Weatherization Tips for Your Home

Weatherization is one of the easiest ways to make your home more energy efficient. By making sure your home is sealed properly and that you’re not wasting water, you can drive down your energy costs.

If you’re looking for ways to get started weatherizing your home, the list of items below is a good place to start.

Outlet Gaskets

Place caulk or foam between the electrical box and drywall on switches and outlets located on exterior walls. Then place these foam gaskets behind the plates for a good, airtight seal.

Child Safety Caps

Promote energy conservation and child safety by keeping drafts and your child’s favorite toys away from unused electrical outlets.


If you have an attic access located within your home, make sure the access door is insulated and seals tight, much like a refrigerator. Use weather-stripping and screen door latches for a snug seal.

Rope Caulk

Caulk is best for gaps and cracks less than about one-quarter inch wide. If the caulked joint will be visible, consider using a paintable caulk. Use a high-quality caulk to ensure durability and longevity.

Window Insulator Kit

Seals windows airtight, eliminates condensation, cold drafts and heat loss. The kit contains enough plastic shrink film and two-way tape to cover four average size windows. Use tape to hold the plastic film in place and then use a hair dryer to shrink film to form a smooth, tight finish inside a storm window.

Low Flow Shower Head & Sink Aerator

A family of four each showering five minutes a day can use about 700 gallons of water per week. Water conserving showerheads and faucet aerators can cut hot water use in half, saving that family 14,000 gallons of water a year.

Pipe Insulation

Insulated pipes keep the hot water that exists in the pipes warmer, meaning you won’t have to wait as long for hot water – reducing waste.

Silicone Caulk

Silicone caulk helps fill cracks and gaps where air can enter or escape your home.

Foundation Vent Cover

Help keep cold air out of your basement or crawl space by covering vents during the winter. Foundation vents help keep your floors warmer and ultimately heating bills down.

Shower Head On/Off Switch

Turn off or lower the flow of your shower when you need less. Perfect for reducing water waste when shaving.

Fiberglass Insulation

The insulation R-value you need depends on the climate and your heating and cooling system, but the higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness.

Energy Efficiency Tips

Looking for more ways to save energy at home? Read our list of energy conservation tips as well.

Energy Efficiency Tips