During the winter months, your house should be a warm and cozy place to escape the cold. If your house is never warm enough, even when you crank up the thermostat, there’s definitely a problem!
If you’re sick of bundling up just to stay warm inside, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll review some of the most common reasons for a cold and drafty house in the winter and how you can solve the problem.
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You Need Better Insulation
Good insulation is the key to a warm house in the winter. It works by trapping heat inside your home so it can’t escape through your walls, floors, and attic. If you don’t have enough insulation, or if your insulation is damaged, it is almost impossible to keep your home comfortable.
Upgrading your attic insulation and basement insulation will make it much easier to keep your home warm in the winter. Insulation also works in the summer to keep heat out of your home, so you’ll benefit year-round from insulation installation.
Right now, you can save 75-100% on an insulation upgrade with Mass Save insulation rebates. Neeeco can help you take advantage of these savings. We are a local insulation installer near you and a Mass Save partner.
Your House Isn’t Air Sealed
If it’s always cold and drafty inside your house, you likely need to air seal your attic, basement rim joists, and other leaky areas around your home. Air sealing closes up small cracks and openings in your home’s construction to create a tight seal that air can’t penetrate. It goes hand-in-hand with insulation and will make your house instantly warmer and less drafty.
The Sponsors of the Mass Save program are offering no-cost air sealing to qualifying Massachusetts residents. Neeeco can help you find out if you qualify. Schedule a No-Cost Mass Save Home Energy Assessment to learn more.
You Need to Upgrade Your Heating System
Sometimes, a heating problem is simply the result of a dying furnace. Heating systems become less efficient as they age. If your heating system is getting old, it may be time for an upgrade. Sometimes, a tune-up or a repair will do the trick, but in many cases, a new heating system is needed.
If your heating system is functioning properly but it just isn’t reaching every area of your home, you might need to add a supplemental heating system like a mini split heat pump. Mini splits are great for bonus rooms, home offices, sunrooms, finished basements, home additions, and more. They can also be used as a whole-home heating and cooling system.
You can save up to $16,000 on mini split heat pump installation with Mass Save heat pump rebates. Neeeco can help you decide whether your home would benefit from a heat pump with a no-cost home energy assessment.