Category: Outdoor Energy Efficiency Tips

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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You Don’t Need Tom Brady’s Budget to Have a Solar Powered Home Posted by Wattson on Apr 16, 2015

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Did you know that football star Tom Brady's home is completely custom-built and includes Earth-friendly features like gray water collection, reclaimed and recycled construction materials, and solar panels that provide all of the home's electricity needs? While celebrities may have unlimited budgets for investing in sustainable ene...

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5 Easy Ways to Turn Spring Cleaning into an Energy Saving Success Posted by Wattson on Apr 9, 2015

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Spring is a great time to refresh your home after a long, buttoned-up winter. While making your usual spring cleaning rounds, consider these tips for tidying up your home's energy usage. 1. Improve Air Flow While you are cleaning baseboards, don't forget to make sure that air vents are clean and not blocked by furniture, draperies, or d...

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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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Digging Out: The Guide to Energy Efficiency After a Brutal Winter Posted by Wattson on Mar 16, 2015

It’s fair to say that the winter of 2015 has been particularly rough. It has been egregiously cold and snowy. Children have missed school. States have declared emergencies, and the bread aisle in the grocery store has never looked more threadbare. This winter hasn’t just been trying for us mere mortals; it’s also been tough for your...

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With Mass Save – Insulating Your Home is a No-Brainer Posted by Wattson on Feb 13, 2015

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Staying warm in frigid weather means dressing in warm, thick layers to keep out freezing wind and dropping temperatures. No, we're not talking about you; we're talking about your home! A well-insulated home is also an energy-efficient home, keeping everyone inside cozy while using less energy. Insulation also helps to keep heat out du...

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Chill Out: 4 Ways to Prevent Costly Ice Dams Posted by Wattson on Jan 5, 2015

Those icicles hanging from your roof look pretty you say? Maybe so, but there's really nothing good about buildups of ice on the edge of your roof.  Not only are dangling icicles dangerous, but the buildup of ice and melted snow along the roof's edge could mean damage to your roof, insulation, walls and ceilings. Repairs can be costl...

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Doing Holiday Lighting The Energy Efficient Way Posted by Wattson on Dec 8, 2014

Lights play a key role during the holidays. From adorning our Christmas trees, to adding a touch of holiday cheer around our mantels and brightening our yards and gardens, holiday lights are an essential part of the season. However, great holiday displays don’t need to come with a huge energy cost. Here are some helpful, money-savin...

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5 Easy Ways To Save Energy This Fall Posted by Wattson on Sep 12, 2014

Saving energy is a priority for most homeowners and renters. Unfortunately, many people think going 'green' with their homes necessitates expensive home remodeling projects, such as installing a new roof. While these renovations can certainly make a significant difference in your annual energy costs, there are tons of easy and cost-ef...

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4 Great Ways To Cool Down Your Energy Bills Posted by Wattson on Aug 6, 2014

It's summertime, and unfortunately, rising temperatures can also mean rising utility bills. While it's important to ensure your home stays cool and comfortable during the hottest days at the utility, you don't have to sacrifice comfort for energy savings. Here are four helpful ways of reducing your cooling bill while still enjoying a cond...

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