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.
Focusing on home performance is especially important If you or a family member suffers from allergies or asthma—here’s why.
Post-Winter Household Allergies
Your home is a complex combination of systems that work in tandem with one another to create a comfortable home environment with good indoor air quality. However, many things can happen during the winter and other times of the year that can affect indoor air quality. If the building envelope isn’t properly sealed, for example, polluted outdoor air will be able to enter the house.
As one might expect, those who are prone to allergies or asthma will be especially susceptible to these issues—especially once spring comes along.
What You Can Do to Improve Indoor Air Quality
The best way to ensure that your home is ready for the spring is for Energia to conduct an energy audit. An energy audit is not unlike a trip to the mechanic, except instead of your car being the subject, it’s your home. We’ll take a close look at how well your home is performing by conducting diagnostic testing, as well as a visual walkthrough.
Ice dams, in particular, are notorious in Western Massachusetts and indicate larger issues with poor insulation and air sealing; they can also cause severe moisture problems and promote the growth of mold. Remediate the problem, and indoor air quality issues often disappear completely.
Energia—Your Spring Cleaning Specialists
At Energia, we believe that few things matter as much as helping to create comfortable and healthy environments for our customers. Household allergens and mold are nothing to mess around with, and the sooner you can fix the problem, the more likely it is that you’ll enjoy the summer months ahead.