Monthly Archives: February 2017

5 Places To Consider Adding Extra Insulation In Your Home

By | 2017-02-28T04:09:16+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Attic Insulation, Crawl Space, Insulation, Spray Foam Insulation|

When you live in the Northeast, you learn that home insulation is a very important part of your home. Not only can it keep your home at a comfortable, even temperature, but it can also help you save money on your energy bills. While you may already think your home is insulated, there are

Why Is Attic Insulation So Important?

By | 2017-02-28T04:05:07+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Attic Insulation, Insulation|

Homeowners should already be well aware of the fact that heat within a home flows from the warmer areas to the cooler ones. If an attic is not properly insulated, this means warm air is able to seep in from the outdoors and disrupt your cool interior on hot summer days. It also means

Reasons Why You Should Insulate An Old Home

By | 2017-02-28T04:00:39+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Spray Foam Insulation|

There are many reasons why you should insulate an old house. A lot of houses before the 1960s do not have any kind of insulation. The reason is that energy costs were so low that people didn’t think they needed to save money on heating and cooling their house. If you enjoy your house

The Difference Between Fiberglass And Spray Foam Insulation

By | 2017-02-28T03:52:31+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Air Quality, Attic Insulation, Insulation, Spray Foam Insulation|

When choosing insulation for your home there are a couple of different choices for your home. There are certain advantages to choosing the right insulation for your house. The two most popular options are fiberglass and spray foam insulation. When making a choice in insulating your home consider the following options. Fiberglass is still

Adding Attic Insulation Will Make Your Home More Comfortable

By | 2017-02-27T15:49:50+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Insulation|

Did you notice you had a draft home with the recent weather? Did you know with a draft home you are costing yourself hundreds of dollars a year? By installing attic insulation, you give yourself the largest opportunities to save energy in your home, as well as maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the home.

What Is R Value?

By | 2017-02-21T18:10:28+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Insulation|

R-value is a measure of thermal resistance, or the ability to prevent the transfer of heat. The larger the number, the harder that insulation is working at preventing heat conduction. The less heat loss, the lower your energy bills. Heat moves in three ways: conduction, convection or radiation. R-value addresses conduction: the transfer of heat

Is a Heat Pump Better then a Air Conditioner in CT?

By | 2017-02-21T03:41:12+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Ductless Heat, Ductless Mini|

First off, an AC and a heat pump are pretty much the same thing. Their only difference is that heat pumps can provide heating while air conditioners can’t. Because AC’s can’t provide heating, you must use resistance heaters in the winter. So when given the option between an AC paired with resistance heaters or heat

Ductless AC Mini-Split Systems – CT Retrofit Sales and Installation

By | 2017-02-20T18:21:36+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Ductless AC, Ductless Mini|

At Connecticut Retrofit, we are true believers in the efficiency of ductless mini-split air conditioning systems. With air conditioning as one of the fastest growing markets within the HVAC industry in the United States, and the mini-split market growing by 221 percent over the last seven years, there must be some basis for this phenomenal

How Do Ductless Air Conditioners Work?

By | 2017-02-10T03:18:09+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Ductless AC, Ductless Mini|

A ductless mini-split air conditioner works like a regular central air conditioner but without the ducts. How’s that possible? The indoor unit blows warm air from your home over cold evaporator coils. The refrigerant running through these coils absorbs the heat from the air and brings it to... The outside unit is where the

Installing AC In An Older Home?

By | 2017-02-01T01:33:35+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Ductless Mini|

If you live in an older home with boiler heating and no ductwork, you may be under the impression that air conditioning is not feasible. This is one occasion where you should be happy to learn that you're wrong! You actually have several alternatives to consider. One alternative is a mini split system. These systems operate without