Weatherizing Your Home In A Cost Efficient Way


By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) As temperatures in the area change, now is a good time to start thinking about weatherizing your home.

Properly weatherizing your home to conserve energy leads to serious savings on utility bills without costing a lot of time or money.

"The winter weatherization stuff that we carry is basically your plumbing parts to keep your pipes from freezing” said Mike Berheim Assistant Manager, Grover.

Closing gaps in doors and windows, retrofitting faucets with devices to control the flow of water.

Saving habits can result in as much as forty percent savings on your energy bill.

The Twin Falls Fire Department stresses that you should clean out your wood stoves and chimneys and replace smoke detectors.

"A few things we like to see people do is number one is to make sure smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are current and by that I mean that anything that is ten years or older has out lived its life, it needs to be replaced” said Jack Barnes, Twin Falls Fire Department.

Most of these projects are pretty budget friendly, but if weatherization just isn't an option for you because finances are tight.

Government programs are available to help get your home ready for winter.

"The weatherization program that we offer through the Department of Energy and is also supported by Idaho Power, is a program that if your income eligible we can come in and provide weatherization services that include insulation, windows, inspecting your heating system to make sure its operating safely and efficiently” Ken Robinette C.E.O., South Central Community Action Partnership.

A home project that comes once a year, that makes your energy bills lower.

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