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

Are You Experiencing Leaky Ducts?

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Many homes in the Brookline, MA area rely on forced-air furnaces to stay warm during the cold winter months. These units generate heated air from a single centralized locale, then blow it through the ducts into the various rooms of your home. Ducts are often protected from danger because they’re located in out-of-the-way spots like the crawlspace between your walls or the attic. But leaks can still spring up, either because of direct damage or the wear and tear caused by years of heating up and cooling down as you operate your HVAC system.

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Watch What Goes Down the Drain This Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family to come over, enjoy some good food, watch a little football and celebrate the holiday. Here in Winchester, MA, you may be preparing your household for a big get-together on Thursday, but amid all the hullabaloo, it can be very easy to put inappropriate foods down the drain. These are foods that will either gum up the functioning of the garbage disposal or create a clog in the drain. No one wants to call a plumber on Thanksgiving, which is why we urge you to pay close attention to which foods you pour down the kitchen drain this holiday season. Among the foods that should go in the trash instead of the kitchen drain are:

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Get Your Generator Serviced Before Winter Hits

Monday, November 21st, 2016

If you own a generator here in Wakefield, MA, you know how invaluable it can be during a blizzard or other emergency when the power goes out. But simply having one set up isn’t enough. You need to make sure it’s functioning properly before the first snows fall and that it’s ready to go when an emergency strikes. There won’t be much time to do it when the moment arrives. Here are a few tips on keeping your generator ready, which should help you when the time comes.

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Is Radiant Heating Right for You?

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Winter in Boston, MA is cold in the extreme, and the right heating system can do wonders for you. If you’re looking to replace your heating system this fall, you might want to consider an alternative model to the traditional boilers or forced-air furnaces that most of us have used in the past. Radiant heating costs more to install in your home, but you can reap significant benefits from its inclusion in your life. Here’s a breakdown of how it all works.

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Keep Your Vents Clear of Snow This Winter

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Heaters and dryers use vents to clear exhaust and high temperatures from the system. That makes vents a vital part of your home, which makes it doubly important that you keep them clear during the winter.

As the snow falls here in Andover, MA, it could conspire to clog the vents, as can animal nests and other bits of detritus. Damage to the vents could create a backflow too, all of which is bad news for your homes. Here’s how to deal with this possibility the right way.

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