If you think weatherizing your house is a costly proposition, you clearly do not realize how much money you waste because of energy loss.
Attic insulation installation, window replacement and the addition of storm doors are projects that are all worth the expense. These improvements can effectively make your home more comfortable while reducing your heating and cooling costs. Below are the signs you need to tackle these projects sooner than later.
Excessively Hot or Cold Rooms
Some parts of a house are more likely to have extreme temperatures at certain times of the year due to convection, a phenomenon where the warm air rises while the cold air stays below. Also, the closer the room is to the sun, the greater the chances that it will feel like an oven.
While there is no changing physics, you can do something to control the movement of heat within your house. With proper insulation, you can better regulate your indoor climate with your HVAC system.
All operating windows and doors allow air infiltration to some extent. However, it should not be noticeable. Experiencing drafts when your fenestration units are closed is indicative of unsealed gaps around those fixtures.
Moreover, your house may be hiding more gaps. Only a home energy audit can uncover all pockets of air leakage that silently wastes your conditioned air.
Outrageously High Energy Bills
High utility bills can be a symptom of energy loss. If your energy costs are historically higher than what you are used to paying, investing in ENERGY STAR®–approved products like windows and entry doors is the solution.
Let WMGB Home Improvement assess your house to reveal the areas that need weatherizing. Call us at (616) 328-6625 now to get a free estimate in Grand Rapids, MI, or any nearby community.