Weatherizing your home often begins with a home energy audit. Depending upon the results, your Dr. Energy Saver representative may recommend a number of upgrades, including beefing up insulation, installing radiant barriers, replacing windows and doors and air sealing of everything from attics to air-supply ducts. The goal is to reduce your energy costs while maintaining or improving your family’s comfort.
But that’s only half of the story. Weatherization without having a plan to maintain the home’s indoor environment can spell trouble, especially if you or a member of your family is plagued by asthma or allergies. As a home becomes more tightly sealed, the average number of air changes per hour (ACHs) goes down. Fewer air changes mean higher concentrations of indoor air pollutants. It may also increase humidity levels and associated problems, such as more dust mites, mold and mildew.
Dr. Energy Saver is in the business of solving problems, not creating them. We have an entire arsenal to combat poor indoor air quality, including high-efficiency ventilation, air cleaners, duct-sealing services, and dehumidifiers. In addition, Dr. Energy Saver can recommend simple common sense solutions to improving the quality of your indoor air.
Dodrill Comfort & Energy Solutions can help evaluate your home in Charleston, Huntington, Saint Albans, and neighboring areas such as Point Pleasant, Nitro, Spencer, Elkview, Dunbar, Oak Hill, Barboursville, Hurricane, Mount Hope, Ripley, Ravenswood, Scott Depot, Milton, and more. Also check out our home energy audit to diagnose your home’s energy problems.