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How to Save on Your Heating Bill During Winter

As a Boston resident, there are two things you expect during the winter months: Cold temperatures A high heating bill While you can’t do anything to control the weather, there are steps you can take to save on your heating bill. Even if you only make a few minor changes, it can go a long […]

What to Do in a Plumbing Emergency

You do your best to prevent plumbing emergencies in your home, but sometimes that’s not good enough. You never know when disaster will strike. If you’re faced with any type of plumbing emergency in the Boston area, from a burst pipe to an overflowing toilet, there are steps you can take to maintain control over […]

What Does an Air Filter Do?

Your HVAC system is made up of many parts, all of which are critical to its performance. While the air filter may not be the most expensive or complex part, it’s vital to providing your home with clean air all year long. What is an Air Filter? In most HVAC systems, the air filter is […]

How to Change Your HVAC Air Filter

Your HVAC system requires a clean air filter to run at peak efficiency. Without this, your system won’t work and is at risk of damage. Fortunately, there’s nothing difficult about changing your air filter. Once you do it one time, it’ll be second nature in the future. Let’s examine the basic steps of changing your […]

How to Stop a Leaky Toilet

A leaky toilet is one of the most common problems that require plumbing service among Boston homes, both new and old. While it may not be the biggest repair challenge you face as a homeowner, it’s important to take fast action. To start, you want to pinpoint the cause of your leaky toilet. Top causes […]

How to Shut Off the Water to Your House in an Emergency

You never know when disaster will strike. When it comes to your plumbing system, this can be as serious as water flooding your home at a rate of hundreds of gallons per minute. You do your best to prevent plumbing disasters, but something bad could happen when you least expect it. For example, a pipe […]

Do Heat Pumps Work in Massachusetts?

The answer is simple: yes! You can absolutely heat (and cool) your home or office with a heat pump. This holds true even when temperatures drop below freezing. Some of the many benefits of using a heat pump include: The ability to both heat and cool your space Energy efficient (which saves you money) Consistent […]

What Is the Most Efficient Way to Use a Heat Pump?

As a Boston resident, you’re all too familiar with wild temperature swings. During the summer months, it’s not out of the question for temperatures to reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Conversely, once the winter season rolls around, temperatures at or below freezing are commonplace. So, that brings us to an important question: what is the most […]

What Qualifies for the Residential Energy Tax Credit?

When tax season rolls around, you’ll do whatever it takes – within the legal limits of the law – to find tax credits and deductions that can save you money. If you modified your home with energy efficiency in mind, you may qualify for the residential energy tax credit. As the name suggests, the residential […]

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