Tag Archives: thermostat

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. […]

February 29, 2020

Can a Gas Heater Work During a Power Outage?

What’s worse than having to shovel several feet of snow in the dead of a Connecticut winter? Having to do it during a power outage!  If you are lucky enough to have an on-demand generator or even one you need to manually turn on, you can still run some lights, appliances, and most importantly your […]

February 15, 2020

Can the Propane in my Tank Freeze?

Have you ever heard the old saying “Don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes”? This quote is perfect when dealing with weather in New England, especially during the Winter. We go from sunny and in the 50’s to an Arctic Cold Blast within days, sometimes even hours. If you have oil heating fuel, you’ve probably […]

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. […]

August 15, 2019

Energy Saving Tips for Your Home While Traveling

Whether you are taking a vacation, traveling for business, or visiting family out of town, most people make sure they have someone in place to check on pets, bring in the mail, and water their plants. What many forget to plan for, however, is cutting their energy usage while away from the home. When you […]

April 30, 2019

Is a ductless air conditioner right for my home or business?

When it comes to having air conditioning in your home or business there are a few options available. How your space is set up, what you have for a heating system, and how much money you want to spend may help you determine what the best option is for your home or business. If you […]

December 30, 2018

Furnace not working? Check these before you panic!

There’s nothing worse than your furnace not working when it’s the dead of Winter and it’s literally freezing outside. Before you call a service technician and incur some emergency service bills, make sure you check these first! Make sure your furnace is on. You might be surprised but this step is often overlooked and the […]

October 30, 2018

Does a programmable thermostat really save money and energy?

Programmable thermostats have been steadily gaining popularity over the past few years. You’ve probably walked into your local Home Depot or Lowe’s and noticed the sleek and modern NEST Thermostat* proudly displayed on its own end cap. But given the price tag,  is it really worth it? Will you recoup your money? And if so, […]