"I was surprised at how a few small changes could make such a big difference to my energy bills. The audit alone was well worth the cost, and I now have a list of improvements that will continue to help me reduce my energy costs."
Mom just got her energy audit. Thank you new england conservation services!
I just had this service done. 2 gentlemen spent hours going through my house to see where it could be more energy efficient. They were both polite and hardworking. They changed my light bulbs, sealed the doors, sealed my heat vents, gave me rebates on other things I might want to consider doing and were not completely satisfied with the numbers so they are coming back to do more. It was a pleasure to have them and well worth the money. I would recommend it to everyone.
Did you just move into a new living situation and you didn’t know how much energy it was going to take to run the home? Many people moving into a home run into the same problem as you. The problem is…it can be a very expensive process to correct these issues. That’s how a homeRead More
When will battery back-up power make sense in Connecticut? On April 30th, 2015, Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave a presentation to announce a new product, the wall mounted battery system known as the Powerwall. With the lights and the music, and huge influx of orders they got afterward (http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/week-after-teslas-powerwall-battery-announced-sold-out-mid-2016.html) it seemed the wave ofRead More
I get this question ALL the time. I figured I would write an article about it. How does a ductless split heat pump work? It’s pretty easy if you know about refrigerators…or geothermal systems… if you don’t know about either…then let me give you a rundown. Ductless heat pumps can be used to heat aRead More
Keeping an older or historic building in good condition does wonders for its energy efficiency. Regular, diligent monitoring of its condition—whether making sure windows and doors open and close as tightly as they should, or checking for (and sealing) gaps in masonry that might be causing drafts or letting in pests—can make a tremendous differenceRead More
Tip! Simply adding insulation to the attic is one of the most cost-effective and energy efficient steps you can take. Yet always be sure to air seal the bypasses first. Not sure where these are? Dirty insulation is the tip off—where you see dirty insulation, air is passing through and the insulation is serving asRead More
Heating and Cooling It doesn’t make any sense to upgrade your HVAC system if you haven’t already done a comprehensive job of air sealing and adding insulation—these will reduce the heating load and allow for a smaller, less costly new system. Older homes with hydronic (radiator) heating typically have had to rely on window ACRead More