Reduce heating, cooling and electrical demand
Weatherizing a home is about cutting your energy costs by reducing heating, cooling and electrical demand. Depending on your home, it can mean air-sealing by weather stripping and caulking windows, installing attic and sidewall insulation, and other activities designed to cut energy consumption. Insulation plays a big role in energy savings. Have your home assessed today to be sure that it measures up.
Wesson insulation services
Of the 130 million homes in this country, many of them — especially in the northeast — were constructed before modern energy and building codes were established. If yours is one of those homes, it’s wasting energy and money by leaking warm air in the winter and cold air in the summer. Wesson’s certified technicians can address these issues by installing insulation, sealing leaks and many other weatherizing options.
Insulation as part of the “whole house”approach
Regardless of the age or style of your home, the cold winters and hot, humid summers in Connecticut make it a necessity to have a well-insulated home, or your energy bills will go through the roof. Wesson Energy understands the importance of a well-insulated home and the value it brings to reducing your home energy costs. This is why we added insulation to our service offerings for our customers. We employ Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified energy installers to ensure that the insulation we install in your home is done safely, properly and cost-effectively.
How insulation works
Insulation materials (cellulose, fiberglass, foam, etc.) Insulation are applied to areas of your home that separate conditioned spaced (heated or cooled) from non-conditioned spaces (unheated or uncooled). Without insulation in the walls and ceilings, your heating and cooling units have to work harder to maintain desired indoor temperatures. How well your insulation performs is measured by R-value — its ability to resist heat flow. Higher R-values mean more insulating power. Different R-values are recommended for walls, attics, basements and crawlspaces. Insulation works best when air is not moving through or around it, so it is very important to seal air leaks before installing insulation to ensure that you get the best performance from the insulation.
Getting your insulation levels in the attic and walls to the highest recommended levels will lower your annual heating and cooling costs.
Where to begin
The best place to begin is by assessing all the insulation levels in your home, including the attic, exterior walls, basement and even connecting garages. You will want to note each type of insulation (cellulose, fiberglass, etc.) because each type has a different R-value per inch. Once you know what type and what R-values you have, you’ll want to make sure you are at the recommended insulation levels for Connecticut. Call Wesson Energy today to schedule your free My Home Energy Report home visit. Let us do the assessment of your insulation needs and help you get on the road to energy savings.
Air sealing and ventilation
Whether you’re paying to heat or cool your home, the last thing you want is for the heated or cooled air to be leaking out through cracks in your home’s exterior shell. This is a waste of energy and your energy dollars. These leaks are preventable if you know where to look and have your caulk tube ready to use. To obtain an exact measurement of how much air is actually leaking out of your home’s conditioned space, you should have a professional technician perform a blower door test on your home to detect and pinpoint exact leakage areas.
Wesson Energy has sealed more than 6,000 Connecticut homes. Our certified team can perform a blower door test and accurately seal up leaks before you insulate your home.
Properly ventilating insulated areas is also a critical component to a safe insulation job. Your town’s building codes will require roof vents be installed to expel moisture that could cause insulation or other building materials to deteriorate during winter weather. Summer roof temperatures are greatly reduced with proper ventilation, thus lengthening the life of your roof. If you have never participated in the CT Home Energy Solutions program, you should consider doing so. Contact us today to let us do the legwork and find you the best deal.
Rebates and financing
Looking for ways to reduce the cost of your home insulation project? At varying times of the year, insulation manufacturers are known to provide rebates on their products; you can search the Internet to find those. There are also rebates available through utility programs, although the eligibility to participate may change periodically. Through the Home Energy Solutions program, Wesson Energy can work with you to see which rebates and financing programs you qualify for. Contact us today to let us do the legwork and find you the best deal.
Wesson Energy can work with you to assess all your insulation and air sealing needs. Please contact us today for a free review by our BPI-certified staff, who will then plan and manage your project. Our free estimates ensure that:
- your ceiling is properly sealed and meets EPA standards
- correct insulation levels are selected, with the proper products for the proper applications
- insulation is properly installed and meets all building codes
- attic ventilation is maintained or increased as needed
Wesson is here to help. Just contact us for a free insulation review and recommendations. There is no obligation. We will work with you to create a road to a healthy home. Because saving energy isn’t just about the dollars saved: Your comfort and safety are just as important.