I learned two things from my free Mass Save® home energy assessment last year: both the attic insulation and windows of my home are in great shape. This was good news to hear before investing in central air conditioning. The auditor also helped me prioritize home energy projects on my honey-do list.
Tired of high energy bills? Sitting in the dark or turning off the heat is not your only option. From caulking to replacing your water heater to installing solar panels, there is a variety of projects you may be able to undertake to improve your home’s energy efficiency and reduce your carbon footprint.
You don't have to be a full-time environmentalist to appreciate the value of "going green." Practicing green habits at home and in the workplace can make a difference not only to the world, but also to your wallet.
I am aware that there are many renovations that I can invest in to help make my home a more environmentally friendly place to live. I understand that paying a little bit extra for a more energy-efficient heating system, or for windows and doors rated by Energy Star for their efficiency, will end up saving me in the long run due to the amount of money I’ll save every month on my energy bills. But some kinds of energy-efficiency improvements cost a lot of money. There’s always the option to finance energy-efficiency improvements for my home, but do I really want to go that far?