This Winter, Make Your Home a Comfortable Home
Cold drafts? High energy bills? Don’t know where to start?
Whether you’re a renter or a homeowner, NYSERDA has tips that can help keep you and your family comfortable this winter, while increasing your home's energy efficiency.
Did you know?
An energy-efficient home costs less to heat and cool.
Home energy assessments are often the first step in determining how efficient your home is and where it might be wasting energy. An assessment helps you understand which parts of your home are energy efficient already. It also provides recommendations on ways to improve the efficiency, comfort, and safety of your home.
Air leakage occurs when outside air enters your home through cracks and openings. Sealing cracks and openings reduces drafts and cold spots and improves comfort.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, caulking and weatherstripping are two simple air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment.
Insulating your home can help keep it warmer in the winter (and cooler in the summer). According to the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA), insulation should be top-of-mind for homeowners.
Adequate insulation is a great way to increase energy efficiency and lower energy bills.
NYSERDA offers several home energy efficiency programs that can help with assessments, air sealing, and insulating. Take a look and see which ones may be right for you.
Take control of your energy future and start saving today!