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Flush your Water Heater This Fall

Monday, September 18th, 2017

water-heater-maintenanceSummer officially ends in just a few days, and with the cool weather of fall comes the need to prepare your home for winter. This should include a close look at your water heater, including performing some easy maintenance to help it perform at its best.

Sediment can build up on the bottom of the water heater if you aren’t careful, which in turn can make it more difficult (and expensive) to heat your water. Not only can that raise your monthly bills, but it can lead to bigger problems like frozen pipes in the winter. Flushing the water heater is a simple and easy way to help prevent that from occurring.

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Servicing Your Air Conditioner Can Solve Problems

Monday, August 7th, 2017

air-conditioning-repair-serviceAir conditioners can benefit from routine maintenance just like your car can: giving a professional a chance to look it over and check for any potential problems. That’s very important in the summer, when your AC sees daily use and trouble can sneak up on you unexpectedly. If you haven’t scheduled a servicing session in the last 12 months or longer, now is a very good time to do so. It could benefit you in a number of ways.

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Repair or Replace Your Faulty AC?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

air-conditioning-repairAn 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.

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Filters: Your Air Conditioner’s Best Friend

Monday, May 29th, 2017

air-conditioning-filtersAir 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.

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Why Does Frost Form on AC Coils?

Monday, April 17th, 2017

If you’ve ever checked your air conditioner, you may have encountered frost or ice forming on the evaporator coils. Laymen don’t tend to worry about it too much. Since air conditioners are supposed to generate cool air, the presence of frost or ice seems normal. Unfortunately, the truth is much different. Not only does frost on the coils constitute a serious problem, it will only grow worse if you let it.

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Consider the Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Air conditioner blowing cold air

After a long and messy winter, spring has finally arrived in New England, and with it comes a need to assess your air conditioning situation. Most of us are accustomed to traditional centralized models, which cool the air in a single location, then blow it through your home with a series of ducts. But not every home can support such ducts and other factors may prevent you from using a centralized system the way you’d like.

In those situations, the benefits of a ductless air conditioning system should not be discounted. If you’re looking at making a change to your HVAC system this spring, you might think about the advantages ductless cooling can provide.

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Why Is Low Air Flow an Issue For Your Furnace?

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Many homes in the Winchester, MA area use forced-air furnaces to provide heat in the winter. It’s a simple and effective means of keeping warm, but like any system, it needs to be maintained and you need to be on the lookout for signs of trouble. Among other symptoms, reduced air flow from your vents signals an issue that needs to be treated quickly in order to prevent serious damage to your system.

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3 Factors in Selecting a New Heater

Monday, December 19th, 2016

If you’re planning to install a new heating system this time of year, you may be feeling quite a time crunch. Winchester, MA is going to experience one of the coldest winters on record, and with temperatures dipping well below freezing already, the sooner you get a new system in place, the better. But that shouldn’t prevent you from taking the proper steps and finding the heater that is right for you.

Every home is different and your new system needs to work for yours perfectly. Your technician can help guide you in the right direction, but there are 3 basic factors you should carefully consider when purchasing a new heater.

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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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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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