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How to Choose the Right Energy Saving Light Bulb for Each Fixture in Your Newton MA Home

energy saving light bulbsChoosing light bulbs is no longer a simple matter of buying a preferred brand with the right wattage. New types of energy saving light bulbs give you a wide choice of lighting types that reduce energy usage while providing all the illumination you need for every fixture in your home. Here are some of the most common energy saving light bulbs with information on where they can be the most useful. Continue reading

New England Electricity Costs Are on the Rise — How to Reduce Usage While Staying Comfortable

saving electricityHomeowners and businesses in New England are facing higher-than-ever electricity prices in 2014 and 2015, with increases of up to 50 percent expected in many areas. These hikes in electricity prices are driven by the region’s greater reliance on natural gas to fuel electricity-generating power plants. While there are several plants in operation and more under construction, there are not enough supply pipelines available to provide the amount of natural gas needed to meet demand. In addition, winter heating using natural gas reduces the supply of gas available to electric utility companies. With significant price hikes on the horizon, there are a few things you can do to save electricity while keeping your home warm and comfortable: Continue reading