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Choosing Insulation for Your Southeastern Massachusetts Home

choosing insulationEvery homeowner should have winter preparation on their fall to-do list, including making sure your house is well-insulated and prepared for the cold. Choosing insulation that fits your need will keep your home warm and energy-efficient this winter.

There are several factors to consider when choosing insulation for your home. The cost of the insulation itself is a factor, as is the cost of installation. Some types need to be installed by an experienced technician, but others can be safely installed as a do-it-yourself project. Each type of insulation also has a different R-value, which is the measure of the resistance to heat transfer. The effect that an insulation’s manufacturing process has on the environment can also be a factor to consider, along with the impact on indoor air quality. Read More Choosing Insulation for Your Southeastern Massachusetts Home >>

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Fall Is the Perfect Time for These Home Maintenance Tasks

fall home maintenanceHome ownership is a never ending responsibility, with ongoing maintenance, repair and upkeep required to protect your investment. Seasonal maintenance will help prepare your home for the changing weather and conditions ahead, particularly as temperatures turn colder. Here are some fall home maintenance tips to get you started:
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Time to Look at Back-to-School Energy Savings for Holliston Homeowners

back to schoolThe school break is a time of high energy consumption for most families. Now that fall has arrived and the kids are in class again, you can make up for those big summer energy bills by taking these effective steps that promote back-to-school energy savings:
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Energy-Saving Tips for the Changing Seasons — Try Them in Your Massachusetts Home

Energy-Saving Tips for the Changing SeasonsEnergy-saving tips are applicable any time of year, but even more so after a hot summer and high energy bills. As the leaves fall, turn over a new leaf of your own and make these changes around your Massachusetts home.  Read More Energy-Saving Tips for the Changing Seasons — Try Them in Your Massachusetts Home >>

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How Massachusetts Homeowners Can Improve A/C Efficiency

A/C efficiencyKeeping a home comfortable during the hot, humid Massachusetts summer takes a lot of energy. The efficiency of your cooling equipment is directly tied to the amount of energy it consumes, so it has a big impact on your bills. When you take a proactive approach to boosting A/C efficiency, you can control high cooling costs, increase comfort, see fewer repair bills and even extend the equipment’s service life. Read More How Massachusetts Homeowners Can Improve A/C Efficiency >>

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Why Taking a Whole-House Systems Approach to Energy Efficiency Can Work in Your Home

whole-house energy efficiency/Your house is more than a home; it’s also an energy usage system. Individual components affect the functioning of the entire system. If attic insulation is insufficient or if doors, windows or ductwork isn’t thoroughly sealed, the system is compromised, and your family’s comfort is then less than it could be while your energy expense is more than it should be. Read More Why Taking a Whole-House Systems Approach to Energy Efficiency Can Work in Your Home >>

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How Window Treatments Can Contribute to the Energy Efficiency of Your Massachusetts Home

window treatmentsWindow treatments can add to the beauty and value of your home. Not only that, but they can make your home more energy-efficient as well. Installing energy-efficient window treatments is a great way to make your home more comfortable and save money at the same time. Combined with efficient heating and air conditioning, you can greatly reduce the costs of heating and cooling your home. Read More How Window Treatments Can Contribute to the Energy Efficiency of Your Massachusetts Home >>

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Advantages of Using a Ductless Heat Pump in Your Massachusetts Home

ductless heat pumpHome heating and cooling expenses are always on the rise, especially in eastern Massachusetts, where weather changes vary from frigid cold to blazing heat. Money, comfort and energy efficiency are always priorities with homeowners, so the advantages of a ductless heat pump should be taken into serious consideration. Read More Advantages of Using a Ductless Heat Pump in Your Massachusetts Home >>

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5 Myths That Can Negatively Impact Home Energy Savings This Summer

energy savings mythsIt’s no surprise that A/Cs see the most use in the summer, but this has the downside of increasing energy bills. When you’re seeking summer energy savings, it’s important to have accurate knowledge. To go along with these tips for efficient A/C operation, here are five common myths which risk increasing your energy costs. Read More 5 Myths That Can Negatively Impact Home Energy Savings This Summer >>

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Do You Know Just How Bad a Dirty Air Filter Is on Your A/C?

dirty air filterAn air filter is an easy aspect to miss when you are figuring out your basic home maintenance needs. However there are many reasons why this should be made a priority. By understanding the effects of a dirty air filter you will see why you need to change it regularly.  Read More Do You Know Just How Bad a Dirty Air Filter Is on Your A/C? >>

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