Residential Heating and AC
Generators Prepare now for the unexpected … Just one storm left over 100,000 homes without power… And, while the power is out your refrigerator, freezer, AC, furnace, security system and a whole slew of other essential items in your home will be out of commission. Consider installing a whole-house generator for your home to prevent
Mass Save Offers the Most in $$$ Rebates Than Ever Before!
If you’ve thought about upgrading your heating system, Mass Save offers the most in $$$ rebates than ever before! In past years, several states have offered incentives in the way of rebates and/or tax credits for upgrading to high-efficiency heating equipment. A quick Google search reveals that VT, NJ, MO, ME, and SC (among […]
Whole-Home Humidifier: Dry air and what you can do about it
It’s winter in New England, so if you are experiencing dry skin, itchy eyes, and scratchy throat, it may be the result of dry air in your home and almost everywhere you go! You can try lotions, bath oils, and throat lozenges … but the best way to fight dry air is to add moisture […]
It’s Not Over Yet … there’s still time for heating maintenance
We are right in the “middle” of winter and it may even be snowing now as you read this. While January is almost over, we still have February and March (maybe even April) to go. What happens if winter sends us a knock-out punch this year? Are you prepared? Hopefully, you have had a heating […]
Here are 7 Tips to Help Prevent Frozen Pipes.
1. Maintain a slow drip in faucets in cold areas. If you set your faucet to drip a little, it will keep the water moving through the pipes and prevent them from freezing. This isn’t a long-term solution because it does waste water, but it can at least keep your pipes safe overnight until temps […]
Adjusting to Technology – Programmable Thermostats
It hangs on the wall, and you may adjust the temperature in your home by pressing the arrow buttons up or down … but today’s thermostats can do so much more! They can save energy and adjust the indoor temperature of your home automatically to provide the right comfort levels for you, no matter what […]
A Primer on Sump Pump Replacement
A sump pump is your home’s first line of defense against floods. Though the initial installation can be a little pricey and involved, the amount of protection it can provide to your home and your personal property makes the cost well worth it. Having a sump pump is one time where being left “high and […]
The Tariff Ripple Effect Affects You
As a direct result of the Administration’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, which took effect in March, a ripple effect is taking place in the HVAC industry. The 25% tariff on foreign steel and 10% on aluminum will raise manufacturers’ costs for materials needed to build heating, cooling, and refrigeration equipment. In fact, according […]
Is Your Heating System Making You Ill?
One thing is for sure. If your ducts and vents are not cleaned of the dust and debris that can collect there, it can make you sick. The area inside the vents can become a culture for germs that then get circulated throughout your home. Being sure to have your ducts inspected and cleaned when […]
Most Common Furnace Problems
October in New England can bring early cold temperatures and winter storms, despite the hope for an Indian Summer. Your heating system needs to be tip-top shape, ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at us. Here are some of the most common problems your furnace or boiler can experience and some advice on how to […]