The Importance of Home Energy Audits in New England

Are some rooms in your home hot and stuffy while others are freezing cold?  Inconsistent temperatures throughout your home can be frustrating and make your home uncomfortable for you and your family.  Most homeowners think these are problems that cannot be fixed or are symptoms of living in an older home, especially here in New England.  However, these may be signs of a larger problem within your home.

Dr. Energy Saver by Moonworks uses a whole house approach to scientifically diagnosis your home’s energy weaknesses and recommend exact improvements to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient.  Through our home energy audits, we can determine the exact areas of your home that need to be fixed in order to solve your home’s specific comfort problems.  Not only does this allow homeowners to systematically improve in their home as the budget permits, it also allows you to know exactly what needs to be done and how much it will cost for each action item.

The most common areas that need to be addressed are:

Air Sealing:  In many homes, there are tons of tiny cracks and gaps for air to escape out of your home.  Dr. Energy Saver by Moonworks performs a blower door test during the energy evaluation, which allows us to find these leaks and quantify the amount of air leaving your home.  Once these areas are identified, we can seal and insulate as needed, thus making your home more energy efficient.  Air sealing of basements is a common fix as well as dense packing attics and basements.

Attic Insulation:  Hot air rises.  If your attic is not properly insulated, the air then goes out of your attic.   Current standards indicate homes should have over 18 inches of attic insulation.

Spray Foam:  Spray foam allows us to be sure that air is not leaking out of holes where there is duct work and can lights.  Rim joists and window sills are other popular areas that benefit from spray foam.

From Boston to Providence, Southern New Hampshire to Worcester – nobody can help you with your home energy needs better than Moonworks can.  If you want to find out where your home is leaking energy, call us for a free energy evaluation at 1-800-975-6666 or fill out a form.

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