Don’t blow your holiday budget on high energy bills
As the cold winter weather approaches and your furnace is working in full force, it might be a good time to have a home energy assessment. Mass Save is helping residents save on heating fuel source costs by offering a free professional home energy usage audit.
Start online by creating your home energy profile to learn if your home is a good candidate for an in-home assessment. Just enter your zip code and your home’s primary heating fuel source. A Mass Save Energy Specialist will assess your home’s current energy use, provide a custom list of energy-saving recommendations, and will help you develop a plan to make your home more energy efficient.
Making smart choices and small changes can save you money on your monthly energy bills. Plus, many of those changes will qualify you for rebates and discounts. Learn More.
Start saving money and increase the comfort of your home today.
Making your next move green-er isn’t as difficult as you may think. :
- Sell or donate unwanted items and furniture before you move. This means you will need fewer boxes, throw out less garbage, and need less gas to move your things.
- Try to find used boxes or reusable containers to pack your belongings. A great place to look for them is online through sites such as Craigslist, and it will even save you money. Some moving companies also offer this service.
- Use old newsprint or your towels to pack fragile items, rather than using bubble wrap.
- Take yourself off mailing lists for publications you no longer want or need. This will mean that your junk mail will not move with you, and you’ll save trees at the same time.
- Importantly when you arrive at your new home, find out when recycling day is if your intentions are to throw away your boxes and packing materials.
- Use environmentally-friendly products to clean your home after the move. This will also make getting into the habit of using these products in your new home easier.
Practice your new earth-friendly habits in your new home. Once you are settled in your new home keep the green movement going by setting up a recycling center, using green products for decorating and renovating, and employing green gardening methods. It all adds up!
Boston Farmers Markets for Summer 2013
Check out this great interactive map to find out when, where, and how late into the season a Boston farmers market is schedule around your neighborhood.
Tip: Drag and scale the map to see Boston farmers markets in other parts of the city. Subject to change in future seasons; information listed was accurate as of Spring 2013.