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Your Handy Plumbing Emergency Checklist

May 20th, 2024

As much as we try to avoid them, emergencies happen. Plumbing emergencies can be some of the most alarming things to have happen in your home. It’s easy to lose your head and panic when water is gushing into places it shouldn’t! But it’s much easier to stay calm when you have a clear plan for what to do.

A plumbing emergency can take many forms. We’ll go over some of the most common things that can suddenly happen and how to handle it when they do. With this handy plumbing emergency checklist, you’ll be able to keep your cool and address the problem without panicking.

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How AC Maintenance Helps You Avoid AC Repair

May 6th, 2024

Annual maintenance for your air conditioner makes a huge difference in a lot of ways. It improves how well the system works, keeping you more comfortable. It restores the system’s efficiency, which drops over the course of a year’s hard work. It can keep your air conditioner under warranty for longer, and even keep it running for more summers than it would otherwise survive.

One of the most impressive things maintenance can accomplish is reducing the need for AC repair. It can cut the likelihood—by 85%!—that you’ll need to have your air conditioner repaired over the course of the summer. How exactly does AC maintenance help you avoid the problems that would require AC repair? We’ll tell you all about it.

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What to Expect During AC Installation

April 22nd, 2024

How wise of you to get your air conditioner installation scheduled for this spring. Once the heat does hit, you’ll be all set, enjoying the plentiful, efficient coolness of your new system all summer long. But do you know what to expect during your installation appointment?

If it’s been quite a while since you’ve gone through this process, or if you’ve never had an air conditioner installed, you might be curious or worried about this upcoming appointment. We’ll tell you everything you need to know: how long AC installation takes, what the process entails, and how to make sure it goes perfectly smoothly. If you have any questions about what to expect during air conditioning installation in Boston, MA, we’re always happy to supply answers.

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Why Your Regular Plumber Should Offer 24/7 Service

April 8th, 2024

Imagine you have a minor, non-emergency plumbing issue. Or perhaps you don’t need to imagine. Maybe it’s happening right now! Perhaps a toilet is clogged, but it’s not your only one. Perhaps your drains are slow, but they’re not totally stopped up. You can make a regularly scheduled appointment for a convenient time. 

Here’s the thing: even though you don’t need emergency plumbing services right this minute, we strongly recommend that you choose a plumber who does offer those services, too. This might not seem necessary, but it’s definitely the sensible approach. Here’s why you should always choose a plumber who offers 24/7 service, even if you don’t need an emergency plumber in Boston this time.

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HVAC Repairs We Can Handle for You

March 25th, 2024

It might not seem like it quite yet, but warm weather is coming! And with it will come the need to use your air conditioner. If something goes wrong and your cooling system doesn’t work well when you need it to, it’s best to already have a plan in place for what you’ll do. That way, you won’t panic, and you won’t have to make a dozen phone calls.

Your best bet is to know exactly who to call when your air conditioner or other cooling system breaks down, makes a funny noise, or fails to provide the cooling you need. This means you need to know that an HVAC contractor handles the type of system you have. We perform HVAC repairs on air conditioners, heat pumps, mini splits, and more. Here are some of the most common concerns we see.

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These Water Problems Are an Emergency

March 11th, 2024

When you imagine a plumbing emergency, chances are, you’re thinking about a frozen, burst pipe, perhaps spraying water that immediately turns into icicles. And it’s true that this is a reasonable concern in our climate (except for perhaps the icicles). But sometimes, a plumbing emergency actually has to do with your water heater.

If you’re like most people, you don’t think about your water heater much, unless you suddenly find yourself taking a cold shower. But that means you might not be taking the precautions that could prevent problems. What kind of emergencies can water heaters have? What can be done to prevent them? We’ve got some helpful information for you.

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What Is a Hybrid Heating System?

February 26th, 2024

In our area, the climate is not exactly tropical. We have very cold winters that go on for quite a while. Many people assume that this means heat pumps are not an option here. But that’s not actually the case! It’s possible to reap many of the benefits of a heat pump while staying warm all winter in a cold climate. How? With a hybrid heating system. 

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The Importance of Indoor Air Quality During the Winter Months

February 12th, 2024

Did you know that the average American spends well over 90% of their time indoors? And for those of us in colder climates, that percentage might be even higher during the winter. This means we’re breathing indoor air constantly, and along with the air, we’re breathing in whatever happens to be mixed in with it.

Indoor air contains more contaminants than outdoor air. But in Boston in February, you’re not about to fling open all your windows to air out your home! So what can you do? Consider getting an air purifier to improve your indoor air quality. Here’s what you should know.

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How to Protect Your HVAC System from the Winter Elements

January 15th, 2024

In our area, winters get pretty harsh. Our HVAC systems protect us from the cold, but they also need to be protected in order to keep doing their job. What are the risks that your HVAC system faces in the winter? What can you do to prevent these problems? Here are some helpful tips.

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Benefits of High-Efficiency Gas Boilers

January 1st, 2024

There are many reasons why boilers are an ideal heating solution. If you already have one, we hardly have to explain. You already know how rarely they require repair and how even the heating they provide is. If your boiler is getting old and you’re considering replacement, here’s something you should know. A high-efficiency gas boiler might be an even better choice!

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