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What do Weatherization Installers and Technicians 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.

What are the Main Tasks of Weatherization Installers and Technicians?

  • 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.
  • Wrap air ducts and water lines with insulating materials, such as duct wrap and pipe insulation.
  • Wrap water heaters with water heater blankets.
  • Apply spackling, compounding, or other materials to repair holes in walls.
  • Clean and maintain tools and equipment.
  • Contact residents or building owners to schedule appointments.
  • Explain recommendations, policies, procedures, requirements, or other related information to residents or building owners.
  • Maintain activity logs, financial transaction logs, or other records of weatherization work performed.
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of bids, contracts, or written reports related to weatherization work.
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