Category: Outdoor Energy Efficiency Tips

Heating and Cooling Rebates for Municipal Homeowners Posted by Wattson on Oct 10, 2019

Fall is in full swing! This means the start of cool mornings, apple picking, pumpkin carving, and spooky hay bail rides with friends and family. The season always starts the same: with nice brisk mornings that slowly heat up into the 60s making for great sweater weather. But we all know this doesn’t last long. It will only be a few ...

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What to Do After Your Home Energy Assessment​ Posted by Wattson on Mar 22, 2018

what to do after your home energy assessment

This blog was originally published on October 27, 2014 and has been updated for relevant information. Congratulations! You’ve started on the path to energy efficiency by completing a home energy audit. This is the first step to a more efficient home - and lower monthly energy bills. After your thorough inspection, your energy aud...

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6 Home Automation Ideas for a More Comfortable Home Posted by Wattson on Jun 6, 2017

home automation ideas

A few decades ago, home automation for comfort and energy efficiency meant programming yourself to get in the habit of automatically turning off lights and adjusting the thermostat before bed. Today's homeowners have many options that make automation easy--and require a lot less memory from the homeowner! Here are our favorite home au...

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Now Is the Time to Go Solar Posted by Wattson on Apr 14, 2016

If you've been thinking about changing over to a clean, renewable energy source, but have not taken the plunge yet, now is the time to start the process of solar panel installation. Not only is solar energy a good long-term investment for your budget and the environment, but some big incentives for Massachusetts residents are also co...

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10 Things to Know About Adding Solar Energy to Your Home Posted by Wattson on Nov 5, 2015

Things to Know About Adding Solar Energy to Your Home

As technology progresses and solar power is becoming more affordable for the average American family, it’s no wonder so many people are deciding to go solar. Currently there are over 700,000 homes in the United States that run on solar energy. Are you interested in lowering your electricity bill and increasing your home’s efficien...

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Massachusetts Solar Loan Program Posted by Wattson on Oct 15, 2015

MA Solar Loan Program

You probably think owning a solar power system for your home is out of your budget, right? Think again! On August 7, 2015 Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker along with his Lt Governor Karyn Polito filed legislation to expand upon the success and continued growth of Massachusetts solar industry by making sure the Commonwealth leads ...

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10 Ways to Prepare Your Home for a Hot Summer Posted by Wattson on Jun 23, 2015

Summer has finally arrived! Before you bust out the sunscreen and make for the outdoors, you'll want to ensure that your home is also ready for summer's heat. These ten home preparation tips will help your home stay cool without skyrocketing your energy bill. 1. Install a programmable thermostat. These nifty devices allow you to set...

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Sunny Springtime: The Perfect Time to Install Solar Panels Posted by Wattson on May 20, 2015

Renewable energy and protecting the environment are important considerations when thinking about how to power your lifestyle. We all know that resources like coal and oil damage the earth both when they are removed from the ground, then again when they are burned for energy. Solar energy, on the other hand, is clean and becoming more ...

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When Should I Get an Energy Assessment for My Home? Posted by Wattson on Apr 23, 2015

An energy efficient home is not only better for the environment, it is easier on your checkbook, too. An energy assessment is a great way to find out where you can make improvements so you can maximize your energy savings. Although energy assessments are offered year round, we recommend booking your assessment in the spring or fall. ...

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You Don’t Need Tom Brady’s Budget to Have a Solar Powered Home Posted by Wattson on Apr 16, 2015

Did you know that football star Tom Brady's home is completely custom-built and includes Earth-friendly features like gray water collection, reclaimed and recycled construction materials, and solar panels that provide all of the home's electricity needs? While celebrities may have unlimited budgets for investing in sustainable en...

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