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.
June 12th, 2017
When trouble arises with your air conditioner, you need to move fast to get it repaired. Laymen should never attempt to repair an air conditioner themselves: it takes training and licensing, and components such as refrigerant can be actively dangerous if handled improperly. Your best bet in the face of trouble is to shut the system down and call in a professional service right away. But how can you tell which one is best suited for you? We have tons of HVAC repair companies in the area? How do you parse the good from the bad, especially in the face of a breakdown that could leave your home as hot as an oven in a matter of hours. Luckily, there are a few telltale signs that separate the merely adequate from the first-rate on this front.
June 9th, 2017
No one likes to think about what might happen in the event of a plumbing leak in your home. Some leaks are easy to spot, such as when you find water spreading over the floor in your bathroom. Others can go for months without being detected: hidden behind the walls or similar hard-to-spot places and causing considerable damage before they are dealt with. And even the most obvious cases assume that you are home to notice them. What happens if a leak occurs when you’re away on vacation: say, if a frozen pipe bursts one Christmas while you and your family are several states away?
May 29th, 2017
Air conditioning season is headed our way, with temperatures climbing higher every day. Soon enough, we’ll have constant need of our air conditioning systems, and with that comes a few specific maintenance tips. The air contains dust, dirt and other contaminants which can built up in your home and in the air conditioning system itself. Filters are the best way to fight that, and all air conditioners come with a simple screen filter to assist in that endeavor. You can usually upgrade this filter with a more effective one, as well as installing an electronic filter in your system to do the job comprehensively. We’ve provided a quick guide to both options below.
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.