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Motion Sensor Lighting Promotes Energy Efficiency in Your Boston Area Home

Residential lighting accounts for a major portion of the energy used in American homes. Critical for the safety and convenience of our lifestyles, lighting is a necessity that can’t be eliminated from a household budget. In many cases, however, lighting can also be a source of energy loss. Leaving lights on in unoccupied rooms or outdoor areas can waste significant amounts of electricity and make monthly utility bills higher than necessary. Motion sensor lighting is an easy solution to this type of energy waste. (more…)

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Study Shows Owners of Green Homes Highly Satisfied, Would Purchase Another

Increased energy efficiency, improvements in home comfort, and reductions in monthly energy expenses are often cited as major reasons for building a green home. But what do residents actually think about these homes once they’ve lived in them? A new industry survey provides some answers to that question, indicating that those who have experienced the benefits of a green home are highly satisfied with their choice.

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Replacing an Older HVAC System With a More Efficient Option Benefits the Entire Home

Residential HVAC systems are designed to provide years of reliable service. An unfortunate side effect of this longevity is that much of the heating and cooling equipment currently in operation includes older, lower-efficiency systems. Replacing your existing furnace, air conditioner or heat pump with a newer efficient HVAC system can have many benefits that will be obvious throughout your home.HVAC system (more…)

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Consider How You Will Use Work Zones When Planning a Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen work zones are those areas where the major tasks of food preparation and cooking take place. Sinks, counters, cooktops, refrigerators, ovens, microwaves, dishwashers—all can be considered part of the rooms work zones. Traditional kitchen design has long called for placing the most important work zones in a triangle-shaped area no more than nine feet apart. Modern kitchen design, which often includes open floor plans or universal design concepts, make the placement of work zones more flexible. When planning your kitchen renovation, keep in mind the following options for installing the room’s work zones. (more…)

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