Weatherization

Weatherization & Energy Efficiency

One of Rebuilding Together Orlando's programs is the Weatherization & Energy Efficiency Program. Each home worked on receives energy efficiency repairs that could include attic insulation, weatherizing doors and windows, sealing large gaps and cracks, installing CFL bulbs, etc. Based on Rebuilding Together's affiliate partner in Tulsa, homeowners see an average savings of $300 on their energy bill, which is approximately 2% of their client's average income.

  • Install insulation
  • Replace broken windows
  • Install weather stripping around windows and doors
  • Replace incandescent light bulbs with CFLs (compact fluorescent light bulbs)
  • Install Energy Star qualified lighting fixtures
  • Install daylight sensors or timers on all exterior lighting
  • Install smoke and CO detectors
  • Replace HVAC filters with pleated filters
  • Install exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens 
  • Install water conserving fixtures
  • Plant trees or use native plant species in landscaping projects 
  • Heat/Air
  • Energy Star Appliances