Weatherization Installers and Technicians

What they do:

Perform a variety of activities to weatherize homes and make them more energy efficient. Duties include repairing windows, insulating ducts, and performing heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) work. May perform energy audits and advise clients on energy conservation measures.

On the job, you would:

  • Inspect buildings to identify required weatherization measures, including repair work, modification, or replacement.
  • Recommend weatherization techniques to clients in accordance with needs and applicable energy regulations, codes, policies, or statutes.
  • Test and diagnose air flow systems, using furnace efficiency analysis equipment.
  • Apply insulation materials such as loose, blanket, board, and foam insulation to attics, crawl spaces, basements, or walls.
  • Explain energy conservation measures, such as the use of low flow showerheads and energy efficient lighting.
  • Install and seal air ducts, combustion air openings, or ventilation openings to improve heating and cooling efficiency.
  • Install storm windows or storm doors and verify proper fit.
  • Make minor repairs using basic hand or power tools and materials, such as glass, lumber, and drywall.
  • Prepare and apply weather-stripping, glazing, caulking, or door sweeps to reduce energy losses.
  • Prepare cost estimates or specifications for rehabilitation or weatherization services.

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