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Massachusetts HERS Rating Requirements Get Stricter in 2023

November 29, 2022

What is a HERS Rating? The (H)ome (E)nergy (R)ating (S)ystem aka Field Verification and Diagnostic Testing, is a way to ensure that the various features of a home meet Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code).  While looking at the home as a system, a rater performs field verification and diagnostic testing on various components such…

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what is a blower door test? learn why blower door tests are important to weatherization in rhode island and massachusetts.

Blower Door Test – All You Need To Know

November 21, 2022

What is a Blower Door Test? A blower door is a machine used to test the airtightness of buildings. It can also be used to measure airflow between spaces within a building and to help physically locate air leaks within the building envelope.  When is a Blower Door Test Required? Most municipalities require that new homes…

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Exterior Wall Insulation – North Smithfield, RI

November 14, 2022

Is It Worth Insulating Exterior Walls? You bet it is. Exterior wall insulation prevents your home from warming up in the summer and feeling cold in the winter. Up to 20% of home heat loss and gain occurs through exterior walls. Without adequate insulation, heat passes through without much resistance. How Do I Know How…

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Can You Put Insulation Against a Roof with a Sloped Ceiling?

November 7, 2022

Yes, you can and should put insulation against a roof with a sloped ceiling. Read this article to learn more about sloped ceiling insulation benefits, especially for older homes here in Southern New England. Does Roof Insulation Make a Difference? You bet it does. There is an easy way to tell whether your attic needs…

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Why is Air Sealing Important?

October 31, 2022

Air infiltration is the exchange of conditioned air from inside the house to the outside and vice versa. Air leaks can cause problems such as occupant discomfort, poor indoor air quality and moisture issues. Air sealing is the most effective solution not only to mitigate these problems but also to reduce your energy use by…

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What is Duct Sealing and How Can it Lower Your Energy Bill?

October 24, 2022

“Energy Star reports that between 20 and 30 percent of all air that moves through a duct system is lost to leaks. They claim by sealing and insulating ducts, you could notice greater energy savings, better indoor air quality, and improved safety.” – EnergyStar What is Duct Sealing? Most duct systems are a mix of…

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