Home Weatherization Program New Orleans
In Weatherization, a building and its interior are protected from the elements; particularly from sunlight, precipitation, wind and modifying a building to reduce energy consumption and optimize energy efficiency. By properly sealing and insulating the home you can easily increase your home comfort, save money on energy costs and increase the energy efficiency of your home.
Why should you weatherize your home or building?
The Department of Energy says weatherization is a process of sealing air leaks and properly insulating a home. Weatherization can help reduce heating bills by up to 32% and it results in an average energy savings of $958 per year. According to DOE estimates, 20-40% of the money an average AMERICAN family spends on heating and cooling their home each year is wasted through uncontrolled air leakage, insufficient insulation and failing duct work.
Are You Loosing Money Out Of Your Home?
According to the DOE, a typical U.S. home has over ½ mile of gaps and cracks. Your hard-earned dollars flow out through those cracks around windows, doors and electrical outlets.
Common Air Infiltration Problems:
• Drafty house
• Rooms that are always too cold or too hot
• Condensation on your windows and doors
• Mold, mildew and musty odors
• Pest and insect infestations
• HIGH ENERGY BILLS
These are all indications that your house is out of balance and in need of weatherization by Star Spray Foam Insulation
Weatherization - A Three Step Process:
• Finding the leaks in your home–Seal off your house from the outside air and a blower door test will find out exactly how much conditioned air is being lost to unconditioned space and the amount of infiltration.
• Air Sealing the leaks – After the tests are completed and the leaks located, our crew will seal of the leaks from the outside air. Air sealing is done through a variety of techniques and with an array of products including expandable foam, caulking, weatherstripping and other specialized Star Spray Foams Systems Weatherization Products and procedures.
• Insulating your home– The last and final step is to insulate your home to stop your conditioned air from escaping. This is done with the use of various insulation products: Spray Foam Insulation, Cellulose and dense packing wall and crawl spaces for air sealing.
Another blower door test will be performed after the air seal and insulation processes are complete to provide quantitative evidence of your savings. You will see the real savings when you see your next heating and cooling bill, GUARANTEED!
Value for the Homeowner
Star Energy Audit work with only highly trained energy rating professionals who have been trained in the WHOLE HOUSE APPROACH. We don’t just install products in an attempt to solve a symptom but conduct diagnostics to find the root cause of your home’s problems. We then make suitable improvements to address the specific issues and raise the overall performance of your home. We complement our business with not only the latest industry products, but the safest way to handle and install these products while we are weatherizing your home.
What’s The Payback on Energy Efficient Home?
The Federal government, and many states, offer incentives to encourage homeowners to make their homes more efficient. On December 8, 2009, President Obama proposed a new program that would reimburse homeowners up to $12,000 in spending on home energy efficiency improvements.
A certified professional that carries the Department of Natural Resources RESNET designation as well as the BPI Science certification can process all local, state and federal rebate and tax incentives for you. (Audits are required)