How to Keep Your Central AC System Running Smoothly All Summer

image source: Unsplash With plenty of sunshine and warm, muggy days right around the corner, you may be wondering if your central AC system is ready for summer. When your air conditioner is in excellent condition, you can look forward to a cool, comfortable interior, no matter how hot and humid it is outside. Keeping …

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Where can you find good plumbers online?

Finding a trustworthy plumber online can be difficult. With so many business listing websites showcasing ‘plumbers near me’, it can be tough to distinguish between the real licensed professional plumbers, and the fake ‘lead capture websites’ that are only interested in collecting your email and phone number. To make finding a local professional plumber easier …

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Ware, MA Hard Water Problems

Ware Massachusetts Water System

Since 2015 residents of Ware, MA have made it clear they do not love dirty water. Ever since that 2015 Selectboard meeting where residents held up bottles of discolored water, their are still problems with Ware’s water. In 2018 Ware officials announced a boil water order instructing residents to boil their water for at least …

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Food scrap recycling system

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Grind2Energy is a food scrap recycling system from InSinkErator. State and local governments are setting aggressive waste diversion goals and implementing landfill waste diversion bans. According to Emerson: 28 tons of food waste is sent to landfills each year Less than 5% of global food waste is recovered for recycling Food waste accounts for 23% of all …

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Mass Save Options

Energy Rebates and Incentives Mass Save® is an initiative sponsored by Massachusetts’ gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers. They offer a wide range of services including: Rebates and incentives Free home energy assessments Heating and cooling information and programs   Efficiency Did you know that heating and cooling accounts for more than …

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Increase heating and cooling efficiency

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Older furnace and boiler systems had efficiencies in the range of 56% to 70%. Modern conventional heating systems can achieve efficiencies as high as 98.5%, converting nearly all the fuel to useful heat for your home. Energy efficiency upgrades and a new high-efficiency heating system can often cut your fuel bills and your furnace’s pollution output …

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How to care for steam and hot-water radiators.

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It’s important to know that you should always speak to a professional before trying to repair or maintain any old radiators found in your home. The reason for working with a pro is that you need to know if your home has steam or hot-water radiators. How can identify Steam from Hot-Water Radiators? Generally speaking, …

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