There are lots of things homeowners can do to winterize their homes. Because the house is a system and each component of the home - building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, appliances and other systems of the home—affects the performance of other parts, BPI recommends homeowners start with an energy audit –or home performance assessment—before they make changes. They should hire professionals that are BPI certified because BPI certified pros are trained to understand how changing one system in the home affects other parts. See www.bpi.org/homeowners.aspx for more information.
For larger improvements, such as installing insulation in your attic and basement and around your pipes, sealing ductwork and thoroughly air sealing the building envelope of your home, we recommend hiring BPI certified professionals to complete this work and test to make sure improvements are working as they should and that the home’s mechanical ventilation is working properly.
Go to www.bpi.org/homeowners.aspx for more information.
when will there be home audit in my neighborhood for better home saving on energy.