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Without good foam attic insulation in Boston, the summer heat melts right into your home, causing your air conditioning system to work overtime and your energy bills to rise. And during the winter the cold air gets into your home through the attic increasing your need to run the heater more often.

Just as a hat keeps you warm in winter, insulation, a home’s hat, improves the building envelope’s thermal performance and boosts the home’s energy efficiency. Increasing attic insulation, typically one of the most cost-effective energy-efficiency measures you can take, can reduce heating and cooling bills and improve homeowner comfort.

Selecting good, experienced residential insulation contractors is one of the most important decisions you can make when building your new home or improving the one you have.

How to make your residential property more energy efficient:

  • Block or diffuse direct sunlight entering through windows and sliding glass doors by installing sunscreens or a light window tint. You can also close the blinds or shades when the sunlight is strong. This will keep your house cooler and lower your electric bills.
  • Install a recirculating hot water pump. These devices are sold at many home improvement stores for about $175. and are relatively easy to install with basic plumbing skills. The purpose of this device is to reduce consumption by pumping hot water to all hot water faucets in the house thus eliminating the need to run water until the hot water arrives. Essentially, this device provides near-instant hot water whenever your turn on the faucet.
  • Keep the coils clean on your refrigerator and air conditioner. On average, your fridge and air conditioner consume about 30% to 40% of your total electricity. If you keep these two well maintained, you may notice a drop in your electric bill. You can easily vacuum the accumulated dust and dirt coating the coils on the bottom of your refrigerator. Special brushes are also sold at many home improvement stores to make this job easier. Clean coils will allow your refrigerator to run more efficiently and use less energy. In addition, set the fridge and freezer at the manufacturer suggested setting. It doesn?t have to be set at the coldest setting. As for your air conditioner, have a professional inspect your air conditioner and clean the coils annually. This preventive maintenance will save your money in the long run by avoiding costly repairs.
  • Install a digital programmable thermostat to automatically regulate the temperature in your house. Programming the thermostat to automatically turn on and off at certain times of the day can dramatically reduce your energy bills. Nowadays, most programmable thermostats start at $25.00.
  • Caulk and seal any visible cracks around doors and windows. Even the smallest cracks in the exterior of your house will allow outside air to penetrate to the inside or let conditioned air leak to the outside. Cracks such as these can be easily sealed with a weatherproofing caulk that is sold at just about every home improvement center.
  • If you have a plasma TV, only turn it on when you are watching it. Many people who leave their TV on while doing other things around the house don?t realize the amount of electricity they are wasting. Many (if not all) plasma TV?s consume a great deal of electricity. Leaving the plasma TV on when you aren?t watching it is like leaving the refrigerator door wide open while you are having dinner.
  • When buying new appliances, buy appliances with the Energy Star label.
  • Use the power save option on your computers and monitors. The monitors consume more power than the computer.
  • Use the washer, dryer and dishwasher in the evening ? electricity is usually cheaper after 6:00pm
  • Replace all of your bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. Since these bulbs are still a little pricey, only install compact fluorescent bulbs in the light fixtures that get used most often, i.e. kitchen, family room, hallway, exterior lights.
  • Change the setting on your hot water heater twice a year. During the summer, set the temperature to a lower setting and then in the winter, raise the setting. This will use up less power to heat up the tank.

Spray foam attic insulation will protect your home, and will provide a healthier, quieter home environment. Call for a free estimate and find out how attic insulation Boston can help you save money and improve your home environment.

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