Your home may be leaking energy – E.T. Lawson can fix it with weatherization services

High energy prices are putting a lot of pressure on Virginians' budgets, but there are steps you can take to reduce energy consumption. One step we always recommend is to upgrade to more energy-efficient comfort equipment. But another less costly and equally effective method is weatherization - repairing the leaks and insulating.

There are savings opportunities throughout your home when you weatherize. Insulation and air sealing of attics yield a 20 percent savings on energy bills. Similar work in a crawl space yields 10 percent savings. And then there is the ductwork, where you can achieve a 20 to 50 percent savings. The investment cost ranges from $1,995 to $3,495 - far less than installing a new boiler, furnace or heat pump.

And remember, as an E.T. Lawson customer, you won't have to find new contractors for your home improvements, because we do it all. We have expanded our services in recent years to cover the full gamut of energy-related home improvements, including energy audits, weatherproofing, attic insulation, crawlspace insulation and duct sealing.