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Weatherization Increases Comfort, Yields Savings on Heating Costs

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Photo credit: Alice Gollnick

Source: Bob Walker

Alice Gollnick, Poor Farm Rd., Thetford Center
In addition to the added comfort of more even heat throughout the house and basement as well as significant savings on heating costs, the contractor made several very helpful suggestions and improvements related to health and safety concerns.

Measures Installed:

  • Air sealed attic and basement penetrations. 
  • Insulated attic and basement.


Savings Achieved:
Air Leakage Reduced by – 39.9%
Projected Heat Energy Savings – 12.8%
Cost of Job – $10,277
Incentives from Efficiency VT – $1,294
Net Cost to Homeowner – $8,983
Projected Annual Dollar Savings – $626.53
Years to Payback Through Savings – 14.33 
Return On Investment – 7%

Weatherization is a long-lasting investment, bringing energy savings and increased comfort for years to come - long after your initial investment is paid off.