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Get That Crawl Space Insulated

By |Categories: 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 enough [...]

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

By |Categories: 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 to [...]

Home Insulation FAQ’s

By |Categories: 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 unfinished [...]

Ductless Mini Splits: A Maintenance Checklist for Efficiency

By |Categories: 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, you [...]

How Much Does A Ductless Mini Split System Cost?

By |Categories: Ductless Mini|

Are you looking for a quiet, efficient heating and air conditioning solution for your home, that can severely reduce your energy costs and quickly pay for itself? Then you'll want to consider a ductless mini-split system from Connecticut Retrofit. Ductless is a flexible and energy saving alternative to traditional air conditioning systems, window units and oil heat. So, [...]

Ductless Mini-Splits – Your Highest-Efficiency Heating & Cooling System

By |Categories: Ductless Mini|

A mini-split air conditioning system, also called a ductless mini split system, is a smart alternative for uncomfortable homes where traditional cooling and heating systems aren’t getting the job done. Traditional approaches to cooling and heating include use of air conditioners, ducted air-based central cooling and heating, hydronic radiators (water-based heating) or electric space heaters. Ductless [...]

Ice Dam Repairs

By |Categories: Ice Dam, Insulation|

ICE DAMS: Call Connecticut Retrofit An Ice Dam is a hump of ice that forms at the edge of a roof under certain wintertime conditions. An ice dam can damage both your roof and the inside of your home. It will put gutters and downspouts at risk too. Ice Dams are a common sight in Connecticut [...]

Investing In An Energy Efficient Retrofit Of Your Home

By |Categories: Energy Efficiency|

Residential and commercial buildings consume over 40 percent of the overall energy usage in the United States. These buildings represent a big opportunity to reduce our nation’s overall energy usage as well as it dependence on foreign sources of energy. The good news is that often times these buildings can have an energy retrofit on their home [...]

Top 5 Questions About Ductless Air Conditioners – Answered!

By |Categories: Ductless AC, Ductless Mini|

So, you’re looking to cool a room (or two...or three) in your Connecticut or Rhode Island home, but you don’t want to mess with installing extra ductwork to cool them. Or maybe your home does not have ductwork at all. You've heard of ductless mini-split air conditioners. They sound interesting, but you have lots of questions. You’re not [...]