Cooling Unlimited, Inc. Blog : Archive for October, 2016

Early Signs of Problems with Your Heater

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Winter is on its way here in Winchester, MA, and now is the time to make sure your heating system is running as it should. Fall weather is cool, but not as cold as it will be in a few short weeks, which means you still have time to make any necessary corrections or repairs before the temperature drops too low.

Ideally, you should schedule a maintenance session from a trained technician to spot any problems — and if you haven’t done that in 2016 yet, now would be the perfect time — but you can help your own cause by looking for certain specific signs of trouble. They can include, but are not limited to, the following:

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3 Reasons to Go With a Professional HVAC Service

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Boston, MA is as cold a city as they come in the winter, and breakdowns in your heating system need to be addressed quickly. The advent of YouTube has allowed for the spread of do-it-yourself videos, which may convince enterprising handymen to attempt repairs on their heating or air conditioning systems themselves. In almost every case, this is a terrible mistake. Your HVAC system is a complicated piece of equipment requiring a trained and licensed professional to properly address. Here are 3 specific reasons to always trust a professional.

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How to Stop Frozen Pipes This Winter

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

We live in a part of the country that gets very cold in the winter. So if you own a home in Wakefield, MA or some nearby town, it is in your best interest to prepare for any problems the cold may cause. Among the biggest concerns for most homes in the area is the issue of frozen pipes, in which water in the pipes freezes solid.

Water expands as it cools and can be surprisingly powerful when it freezes: creating bursts in your pipes that can take a great deal of effort to repair. Burst pipes are especially troubling during the holiday season, when you and your family may be gone for weeks before the trouble is located. You can take steps now to prevent frozen pipes this winter, both with concrete steps and the inclusion of timely upgrades to your system.

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How Does Dry Air Affect You?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

We’re pretty good at keeping temperatures warm in our Andover, MA homes when the cold winds of winter blow. But good temperature control is only part of a happy and healthy household. You also need to beware of dry air, which is very common in the colder months and can create a host of problems for your home. The good news is that a whole-house humidifier is ideal for shutting those problems down at the source.

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The Benefits of Changing Your Filters

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Every heating and air conditioning system comes with a set of filters, designed to strain out dust and dirt in your system. Professional technicians in the Wakefield, MA area can change your filters as part of a regular servicing session, but the fact remains that you should actually change them much more often: every 1-3 months on average, depending upon how often you run your system.

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Tips for Reducing Wear on Your Pipes

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Last week, we discussed the benefit of automatic shut-off valves and the ways they can protect your Boston, MA home from leaks and burst pipes. Today we’d like to talk a little about other ways to prevent leaks in your plumbing. Wear and tear tends to come from one of three different sources: outside damage, excess water pressure, and harsh components in the water. Damage can be tough to stop, though your plumbing is often protected by its hidden placement in the walls or under the floor. The other two factors, however, can be addressed with a few little tricks.

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