Ready for Winter Checklist

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With winter right around the bend, its a great time to get your home ready for the cold weather. Below are Doug’s 13 tips for the winter season.

  • Check your roof for loose and missing shingles.
  • Clean your gutters and remove all the dirt and grime. You may need to clean them a few times before the snow starts falling.
  • Make sure your gutter downspouts are clear and not blocked by any landscaping changes you may have made this year.
  • While you are on a ladder, double check the light bulbs for your spotlights.
  • Remove your window AC units, just covering them or turning off does not work. Leaving a window ac installed will cause cold air to enter your home, increasing your heating bill.
  • Remove your window screens and store them for next year.
  • Check your exterior door weather stripping. You want a good seal to prevent cold air leaks.
  • Take your garden hose inside.
  • Check your dryer vent to make sure it is clear and free of obstructions.
  • Check your washer hoses and make sure there are no leaks. We suggest changing the hoses every 5 years whether it looks like it needs it or not.
  • Change your smoke detector batteries.
  • Change your filters – Water and HVAC.
  • Get your furnace serviced to give you the best efficiency possible.

Listen to Doug from WBA talk to Gary-O at WINY about his winterization tips.

Special Financing for Residential Energy-Efficient Heating System Upgrades

EnergizeCT Heating Loan Approved Contractor

Woodstock Building Associates is an Approved Energize CT Heating Loan Contractor.

0.00% APR Financing for Energy Efficiency Heating Systems

If you are a residential customer of Eversource or The United Illuminating Company (UI), you may be eligible for a low-interest loan to purchase and install an energy efficient heating system.

  • 0.00% APR financing For Residential Heating Equipment Upgrades or Conversions for life of loan*
  • Loans up to $15,000
  • Installments on your loan will be billed conveniently on your monthly electric bill
  • Low monthly payments on loan terms from 3 to 10 years which will result in a monthly payment equal to or less than your projected monthly energy savings
  • Up to 90% of the heating system equipment and installation may be financed depending on projected energy savings – the greater the savings, the lower the down payment

To learn more, contact our team by phone (860) 928-0897  or email

EnergizeCT Energy Loan Program


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Advantages of Air Conditioning Repair

Give your Air Conditioner a tune-up and keep it running all summer long. Like most mechanical equipment, an ounce of prevention goes a long way towards keeping you cool for years to come. Don’t wait until you have an issue.

Some simple steps you can take today:

  • Check the area around your Air Conditioner and make sure that it is clear and free from branches and other vegetation.
  • Change or clean your homes air filters (if you need help finding the correct sizing, give us a call).
  • Inspect your window seals and all your exterior doors for air leaks.

Did you know that changing your filter can lower the energy consumption of your Air Conditioner by 5-15%! (

What can WBA do to tune-up your Air Conditioner?

  • Check for the correct amount of refrigerant
  • Test for refrigerant leaks.
  • Check for and seal duct leakage
  • Measure air flow thru the evaporator coil
  • Verify that the cooling and heating systems cannot operate simultaneously
  • Check the accuracy of the thermostat

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a service, give our office a call (860) 928-0897.


Best of Houzz 2015 – Boston Area (Basements)

An exciting announcement!  For the third year in a row, Woodstock Building Associates has been awarded the “Best of Houzz” 2015 award for design!  Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design with more than 25 million monthly unique users.  You can view all the Boston area winners at the Houzz award page.

View the full press release.

2014 Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer service

Woodstock, CT., June 13, 2014 – Woodstock Building Associates, LLC, design/builder in Woodstock, CT, has been awarded a 2014 Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer service. GuildQuality, an independent customer satisfaction surveying company, has powered the Guildmaster Award since 2005 to celebrate service excellence in the building, remodeling, contracting, and home services professions.

Woodstock Building Associates, LLC was selected as one of the over 200 North American builders, remodelers, developers, and contractors recognized by GuildQuality for their superior delivery of customer care.

Over the past few months, GuildQuality reviewed numerous survey responses submitted by customers of Guildmaster candidates. In granting awards, GuildQuality considers two primary metrics for each candidate: the percentage of customers who would recommend and the percentage of customers who responded. Woodstock Building Associates, LLC achieved a recommendation rate of greater than 90% from their customers, who were surveyed through GuildQuality.

“We are very pleased with the recognition from Guild Quality and from our clients. The WBA team of on-staff architects, estimators, project managers, carpenters, plumbers, and trade associates strives to complete all of our projects with the highest quality and with satisfied customers.” Doug Porter, Managing Partner, Woodstock Building Associates, LLC.

Woodstock Building Associates, LLC is the leader in custom home building and remodeling. Working in Northeastern Connecticut and South-Central Massachusetts, WBA, a design/build firm, has been active in building for the last 35 years.

Best of Houzz 2014 – Design

Basement Remodel
Basement Remodel

Woodstock, Connecticut — Early February 2014 – Woodstock Building Associates, LLC of Woodstock, Connecticut has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design. More than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community chose the design/build firm for the award. Doug Porter, the Managing Partner, was very pleased with the award for the second year in a row.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Woodstock Building Associates, LLC received the award for design. The Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal “ideabooks” via the Houzz site, tablet and smart phone apps.

“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of a home improvement professional on the Web, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Woodstock Building Associates among our “Best Of” professionals for design as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

Woodstock Building Associates, LLC is the leader in custom home building and remodeling. Working in Northeastern Connecticut and South-Central Massachusetts, WBA, a design/build firm, has been active in remodeling for the last 35 years. The company’s on-staff architects, estimators, project managers, carpenters, plumbers, and trade associates are committed to completing all projects to client’s satisfaction while meeting their budget expectations. WBA’s affiliations include NE Chamber of Commerce, Putnam Rotary Club, National Kitchen & Bath Association, GuildQuality, and NAHB; Certified Graduate Builder, Graduate Remodeler, Green Professional, and Aging in Place Specialist.