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Weatherizing is the Key to Green Theodore Rental Homes

Lightbulb Sitting on an Electric Bill For a Theodore Rental HomeEnergy costs are expensive and reducing it is a top priority for a lot of single-family Theodore rental homeowners. Energy-conscious renters are searching for rental homes that won’t hurt their utility expenses without having to sacrifice comfort year-round. To draw in quality tenants and maintain their happiness, it is worth to take the extra mile to achieve ideal energy efficiency.

According to the US Department of Energy (USDE), an energy-efficient house begins with just weatherizing. Weatherizing a rental home consists of addressing four main areas: air sealing, insulation, moisture control, and ventilation.

In the event that you’ve felt a draft even when you are just sitting in your living room, you have experienced air leakage. When unrestrained air exits and enters a home, it can be the reason why utility costs surge, or why there is poor indoor air quality, and moisture problems. Sealing cracks and gaps with caulk or weather-stripping can significantly improve the energy efficiency of a home, as well as avert many other air quality concerns.

Together with air leakage, a lack of insulation can be the reason for climate control problems and high energy bills. A house that is properly insulated will stay warm in winter and cool in summer. There are many different types of insulation, from fiberglass rolls that work best in attics to blown-in insulation for existing walls. Adding insulation in critical areas is a big step toward improved energy efficiency.

Moisture control is another crucial element. Uncontrolled moisture can lead to a host of problems, from mold to foundation leaks. To control moisture, it’s vital to use quality materials, seal up air leaks, and to warrant that your property has proper drainage. The USDE has more specific information and suggestions at

After all of this, it might seem like an airtight home is the ideal. In actual fact, however, homes need proper ventilation to keep air quality high. In highly efficient homes, ventilation is often combined with the heating and cooling system for an effective, whole-house solution.

Eventually, these weatherizing steps can dramatically reduce energy costs and improve the comfort and air quality in your rental homes, keeping your tenants happy. Weatherizing is only a portion of what Real Property Management Azalea City offers our property owners in Theodore. We perform thorough evaluations of rental homes and make commendations for both short-term and long-term energy efficiency upgrades. Our approach to property management is designed to keep your renters happy and your rental homes ready for whatever may come. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us online or by phone at 251-345-6224 today.

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