Get 75-100% Off the Cost of New Insulation With Mass Save® Rebates
Insulation is a key component of any healthy, comfortable home. Not only that, but insulation saves you money! Without it, heat and AC from your home will leak out, sending your HVAC system into overdrive and causing your energy bills to skyrocket.
If the insulation in your home is insufficient, you may be eligible for huge savings through the Mass Save® program. As a certified Mass Save® partner, Neeeco can help you get 75-100% off the cost of an insulation upgrade. As part of this special Mass Save® insulation rebate, you’ll also receive no-cost air sealing to close off drafty air leaks and make your home more comfortable.
It’s easy to qualify for Massachusetts insulation rebates—just schedule a no-cost Mass Save® home energy assessment with Neeeco to get started! Learn more about how the Mass Save® program works from our FAQs.
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Poor Insulation Could Be Costing You 20% More on Your Energy Bills
Insulation is the jacket that keeps your home warm by trapping heat inside. In the summer, it works in reverse by keeping heat out.
Without adequate insulation, your home isn’t protected against outside temperatures, and the energy from your heating and cooling system leaks out. This means your heating and cooling systems have to work harder to keep your home comfortable, driving up your energy bills.
Homes without the right amount of insulation often waste 20% of the energy they generate, which means you could be paying 20% more for heating and cooling.
If a poorly insulated home is losing 20% of its energy through the walls, attic, and basement…
.... Then properly insulating these areas will cut energy costs by 20%!
How Does Home Insulation Work?
Heat will always move from warmer areas to colder areas in a process called heat transfer. Because we are constantly adjusting the temperature inside our homes to be more comfortable than the temperature outside, this creates a problem—in the winter, heat from inside your home will always try to escape toward the colder temperatures outside, and in the summer, heat from outside your home will try to work its way inside, where it’s cooler.
Insulation is the solution to this problem. Insulation slows down the transfer of heat, allowing you to maintain a more consistent and comfortable temperature inside your home without having to run your heat or AC as often. However, heat moves in several different ways, and you need to consider all of them when insulating and air sealing your home.
Conduction transfers heat via molecular collision, which is the flow from something hot to cold. Conduction happens between objects by direct contact, so properly insulating your walls, attic, and basement will stop heat from escaping through your home’s building materials.
Convection is heat transfer that happens when heat is carried by air. Because of this, it’s important to air seal your home in addition to insulating it, as insulation only can not stop air transfer, but air sealing can.
Radiation takes place when heat is transmitted through empty space without any physical contact. This can happen very quickly, such as when air ducts carry warm air and radiate heat. Thus, it’s important to have proper insulation for ductwork, or to use a ductless heating and cooling system to minimize heat loss.
The Right Type of Insulation for Every Area in Your Home
There are many different types of insulation, including spray foam insulation, cellulose insulation, and fiberglass batt insulation. Each type of insulation serves a unique purpose, and some are better suited for certain applications than others. Rebates from Mass Save® can be used toward the cost of certain types of insulation, and will be recommended for your home by a Mass Save® insulation contractor, like Neeeco.
Blown-in Cellulose Insulation
Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation is one of the most effective types of insulation that acts as both an insulator and an air sealer. It is especially useful for hard-to-reach areas as it can be sprayed into tight cavities and will expand to fit the space. It is also extremely durable and resistant to wear and tear.
Closed-cell spray foam is denser and more commonly used. It is resistant to excessive moisture buildup, which means the chance of mold or bacterial growth forming is highly unlikely. Open-cell spray foam is less common, but expands when applied, meaning it’s great to use in nooks or crannies you can’t easily access. While not water resistant nor as dense as closed-cell foam, it is the cheaper of the two, providing good insulation at a lower cost.
Fiberglass Batt Insulation
Fiberglass blanket insulation is essentially flexible, white blankets of glass fibers that are bonded with a thermoset resin. They have great tensile strength and are non-corrosive, and can often be found in the framing between walls and ceilings. Fiberglass blankets are cost-effective and can insulate large areas, meaning they’re a good choice for new constructions. With a thermal conductivity that’s 800 times less than aluminum, they’re the optimal material for super-insulating your windows. They can also maintain your window’s structural integrity and are resistant to environmental damage. However, they’re not natural air sealers, so drafts can leak air through if there’s no proper seal.