But news has come from MassSAVE and Mass CEC about changes to their rebate programs that will affect the amount homeowners can save.
What will you do when the lights go out? In recent years the Cape has been plagued by increasingly violent storms, resulting in more frequent (and longer) electrical power outages. Losing power for a few hours is an inconvenience. Having no electricity for days or weeks can be dangerous.
Did you know the MassSAVE energy rebate program also makes 0% financing available for qualified homeowners? Home improvement projects that incorporate specific energy efficiency upgrades may be eligible for a low cost HEAT loan of up to $25,000, with terms of up to 7 years.
Let’s raise a glass to water! As we celebrate National Water Quality Month in August, it is a good time to take a closer look at the quality and safety of the Cape’s water supply, and to work toward ensuring clean water for everyone.
Your water heater is one of the most inefficient appliances in your home. An electric water heater accounts for an average of 18 percent of your electric bill, according to Energy.gov. In fact, a water heater uses more electrical energy than your refrigerator, dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer combined. There has got to be a better way to get into hot water, right?
How are you keeping cool this summer? If you have an older home, an historic home, or live in a converted cottage that lacks built-in ductwork, you might think your air conditioning options are limited to a noisy, rattling, leaky window unit. But that is not the case.
Cape Cod’s water supply suffers from many deficiencies, ranging from chemical infiltration to e. coli contamination. Another common problem? Nearly all well water on Cape Cod is slightly acidic, with low pH values.
If you are dreading the hot, sticky summer weather, now is the perfect time to turn your home into a cool, dry oasis of comfort by installing a whisper-quiet, energy efficient Mitsubishi ductless cooling system. But… maybe the price of a new system is more than your budget can handle right now.
The poor water quality that plagues many Cape Cod towns can be improved with a home water filtration system. The right system can capture chemicals, particulates, and toxins that may cause long-term health problems. The most effective systems use reverse osmosis to filter out the maximum range of contaminants.
Mold and mildew are facts of life on Cape Cod. The fungi that make up mold and mildew are relentless. They are present in the air and will settle on surfaces where there is sufficient moisture, quickly growing and expanding.