Heating Rebates from Mass Save

Heating Rebates from Mass Save

Early Heating Rebates from Mass Save are back!

Rebates are available for replacing inefficient heating  equipment. Replacing a natural gas boiler that is over 30 years old could generate a rebate up to $3,500.00. Replacing an oil boiler that is over 30 years old generates rebates up to $1,900.00.

Of course, Mass Save has some eligibility requirements to receive heating rebates: fuel switching/conversion (ie oil to gas) is NOT eligible for this offer, customer must complete a Mass Save home energy assessment or site visit prior to replacing the heating equipment, and the rebate form must be completed and submitted by the deadline. For a full list of Mass Save heating rebates eligibility requirements, click here. Read more

Is your water bill too high? - Plumbing Services in Boston, MA

Is your water bill too high?

We always get these calls: My water bill is too high, is something wrong with my water meter? Is it defective? It is usually a problem originates from leaky plumbing fixtures . Across the country people are spending more money on their water bill because they are not even aware they are wasting water each day. While water conservation has brought awareness to being wasteful, there are still conditions in your home where water is being wasted unnecessarily. Let us help with our plumbing services.Is your water bill too high? - Plumbing Services in Boston, MA

If you feel your water bill has been climbing while your conservation efforts have been rising, consider a few of these things before leaving it unchecked. Read more

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Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Spot and resolve small plumbing problems before they become major issues at home.

Plumbing. It’s been with us since Roman times, but today’s homes have a lavish supply of hot and cold water on demand, thanks to modern plumbing systems. The principles are simple — pressure and valves — but if they fail, the household may be faced with a soggy mess. When this happens, act quickly to avert major problems.
Smart homeowners know how to spot and resolve small plumbing problems before they become major issues. Help your plumbing stay dry and happy with these tips:
Keep an eye out for trouble. When it comes to plumbing, little leaks can lead to big problems. Be alert to signs of impending plumbing failures: Leaking faucets, damp cabinets, rocking toilets or dripping refrigerators all signal problems that need prompt attention.

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Water Heater Repair

Water Heater Repair vs. Replacement

Water Heater Repair vs. Replacement

Your water heater is an important part of your home. After all, it’s the only reason you are able to take nice warm showers every day and have plenty of warm water for doing dishes and laundry. Like any other appliance in your home, the water heater is almost certainly going to break down now and again.

When this does happen, you have an important decision to make: do you fix the water heater, or replace it altogether.

If the unit is more than eight years old, having it replaced is probably the safest way to go. Once they start getting up there in years, one problem tends to lead to another. By the time you’ve made all the necessary repairs, it might just cost you as much as buying a new heater altogether.

However, if the heater is still relatively new or still has some time left on the warranty, water heater repair is probably a good way to go. The replacement parts used in the repair may still be under warranty, which means you’ll only have to pay the labor costs. Read more

frozen pipes plumbing

How to Avoid Frozen Pipes

Frozen Pipes Tips

Freezing temperatures are here. This may have you thinking about your furnace, but you should also be mindful of your household plumbing, frozen pipes risk.

When the temperature drops below freezing, there’s always the potential that the water in some pipes may freeze. In the best-case scenario, the ice temporarily stops the flow of water before thawing when temperatures rise. But it doesn’t take extreme temperatures for expanding ice to actually break a vulnerable pipe, putting your home at risk for leaks or even significant flooding.

During winter, keep these tips in mind to avoid this messy and costly problem.

Knowing is Half the Battle

Most homeowners don’t know the locations of every foot of pipe in their homes. A pipe that is heated or well insulated in some areas may be fully exposed to the elements somewhere else down the line. All it takes is a small frozen section to result in a major break. So to know where you might be at risk, ask your local plumber to conduct a thorough audit of your plumbing system for freezing risks. Read more

Plumbing, Heating and Gas Piping Services in Boston Metro Area

DIY Plumbing Gone Wrong

Homeowners are often tempted to fix minor plumbing problems to save money. It’s unfortunate that sometimes it’s not worth the trouble. Without the guidance of a professional plumber, a lot can go wrong. Many homeowners have encountered difficulties in their DIY plumbing endeavors. It’s of utmost importance that everyone learns from these mistakes to address common plumbing emergencies more effectively. Read more

Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters - Boston, MA

Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

Tank vs.Tank-less Water Heaters: What’s the Best Choice for Boston Homes?

You’re replacing your water heater and you want to know which is better: tank or tankless water heaters.

Well, it depends on many different factors (which we’ll go into more detail below).

But, in general, here are our recommendations: Read more

Preventive Maintenance To Avoid Clogged Pipes & Other Problems

Preventive Maintenance To Avoid Clogged Pipes & Other Problems

Plumbing

Preventive maintenance helps keep your plumbing in working order, so you can avoid costly repairs. Here are a few ways to avoid plumbing problems:
• Check Under Sinks for Moisture or Small Leaks • Clear Overflow Holes on Tubs and Vanities
• Repair Leaky Faucets Immediately • Clean Faucet Aerators Annually

Toilets

Check your toilet for leaks at least once a year by adding a small amount of red food coloring to the tank. Later, if the toilet bowl water is red, that means there’s a leak and you need to replace the tank ball. Read more