Frequently asked questions
Why does winterization work?
Proper weatherization meets at the intersection of insulation and air sealing because these two actions prevent air leakage and conduction. Combined, then winterizing your home helps homeowners stay comfortable and save energy.
Additionally, winterizing your home has a few benefits, such as reducing moisture and the risk of mold. As a result, homeowners experience lower monthly energy expenses, while improving indoor air quality.
What does winterization prevent?
Done correctly, winterization restricts airflow. Homeowners make modifications to keep air inside the house. There are natural leaks inside the home around the roofs, windows and doors. Preventing cold air outside the home from seeping into the house and hot air inside the house from leaking outside has some downstream effects.
What is winterization?
Good plumbing is not only essential for your health and comfort, but also helps you in the long run – especially when you plan to sell your house. Bad plumbing can cause many ongoing problems, such as seepage issues, blocked drains and septic tank overflow. Any of these problems can play havoc with your house, and make it less attractive on the market. For this reason, plumbing should always be considered a good investment because it will be beneficial in maximizing your asking price – and perhaps more quickly attracting an offer!
What are weatherization basics?
There are some basic actions that homeowners should know and can complete to prepare their home for winter. Initial steps relate to the building envelope, which is simply the physical barrier between the interior and exterior of a building.
Next, following or supplementing a home energy checkup, then find or develop a checklist (available for download). It may take some time to work through the items to check and perhaps modify or repair, so start soon!