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Deep Energy Retrofits

Home Energy Audits

Our whole-house energy audit looks at the building envelope (which inludes all the components that make up your home's outer shell, including windows, doors, insulation levels, and the level of air leakage in between building materials); all combustion equipment including boilers, furnaces and water heaters; and the movement of air within the home to ensure that the air you and your family are breathing is fresh, healthy and safe. During the audit, we use an infrared camera to identify air leakage and deficient insulation, a blower door to measure the rate of air infiltration in the home, and a duct blaster test to determine whether your ducts are well-sealed, among other tools.

Deep Energy Retrofits

At Insulation Solutions of CT (Insulation Solutions), we know that there are a number of different approaches that can be taken for improving home performance across Connecticut. Many contractors focus on singular aspects of the home, such as lighting or heating and cooling systems. While these and other factors can have a large bearing on home performance and energy efficiency, they don’t tell the entire story. Why? The home just isn’t that simple. In order to make your home more energy efficient, safer and more comfortable for you and your family, you have to look at the entire picture.

This is why our team takes a “whole home” approach to every job we commit to, and it’s what separates us from the competition.

The “Whole Home” Approach

Your home is a complex amalgamation of multiple systems, all of which work in tandem with one another. Like a car, everything is affected once one part of the puzzle starts to experience issues. If your attic isn’t properly insulated, for example, there’s a good chance that your heating and cooling system will be constantly working overtime trying to compensate and keep the home conditioned. This can lead to failure, which can affect indoor air quality and even compromise the safety of your living space.

Along with many other reasons, this is precisely why we take a “whole home” approach at Insulation Solutions. The same way a mechanic might look at your vehicle as a whole rather than a sum of its parts, we know that you can’t just focus on singular aspects of the home when looking to enhance its overall energy efficiency. The whole home approach takes more time and is more thorough than what many other contractors offer, but we believe that its importance cannot be overestimated.

Deep Energy Retrofits for your Connecticut Home

Traditional energy retrofits are commonly performed in the home performance industry and can help to boost home performance. At Insulation Solutions, however, we take things one step further, providing our customers with deep energy retrofits that can help them save up to 30% on their energy bills and can even significantly improve building value. Using state-of-the-art technology and diagnostic processes, we’re able to look at your home at the micro level and determine exactly what type of work it can benefit from, no matter how complex the scenario may be. After a deep energy retrofit, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t taken a closer look at the finer points of home performance sooner.

Energy efficiency awaits, and it all starts with taking a whole home approach to diagnostics.

Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment!