7GA Personal Climate Action Center Action of the Week!
There is so much work to do to heal our planet that it can feel overwhelming to determine where to start. That’s why 7th Generation Advisors launched the Personal Climate Action Center, a new initiative designed to encourage people to take individual action against climate change.
Each week we provide one action item for you to take to reduce your carbon emissions. Along with this weekly tip you will find over 80 actions on the Personal Climate Action Center website, where you can sign up and pledge to TAKE ACTION!
Week 26: Action of the Week
Part 1- Insulate and Weatherize Your Home.
As climate change continues to kick in and temperatures continue to rise, it is more important than ever to weatherize your home. Weatherizing your home is a way to make your home more energy efficient, save money and feel more comfortable.
We already gave the tip about getting a home energy audit, but today we will break down what we mean by weatherizing your home. According to the U.S Department of Energy, the best way to weatherize your home includes air sealing, insulation, moisture control, and ventilation. Check out their website to learn more details about each tactic or see below for a brief summary of each.
Air sealing reduces the amount of air that leaks in and out of your house. Two ways to do this include caulking and weatherstripping. Both give quick returns on your investment. Here is a short video
to explain how to do this.
Insulation reduces heating and cooling costs and makes your home more comfortable in warm or cold weather. Most insulation materials work by slowing conductive heat flow. To learn how to do this, check out this video.
Moisture control is another way to improve the effectiveness of your air sealing and insulation. Another bonus factor is it will help to prevent mold growth. And finally, ventilation helps improve air quality within your home and will again help prevent mold growth.
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Consider creating a strategic plan to weatherize your home to help the planet, save money, and live more comfortably. And stay tuned for our home improvement tip next week that will take this to the next level.
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