Tag Archives: HVAC

How to Improve Airflow in Your Home

Airflow, or circulation, is often overlooked when we think about comfort and the temperature of our home. It actually plays a pretty important role though; it reduces the accumulation of dust, helps keep the temperature even, and often affects humidity level. It can even play a vital role in reducing the number of germs and […]

Can Your Home’s Temperature Really Affect Your Sleep?

The answer is YES, the temperature does affect your sleep. Did you know that more than 1 in 3 Americans suffer from sleep deprivation? If you fall into that 33%, it could be affecting your health. While there are a lot of reasons why you could be missing out on those 7-8 hours each night, […]

How to Choose the Right HVAC Filters for Your Home

Filtering out particulates has become quite the hot topic lately, especially when talking about air quality in indoor spaces. To be honest, the air quality inside your home should always be a priority – after all it has a tremendous effect on your health during flu and allergy seasons. Air quality becomes especially important if […]

How to Use Your HVAC System to Keep Germs Out of Your Home

We seem to be sanitizing everything these days because being safe and staying healthy has become the #1 priority for many of us during the pandemic. Did you know that your HVAC might be contributing to the spread of dirt, grime, and germs? While we don’t deal with as many germs in our homes as […]

The Perils of Faulty Ductwork – are YOU at Risk?

When it comes to your HVAC system, most people think the furnace is the most important part, and while there is some truth to that, and it obviously the most costly aspect, the ductwork is responsible for actually getting the heated or cooled air to the right locations so your house can maintain optimal temperature. […]

What are Radiant Heated Floors and how do they work?

In New England, baseboard heaters, radiators, and forced air systems are the norm when it comes to heating your home. However, radiant heated floors, which have been around for a while and became very popular in the 70s in Europe, are becoming more and more popular in this region. If you don’t know what they […]

Do you really know how to read your oil tank gauge?

When it comes to actually looking at and reading your oil tank gauge, it seems pretty simple – just like reading the gas gauge on your car. However there’s a little more to understanding how to read it and make sure it’s working properly. The first step, while obvious, is locating the gauge on the […]

Heating Pipes – These Tips Could Save your Life!

If the Farmer’s Almanac is on point, this coming Winter will prove to be a long and cold one with lots of snow.   Beyond being prepared for cleaning up the snow and ice from driveways, sidewalks and roofs, you also need to keep your HVAC system’s vents and pipes clear from the winter elements as […]

Thermostats – the brains of your heating operation

When it comes to your heating system, thermostats just don’t get the attention they deserve for the very important role that they play in heating your home. You probably have multiple thermostats in your home which is used at least 6 months out of the year – year-round if you have central AC as well. […]

Why a Clean Chimney May Need a Boiler Tweak

With cooler weather creeping in – thoughts of sipping coffee, hot chocolate, or other libations in front of a roaring fire with smoke emitting from the chimney being to set it. But before those delightful thoughts can become a reality, there are some housekeeping items that must be attended too, such as: Do you have […]

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