When winter hits in the Pioneer Valley, many residents look towards weatherization to ensure that their homes are not only comfortable, but safe and protected against ice dams for those days when inclement weather gets out of hand. Summer may not be the time of year that weatherization pops into people’s heads, but many are surprised to find out that it’s just as important throughout the summer as it is when winter is in full swing. When you weatherize your home, you’re one step closer to having a truly comfortable summer.
The Importance of Air Sealing
Chances are you may not be completely familiar with air sealing, but you can rest assured that your home can benefit from it. Take a moment to consider the countless spots throughout your home that can leak conditioned air out of cracks or holes, all without you even noticing. Areas around your attic, windows, doors and the top of the basement wall tend to be especially problematic. Air sealing helps to keep conditioned air within the home and keeps unconditioned air out. It’s the key to success when attempting to weatherize a home, and many people are shocked to see the difference once they have the work done.
Don’t Forget Insulation
Like air sealing, insulation plays a huge role in weatherizing a home. This is especially true for older homes, where insulation may not be up to par. Homeowners may consider replacing their old insulation with new, more efficient materials and/or augmenting where insulation just needs a little boost. Insulation may be something that comes to mind when the snow starts falling, but it’s just as important in the summer if you want your home to remain cool and comfortable for you and your family.
Kick Things Off with a Home Energy Audit
If you’re thinking about weatherizing your home this summer, the first thing you’ll want to do is know your home’s problematic areas. It all starts with a home energy audit, during which your home is thoroughly tested for any issues that might be impeding its energy efficiency. Our team will help you schedule a top-quality, free energy audit, and can also come to your home during the audit to act as your advocate and ensure you’re getting the best evaluation possible.
Summer is here, and weatherization can make yours all the more comfortable. Call 413-322-3111 to learn more and to schedule your weatherization services for your Western Massachusetts home.