Why weatherize & insulate my home?
Eric Kjelshus Energy Heating and Cooling has been reducing energy expenses and waste through weatherization & insulation since 1972.
Weatherizing & insulating your home or office can reduce your energy bills by 20% or more while reducing green house gas emissions and increasing your personal comfort by reducing drafts and hot or cold rooms.
Our Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certified Technicians are experts and identifying and sealing leaks and reducing air infiltration in your Kansas City are home or commercial building. We also perform complete energy audits to identify all the areas you can energy consumption and expense at your home or building.
Weatherizing and insulating offer key benefits:
Save Money– When you weatherproof your home and add insulation you reduce the amount of energy needed to heat and cool your house and the amount of money you spend on heating and cooling by 20% of more. The key is by keeping hot air out and cool air in during the summer, and vice versa during the winter, your air conditioner and furnace will run less reheating/cooling the air. Plus proper weatherization should include shades and window treatments that block summer sun and let in winter sun to use passive solar energy to reduce costs.
Save the Planet – Fossil fuels are a limited resource. Reducing energy use will help conserve these fuels for future generations. Burning less fuel will also reduce green house gas emissions like carbon dioxide.
Increase Home Value – Investments made in energy efficiency, unlike swimming pools, return more than 100% when you go to sell your home.
Improved Personal Comfort – By reducing drafts, eliminating hot and cold rooms and controlling humidity better, you will feel more comfortable in your home.
Reduce Pests – The same cracks, crevices and openings that let air infiltrate your home also let pests infiltrate you home. Weatherization blocks both air and pests.
Soundproofing – Insulation helps deaden sound between floors, from your roof and outside your walls reducing traffic noise, weather and neighbor noise.
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- Make your house (and wallet) happy with the KCP&L Home Performance Rebate with ENERGY STAR.
- You can earn rebates from KCP&L and federal tax credits for home improvements you may already be considering. You’ll reduce your electricity use and get money in your pocket.