Category: Winter Energy Tips

How to Prevent Ice Dams on Your Roof Posted by Wattson on Jan 24, 2019

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As a Massachusetts homeowner, you’re no stranger to ice and snow. Every winter seems to bring cold weather and record-breaking storms. But while you may be used to the harsh weather, do you know what it’s doing to your home? Do you know how to prevent ice dams on your roof? Watch our appearance on The Round Table Radio to learn...

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6 Reasons to Book a Home Energy Audit with Energy Monster Posted by Wattson on Dec 13, 2018

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If you’ve lived in New England for a few years, you already know what to expect from our intense winters: snow, sleet, subzero temperatures—and rising energy costs. With the holidays fast approaching, you’ve got better things to spend your money on than a high heating bill! The time to do something about your home’s energy was...

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DIY Home Energy Audit vs. Hiring a Professional Posted by Wattson on Nov 15, 2018

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It’s time to face the facts: here in New England, winter has arrived. We’ve already seen heavy snows and record cold, and there’s more where that came from. And as any Massachusetts homeowner can tell you, the cold winter weather will undoubtedly lead to higher energy bills. If you’re looking to avoid that yearly spike in util...

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Insulating a Drafty House in MA: What You Need to Know Posted by Wattson on Nov 2, 2017

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Winter is fast approaching; are you bracing for the cold? Winter in Massachusetts is guaranteed to be icy, snowy, and frigid. On these cold winter days, many of us want nothing more than to curl up inside our warm homes and avoid the harsh world outside. But if your home is drafty, it might feel like you’re living in a winter wonder...

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​How to Prepare Your Home Before You Fly South for Winter​ Posted by Wattson on Oct 26, 2017

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As the New England weather gets colder, it’s time for snowbirds to pack up and get ready to fly south to Florida for the winter. If you’re leaving Massachusetts for the winter, there are several important things you need to do to make sure your home will be safe (and energy efficient) while you’re away. Be sure to properly prepa...

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How a Blower Door Test Can Save You Money Posted by Wattson on Oct 12, 2017

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If you’ve lived in New England for a while, you know that the coming winter is guaranteed to bring frigid temperatures with it. We all want to spend the cold winter bundled up in a cozy home, but many houses in the area are drafty. Not only does that mean you’ll be less comfortable in your own home, but it also means you’ll spen...

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How To Prepare Your Home for Winter Posted by Wattson on Sep 25, 2017

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Winter is coming (and we’re not talking about the Starks). As the temperatures drop, you might want nothing more than to barricade yourself in your home by a nice cozy fireplace. But before you get too comfortable, you need to make sure your house is prepared for the cold air, snow, sleet, and blizzards. Winterproofing your home a...

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4 Nifty Drafty House Solutions to Keep Warm Air Indoors Posted by Wattson on Mar 23, 2017

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When you live in New England, you know that winter is a long and cruel season. You will be put to the test, battling the elements at every turn. But at the end of the day, you should be able to return to a cozy home. But what if your house isn’t the refuge from the cold that it should be? It’s time to fight back and kick Old Ma...

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A Super Quick Guide to Heating System Troubleshooting Posted by Wattson on Mar 14, 2017

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Harsh winters make a well-functioning heating system a staple in every Massachusetts household. If your home isn't as warm as you would like it to be, or if you suspect trouble, here is a quick heating system troubleshooting guide to help resolve a few common problems. Common Furnace Problems If your furnace isn't running at all: ...

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5 Quick Tips for How to Keep Your Home Warm in Winter Posted by Wattson on Feb 28, 2017

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Do you find yourself shivering your way through winter? You may think that, with spring just around the corner, it’s too late to winterize your home. But this is New England, and that means there is probably still plenty of winter left. Don’t suffer in the cold any longer; learn how to keep your home and family warm with these tri...

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