Energy Tips

1.    CALL MASS SAVE AND SCHEDULE A FREE ENERGY AUDIT FOR YOUR HOME. CALL 866-527-7283.  SAVE 75% UP TO $2000 ON INSULATION AND AIR SEALING.
http://www.masssave.com

2.    CONSERVE HEAT – WEATHERIZE AND SET THE THERMOSTAT AS LOW AS COMFORTABLE. WE HAVE BOOKS ON TOWARDS A ZERO ENERGY HOME AND CUTTING YOUR ENERGY BILLS.

3.    STOP DRAFTS AND AIR LEAKS FROM SINGLE PANE WINDOWS WITH DOUBLE PANE INTERIOR STORM WINDOW KITS OR INSULATED CURTAINS.
http://www.advancedenergypanels.com

4.    MONITOR YOUR ELECTRICAL USAGE. A KILL-A-WATT METER CHECKS ELECTRICAL AND PHANTOM LOADS.

Killawatt Meter

AN EFFICIENT REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER DRAWS LESS THAN 1 KWHR PER 10 CUFT/DAY.

5.    STOP PHANTOM LOADS BY USING POWER STRIPS. (EG. COMPUTERS, ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS AND PLUGIN CUBES ARE MAJOR CULPRITS.)

Smart Strip

SMART STRIPS AUTOMATICALLY SHUTOFF LOADS.

6.    HANG CLOTHES OUT TO DRY. USE CLOTHESLINES IN SUMMER AND A WOODEN RACK IN WINTER. 

7.    ADOPT A LIGHTS-OFF POLICY FOR UNOCCUPIED ROOMS. USE LED LIGHT-BULBS! GREAT DIMMABLE 75W AND LOWER.

8.    GOT SUN, GO SOLAR– SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC ELECTRIC SYSTEMS CAN ELIMINATE YOUR ELECTRIC BILL. CALL FOR A SOLAR SITE ASSESSMENT OF YOUR HOME. WE DESIGN PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL AND MA TAX CREDITS AND SREC’S.

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9. SOLAR HOT WATER PRODUCES UP TO FIVE TIMES AS MUCH ENERGY PER SQ FT AS SOLAR ELECTRIC SYSTEMS. IF YOU HAVE ELECTRIC HOT WATER, A SOLAR HOT WATER SYSTEM WILL REDUCE YOUR ELECTRICAL DEMAND BY 50-70% DEPENDING ON USAGE.

WE DESIGN SOLAR HOT WATER SYSTEMS TO FIT YOUR NEEDS AND GET FEDERAL AND MA TAX CREDITS.
Solar Hot Water Incentives

10. SOUTH FACING COMMON ROOMS CAN BE HEATED WITH SOLAR HOT AIR SPACE HEATERS MOUNTED ON THE SOUTH WALL. (MADE IN MA)

Hot Air Panels

11. CONSERVE WATER – FIX DRIPS, USE LOW FLOW TOILETS AND WATER SAVING WASHING MACHINES.
http://www.sun-mar.com/prod.html

Sunmar Toilet

12. BE PREPARED FOR EMERGENCY LIGHTING AND POWER WITH PORTABLE SOLAR ELECTRIC PANELS TO CHARGE BATTERIES AND ELECTRICAL DEVICES. Luci Emer LED solar lights for camping, boating, picnics and any outdoor event at night!
https://www.mpowerd.com/products

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13. RECYCLED RAIN WATER BARRELS WILL COLLECT WATER FOR YOUR YARD AND GARDEN.