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With rising energy costs and temperature extremes, fans are a great investment for your home. They help lower energy costs in both the summer and winter by helping move the air you want to the right locations in your house. More than that, fans can be a lovely decorative addition to any room and can increase the value of your home.

Built-in Fans
Ceiling fans are a great addition to any room. Usually combined with lights, these double-duty fixtures add beauty and temperature control to any room in your home. For best results, go for ceiling fans that are reversible, so you can push warm air down towards the floor in the winter, and pull cold air up through the room in the summer. The latest iteration of ceiling fans is “Smart Fans”. These fans have motion sensors, temperature detection, scheduling timers for both fans and lights and more. Many of them will connect to their own app or your smart home devices like Google Home or Alexa. These fans have the added benefit of using the lowest amount of energy for the greatest benefit and can pay for themselves rather quickly, at least according to the latest test and advertising.

If your home doesn’t have central air-conditioning, or even if it does, a whole house fan can help reduce your cooling costs and make your house more comfortable year-round. Better for the environment than air conditioning systems, the latest designs are quiet and can lower skin temperatures by as much as 10 degrees. These fans, located in hallways or stairwells and venting into the attic, pull air through open windows to reduce the temperature of the whole house. Just want the fan in the attic? Both whole-house and attic-only fans vent warm air out to help protect your roof from heat warping damage. The main difference is that an attic fan doesn’t draw air through the living spaces. It can be a great augmentation to a whole house H-VAC system.

Moveable Fans
Box fans, tower, pedestal, and other free-standing fans can be moved from room to room in your house and just used when needed. Newer high-end bladeless fans are quieter and safer for children and can even include remote controls, multiple speed options, and scheduling features. Like window air conditioners, window fans fit into the window frame of an open window and draw air in from outside. They work the best overnight when the air is cooler and can offset air conditioning costs considerably when used correctly.

Fans in the Winter
You might think fans are only for summer, but you would be wrong. Fans can move air in multiple directions, that means they can pull warm air down in the winter just as easily as they push cool air up in the summer. In addition to reversing your ceiling fans with the built-in switch, reversing window box fans on your lower level can bring warm air down from the upper floors and push cold air outside. Bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans are especially useful in the winter since they can reduce the mold and mildew caused by moisture build up.

Next time you go to an open house, make sure to note existing fans and take pictures of areas that would benefit from new fan installation.



17 Pine St, Bedford, MA 01730

Single-Family

$1,239,900
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
NEW PHOTOS! This fantastic new construction home is ready for you! What a super convenient location! Crown moulding, arched door ways, and beautiful details throughout the home. The kitchen is gorgeous offering white shaker style cabinets to the ceiling and a light gray island. The quartz counters shine and are accented by the ceramic tile backsplash. You'll find richly stained hardwood flooring throughout the 1st & 2nd flrs. Gas fireplaced family rm. 4 spacious bdrms. 2 full baths, & the laundry are on the 2nd flr. The wonderful master suite offers a beautiful bathroom including a tiled shower w/ glass surround, a soaking tub, & double vanity w/ linen cabinet. The master closet is spacious & has been customized for you! The main bath offers a double vanity and tiled tub walls. On the 3rd level you'll find the 5th bdrm, a 3/4 bath w/ tiled shower & a spacious bonus rm. This area is the perfect guest/teen/au pair suite! Epoxy finish on garage flr. Sodded front lawn & paver walk way
Open House
Sunday
June 23 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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14 Beverly, Billerica, MA 01821

Rental

$2,400
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Clean and spacious 3BR rental very close to Billerica center! This unit features hardwood floors throughout and an open layout floor plan, an updated eat in kitchen with granite countertops! 2 car driveway and large backyard with shared use! W/D in basement and also a partially finished area to use as you like! This unit is available Aug. 1st. Credit check required for all tenants over 18.
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8 Jon Mar Road, Billerica, MA 01862

Single-Family

$474,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
West Billerica neighborhood location for this expanded split level home in immaculate condition with fresh interior paint throughout! Located on the Carlise line this home offers a flexible first floor plan. The large eat-in kitchen offers ceramic tile flooring, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, dining area, large pantry closet and slider to deck. Just off the dining area is the play room/enclosed porch and the den which could also be used as a formal dining room. You'll find hardwood flooring in the spacious living room, hall and the 3 bedrooms. The main bathroom offers CT flooring and double bowl vanity with granite counter top.The first floor laundry is conveniently located in the 3/4 bath. The spacious, lower level, L-shaped family room offers recessed lighting. The home also offers 2 decks, 2 car garage, utility sink in the basement, & an updated electrical panel w/ generator hook up.
Open House
Sunday
June 23 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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7 Charnstaff Ln, Billerica, MA 01821

Single-Family

$350,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Yes you can find a well maintained affordable home! Charming centrally located cape with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, front to back living room & master, eat in kitchen and dining room. Hardwood flooring in the bedrooms, living room, dining room, and halls! Central Air! 1st floor laundry! Large level and private lot. Updates in 2013 include new bathroom, new windows, driveway, paver walkway, retaining wall, deck, & chimney recently repointed. Roof replaced in 2004. This home is move in ready but does need some updating. Fantastic location near Billerica Center, library, schools, shopping, restaurants, highway access, banking, and gas. Showings begin during the open house. Offers due Tuesday June 25, 2019 at 5 pm. Please allow 24 hours for response.
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Saturday
June 22 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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