling systems will have to work harder. Additionally, if you have leaky or poorly insulated ductwork, your home might have humidity problems, excessive dust, or rooms that are never quite comfortable. Improving the building shell and sealing ducts can generally improve your home.