How to Improve the Insulation of Your Brooklyn Homes

We’re all looking for ways to cut costs in our Brooklyn homes.  One of the most efficient ways to save money is to insulate.  There are two simple ways to insulate your home that you may not have thought of before.  Here is the low down on each of them:

Add Weatherstripping

You may be familiar with weatherstripping on your car, but have you ever thought about weather-stripping your house?  It comes in many different sizes, so you can easily choose the right kind for your Brooklyn homes. Pre-weather stripped doors are now sold in many home improvement stores.

When choosing which weather stripping to buy, consider the amount of friction that it will need to stand up to.  It would be better to use vinyl weatherstripping in high traffic areas. You could use felt weather stripping to protect areas that don’t get a lot of wear and tear.

Clean and dry the area before applying the weather stripping in one long strip.  When installing the weather stripping to doors, make sure that the edges compress slightly when closing the door.  Install around each of the windows and doors to your house.  It will keep the cold air out, and help improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Insulate Your Water Heater

Another way to conserve energy is to insulate your water heater.  A water heater jacket is one of the most inexpensive ways to protect from heat loss.  Look for an insulating jacket that has a rating of at least R-8.  You can buy them pre-cut for easy installation.  Most water heater jackets are held in place with belts provided in the installation kit.

Check the manufacturer’s instructions before you set the temperature on the water heater.  A temperature setting that’s too high can cause the wiring to overheat.

These insulation tips are easy to do in your spare time.  You can save a lot of money on your utility bills by preventing energy loss and insulating your Brooklyn homes.

Want to buy a well-insulated, energy-efficient home?  I can help.  Call Charles D’Alessandro of Fillmore Real Estate today at 718 253-9600 ext.206 or email me at [email protected].

Charles D’Alessandro

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5 Responses to “How to Improve the Insulation of Your Brooklyn Homes”

  1. Carlos says:

    Some good info. I hope that as “green” technology continues to take off, the subsequent costs of going green will continue to go down.

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