Category Archives: Insulation

Upgrade Home Insulation, And Save All Winter Long

upgrade home insulation, Boston, MassachusettsIn the Massachusetts climate, the more you upgrade home insulation, the warmer you’ll stay in winter — without having to raise your thermostat. The easiest place to add insulation is your attic, but adding it to your walls is also possible, although it’s a little more time consuming. Both projects are affordable ways to increase your energy efficiency for decades to come. Read More Upgrade Home Insulation, And Save All Winter Long >>

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Home Comfort Essential: Winterize Your Home

winterize your home, Boston, MassachusettsBefore cooler weather arrives, you’re wise to get your home systems ready for action. You can winterize your home by cleaning your gutters to allow snow melt to drain freely, and heading to your local hardware store to get door stops to fix those pesky drafts. But there are other energy-saving projects you should perform each fall to ensure that your heating system can function efficiently, and energy bills remain low. Read More Home Comfort Essential: Winterize Your Home >>

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Lower Home Heat Gain With One Easy, Proven Method

lower home heat gain, Boston, MassachusettsIn the HVAC industry, the term “heat gain” is used to describe environmental conditions that raise the indoor temperature, thus forcing your air conditioner to work harder to cool down your home. Read More Lower Home Heat Gain With One Easy, Proven Method >>

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Boost Your Attic Insulation And Keep Your Cool Air Where It Belongs — In Your Living Space

boost your attic insulation, Boston, MassachusettsSummer is arriving, and that means it’s time to start prepare for the cooling season. Aside from having your HVAC system inspected and serviced, you may also want to boost your attic insulation. Read More Boost Your Attic Insulation And Keep Your Cool Air Where It Belongs — In Your Living Space >>

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Insulate or Replace Your Ductwork for Better Efficiency

ductwork, Boston, MassachusettsThere are statistics that cause you to shake your head, and then there are statistics that move you to action. Here’s one that fits the latter category: In most homes with forced-air heating and cooling systems, about 20 percent of the air that moves through the air ducts leaks because of holes and poor connections. Read More Insulate or Replace Your Ductwork for Better Efficiency >>

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Ice Dam Prevention: 3 Key Measures You Should Be Taking Now

ice dams, Boston, MassachusettsAlthough winter in New England can be mild at times, there are more often than not months that bring heavy snow, cold temperatures and ice dams on your roof. Ice dams are not only a safety hazard for people standing under roof eaves, but they also can damage your roof, and the ice can melt and enter your home.  Read More Ice Dam Prevention: 3 Key Measures You Should Be Taking Now >>

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Sealing Air Leaks In Your Home? Don’t Overlook The Attic Hatch

keeping out the cold, Boston, MassachusettsIf you’re sealing air leaks in your home, you’re probably aware of how much household energy they can drain. But are you aware of the worst culprits? While sealing cracks around doors and windows is important, make sure not to ignore the attic and the attic hatch. Read More Sealing Air Leaks In Your Home? Don’t Overlook The Attic Hatch >>

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Burst Pipes Are A Headache You Want To Avoid — Take Steps To Minimize Your Risk

insulate pipes, Boston, MassachusettsIf this catastrophe hasn’t happened to you, then take it on faith: Walking into your home and hearing the sound of gushing water from burst pipes is one of the worst household maladies you can ever face.  Read More Burst Pipes Are A Headache You Want To Avoid — Take Steps To Minimize Your Risk >>

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Batts, Foam Or Loose Fill? It’s Important To Know Which Kind Is Right For Your Insulating Project

adding insulation, Boston, MassachusettsMany Massachusetts homes are inadequately insulated, either because they were built with an insufficient amount, or because the existing material has been damaged. If you’ve decided to increase the amount of insulation in your home, you’re well on your way to better energy savings. Read More Batts, Foam Or Loose Fill? It’s Important To Know Which Kind Is Right For Your Insulating Project >>

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R-Value Matters With Insulation

r-values and insulation Boston, MA areaHave you ever order out for a pizza on a crackling-cold, Massachusetts winter evening? And, when it arrived, it was still nice and warm; so much so that the cheese was still stringy. The secret was the pizza container. It is a padded, insulated and sealed way to keep the heat of the pizza trapped inside so that it doesn’t leak out. Read More R-Value Matters With Insulation >>

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