The Summer is Waning. Time to Think About Heating

Even in the summer, buyers should think about heating. Why? Because a buyer can’t feel how well the system works once it is shut off for the season. Even when we test it during home inspection, it is not the same as when it is fighting the winds howling outside. This summer, there have been

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

5 Common HVAC Questions

Some HVAC problems are beyond what I know, so when [email protected] offered answers, I took the opportunity to share them with you. Here’s what they say: What's best for one house may not fit another house on the same block. For that reason, we answer a lot of unique questions about HVAC systems for homeowners

Homeowner diaries: cellulose insulation of exterior walls

It is not clear to me whether sellers are getting more money for their old houses with wall insulation. I doubt that they are. Buyers who value sustainability lean towards new construction, which will be much better than even the best retrofit of an old house. But, insulation is not that expensive because of MassSave