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Insulation & Weatherization

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Insulation comes in a variety of different forms (e.g., batts and blankets, rigid board, and loose fill). The different types are useful for different situations.

Sealing Air and Moisture Leaks

Air leaks between in your home will cost you energy and money. The amount of air leaked in a typical U.S. home is eqivilant to leaving a window wide open. To prevent this drain on your finances, consider doing the following:

In addition to caulking and weatherguarding, dealing with moisture is also an important part of energy efficiency. This is because moist insulation has a lower R-value than dry insulation. Hence, your house will be less insulated and energy efficient. To deal with this proglem, consider do the following:

Weatherizing Doors

First, test the extent to which your door allows air in. Do this by feeling around the edges of the door. To deal with any air leaks, do the following:

Window Management

Poor windows can be very costly. In order to improve the energy efficiency of your windows, take the following steps:

External Referral: For more information on insulation, see the U.S. Government reccomendations. For more on efficient windows, see

Credits: US Department of Energy (

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