Energy Monster offers home and business owners in Massachusetts a variety of energy efficiency services. Thermal imaging allows home and business owners to see where their home or building is losing heat. Insulation can help reduce drafts, save money on heating bills, and protect the home from weather damage. Heating and cooling systems are essential for keeping your home comfortable during the summer and winter months. Energy Monster has experts who know how to save you energy. Interested in learning how we can help you save money? Keep reading.
Home Thermal Imaging
Ask yourself the following questions: Do you think your home is missing insulation? Does your home feel drafty and cold? Are your utility bills high? If you answered yes to any of these questions, thermal imaging inspections may lead you to a solution.
Infrared thermography is a well-accepted method of imaging and evaluating the thermal efficiency of building insulation, doors, windows, and other penetrations like roof leaks and electrical systems. Thermal imaging inspections use a thermal imaging camera to detect structural defects that allow for heat loss. Since heat and energy loss isn’t something you can’t see with the naked eye, a thermal imaging inspection can help find the vulnerable areas of your home with the simple use of thermal technology.
It also provides information on heating and cooling system performance as well as conditions to allow for improvements when necessary. No matter if you’re looking at historic or brand new construction, this scan proves beneficial—providing instant detection and fast action to ensure everyone’s comfort. Having an expert conduct and interpret this test will give the most accurate results. In addition, they’ll be able to detect possible errors such as dry areas or reflected heat. Energy Monster is ready to provide a thermal imaging inspection for your home today!
Proper interior and exterior insulation are extremely important to maintain your home’s temperature and comfort level. The insulating material can be placed in walls, floors, ceilings, the roof, and even crawlspace. Insulation is essential to control moisture from invading and deteriorating the structure of your home.
Insulation how we keep our homes warm in winter and cool during summer. There are many types of insulations available, each with its own unique properties that make them appropriate for certain applications like radiant barriers versus soundproofing material; however, it’s important not only to know what kind you need but also how effective they will be at protecting against heat flow if this matters to your home’s design aesthetic or energy efficiency requirements (high-R value).
So which insulation choice is the right one for you? Speaking with an expert can help you narrow down your option. We can conduct a free inspection to figure out which type of insulating material will work best in your house.
The most common insulation materials used are:
Fiberglass Batt Insulation
This insulation is made of fiberglass that has been treated with a binder to hold the fibers together. The batts are manufactured in different widths and lengths to fit between the studs and joists in your home. It’s popular amongst many homeowners because it’s easy to install, easy to obtain, and is fairly inexpensive.
Additional Types of Fiber Insulation
Insulation can be made from different fibrous materials. Here are the main three:
- Plastic Insulation: This type of material is made out of recycled milk containers. It’s similar to fiberglass insulation in that it comes in batts and rolls. Plastic insulation has an R-value of 4 per inch.
- Cotton Insulation: Cotton insulation is great for your house since it also serves as a fire retardant. It’s made of 85% recycled cotton and has an R-value of about 3.4 per inch. This means it may be a good choice for walls and ceilings.
- Wool Insulation: Wool insulation is typically made with sheep’s wool. It is also a fire retardant. Its R-value is around 3.5 per inch. This is another that’s great for the walls and ceilings in most houses.
Cellulose insulation is made of recycled paper products. It has an R-value of about 3.7 per inch. Cellulose insulation has components added to it to make it fire resistant and resistant to pests such as termites.
Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation is a newer type of insulation that has been gaining in popularity. It’s made up of two components—the first component is an expanding foam that fills all the cracks and crevices in your home. The second component is a polyurethane resin that forms a solid, airtight seal around windows, doors, and other openings.
Spray foam insulation comes in two different types, open-cell, and closed-cell. Each serves a different purpose for your house and are unique in their makeup. Open-cell insulation is a light, flexible material that allows some moisture to penetrate it. It’s great for walls and attics above the surface. Closed-cell insulation is more rigid and dense. It does not allow air and water to penetrate it. Closed-cell spray foam is great for basements where you want to keep improve moisture control and prevent mold
We’ve listed some common types of insulation. However, there are many more types of insulation on the market today. If you’re interested in learning more or have us come out for a free inspection to help determine which insulation works best in your house, please don’t hesitate to contact your local Energy Monster team.
Heating and Cooling
One of the best ways to save money on your energy bills is by ensuring that you have a properly working heating and cooling system in your home to keep your temperature in the right setting. Many people think that they don’t need to worry about their heating and cooling system until it breaks, but this isn’t the case.
What is an HVAC system?
HVAC systems (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) help move warm, cooled, and dehumidified air throughout a building and to the appropriate rooms by the use of ductwork. They heat your home’s air in the cold months and cool your air in the hot months.
A home’s heater and air conditioner should have an annual service and inspection to ensure that it is running efficiently and doesn’t have any problems. Additionally, you can also take measures to make sure that your home isn’t losing heat or cold air through cracks or other openings. This helps your air conditioner from working overtime and saves energy.
Energy Monster has the technology to improve your energy. We also have a team that will help your home keep warm air and cold air where they are supposed to be. Contact us for a free inspection and energy assessment today at (855) 627-7674.Return to Blog