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The Boston-Area Homeowners Guide to Standby Generators

standby generators, Holliston, MassachusettsBecause of natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, which left many Boston homes without power, more and more people are opting to invest in standby generators. Read More The Boston-Area Homeowners Guide to Standby Generators >>

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Insulating The Water Heater In Your MetroWest Home For An Added Layer Of Energy Savings

insulating the water heater, Holliston, MassachusettsWant the most energy efficient home? Here’s one way to keep costs down during the colder months of the year. If you put this task on your spring to-do list, you’ll be that much readier when temperatures begin to drop again in the fall. Read More Insulating The Water Heater In Your MetroWest Home For An Added Layer Of Energy Savings >>

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Gas Bill on the Rise? Make It Your Business for Energy Savings

rising gas bill, Boston, MassachusettsA rising gas bill is something no homeowner likes to think about. After all, one benefit of gas is supposedly its lower cost as an energy source. If the energy costs for your home are higher than you believe they should be, perhaps it’s time to take a closer look at your gas bill. Read More Gas Bill on the Rise? Make It Your Business for Energy Savings >>

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With Tax Credits About To Expire, Now’s The Time To Make Those Upgrades You’ve Been Thinking About

tax credits for HVAC upgrades Boston, MAYou’ve probably heard the old proverb from Ben Franklin, that “nothing is certain but death and taxes.” It turns out that old Ben might need to narrow the list down a bit. In order to encourage homeowners to save energy by investing in energy-efficient equipment, the U.S. government is offering tax credits to people who upgrade their home’s heating and cooling equipment.  Read More With Tax Credits About To Expire, Now’s The Time To Make Those Upgrades You’ve Been Thinking About >>

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Degree Days — HVAC Pros Use Them To Figure Energy Use, And You Can Too

calculating degree days Boston, MA areaLearning to read your electric meter is a great way to understand your home’s energy consumption, but it falls short when trying to calculate how efficiently your home is using this energy. That’s because meter readings don’t take weather data into consideration. The weather affects how much energy your home needs for heating and cooling. You can fill the information gap by learning about heating and cooling “degree days.” Read More Degree Days — HVAC Pros Use Them To Figure Energy Use, And You Can Too >>

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Massachusetts Residents Can Find Heating and Cooling Deals Through New Mass Save Online Tool

If you are a Massachusetts resident looking to upgrade your heating and cooling, make your home more comfortable or cut down on high energy bills, you should have the information you need to make an educated decision. Go to the Mass Save website, which has loads of information about government incentives and other ways to save money. (Then call Rodenhiser so we can get that equipment installed!) Read More Massachusetts Residents Can Find Heating and Cooling Deals Through New Mass Save Online Tool >>

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Tax Credits Still on for Ground Source Heat Pump Systems

The tax credits available for ground source heat pump systems or geothermal systems (as they are often called) are still available. Actually the tax credits now have no cap. Earlier, when the Stimulus Bill was initially passed, there was a cap on ground source systems. Now, 30 percent of the entire cost of both equipment and installation is eligible for the tax credit. You should consult with your tax advisor for details and eligibility. Read More Tax Credits Still on for Ground Source Heat Pump Systems >>

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How To Size Your Heating System

How do you know if your current heating system is the right size for your home?  It might surprise you to know that over 50% of all home comfort systems in the U.S. are sized improperly, and most of these are oversized. Read More How To Size Your Heating System >>

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Tips For A Properly Designed Zoning System

Heating and cooling expenses account for one-half of the average home’s utility bills. When temperatures become unbearably hot or cold, the heat or air conditioning turns on, ultimately raising utility bills.  Properly designed zoning systems for a home or office can lower utility bills and make life more comfortable. Read More Tips For A Properly Designed Zoning System >>

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