energy efficiency

House Hunting for Energy Efficiency

When house hunters calculate their monthly costs, some overlook the cost of heating and electricity. However, it is difficult to get an accurate estimate of your future costs. Current usage cost: Electric and gas companies in Massachusetts will provide the current cost at a specific residence. Some listing agents will provide it. It is a

By |2020-10-27T08:40:17-04:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: House Hunting, Energy efficiency|Tags: , , , , , |

Winter House Preparation

What does your house need from you as winter approaches? Before the first frosty night, do these things: Close and lock all your windows. They seal better when they are locked. Turn off your outdoor spigot. If you don’t, it might freeze and break. It’s easy. Find the shut off in your basement. Turn it

By |2020-10-22T11:35:37-04:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Happy Home Ownership, Energy efficiency|Tags: , , , |

Energy efficiency from Mass Save

Mass Save is not just about wall insulation. Mass Save also has 0% interest loan programs to improve other aspects of your house’s carbon footprint. These are the rebates, in 2018.  Not only are you able to borrow for insulation, but you can also borrow for these improvements. High Efficiency Heating Systems Central Air Conditioning/ Air

Shower me with warmth . . . .

Ron Rothenberg 4Buyers Real Estate I’ve had a new energy-saving device for over a year, and I love it, and it has more than paid for itself a few times over, and it only cost me  $20.00 at the Mass Save store website. It’s an Evolve showerhead, and it saves energy and  solves the problem

Controlling your heat, controlling your bills

In summer, my heating system is set to 55 degrees. Yes. I am a wimp. I do not want to wake up some night in August because I am cold. When it becomes “autumn,” the temperature gets cold enough to start running the program on the thermostat because it could be below 55 degrees any

Best of the Happy Homeowner’s Blog, 2014

I run another blog for my clients who own houses. I call them “Happy Homeowners” and most of them live up to the title. Here are some of my favorites from 2014: Data sites for watching the current market Emergency! Ice dams. Insulated curtains for energy conservation in the summer, too. Which renovations pay back