September 18th, 2017
Summer officially ends in just a few days, and with the cool weather of fall comes the need to prepare your home for winter. This should include a close look at your water heater, including performing some easy maintenance to help it perform at its best.
Sediment can build up on the bottom of the water heater if you aren’t careful, which in turn can make it more difficult (and expensive) to heat your water. Not only can that raise your monthly bills, but it can lead to bigger problems like frozen pipes in the winter. Flushing the water heater is a simple and easy way to help prevent that from occurring.
September 4th, 2017
The whole world has watched the impact of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, reminding us once again of the damage that Mother Nature can cause. As our hearts go out to those in need and we as a nation look for ways to help, we’re reminded that prevention is the best key to containing the damage that an even like a hurricane can cause.
We see plenty of heavy rains and flooding of our own during the rainy season, which can wreak havoc on your home even in circumstances far less dire than Hurricane Harvey. A sump pump makes an excellent way to keep your property dry and safe during an emergency.
August 28th, 2017
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, and while hot weather continues to preserve for weeks after that, fall will be here before you know it. When that happens, you’ll be turning off your air conditioners and turning on your heating systems. Sometimes, that can involve a nasty surprise: turning it on the first time only to find a real trouble. Even worst, that trouble could wait until the coldest day of winter to strike. A number of repair services can respond swiftly in those circumstances, but we believe in preventing those calls from being necessary in the first place. That means now is the perfect time to schedule a maintenance session for your heater.
August 21st, 2017
Central heating and air conditioning systems depend upon a system of ducts to do their jobs. The central units cool the air in the summer, then blow it through the ducts to the various rooms in your home. The ducts are usually located behind the walls, in our attic, and other out-of-the-way locations which allow them to do their jobs without getting in the way of your household. But that can make it difficult to spot when leaks or other issues crop up. The good news is that air conditioning technicians can address the problem of leaking ducts quickly and efficiently. But before they can do that, you need to be able to spot the signs that something is wrong.
August 7th, 2017
Air conditioners can benefit from routine maintenance just like your car can: giving a professional a chance to look it over and check for any potential problems. That’s very important in the summer, when your AC sees daily use and trouble can sneak up on you unexpectedly. If you haven’t scheduled a servicing session in the last 12 months or longer, now is a very good time to do so. It could benefit you in a number of ways.
July 31st, 2017
Purchasing a new air conditioner in the middle of summer can be a tricky move. You want your new system to be installed as quickly as possible, before the lack of adequate cooling turns your home into a swamp. But at the same time, certain steps need to be taken to ensure that your new system is properly powered in respect to your home. Sizing an air conditioner, or determining its comparative power levels, needs to take place before an installation can be performed. Why? The answer lies in something we like to call the Goldilocks Rule.
July 24th, 2017
New England summers are beastly, and they seem to get worse every year. This summer is no exception and homeowners in the Boston area are well-justified in focusing on their air conditioners to keep their space cool and comfortable. But temperature isn’t the only factor in a comfortable home. Humidity plays a huge part as well, and while air conditioners can crudely address the issue of muggy air, there are better ways to solve the problem. A whole-house dehumidifier can address the problem properly and help maintain comfort levels, as well as providing a number of other advantages in the process.
July 10th, 2017
Summertime means inclement weather, including serious thunderstorms and other natural disasters. The same holds true in the winter, when lethal blizzards descend upon New England year in and year out. Our civic electrical grids are used to standing up to such problems, but no system is perfect and a loss of electrical power is something every home should beware of. If you’re concerned about such issues – especially if you have a home in a rural area, which is more likely to experience a blackout – there are steps you can take to protect your home. A good electrical generator is an obvious answer.
July 3rd, 2017
An air conditioner that runs into problems this time of year can really ruin your day. Summers in New England mean high heat, and higher humidity, and if your AC suffers a breakdown, you need to get it dealt with immediately before your home turns into a swamp. But if you have an older air conditioner, getting it replaced might be a better idea than getting it repairs, especially early in the summer with months of daily use ahead of us.
June 26th, 2017
Most of us don’t like to spend money when we don’t have to, which is a sound instinct to follow much of the time. That doesn’t always apply to your air conditioner, however. Repair issues and breakdowns can often develop for months in advance, and waiting until they cause a serious problem with your air conditioner usually means a great deal of expense and hassle. Our trained team is ready to go in the event repairs on your air conditioner are required, but we also believe in stopping problems before they start. That saves you money and can help your air conditioner last longer than it might otherwise.