Tag Archives: HVAC

Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips You Can Do Yourself

As with any other season, there are a few activities you can complete in the fall to ensure optimal performance of your HVAC system for the cooler months ahead. It’s also a great time to assess your heating and cooling system’s condition to avoid surprises in energy bills. Annual inspections by a certified technician are […]

Winter Hacks to Keep Your Home Warm

With the heart of Winter about to descend on Connecticut, it’s important to keep as much heat in your home as possible. Wintertime energy spikes are driven by an increase in heating, which is the single largest user of energy in a home. All hope isn’t lost though, there are a number of simple and easy […]

I smell Oil! Is this Normal?

Heating oil has a very distinct smell. Generally, you shouldn’t smell it in your home. If you do notice a smell it could be a sign of something simple and minor or a sign of something major that needs immediate attention. Here are some reasons you may be smelling heating oil in your home: You […]

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 […]

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