Winter Safety for HVAC, Space Heaters, and More

The last gasp of winter is still hitting New England hard, and it’s important to review HVAC and heating safety for homeowners and their families even this late in the season. Early on as the snows fall, we’re all more alert to issues. In late winter safety concerns about our HVAC and furnaces often take a back seat as we scramble to get ready for spring. HVAC Exhaust Every gas, oil, kerosene, or diesel fuel burning furnace must have some kind of outdoor exhaust. During the winter, remember to safety check your HVAC exhaust pipe after every snowfall and clear
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Categories: Heating and Tips and Tricks.

Resolve to Care for Your HVAC System in Time for the New Year

The HVAC in your home requires proper care year-round. However, the holidays can place added stress your system, which is why you should resolve to care for your HVAC system for the new year. Whether you hosted friends and family from out of town, or weathered unseasonably cold temps, your HVAC was likely working overtime. In order to keep it running properly, we have five resolutions you should make for 2019…
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Categories: Furnaces, Heating, and Tips and Tricks.

Avoid Winter Dryness With a Humidifier

Winter is cold. We get it. Winter is also the time of year where oftentimes it gets incredibly dry in your home. With humidity leaving the air and instead turning into a nice bit of precipitation called snow, plus heating our homes, we’re left with dry air in many of our homes. If you suffer from static shock, dry skin, or even nosebleeds during the winter, you may suffer from the effects of winter’s dry air. If you’re sick of your clothes sticking to you or your hair sticking to your clothes or even dry, itchy skin, it may be
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Categories: Air Quality and Humidifiers.

Why Give Your Home’s Old Heating Equipment the Heave-Ho?

As winter approaches, many homeowners start thinking about the cost of heating their homes and ways to offset some of this considerable financial burden. Not only is heating your home costly, but inefficient systems can contribute to environmental pollution, raising the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide levels. The answer? A more efficient, cost-effective heating system.
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Categories: Heating.

Filter Fall Allergies Out of Your Home

After a long, hot summer, many of us welcome the cooler temperatures and brisk air associated with the arrival of autumn. Unfortunately, fall finds a number of people struggling with seasonal allergies. Luckily, your HVAC filters can help filter fall allergies out of your home. This is great news, especially in light of allergy statistics researched and published by Johns Hopkins University, “Allergies affect more than 50 million people in the United States. Pollen allergy (hay fever or allergic rhinitis) affects about 8 percent of adults in the United States. Allergies are the sixth leading chronic illness in the United
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Categories: Air Quality, Furnaces, Heating, and Tips and Tricks.

Can a smart thermostat help my business?

While we know that smart thermostats can help the homeowner regulate their home’s temperature and save their home from potential catastrophe, many business owners are still using old-style thermostats and don’t give much thought to using smart thermostats. Should businesses use smart thermostat systems for their business?
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Categories: Air Conditioning, Heating, and Tips and Tricks.

Strategies to Help You Save on Summertime Cooling Costs

For those of you who have already received whopping electricity bills this summer, thanks to the merciless mercury levels on the thermostat, we have four strategies to help you save on summertime cooling costs. All in Favor of Fans Sure, it might seem obvious, but a few well-placed stand up, desk, or — better yet — ceiling fans work wonders to circulate air throughout your house as well as keep down your summer electric bill. Combining forces between fans and your AC unit helps regulate temperature without pushing your AC unit, or those bills, to the max. Get with the
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Categories: Air Conditioning.

How Smart Landscaping Supports Your AC System All Summer

Landscaping is more than just for looks. Strategic choices, regarding what to plan on your property and where, can seriously enhance your home’s energy efficiency – stretching those hard-earned dollars spent on cooling your home. Shrubs and bushes can help you beat the heat this summer, provided you understand proper placement for optimal, cost-effective cooling. Here are a pair of smart landscaping moves, a one-two punch, to get you started and support your AC system all summer… Position Plants Carefully It’s no secret that dark colors attract the sunlight. If you have a dark-colored roof, your home is absorbing a
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Ditch the Window Unit: How to Choose an AC System this Summer

Depending on the size of your home or office, relying on a window air conditioning unit this summer might not be adequate. In that case, ditching the window unit and choosing a new AC system might be your best bet. Here’s a quick look at some common AC window unit issues and the case for central air conditioning. AC Window Units Woes Good in a pinch, air conditioning window units can prove problematic for the following reasons: they can be noisy and have a tendency to emit less than pleasant odors into your home. Moreover, dust and debris that build
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Categories: Air Conditioning.