If you live in a Boston Midtown high rise condo, you’re already on your way to helping keep greenhouse gas emissions low, taking advantage of the bus or train to get to work and walking to get to nearby shops and restaurants. Yet, there are still things you can do in your personal living space to save energy. Here are a few energy saving activities and changes that any downtown dweller can try.

  1. Install a Programmable Thermostat

    One of the easiest and best ways to save energy is to take control of your heating and cooling by installing a programmable thermostat. Such a device allows you to set your system to raise and lower temperatures at certain times to help conserve. For instance, during the day when you’re at work, it’s not necessary to keep your loft at a brisk 70 degrees. Some programmable thermostats can even be controllable via smart phone, giving a higher degree of control and helping you to save money on your heating and cooling costs.

  2. Take Advantage of Window Positions

    A lot of the condo units in Downtown Boston, especially the condos in the Midtown District with views of the water, have large floor to ceiling windows that you can take advantage of during the different seasons. For instance, you might leave your south-facing windows uncovered during the day when it’s colder to let in the warm sunlight. When it’s warmer outside, you would want to cover the windows with blinds or blackout curtains to help keep the heat out.

  3. Monitor Your Water Use

    One of the easiest ways to waste energy, no matter where you live, is to use too much water. There are several things to do to prevent this. Turning off the tap when you are brushing your teeth is one easy way to save water. Another is to only run full loads in your dishwasher and washing machine. You also want to ensure you promptly fix any leaky faucets or toilets that leak or run. Such problems, if left unaddressed, can waste hundreds of gallons of water a week.

Research shows that cities often have smaller carbon footprints than the suburbs, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do everything possible to help save energy! For more information Boston condos, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced real estate agents today. We specialize in the sales of condos in Beacon Hill and are here to act as a resource for you in the search for a new place to live. Call us for more information  or to schedule an appointment.

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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John Ford and his staff can be reached at 617-595-3712 or 617-720-5454. Please feel free to stop by John's Boston Beacon Hill office located at 137 Charles Street.

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