Cooling Unlimited, Inc. Blog : Archive for December, 2015

Simple Steps to Take Before Calling Heating Repair

Monday, December 28th, 2015

A malfunctioning heater is a serious problem in a town as cold as Boston, MA. Freezing temperatures can be dangerous in the right circumstances, and even if they aren’t, it can be pretty miserable trying to stay warm in a house without genuine heat. When your heating system cuts off, calling in a repair service is a good instinct, and you should never attempt to repair a faulty heater yourself. But sometimes, the issue is far simpler to solve than a repair call justifies. That’s why you should take some simple steps before calling heating repair, just to ensure the issue isn’t something you can fix with the simple flick of a switch.

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Watch What Your Pour Down the Drain This Winter

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Christmas has arrived in Boston, MA, and you’re likely planning on having friends and family over for a great holiday meal. Whatever your food-based plans are, however, they would benefit from a little care and foresight as far as what you pour down your drain. The wrong foods or liquids can damage your garbage disposal or clog up your pipes, forcing you to call a plumber when you should be enjoying the festivities with those close to you. If you watch what you pour down the drain this winter, you can avoid an awful lot of hassle. Here’s a quick list of some foods you should dispose of in other ways.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Winter has arrived, and here in Boston, MA that means we’re all very concerned about keeping our homes warm. But don’t ignore other aspects of indoor air quality that can affect your household comfort level. Cold weather means you tend to keep your homes buttoned up to retain the heat. This can lead to stale, stagnant air, which in turn can create a whole lot of other problems. Every home is unique, and as such the products you need on this front should match your particular circumstances. But here are 3 ways to improve your air quality that you should discuss with your HVAC professional before deciding which one to install.

1.     Humidifiers

When temperatures drop, the moisture tends to get pulled out of the air, resulting in dry skin, increased instances of illness and static electricity building up in your home. The solution is a whole-house humidifier, which can elevate the moisture levels in your home and keep your comfort where it should be.

2.     UV Air Purifiers

UV stands for “ultra-violet,” the light wavelength that is beyond our ability to see, but which can be devastating to germs and bacteria. A UV air purifier is installed in the duct system of your home, forcing air through the light as it circulates. As the system runs, your air is scrubbed clean of germs, leading to a cleaner household atmosphere overall.

3.     Energy Recovery Ventilators

Energy recovery ventilators are placed in your attic, and swap the stale air in your home with fresh air outside without changing the temperature. This is an excellent way to refresh your air on cold days when you need to keep your doors and windows closed, and it also helps your heating and air conditioning system work much more efficiently.

For more on these and other indoor air quality products, call the pros at Cooling Unlimited today!

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Check Your Heater for Signs of Trouble

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Sooner or later, every heater runs into problems. That’s the bad news. The good news is that you can usually spot signs of an issue before a full-bore breakdown occurs. Ideally, you’ll schedule a regular maintenance session with a trained professional, which can help you out on that front. But either way, the sooner you can act, the less of a chance your heater’s problem will leave you stuck without warmth in the middle of our freezing Boston, MA winters. If you can check your heater for signs of trouble, it gives you a big leg up on the issue. Here’s a few quick indicators for you to watch out for.

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Put a Stop to Frozen Pipes This Winter

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Plumbers in Boston, MA have to deal with frozen pipes more often than any other call. Freezing pipes are all too common when the snows start to fall, as water trapped in your pipes becomes ice and causes untold amounts of damage in the process. Ice expands, which not only cuts off the flow of water to your home, but also places extraordinary pressure on the sides of your pipes, which could cause them to burst. Trained plumbers can deal with frozen pipes, but you would be far better off stopping such a development before it starts. You can put a stop to frozen pipes this winter by following a few basic steps.

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