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July 16, 2013
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Clogged Drain

Drain Cleaning Basics Home ownership often translates into a long list of repairs of anything from flooring to roofing and everything in between. With all the expenses of owning a home, it’s important to prioritize which home repairs require the help of a professional and which home repairs you can […]

July 1, 2013
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Water Heater Maintenance

The long life and consistently reliable operation of our household water heater is something that many of us take for granted. In general, we put the water heater out of our minds on the day it gets installed, and then bask in the enjoyment of being able to turn on […]

June 18, 2013
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Converting From Oil to Gas

If you’re looking to replace your old, out-of-date oil heating equipment, the benefits of cheaper, cleaner gas heating may appeal, and could see your home running more efficiently. Savings; the stats On average, households running on natural gas saved around $800 compared to those using oil heating equipment, according to […]

June 5, 2013
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2013 Early Boiler Replacement Special

Due to the success of the 2012 program, National Grid & NSTAR will again offer The Early Boiler Replacement Rebate with incentives ranging from $1,750 -$4,000 to encourage Mass Save customers to proactively upgrade their aging boiler. Replacing your outdated heating system, with a new high-efficiency unit is one way […]

May 29, 2013
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Water on Hardwood Floors

What to Do It doesn’t matter if it’s just a few drops or a big spill — standing water on hardwood floors is damaging. Even mopping your hardwoods with water only can damage your hardwoods. If you do find that there is water damage, the first step is to determine […]

May 15, 2013
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Choosing The Best Water Heaters

Although it might not be the most glamorous feature, hot water is something that no modern household can do without. Having the right water heater is essential in ensuring that households have enough hot water to meet their needs without going over-budget. Bear in mind, that there is no such […]

May 1, 2013
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How Often Should You Clean Your Oil Burner?

How Often Should I have My Oil Boiler Cleaned? If you have seen your electric heating bills skyrocket in the past few months, it may be because you’ve neglected to clean your oil boiler. Most people don’t know the ins and outs of furnace maintenance, but cleaning the oil boiler […]

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Reduce heating costs by as much as 3 percent for each degree your thermostat is lowered    Clean and/or replace furnace filters regularly during the heating season    Clean warm-air registers, radiators, and baseboard heaters as needed    Bleed hot water radiators once or twice a season to eliminate trapped air    Open draperies and shades on south-facing windows during the day, close at night    Turn off kitchen and bath exhaust fans within 20 minutes of use    Please like our page on Facebook to get helpful tips all year long    Keep warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators clear of carpeting, furniture, or drapes    Place heat-resistant radiator reflectors between exterior walls and the radiators    For long term energy savings consider upgrading to high efficiency equipment    Set your thermostat to the desired temperature. Jacking it up will only cause your furnace to run longer    Stop fireplace draft using a chimney balloon    For more money saving and home comfort tips please like us on Facebook.         Massachusetts places first in U.S. for energy efficiency in 2015. That's five years in a row