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Is your house too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter? It may be time to properly address your home's energy loss. Our approach is simple; we take a "whole home" approach. Each home has its own unique characteristics, especially here within the northeast. The appropriate type and amount of insulation, ventilation, air sealing and efficient lighting = less energy loss and can help make your home a more comfortable one all year round.
Air infiltration can account for 30 percent or more of a home's heating and cooling costs and contribute to problems with moisture, noise, dust, and the entry of pollutants, insects and rodents. Properly air sealing such cracks and openings in your home can significantly reduce heating and cooling costs.
It's not always easy to find where your energy is escaping. This is why Energy Monster will perform a Blower Door Test that forces air through your home. This helps to reveal the areas where conditioned air is escaping and determines your home's air tightness.
Much like a window, an energy-efficient door keeps air where it belongs: outside air, outside and conditioned air, inside. Ineffective doors may have gaps through which air is escaping or may have a minimal insulation value. This of course compromises comfort and energy efficiency.
It is recommended by the Department of Energy that homes within the Northeast be insulated with at least an "R-value" of R49. What is R-value? R-Value is a measure of thermal or heat resistance per inch used in the building and construction industry.
Most homes within the northeast have improper insulation types and thicknesses. What types of insulation are there? How does my insulation stack up?
Nationwide, artificial lighting consumes about 10% of a household's electricity use. Use of new lighting technologies can reduce lighting energy use in homes by up to 70%. Upgrading just 15 of the inefficient incandescent light bulbs in your home could save you up to $50 per year.
Solar energy is clean, easy to make and costs less the energy you buy from your utility company. When your home is solar-powered, you can rest assured that you're being both economically and environmentally efficient. Energy Monster will ensure that you're getting the most energy, return on investment,and most joy and pride each time you see a beautifully sunny day!
Infrared thermography is a well-accepted method of imaging and evaluating the thermal efficiency of building insulation, doors, windows and other penetrations, along with the performance and condition of heating and cooling systems. Temperature deviations which may indicate larger problems are rendered visible, allowing improvements to be carried out with certainty.
An energy efficient window keeps air where it belongs: outside air, outside and conditioned air, inside. Ineffective windows may have gaps between frames or only a single pane. This of course compromises comfort and energy efficiency. When your home´s windows aren´t doing their job, replacement windows can be a quick and easy installation.
Save Green with Energy Monster
Energy Monster is your local green expert when it comes to improving a home’s energy efficiency and comfort. We help homeowners by offering leading edge home performance solutions that save energy, lower utility bills and lead to a more comfortable home. Every energy efficient home performance project begins by having an Energy Monster Advisor visit your home to perform your home’s energy assessment. Energy Monster Advisors have years of industry knowledge and are Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified. Following your home’s energy assessment, we’ll share with you our findings, discuss our recommendations and communicate what to expect on the installation day(s) of your home’s energy saving project.
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The Mass Save Program
Mass Save is a residential energy efficiency program
sponsored by a consortium of major utilities in
Massachusetts. The goal is to help create more energy
efficient communities and enhance the value and comfort
of our home.
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