Holyoke, MA. has many old and venerable historic mill buildings and these gorgeous structures are going through a renaissance of retrofit!
After initial inspection by Sensible Solutions owner Lily Barak, P.E. it was determined that recently completed building energy efficient work at the Conway Town Hall (gym) was not installed properly and had to be remedied. The issue at hand was two fold: 1) building envelope performance compromises were of grave concern; i.e. moisture condensation issues [...]
If you are a landlord/owner of a 2-4 unit building, you can qualify for 90% off all insulation improvements, by having all of your tenants participate and get a Mass Save audit.
A condo owner was experiencing high electric bills. The condo was heated with an electric air-source heat pump and a propane gas stove. An inset garage with living space above and on two sides, was believed to be the cause. The condo owner removed the sheetrock ceiling of the garage to expose a 14" deep [...]
Northampton residents, check out HeatSmart Northampton! Find out how you can save on energy bills while reducing your greenhouse gas emissions. Also, in order to fully actualize energy savings Cozy Home Performance, LLC can help with insulation and air sealing to further reduce heat from escaping. Health, Comfort and Savings all in one with Cozy [...]
Mass Save Multi-Family Program 7 Old South Street, in the heart of Northampton, was built in the early 1900's. Over time this building has changed it's function many times over. Today it is the home to 12 residential units, two restaurants and private businesses. On March 1st, 2017, Cozy Home Performance met with an [...]
A Crawlspace that is unsealed and poorly insulated effects the health and comfort of your entire home
Winter's cold is out and Summer's heat is in. With the recent 90 degree heat wave we at Cozy Home Performance are reminded of how valuable an infrared scan of exterior walls and roofs can be during summer. A infrared scan of a building's envelope will immediately identify where insulation is missing and where hot [...]
Mold is a common problem found in homes and summer time air conditioning can lead to scary situations. The below picture shows mold growth on the garage ceiling sheet rock where the ducting runs. The cause? The duct seams were not air sealed properly and poorly insulated. The cold ducting caused the humid summer air [...]
Cozy Home is excited to be the regions only certified installer of Monoglass spray applied sound proofing. Canadian company Monoglass Incorporated engineered and specifically designed Monoglass Spray-On as a thermal and acoustic insulation material for a wide variety of applications throughout the construction industry. The fiber based material is safe, versatile, effective and competitive. It [...]