Weatherize Your Home
York EcoHOMES is partnering with The Green Cocoon, an insulation and weatherization company, to help you weatherize your home
✓ EcoHOMES participants receive a Free Energy Consultation for their home
✓ Save 50% of your weatherization costs with Maine State weatherization rebates
✓ Weatherizing reduces your heating bills and your home’s greenhouse gas emissions
✓ Burning fuel to heat our homes is the #1 source of greenhouse gas emissions in York.
The recent York Climate Action Plan research confirmed that burning fuel to heat our homes is the #1 source of Greenhouse Gas emissions in York (and surrounding towns as well).
So if the residents of York are going to do their part to reduce emissions and reach the Town’s 50% emission reduction goal by 2030, WE HAVE TO take action around heating our homes.
The science is clear on what the 3 critical actions/solutions are that will significantly reduce emissions from heating our homes:
1- Weatherize our homes
2- Switch to super-efficient electric Heat Pumps for heating and cooling
3- Switch our electricity to Community or Roof Top Solar
That’s it. Period.
And we have 7 years left to get the vast majority of residents to implement these 3 solutions. Otherwise, the chance of preventing the ravages of global warming diminish dramatically.
You don’t have to do them all at once. Each of the 3 stand alone as a very effective step to reducing emissions from heating your home.
This York EcoHOME Action focuses on Weatherizing our homes.
“Small acts when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.”
What does Weatherize mean?
Weatherize means two things
Sealing Air Leaks
There are several areas in a typical home where warm air easily escapes. These areas need to be identified and “Air Sealed” with caulking, foam, and other techniques.
There are a few areas in a typical home that have insufficient levels of insulation, including the basement and the attic. These and other areas need to be identified and insulation needs to be added.
What will Green Cocoon do?
Fill out the form below and Green Cocoon will provide you with a FREE Energy Consultation. This will identify what key areas in your home need attention for Insulating and Air Sealing.
Green Cocoon will then provide you with an estimate to insulate and air seal those areas.
You then get to choose whether to hire Green Cocoon to do some, all, or none of the work.
The cost to Weatherize is different for each house but the average Green Cocoon job is $4,500 and their minimum size job is $2500. But the amount you actually pay will be a lot less thanks to Efficiency Maine’s Insulation and Air Seal rebates.
PLUS – Green Cocoon is offering a 5% discount to any EcoHOMES participant that has weatherization work done
Big Savings now available with
Maine Weatherizing Rebates
Efficiency Maine, a quasi-state agency, just increased the Weatherization rebates available to Mainers. So there has never been a better time to weatherize your home. Here are the rebate amounts available.
- $500 for air sealing with Blower Door test.*
- 50% of insulation costs up to a $5,000 rebate!!
AND….Green Cocoon will only bill you for the “after rebate” total!
These rebates are available for a limited time so now is absolutely the right time to save big on weatherizing your home.
There are bigger rebates for income-eligible homeowners. See details of eligibility by clicking this link.
*A Blower Door Test depressurizes your home to help pinpoint and eliminate air leaks.
You need to take action before summer temperatures arrive.
The free Energy Consultation includes the use of an infra-red gun. For the infra-red gun to work, the outside temperature must be lower than the temperature inside your home…..so it is important to have this work done now before temperatures rise this summer.
How do I sign up for Free Energy Consultation and Estimate?
Just fill out the form below
Your information will go to the EcoHOMES Team. We will pass it on to Green Cocoon and they will call you to make an appointment for the FREE Energy Consultation and estimate.