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Posted by Gene Mullen on 7/3/2018

It may be a great initiative for you and your family to do what you can to become more environmentally friendly. Saving the planet starts at home! There’s so many different ways that you can make your home more eco-friendly. We’ll give you a few ideas here. Even if you commit to making one change each month, you’ll notice a big impact over time. 


Replace Your Lightbulbs


CFLs are known as compact fluorescent lightbulbs. These come in many different sizes and colors. Incandescent bulbs are now obsolete, because CFLs are much more energy efficient. Keep in mind that CFLs must be disposed of in a recycling center because they do have a trace of mercury in them. They are overall much better for the environment.


Get An Energy Audit


You can arrange to have an energy audit through your utility company or an independent contractor. This can help you to find areas of your home where insulation is lacking. You may even be able to get a rebate form your utility company for completing something like this.  


Turn Down The Heat


You can keep the temperature of your water heater down to 120 degrees. You should wrap an insulating blanket around your water heater in the winter if it’s not insulated. If the heater is gas, be sure there’s room for ventilation. To help keep pipes form freezing in winter, you need to keep your heat running, but make sure it’s around 64 degrees. 

The same principles go for cooling devices and air conditioning units in the summer months. In this case though, you’ll need to make the temperature higher. 


Turn Off What’s Not In Use


Everyone in the house should be in the habit of turning things off when they’re not in the room, or not using the item. Leaving televisions and lights on wastes an immense amount of energy. Also, when you buy appliances, make sure that they are Energy Star rated.  

 

Conserve Water


Water is another type of energy we often take for granted and waste. When water needs to be warmed for showers, dishes and laundry it’s often running for long periods of time. You can take shorter showers to help with this. You may even consider shutting the water off while you’re soaping up. You’ll even want to shut the water off when you’re brushing your teeth. These little changes can make a big impact on the environment.  


Use Power Strips


If you use power strips and turn them off when they’re not in use, you can save up to 10% on your power bill. You’ll also want to take the time to shut down computers and office supplies like printers in order to save more energy. These items use power even when they’re in a “power saver” mode.





Posted by Gene Mullen on 7/2/2018


69 Cedar Street, Wakefield, MA 01880

Single-Family

$475,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Classic 3 bedroom cape with a price and location that can't be beat. Bring your fashion flare and inspiration to reality right here at one of Wakefield's preferred Westside neighborhood locations. Offering a large front to back living room with fireplace, beautiful hardwood flooring, a spacious eat in kitchen and a full shed dormer that allows for 3 bedrooms all on the second floor. Exterior is in very good condition with new roof, replacement windows and vinyl siding. Please note that kitchen and bathrooms are dated but reflected in price.
Open House
Saturday
July 07 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 69 Cedar Street, Wakefield, MA 01880    Get Directions

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Posted by Gene Mullen on 7/2/2018


30 Pleasant Street, Wakefield, MA 01880

Rental

$2,600
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Ready for immediate occupancy, this spacious townhouse style 4 bedroom 2 full bath rental is conveniently located just a short walk from downtown, the lake and even public transportation. Recently updated kitchen and baths plus in-unit washer and dryer make living here a breeze. The large master bedroom even offers an over sized walk in closet. Additional storage , off street parking for 2 cars and no smoking or pets, please. Interested parties are invited to stop by Thursday July 5 to preview 5:30-6:30.
Open House
Thursday
July 05 at 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Looking for nice 4 Bedroom apartment close to downtown Wakefield? Here it is.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 30 Pleasant Street, Wakefield, MA 01880    Get Directions

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Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Gene Mullen on 7/2/2018


69 Cedar Street, Wakefield, MA 01880

Single-Family

$475,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Classic 3 bedroom cape with a price and location that can't be beat. Bring your fashion flare and inspiration to reality right here at one of Wakefield's preferred Westside neighborhood locations. Offering a large front to back living room with fireplace, beautiful hardwood flooring, a spacious eat in kitchen and a full shed dormer that allows for 3 bedrooms all on the second floor. Exterior is in very good condition with new roof, replacement windows and vinyl siding. Please note that kitchen and bathrooms are dated but reflected in price.
Open House
Saturday
July 07 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 69 Cedar Street, Wakefield, MA 01880    Get Directions

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Categories: Open House  


Posted by Gene Mullen on 7/2/2018


30 Pleasant Street, Wakefield, MA 01880

Rental

$2,600
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Ready for immediate occupancy, this spacious townhouse style 4 bedroom 2 full bath rental is conveniently located just a short walk from downtown, the lake and even public transportation. Recently updated kitchen and baths plus in-unit washer and dryer make living here a breeze. The large master bedroom even offers an over sized walk in closet. Additional storage , off street parking for 2 cars and no smoking or pets, please. Interested parties are invited to stop by Thursday July 5 to preview 5:30-6:30.
Open House
Thursday
July 05 at 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Looking for nice 4 Bedroom apartment close to downtown Wakefield? Here it is.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 30 Pleasant Street, Wakefield, MA 01880    Get Directions

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