May 16th, 2017
Spring is the time for air conditioning replacement, and if you have an old system that you don’t think is going to make it through another long hot summer, now is the perfect time to get it replaced with a new one. While most of us are accustomed to traditional centralized air conditioners — and indeed such models make a fine choice for a replacement system — you might want to consider alternative options as well.
Heat pumps, in particular, can make a great fit for the right home, and if you’re looking for something to help with high bills in the winter and summer alike, it could be the perfect choice.
May 8th, 2017
Spring is here, and that means summer will be here in just a few short weeks. If your air conditioner is on its last legs, you may be in need of a new one. If you do, now is the time to replace the old unit. You still have several weeks to do so before the temperatures get too hot, which gives you time to schedule a replacement at your leisure. Contrast that with scrambling in the face of a more serious meltdown in the middle of summer, when you have to rush to get the new system in place.
May 1st, 2017
A generator can be a lifesaver when Mother Nature decides to take wind and cut off the power. The last thing you need is to find out that your generator system needs repairs in the middle of a crisis when reliable electricity is absolutely essential. Winter storms can often knock out the power here in New England, but so too can summer floods and electrical storms. With the coming of spring comes the time to schedule a maintenance session for your whole-house generator.
April 17th, 2017
If you’ve ever checked your air conditioner, you may have encountered frost or ice forming on the evaporator coils. Laymen don’t tend to worry about it too much. Since air conditioners are supposed to generate cool air, the presence of frost or ice seems normal. Unfortunately, the truth is much different. Not only does frost on the coils constitute a serious problem, it will only grow worse if you let it.
April 10th, 2017
Summer will be here before you know it, and with it comes high heat and higher humidity levels. A reliable air conditioner is vital to surviving the summer months intact, and most of us are accustomed to paying higher monthly energy bills during the summer since our AC systems will be running on a daily basis. But the necessity of that equation often means that we end up paying more than we should almost by default. By improving efficiency in your system, you can help lower those summer AC bills without skimping on performance and the needs of a cool household. Here are two ways for you to do that.
April 3rd, 2017
With the coming of spring to New England, air conditioners will be seeing a lot more use. And by the time summer hits, your home is likely to need reliable air conditioning each and every day. We’re used to paying higher monthly bills for our air conditioning use in the summer, but take care that those higher bills aren’t hiding any unnecessary costs. The best way to cut down on those bills is to improve the efficiency of your air conditioner, which you can accomplish in a number of ways. We’ve listed a few of the more popular options below.
March 20th, 2017
After a long and messy winter, spring has finally arrived in New England, and with it comes a need to assess your air conditioning situation. Most of us are accustomed to traditional centralized models, which cool the air in a single location, then blow it through your home with a series of ducts. But not every home can support such ducts and other factors may prevent you from using a centralized system the way you’d like.
In those situations, the benefits of a ductless air conditioning system should not be discounted. If you’re looking at making a change to your HVAC system this spring, you might think about the advantages ductless cooling can provide.
March 13th, 2017
We’re emerging from a long winter, but with spring right around the corner, temperatures are going to start to climb. With them comes higher humidity levels, and by the time summer hits, our Reading, MA atmosphere is going to resemble a swamp. That puts a great deal of strain on air conditioning systems, which can handle high humidity, but only crudely and using a great deal of unnecessary energy to boot.
March 6th, 2017
Winters are long and brutal here in New England, and your air conditioner is probably the last thing on your mind with so many more pressing issues to contend with. But spring will officially be here at the end of the month, and soon enough, we’ll trade our freezing temperatures for high heat and higher humidity. When that happens, your air conditioner needs to be ready to go, and if your existing unit is older and struggling, you should seriously think about replacing it before it’s needed.
February 20th, 2017
Winters in New England are as harsh as they come, and everyone knows that colds and flu bugs run rampant during the cold months. Ironically, the spread of germs has little to do with the cold itself, but rather stems from other factors associated with winter weather.
The good news is that you can help stop the spread of winter colds in your home with the timely installation of a UV air purifier. Here’s a quick breakdown on how it all works.