The groundhog has spoken.
We were recently reminded by a rodent that winter is far from over in the Pioneer Valley and the warmer Spring weather is still at least 6 weeks away. Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow and quickly retreated, meaning we’ve got another few weeks of snow storms, frigid temperatures and long underwear.
But while you can’t control the outdoor temperatures, that doesn’t mean that you have to spend the next 6 weeks retreating inside a cold and drafty home. Now could be the perfect time to work with Energia to finally figure out why your home is uncomfortable and drafty. Now is the time to improve the health and quality of your indoor air so you can re-emerge this spring feeling great.
Start with an energy audit
Before we do any project on your home, we recommend a complete evaluation or energy audit to make sure that the work that we do is addressing the real problem and isn’t just a band-aid on a bigger problem. It helps us create a plan of action that fits your home and your budget.
Weatherize Your Home for Next Year
It’s likely that your home will need some weatherization services to tighten it up and create a more comfortable space. These services could be a combination of air sealing, insulation, and ventilation improvements. The results of having your home weatherized are dramatic; we hear from most of our customers that they feel an immediate difference in their homes and buildings.
Get an Insulation Update
We often discover homes that have un-insulated or under-insulated attics, basement insulation that has completely deteriorated, or poorly insulated walls. While you have likely become accustomed to wearing thick socks and sweatshirts in your house or cranking the thermostat to make up for the heat being lost, we don’t think you should settle for high energy costs and discomfort. We can install the proper insulation to improve the comfort and efficiency of your home for years to come.
Improve the quality of your air
Improving the air in your home is our priority over the next 6 weeks for homes in Western Massachusetts. We see too many buildings that qualify as having “Sick Building Syndrome”. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air can be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air. The quality of the air we breathe indoors can cause allergies and illness, a direct result of dirty or inadequate air ventilation systems. It appears we’re all going to be spending a lot more time indoors before Spring, so now is the time to take action for you family and occupants.