It’s no secret that fall is a beautiful time of the year in Western Massachusetts. It’s also a time of reflection for Pioneer Valley area homeowners, whether it be on personal, professional, or other matters. Now is the perfect time to reflect on home efficiency, and insulation is one of the things that you should be thinking of—not for winter, but for right now.
Just as different fabrics work for different clothes and people, different types of insulation material work for the various homes and buildings we see here in the Pioneer Valley area. As the property owner, it can be helpful to read through a few of the most common options during the course of an Energia insulation evaluation.
You don’t have to be a home performance professional to know that insulation can make all the difference in the world during the colder months of the year, especially in the Pioneer Valley area. A well-insulated home will keep the winds at bay, ensuring you and your family are warm when the snow starts falling.
There’s been a lot of buzz over solar energy lately among Western Massachusetts homeowners. It’s true that solar can be one of the most efficient ways to bring energy into your home. As with anything else, however, you’ve got to ensure that you’re prepared for a solar installation in order to get the most out of it.
At Energia, our professionals get dozens of calls a day from homeowners interested in choosing the right high performance insulation product for their home or building. While the products themselves are very important, other variables have a big influence on insulation performance. It is of course helpful to understand whether cellulose or spray foam is more effective and what kinds of insulations are most environmentally friendly, but the truth is, insulation is only effective when it’s properly installed.