Tag Archives: HVAC

August 15, 2020

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 […]

March 15, 2020

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. […]

January 30, 2020

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 […]

January 15, 2020

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 […]

December 30, 2019

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 […]

November 30, 2019

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. […]

October 15, 2019

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 […]

September 15, 2019

Three Things to Do for Your Heating System Before You Use It

After a crazy Summer of heat waves and 90+ degree weather, the last thing on most people’s minds is thinking about turning on the heat. But it should be. We’ve mentioned a few times in past articles and on social media, that the Summer is actually a great time to be thinking about your heating […]

August 30, 2019

Carbon Monoxide – What You Need to Know

Carbon Monoxide (CO) can be a pretty scary term considering over 50,000 people per year visit the hospital for accidental CO poisoning each year and more than 400 people in the U.S. die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you are operating any fuel-burning equipment in home, […]

July 30, 2019

What to Expect During a Home Inspection When Buying a New House

Buying a new house can be a very exciting and nerve-wracking time – it’s a huge investment and mostly likely something that you’re going to be making payments on for many years to come. That’s why it’s important to make sure that you not only have a home inspection, but make sure that your home […]

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