Monthly Archives: April 2017

Mosquito’s Carrying the Zika Virus Found in California

By | 2017-04-22T09:38:18+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Zika|

With cold winter weather the only major obstacle to the Zika virus becoming America’s first pandemic since the 1957 Asian Flu, ground zero for a potential pandemic is now the West Coast. The California Department of Public Health released an emergency warning on March 31 that two invasive (non-native) mosquito species named Aedes aegypti

Get That Crawl Space Insulated

By | 2017-04-16T16:55:09+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Crawl Space|

Homes in New England are built on many different kinds of foundations, including slabs, crawl spaces, unfinished basements, and finished basements. Many people know why it’s necessary to insulate your attic and basement, it’s important to understand the benefits from insulation beneath you in your crawl space. What’s A Crawl Space? A crawl space is a space beneath your house that’s big

Get Your Home Ready for Spring: Make Your Home Energy Efficient

By | 2017-04-16T13:14:56+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Attic Insulation, Energy Efficiency, Insulation|

"Spring has sprung"...as they say. For many, this means great weather and finally being able to be outdoors more. For others, spring is the time of year for cleaning and home improvements, especially because the heat of summer is right around the corner. The more you get done when temperatures are mild, the less you'll have

The Three Most Important Things To Make Your Home More Comfortable

By | 2018-01-20T03:54:00+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Crawl Space, Energy Efficiency, Insulation|

One of the most expensive aspects of being a homeowner is spending money heating and cooling your home. It can sometimes be a grind and trying to find that perfect comfort level in your home. As we all know New England winters and summers can be very unpredictable. As homeowners we look for every

Home Insulation FAQ’s

By | 2017-04-04T03:59:48+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Insulation|

Q: What type of insulation do I need? A: The type of insulation you need actually depends on where it needs to be installed, what R-values are required, and your budget. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends different R-values for different zones. Q: What is loose-fill fiberglass? A: Loose-fill fiberglass insulation is usually blown into

Ductless Mini Splits: A Maintenance Checklist for Efficiency

By | 2018-01-20T03:54:16+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Ductless Mini|

When traditional ductwork is not an ideal choice for your home or business, Connecticut Retrofit can install a ductless mini split instead. The advantages of a ductless system include an inexpensive installation and less operational costs when compared to traditional ducted systems, as well as simpler maintenance. Because a ductless mini split is easy to maintain,