Home Weatherizing

Home Weatherizing

Insulation and air-sealing improvements to the shell of your home will always improve your comfort, regardless of the size and type of heating system installed. Weatherization may also allow the installation of a smaller, more economical heating system.
Home Weatherizing

Oil Delivery

Check your delivery ticket to ensure that the amount of gallons delivered was mechanically printed on the ticket.  Many states do not allow the gallonage amount to be handwritten, it must be mechanically printed on the ticket. Also, be sure to retain all your delivery...
Home Weatherizing

Oil Consumption

Determine the daily oil consumption by dividing the number of days between deliveries to determine the average amount of gallons used per day. A sudden increase in the amount of fuel used daily could mean a fraudulent delivery took place or the burner is...
Home Weatherizing

Furnace Venting

If you own or are planning to install a high-efficiency gas furnace, ask a certified chimney sweep to check that the furnace is vented in accordance with the National Fuel Gas Code.
Home Weatherizing

Duct Loss

Have your duct system tested for air leaks. Many think that windows and doors are the major cause of a home’s air leaks. But according to recent research by the Department of Energy, gaps, cracks and disconnections in the typical home’s duct system are...
Home Weatherizing

Flood Prep – Fuel Tanks

Keep these points in mind when you anchor a fuel tank:a) If you prefer not to do this work yourself, you can have a handyman or contractor anchor your tank.b) Extend all filling and ventilation tubes above the 100-year flood level so that flood waters cannot enter the...