We will experience some cold weather here downtown Boston as round up this dreaded 2020. It will be cold today, but I will call it kind of cold because it can get a lot colder.
Before buying a Beacon Hill, Seaport or Back Bay condo it is a good idea to find out how much it costs to heat. Boston homeowners can get some averages by checking with customer service, or by looking at the last Boston condo owners billing and usage history online.
It is also helpful to find out how many people are living in the home. A household with one or two people will generally use less energy than a household with four or more people.
The efficiency of the boiler makes a difference and so do windows and the amount of insulation. New windows might reduce heating costs but it takes a long time to save enough in energy bills to pay for them.
Look for energy star ratings on appliances.
Using less electricity can be a matter of turning off lights or maybe using some timers. Use energy-efficient light bulbs and motion detector switches in basements and outdoors.
Boston real estate home buyers should talk to their home inspector about the condition of the heating plant and how the home uses energy.
High heating bills often cause Boston condo homeowners to sacrifice their comfort for a little extra cash – but it doesn’t have to be that way. The chart below shows tips for saving money while staying warm this winter.
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