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Winter Furnace Inspection: Don’t Delay

furnace inspectionAs the temperatures plunge and fall turns to winter, ensure that your furnace is ready for the months ahead with a furnace inspection. A thorough inspection of your furnace will keep it running at maximum efficiency and keep your family safe from furnace mishaps.  Read More Winter Furnace Inspection: Don’t Delay >>

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What Outshines The Energy Star Logo? The Energy Star Most Efficient Label

energy star logo - most efficient label, Boston, MassachusettsEver since 1992, the Energy Star logo has outlined the best in energy efficiency across a gamut of products including electronics, appliances, home heating and cooling equipment and more. Read More What Outshines The Energy Star Logo? The Energy Star Most Efficient Label >>

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With Solar Energy, Your Power Is Free

solar energy, Boston, MassachusettsEnergy costs are rising every year and millions of people are looking for ways to conserve energy and cut costs. One alternative to both of these problems is solar energy. Solar power can be used to provide electricity and hot water for your home, and can position your household for significant, lasting savings. Read More With Solar Energy, Your Power Is Free >>

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Energy Star Program: Choosing Qualified Products Provides Long-Term Savings

energy star program, Boston, MassachusettsIt almost sounds too good to be true: a label – and a prominent one that you cannot miss — that helps you choose qualified products that provide long-term savings. Read More Energy Star Program: Choosing Qualified Products Provides Long-Term Savings >>

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Using A Certified HVAC Expert: Don’t Risk Your Home Comfort And ROI

hvac expert, Boston, MassachusettsThe Internet has transformed consumer shopping habits, enabling people to buy everything from jewelry to vacation property online. But the next time you’re able, try checking the internet for a shopping category that doesn’t exist: that of a certified HVAC expert. Read More Using A Certified HVAC Expert: Don’t Risk Your Home Comfort And ROI >>

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Upgrading Your Furnace? Compare The AFUE Ratings, But Run The Numbers Too

AFUE ratings specify the annual fuel-utilization efficiency of furnaces. The rating, expressed as a percentage, indicates how much of the fuel consumed is actually converted to heat; higher numbers represent higher efficiency. Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings also tend to be more expensive, but these are not the only numbers to consider when upgrading your furnace. Read More Upgrading Your Furnace? Compare The AFUE Ratings, But Run The Numbers Too >>

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Radiant Heat: More Efficient Than Baseboard And Forced Air

radiant heat, MassachusettsRadiant heating systems are quickly gaining in popularity as an alternative to systems such as forced air or baseboard, which are considerably less efficient. Radiant systems are able to use less fuel to deliver better results that keep your house warm all winter long. Read More Radiant Heat: More Efficient Than Baseboard And Forced Air >>

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Extended Tax Credits Can Help Pay For HVAC Upgrades

Tax credits on HVAC equipment were extended by Congress for 2011.  Massachusetts homeowners  may be eligible for cumulative tax credits of up to $500 dollars, making an air conditioner or furnace upgrade more affordable. You should always consult with your tax advisor to see if you’re eligible.

To qualify for these tax credits, your new HVAC equipment must meet  energy efficiency requirements or standards, which are explained in detail on the Energy Star site, a U.S. Department of Energy website that provides useful and easy-to-understand information about energy efficient products and practices. HVAC equipment tax credits available to you include: Read More Extended Tax Credits Can Help Pay For HVAC Upgrades >>

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From AFUE to SEER: HVAC Terms Worth Knowing

Higher efficiency and other standards in the HVAC industry have given birth to newer and more complicated terms. Knowing how to translate these terms into plain English can help you make smart decisions about new equipment. Here are three of the most important terms and some in-depth information about just what they mean: Read More From AFUE to SEER: HVAC Terms Worth Knowing >>

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Facts about Energy Tax Credits and Rebates

There’s good news for Massachusetts homeowners who want to save on their energy bills but find the initial cost of purchasing energy-efficient HVAC equipment and appliances hard to swallow.  Federal tax credits are available that will help offset these costs. Read More Facts about Energy Tax Credits and Rebates >>

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