An energy-efficient house is one with a complete thermal enclosure system. If your property was built over 30 years ago, there is a good chance that it lacks the necessary features to reduce heat transfer. As a result, your interior in summers naturally feel hotter and winters colder.
According to WMGB Home Improvement’s experts, below are the best ways to weatherize your house to minimize your energy costs all year round.
Get Adequate Insulation
Proper home insulation is an important element of a complete thermal enclosure system. All insulation materials can make rooms more resistant to the transfer of heat, but they are not created equal nor are they applicable in every case.
Scheduling a home energy evaluation matters to determine your house’s weak spots. Such an assessment will reveal the areas that waste your energy.
Of all insulation solutions on the market, we prefer blown-in insulation. It can be used in combination with other methods to increase the R-value of your attic and other leaky spaces as much as possible.
Invest in ENERGY STAR®–Certified Fenestration Products
When buying windows and doors, look for the ENERGY STAR® logo. This seal of excellence will tell you which products meet the government’s U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) requirements in your location. The windows and doors that bear this label, such as ProVia® units, possess the minimum energy ratings, which help increase your overall energy efficiency.
Install Storm Doors and Windows
To complement the energy-saving features of your entry doors and windows, invest in storm units. These add-ons contribute to energy efficiency because they provide another layer of defense against heat transfer. Storm doors and windows also help control indoor moisture because they inhibit condensation.
Turn to WMGB Home Improvement to tackle all of the projects you need to perfectly weatherize your house. Call us at (616) 328-6625 to discuss your home improvement and to get a FREE estimate in Lansing or Grand Rapids, MI.