When summer comes around, homeowners have a lot to love. The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming, but is your home ready for the high temperatures that are ahead? If you’re asking yourself this question, it’s time to assess how efficient and comfortable your home is. It’s time to address a too-often overlooked piece of home ownership: home performance.
There are 4 key principles to understand when it comes to home performance, all of which work in tandem with each other to create a well-functioning home (comfortable, safe, and high performing) for you and your family.
Nobody wants to spend more on utilities than they have to, yet this is an all-too-common issue that affects homeowners. An energy efficient home is one that will help to keep bills as low as possible, and it often comes down to ensuring that core factors of home performance, like air sealing and insulation, are properly addressed.
Health & Safety
Homeowners need to do whatever possible to eliminate the growing issue of “sick building syndrome,” which occurs more often than most people realize. Home performance optimizes home health and safety by improving indoor air quality (IAQ). By addressing things like hazardous insulation, unvented or poorly vented bath fans, dirty ventilation equipment and vapor control in basements, you’ll encounter fewer issues with moisture, mold, bacteria, and other home contaminants. The air you and your family breathes will be clean and safe.
Everyone wants to be able to come home at the end of the day to a comfortable living environment. Making key home performance upgrades like insulation and air sealing upgrades will eliminate uncomfortable temperature imbalances in your home. When things are working properly, you’ll get enhanced comfort with less energy output from your home systems.
Even the best HVAC systems won’t function optimally if your building’s perimeter (or “building envelope”) isn’t properly air sealed and insulated. Focusing on home performance helps you to eliminate damaging moisture buildup issues and to extend the life of your home’s heating and cooling systems. The improved durability that comes along improving home performance will ensure that your home remains comfortable and that your systems function well for many years to come.
Our team understands the importance of home performance for your Western Massachusetts property. To get started on boosting these four factors in your home, contact us today!