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Weatherize Your Home and Save!

Weatherize Your Home And SAVE!

It won’t take you very long to see the payoff to weatherizing your house . In fact, the results are instantaneous! More comfort in your house will immediately be felt since your AC unit is no longer struggling to keep your house at the temperature that you enjoy.  By the time you receive next month’s heat bill, the savings will be more obvious and tangible…maybe now you can use that saved money to treat yourself to a night out on the town, or some new golf clubs!

WHAT IS WEATHERIZATION???

That’s a good question! Weatherization is protecting your property (inside and out) from natural elements specifically, but not limited to: precipitation, wind, and sunlight.  It involves changing and adapting a building in order to limit energy consumption, therefore drastically improving energy efficiency. Weatherization is a two part process: Repairing leaky ducts, and insulating your home.  Weatherization is essential to energy conservation, especially in older homes and multiple-story homes.  If your house has never been inspected, or hasn’t been inspected in a long time, weatherization is definitely for you!  You could be throwing away thousands of dollars a year as a result of insufficient insulation – a problem that you didn’t even know about.  Living in Austin, TX we know our summers are always in the 90’s or higher. Thus, one should be aware of ways to reduce energy consumption, consequently reducing their energy bill.

            Living in Austin definitely has its perks. Austin is a green city.  These days, everyone is looking for ways to do their part in protecting the environment. Did you know that free home weatherization services are available right here in Austin? Utility companies in the USA such as Austin Energy, TXU, PG&E, APS, and countless others pay big-buck rebates to help home and business owners pay for duct sealing and repair.  Low-income households can also have the opportunity to qualify for additional savings. Some websites that you may want to review to see how you can qualify for free home weatherization services are: http://www.austinenergy.com and http://www.texasgasservice.com

About the author:                                                                                                                                                 Abigail Smith is a representative of Green Collar Operations. For more information on rebates, energy audits, and energy efficiency in Austin, TX, please visit http://www.greencollaroperations.com or call 512-986-7045