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Replacing a Furnace? A MassSAVE Home Energy Assessment can help.

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Oct 7, 2016 6:10:00 AM

When you first consider the home improvements which will increase your home value, you probably think about a new coat of paint, some landscaping improvements, or the proper staging of your home while it's on the market. While these are all effective methods for increasing your home's overall appeal, there is another thing to consider - the energy efficiency of your HVAC system. Through the Mass Save Home Energy Assessment program, you can even get an interest free loan to upgrade your furnace.

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Topics: Use your home equity wisely, Mass Save Financing

Does adding insulation increase your home's value?

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Oct 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM

As a home owner, I often find myself researching how to increase home value without emptying my savings.  My neighbors seem to have some pretty creative ideas, one added landscaping, another updated a bathroom.  These ways were well and good, but I needed something a little different, something that would not only increase home value, but also help me in my day-to-day home ownership expenses.  The one thing I kept coming back to was insulation.

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Topics: Use your home equity wisely, Mass Save Financing

How one homeowner saved $2300 a year on fuel oil

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Sep 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Mass Save Financing for Residential Customers

I just got off the phone with my uncle.  Since the original publishing of this article on December 16, 2011, he has paid off his MassSave Heat Loan and still loves the efficiency he gets from the furnace they recommended at this Home Energy Assessment!

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My uncle lives in a circa 1790 farmhouse in Williamstown, MA.  It's one of those rustic old American houses that started as little more than a cabin and was added to over the years to become a large, beautiful house.  Though beautiful, the house was grossly inefficient regarding heat.

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Topics: Mass Save Financing

Make Your Home Green and Save Green

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Mar 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Use your home equity wisely, Mass Save Financing

What are the best ways to prep your home for winter?

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Oct 16, 2015 1:04:17 PM

Longer nights and falling leaves are a precursor to heating bills and chilly times at home. There are a handful of things you can do to help minimize the impact to your wallet this winter.

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Topics: Mass Save Financing

Should I finance energy-efficiency projects for my home?

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Feb 6, 2014 4:30:00 PM

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?

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Topics: Mass Save Financing

A New Year of home equity

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Dec 27, 2012 4:10:00 PM

If you're like me, you love your home.  Of all the household duties that we have as home owners, nothing beats a great project to spruce up the house or lawn. Big projects or small, its fun to dream about, plan for, and accomplish them.

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Topics: Use your home equity wisely, Mass Save Financing

Do Energy Star products really increase your home's value?

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Dec 14, 2012 2:53:00 PM

As the price of fossil fuels continues to rise, and the debate regarding supply/demand continues, energy efficient homes are more than just  a way to save money; energy efficiency can increase a home's equity. If you are interested in learning how to increase home value, there are some simple - and not so simple - things you can do to keep your equity on the rise. Whether you decide to go big and replace your windows and insulation, or keep things more moderate by replacing old appliances, the key to energy efficiency is to keep your eyes - and budget - on the Energy Star label.

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Topics: Use your home equity wisely, Mass Save Financing

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