INSULATION FAQ

Home INSULATION FAQ

FAQ

Are any insulation options green alternatives?

Cellulose insulation is comprised of all recycled materials and is a “green” insulation option.

What is the difference between cellulose and fiberglass insulation?

Fiberglass insulation is made primarily from a mixture of sand and materials such as glass that are spun together in to fine fibers.

Cellulose insulation is made almost exclusively from over-issue news which is the highest quality newsprint available. Carefully blended with special chemicals, cellulose insulation provides optimum density and permanent fire retardant.

How do I know if my home needs insulation?

If your home was built prior to 1970, chances are that the walls have no insulation. If you home was built in more recent years, chances are that some of your insulation has become less effective over time and there is also a good chance that your home has insufficient insulation in your attic, basement, garage or in your walls. Proper insulation is one of the items reviewed during a home energy audit.

What is the MASS Save Program?

The MASS Save Home Energy Services Program is coordinated by the MASS Save initiative which was formed by the Massachusetts DOE in conjunction with Massachusetts energy providers. The process starts when a home energy audit is conducted to identify where a home’s energy efficiency can be improved. Under the program, Massachusetts homeowners can receive incentives and rebates on energy efficiency updates to their home including insulation and air sealing.

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