Earth Day arrives every spring and reminds us about growth and sustainability. However, the annual holiday provides more than simply reducing, reusing and recycling. Yes, Earth Day provides an opportunity to examine our home energy consumption and find ways to save on energy through the...

The tax code helps promote homeownership. With tax time is around the corner homeowners should be eagerly looking into home tax deductions. Why? Although the recent changes in the tax code impact homeowners, overall, the code still helps homeowners. In fact, according to Robert Moss, the national director...

Winter weather brings many issues with our home comfort. For example, cold temperatures mean cold or drafty homes. Plus, in New England, our temperature fluxuations produce uneven temps throughout our homes. As a result, many homeowners incorrectly believe blankets and space heaters solve these problems. However,...

Home automation helps control various essentials like the use of electricity, heat and air conditioning. In addition to the simplicity and convenience, it provides homeowners with extra savings: “People with home automation see home insurance savings of 20% (on average) or $1,154 a year.” Plus, with monthly energy...

Winter is coming. The changing seasons mean different things for every homeowner. However, the changing temperatures offer a great time for a home energy audit. In particular, any gaps in your home means drafty doors and windows. Therefore, energy audits make a ton of sense....

What is energy efficiency and how does it impact my home? Energy efficiency means designing products that minimize waste. As a homeowner, then energy efficiency includes home design and maintenance activities that provide a comprehensive review of your house. Energy efficiency, particularly in the winter,...

Winter weather brings a lot of enjoyment. From skiing and snowboard to sledding and ice skating, winters in New England are tons of fun. However, winter temperatures and sports bring a few safety hazards. To help here are some winter safety tips to protect your...

As the seasons change, we adapt. For example, as spring turns to summer, we prep our homes for hot and humid air. Now, as fall gradually turns to winter, we prep our homes for cold weather and winter storms. However, the thing that doesn’t change...

Fall is fast approaching, which means the end of summer and start of autumn. As the seasons change, some of us are sad and some of us are excited. In New England, we look forward to moderate temperatures and bright, bold hues as the leaves...

Why should you clean your air ducts? The answer is simple: Because they get dirty! The air ducts in your home accumulate dust and dirt. This is normal and found in all homes with air ducts. However, in addition to normal wear and tear, there are several...