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The Most Efficient HVAC Systems: A Complete Guide for 2024

It takes a lot of energy to keep our homes comfortable with heating and air conditioning. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 65% of total residential energy usage goes toward heating and cooling!  Because it consumes so much energy, upgrading your HVAC system is one of the most effective ways to improve your … Read more

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What Happens to Solar Panels When the Skies Get Stormy

In the world of clean energy, solar power is like a superhero, providing electricity from sunlight. But when bad weather comes, we wonder: what happens to solar panels? Let us break down the mystery behind how these cool green energy devices handle storms. Understanding Solar Panels Before we dive into storms, let’s understand how solar … Read more

Solar New Year Tax Incentives

Solar Tax Credits and Incentives for the New Year

As we step into a brand-new year, it’s the perfect time to shed light on the positive changes awaiting those considering solar installations. The solar industry has been thriving, not just for its environmental benefits but also for the financial incentives it offers. Let us delve into the exciting world of solar tax credits and … Read more

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Are Heat Pump HVAC Systems Worth the Cost?

If you need to replace your heating or air conditioning system, a heat pump is a great option. Heat pump HVAC systems combine two major appliances—your heating and air conditioning systems—in one, which is extremely convenient. They are also highly energy efficient and can help you save energy.  But installing a heat pump can be … Read more

Winter Solar

Winter Solar Power Challenges and Solutions

As winter sets in, the efficiency of solar power systems can be affected by various factors such as reduced sunlight hours, snow accumulation on solar panels, and colder temperatures. This topic could explore the challenges associated with harnessing solar energy during the winter season and discuss innovative solutions and technologies aimed at optimizing solar power … Read more

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What’s the Best Insulation for Attics?

Upgrading your home’s attic insulation has many benefits, from better energy efficiency to reduced heating and cooling expenses. To take full advantage of these benefits, however, you have to install the right type of insulation.  In this guide, we cover the best attic insulation materials and break down the pros and cons of each to … Read more

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What to Expect During a Mass Save® Home Energy Assessment

If your house needs energy efficiency upgrades, a Home Energy Assessment is the first step! This comprehensive assessment shows you your top energy-saving opportunities so you can make improvements that will save energy and money. Neeeco has partnered with the Sponsors of Mass Save to provide no-cost Home Energy Assessments and additional incentives to Massachusetts … Read more

Holiday Solar

Holiday Solar Decorations and Off-Grid Lighting

With the holiday season in full swing, solar power can be an eco-friendly and sustainable solution for festive decorations and outdoor lighting. This topic could focus on the increasing trend of using solar-powered holiday lights, ornaments, and other decorations. It could explore the benefits of shifting to solar energy or off-grid lighting solutions for holiday … Read more

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Pros and Cons of Mini Split Heat Pumps

Mini split heat pumps (also known as ductless heat pumps) are a popular choice for heating and air conditioning in Massachusetts thanks to their versatility and energy efficient operation. But is a mini split heat pump worth it for your home? Keep reading for a complete breakdown of mini split heat pump pros and cons … Read more

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Why Are My Heating Expenses So High? 

It’s no secret that the cost of living is going up. But rising costs might not be the only culprit behind your high heating expenses. Energy efficiency issues within your home could be secretly driving up your energy usage and costing you money! In this guide, we break down the most common causes of high … Read more

Misconception Of Using Solar Power On Winter

Misconception Of Using Solar Power On Winter

There’s a common misconception that solar power is ineffective during the winter months, primarily because the days are shorter, and there tends to be more cloud cover. While it’s true that solar energy production may decrease somewhat, solar panels are far from being rendered useless during winter. Modern solar technology is designed to operate effectively … Read more

Solar Energy Shift This Winter Season

10 Reasons Why You Need A Solar Energy Shift This Winter Season

As the temperatures drop and winter blankets the landscape, the shift to solar energy might not be the first thought on your mind. However, maximizing the power of solar energy during the winter season is not only possible but also incredibly important. Let’s explore the significance of embracing solar energy when the days are shorter … Read more