Category: Home Energy Efficiency Tips

Get 100% Rebate on Insulation in Massachusetts With Mass Save® Program Posted by Wattson on Dec 17, 2021

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Do you live in Massachusetts? Are you a renter, property manager, or landlord with 1-4 units? If so, an insulation rebate program could help you save money. It's called the Mass Save Insulation Rebates Program, and it will give 100% rebates on insulation upgrades for qualified applicants. Here, we'll discuss eligibility requirements for t...

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Best Temperature to Set Your Thermostat in Winter in Massachusetts Posted by Wattson on Dec 17, 2021

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With the temperature now that winter is here, you should be thinking about how to keep your home warm this season. Let's be honest; New England winters can be harsh and downright freezing. It's not always easy to determine what temperature is best for heating your home. So what is the best temperature to set your thermostat in winter i...

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6 Tips for Keeping Your Home Warm This Winter Posted by Wattson on Dec 11, 2021

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Can't believe it's already December? It seems like just yesterday we were going through summer and cooling our homes with air conditioning. In New England, you rely heavily on your heating units and insulation to keep your home warm during the long winter months. In order for your heating unit to do its job well, you'll need plenty of ins...

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Improve Your Home’s Air Quality This Holiday Season Posted by Wattson on Dec 8, 2021

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As the holiday season quickly approaches, many people start to worry about how they're going to keep their homes warm and comfortable. Being comfortable during a holiday party is important but so is the quality of air in your home. Did you know your home can be carrying indoor air pollutants you can't even see? The best way to crea...

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How to Switch Ductless Mini-Splits from Cooling to Heating Posted by Wattson on Nov 20, 2021

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Switching ductless mini-splits from cooling to heating can be a challenging task, but not impossible and essential for the harsh Massachusetts winters. It's important that you understand the insulation factor in order to ensure that your ductless mini-split is operating at its best. So how do you get your ductless mini-split ready for...

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How to Prepare Your Home Before Flying South for the Winter Posted by Wattson on Nov 7, 2021

As the New England weather gets colder, it's time for snowbirds to pack up and get ready to fly south for winter vacation. If you're leaving Massachusetts for the winter, and no one is house sitting, there are several important things you need to do to make sure your empty home will be safe (and energy-efficient) while you're away. ...

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Weatherproofing Your Home In 8 Inexpensive Ways Posted by Wattson on Oct 27, 2021

There are two seasons in New England: Winter and Not-Winter. While the leaves change colors and your diet consists of more and more pumpkin-flavored things, it's easy to forget that cold air is on its way. Is your home ready to stand up against a long and cold winter? You don't have to spend a small fortune on your winter utility bills ...

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Avoid Hot Water Heater Issues This Winter Posted by Wattson on Oct 21, 2021

Don't let your water heater leave you out in the cold this winter. Water heaters are hot commodities in the winter months; both electric and gas water heaters alike. So hot, they can even break, leaving you without a properly functioning hot water tank and without any warm water for a shower. Here are a few common hot water heater ...

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Insulation Ratings in Massachusetts: What MA Homeowners Need to Know Posted by Wattson on Oct 7, 2021

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As October comes to a close, many people around the country are bracing for a winter full of snow and ice. And while many Massachusetts residents are prepared for temperatures to drop as we get into the winter months, right now, air conditioners are still humming across the country. We know winter is coming in the northeast. Keeping ...

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8 Benefits of Home Insulation Posted by Wattson on Sep 4, 2021

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The benefits of home insulation range anywhere from reducing energy consumption to keeping your home warm and cozy in the cold Massachusetts winter. Properly insulating your home is one of the best ways to improve its longevity and reduce your energy bills. While many homeowners only think of insulation in the colder months, it actually...

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