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The MA Dept.of Environmental Protection offers the homeowner practical tips on how to maintain and keep a home heating system efficient and in good repair
Are you planning on upgrading your rental property? The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs has practical information to consider before you start a home inprovement project.
The Massachusetts Governments portal for all professional licenses can be found here. If you are about to hire a contractor you can check if their licenses are current. This page also offers you updates on many other MA licenses.
Whether new or old, no house is in perfect condition. Smart home buyers today schedule a home inspection by a licensed inspector and include many of the common tests for environmental concerns, such as lead paint, radon, asbestos, UFFI (urea formaldehyde foam insulation), septic (Title V certification) and ask about and inspect for undesirable features such as underground oil storage tanks.
Landlords can find information on State funded low interest Loans for modification to their rental units here. These modifications can make those units more desirable for elders, individuals with disabilities as well as families with children with disabilities.
This HUD link will help you findresources on weatherizing your home and save money on future utility bills