Category: Home Energy Efficiency Tips

Where Does Your Home’s Energy Go And How To Get It Back! Posted by Wattson on Jan 16, 2013

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Looking to save some money on heating and cooling bills this year? Getting started could not be easier – just check out the available energy rebates in MA and find out what you can qualify for. Free energy assessments, free insulation sealing, a 75% instant rebate on insulation, and a 7-year, interest-free HEAT loan are just a few o...

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Scrooge-Less Holiday Energy Saving Tips Posted by Wattson on Dec 12, 2012

Whether Christmas or Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or Festivus, the winter holidays are a time of bright lights, social gatherings…and big energy bills? Afraid so - the winter is at its coldest, commuters must contend with mileage-sapping snow and ice conditions, and most of us put a kilowatt or two worth of electric lights on the house. For most h...

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The Nest – Future of Home Automation Posted by Wattson on Nov 19, 2012

What ever happened to the home automation that movies and television have been promising us since the 1950s? Where is George Jetson’s house? Finally, the first steps are being made in turning these fictions into reality. The Nest has arrived to transform the energy efficiency of our homes. The temperature in our homes is imperati...

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Beware of Home Energy Audit Scams Posted by Wattson on Oct 17, 2012

We have recently learned that there have been companies and contractors representing themselves as Home Energy Auditors in order to take advantage of homeowners.  These companies are cold-calling and even going door to door offering low-cost energy audits and implying that they are affiliated with National Grid or other weatherization pr...

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Can I Get My Next Hot Water Heater at No Cost? Posted by Wattson on Sep 17, 2012

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While you can't get your next energy-efficient hot water heater at no cost, Mass Save rebates make the upgrades much more affordable, with some even covering a majority of the costs. But before we jump into how Mass Save rebates can help you, it's important to know when you should upgrade. Is it time to upgrade your hot water heater?...

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The Top 10 Ways You Could Save Energy in Your Home Posted by Wattson on Aug 14, 2012

Are you ready to see your energy bills deflate and your home become greener without paying thousands of dollars on solar technology? Then consider following these Top 10 Ways You Could Save Energy list to make small changes to improve the energy-efficiency of your home. To find out if your home’s energy leaks sign up for a free energ...

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Energy Star Rebates Posted by Wattson on Jul 25, 2012

These days, buying a new appliance involves much more than simply replacing an old or broken appliance. The current energy-efficient climate in the country has spawned a host of new features and incentives in the form of Energy Star rebates. Many people overlook these benefits when making a purchase, but you don't have to. There are s...

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Programmable Thermostats – Save Money While Keeping Cool Posted by Wattson on Jun 26, 2012

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a programmable thermostat can save you approximately $180 per year in heating and cooling costs for the average American single-family home. It does this by raising or lowering the temperature automatically at different times of the day to keep you cool while you're active at home and to sav...

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Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs – Are They Really Worth the Switch? Posted by Wattson on Jun 5, 2012

By now, you've probably heard or read about how much money and energy you can save by switching from traditional incandescent light bulbs to newer compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. If you have yet to make the switch, you're probably wondering, "Is there really that much of a  difference? How much money can I actually save?" To a...

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How to Choose an Air Conditioner Posted by Wattson on May 29, 2012

People who are in the market for a home air-conditioning unit may believe that the size of the unit does not matter and end up getting the wrong size for their room. However, buying a unit that is too large or too small for a room often causes problems such as dampness or excessive wear on the unit. When you are looking for an air-conditi...

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