Home Energy Efficiency Tips

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Can You Insulate a Home with Knob and Tube Wiring?

December 11, 2018

The Dilemma Older homes, which tend to be difficult to heat and cool are common in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. With the huge rebates offered by most utility companies to air seal and insulate why aren’t more of these homes energy efficient? The biggest obstacle to energy savings and increased comfort in older homes is…

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Knob and tube wiring in attic.

Getting Financing for Homes with Knob and Tube Wiring?

December 6, 2018

Chances are, if you are looking to buy or sell a house that was built between the 1880’s and the 1940’s somewhere in the home there is likely to be knob and tube wiring. The presence of out dated wiring can affect both buyers and sellers. Here’s why. The seller will contend with FHA policies…

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Can I Get Homeowners Insurance with Knob and Tube Wiring?

December 3, 2018

What is Knob and Tube wiring?   Knob and tube wiring was the go-to wiring method for buildings from the 1880s through to the 1940s. Many homes throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island still have this kind of wiring and are considered out-of-date by today’s electrical code. Can I Get Insurance? Getting insurance for a…

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Should I Buy a Home with Knob and Tube Wiring?

November 28, 2018

What is Knob and Tube wiring? Knob and tube wiring was the go-to wiring method for buildings from the 1880s through to the 1940s. Tens of thousands of homes throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have this type of wiring. If your home was built during this time chances are it has or once had…

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Going Green: Tips On Eco-Friendly Cleaning For Your Home

Going Green: Tips On Eco-Friendly Cleaning For Your Home

November 16, 2017

Cleaning your home–and keeping it that way–is a big job, particularly if you have children or pets. It can be hard to find easy ways to keep things tidy that is also good for the environment; however, it’s important to use the right tools for the job and to think about the outside of your…

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Evolve Showerhead Adaptor

Check out this great water saving Gadget!

April 14, 2017

Water Saving Tip:    On average 2.5 gallons of water are wasted during shower warm-ups. Check out this water sipping, energy saving beauty. Made from heavy duty stainless steel with all brass fittings. This little unit easily screws on just behind your existing showerhead. Life is but a dream.  How It Works: Turn on Shower…

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