As you prepare your home in Western Massachusetts for the cold weather, you may be considering doing some air sealing and insulating in your attic, or perhaps adding some insulation to the walls surrounding your living spaces. But have you thought about your crawl space?
It’s the time of year when homeowners in western Massachusetts get that “back to school” feeling. Thoughts switch from summer vacation mode to more serious matters, from digging out warm clothes and bedding to servicing snowblowers and preparing the house for cold weather.
Across Massachusetts, many homeowners are struggling to get comfortable at home over the summer. You may be one of them! If your air conditioner is running over time, but the upstairs is still too uncomfortable, you might be wondering what’s wrong. Is it a problem with your AC?
Since spring is finally here in Massachusetts, the blooming trees, grasses, and flowers remind many people about their allergies. However, it’s not just the outdoors that can cause allergy symptoms. Many things in your home’s air can be inducing symptoms as well.
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.