Tag Archives: Maintenance

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 […]

Should You Buy or Lease Your Propane Tank?

When it comes to using propane in your home, you have the option to either buy or lease your propane tank. Like most choices, there are pros and cons that should be taken into consideration before you make your decision. The most common questions customers have are: What is the cost to buy the tank […]

My furnace is starting to rust – what’s causing it?

When you think of rust, you might think that a rusting furnace is kind of odd because it’s is usually associated with water. A furnace doesn’t use water to produce heat, it uses air, so why would it rusting? A furnace, when properly maintained, can last a long time, but wear and tear takes its […]

Warning signs it’s time to replace that propane or natural gas furnace

The trees have shed their leaves, the days are getting shorter, and cold weather is going to be here to stay – with predictions of a very cold winter too. Is your furnace prepared to get you through the winter and keep you and your family warm? Your gas or propane furnace is one of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Home Warm this Winter

We know that heating your home during the winter is a big line item for your budget.  When homeowners get hit with unexpected emergency repairs on top of their oil bill, that can easily wipe out your slush fund you planned on using for that trip to the islands! Here are a few things we […]

Fall Maintenance Tips for your home and autos

Carving pumpkins, choosing a Halloween costume, decorating the front porch, and baking everything apple and pumpkin flavored are just a few of the to-dos on many family’s Fall checklist, but making sure your home and autos are ready for the season are just as important as prepping for those tricker treaters. We get it, no […]

How to clean and maintain your outdoor fireplace

An outdoor fireplace is a great way to extend your outdoor season and create a fun and cozy entertaining space. It can create the perfect focal point in your backyard landscape and add resale value to your home. However, proper maintenance is required to ensure that the fireplace will provide years of outdoor enjoyment. For […]

Warning signs it may be time for a new HVAC system

With Summer slowly creeping to an end and the promises of Fall foliage, crisp morning air, and delicious apple and pumpkin spice everything, it’s also the perfect time to do annual maintenance on your HVAC system. It’s always best practice to do routine service on a unit when you don’t need it to make sure […]

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