Category: Winter Energy Tips

How to Do Regular Furnace Maintenance: 4 Easy Steps Posted by Wattson on Oct 13, 2016

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Could your furnace use a tune-up? If so, performing some basic furnace maintenance before it gets too cold out may save you time, money, and frigid indoor temperatures this winter. Whether your furnace is gas or oil we've got some tips to keep your system humming, your home more energy-efficient, and your bills low. 1. Get your home ...

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How to Make a Home Cozy on a Budget: 5 Inexpensive Tips Posted by Wattson on Oct 6, 2016

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  Got the cold weather blues? You don’t have to feel like staying home means being trapped in an icebox when the temperature drops. There are tons of ways to keep your home toasty in the cooler months, and bonus, you can claim you're just redecorating. You don’t have to be an interior designer or spend a ton of money, eith...

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DIY Home Improvement Projects to Prep a Home for Winter Posted by Wattson on Sep 26, 2016

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Now that it's fall, the leaves are changing, as is the weather. It's time to start thinking of how your home will brace itself for the unpredictable New England winter. Thinking of home improvement projects that will help your home fight the cold without breaking the bank? Below are some simple DIY home improvement projects that ca...

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3 Hot Water Heater Problems to Avoid This Winter Posted by Wattson on Jan 26, 2016

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Don't let your water heater leave you out in the cold this winter. Check out these common hot water heater problems and what you can do to remedy them. Running Out of Hot Water It's time to tell your hot water heater, "It's not you. It's me." We're quick to blame a faulty hot water heater when we run out of hot water instead of blamin...

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What’s Sabotaging Your Utility Bills This Winter? Posted by Wattson on Jan 21, 2016

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If winters weren't already tough in New England (we're looking at you, Nor'Easters), facing high energy bills due to the cold just adds insult to injury. Learn how you can lower your energy bill by identifying and eliminating these big energy wasters. Heating your home Did you know that 59% of a Massachusetts home's energy use is sp...

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What You Need to Know About Snow and Solar Panels Posted by Wattson on Dec 15, 2015

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Solar panels don't require much maintenance to function properly. In fact, if you live in a perennially warm and sunny climate, like Los Angeles, solar panel maintenance may have never even occurred to you. But how does solar panel maintenance work for us New Englanders who get Nor'easters nearly every winter? Does our cold and snowy ...

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5 Energy Saving Tips for the Holidays Posted by Wattson on Dec 10, 2015

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Did you know that the holiday season is one of the most energy expensive times of the year? Between the cold weather and the holiday decorations, those energy bills can really sneak up on you. Follow these energy-saving tips and your low energy bills will give you something else to celebrate this holiday season. Cut down on your holi...

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When Should I Get an Energy Assessment for My Home? Posted by Wattson on Apr 23, 2015

An energy-efficient home is not only better for the environment, it is easier on your checkbook, too. An energy assessment is a great way to find out where you can make improvements so you can maximize your energy savings. Although energy assessments are offered year round, we recommend booking your assessment in the spring or fall. ...

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3 Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bill in Under an Hour Posted by Wattson on Mar 23, 2015

Have you ever sat in front of your bank statement at the end of the month and wondered where all your money goes? Have you ever gotten your electricity or gas bill and stared in disbelief at how much money you’re spending just to keep the lights on and your home warm? If so, this blog post is for you! Energy is expensive. The ave...

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Age Is Just a Number, Unless You’re an HVAC System Posted by Wattson on Mar 6, 2015

Did you know that the average household spends nearly $1,100 per year on a home’s heating and cooling costs? Homes with inefficient heating and cooling systems and energy leaks can see energy bills in excess of $3,000 per year. The sizable cost of keeping your home temperate is the reason it’s critical to assess your HVAC system. ...

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