Increase Energy Efficiency for Earth Day

Although energy efficiency is important year-round, Earth Day (April 22), might give you another reason to think about it. If you’ve slowly been taking measures to decrease your energy use and be kinder to the planet, making your home more energy efficient can quickly add up towards your efforts.

The Benefits of an Energy Efficient Home

A home that’s energy efficient does more than just save energy. Additional benefits include:

  • Lowered monthly energy bills

  • Improved comfort in both the summer and winter

  • Higher indoor air quality for a healthier home

  • Reduced carbon footprint

Steps Towards Increasing Home Energy Efficiency

Making your home more energy efficient can be accomplished through a variety of home performance solutions.

1. Start with an Energy Audit

The first step is to uncover where your home is currently wasting energy. A home energy audit locates areas of poor insulation and air leaks, as well as potentially inefficient appliances and systems. When a professional conducts an energy audit of your home, you’ll receive a comprehensive report detailing which improvements would increase efficiency.

2. Air Seal and Insulate

Based on the recommendations following an energy audit, your home may need additional air sealing and insulation. These weatherization measures increase energy efficiency, as well as making your home more healthy and comfortable year-round.

3. Increase Heating & Air Conditioning Efficiency

Regardless of how tightly sealed and insulated your home is, if you have an inefficient HVAC system, you’ll still be wasting money on heating and cooling costs. Make sure your furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump is regularly serviced to help maintain efficiency. If your system is over a decade old, consider upgrading to a new, energy efficient HVAC unit to increase comfort and help you save on your energy bills.

4. Install New High-Performance Windows

The final step towards a truly energy efficient home is high-performance windows. Not only will new windows increase your home’s energy efficiency, but they can also add value and boost home comfort.

Savings & Comfort with Energía

In honor of Earth Day, consider making your Massachusetts home more energy efficient. You’ll save money, increase comfort, and reduce your impact on the environment. The expert team at Energía can help identify and implement the improvements your home needs to move towards high-efficiency.

Do your part in saving the planet, while saving money and getting more comfortable at home. Contact us or call (413) 322-3111 to schedule an appointment today.

You CAN Afford to Improve Home Comfort This Spring

If there’s one thing that most New Englanders can agree on, it’s that our weather tends to be relatively unpredictable. Winter may have been warmer than usual for the most part, but just because it’s warm one day doesn’t mean it won’t snow the next. There is perhaps no region in the country where it’s more important to focus on home efficiency and weatherization, which ensures that your home is prepared for whatever elements may come its way.

While many homeowners believe that home upgrades are too expensive and out of their reach, the fact is that there are a number of financing options available, such as the Mass Save program.

A Different Type of Spring Cleaning

We’re out of the depths of winter, which has most homeowners in the Pioneer Valley area and afar rejoicing about the warm weather to come. “Spring cleaning” is a tradition of sorts around this time of year, but what if we were to tell you that there’s more to the process than simply wiping down baseboards and deep-cleaning dusty parts of the home? Once you’ve gotten these tasks out of the way, it’s time to look at how energy upgrades can help boost home performance and reduce your monthly bills.

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