Blocked ducts, from years of dirt and debris, can prevent the warm air from getting into the home. This restricted air flow means that your heating system has to work even harder, and often cannot maintain the set temperature when the weather outside is especially cold. The recent frigid temperatures had really put a Hudson […]
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Today’s programmable thermostats have a setting that allows you to manually set the temperature up or down if you find that the reading is wrong. Manual thermostats do not have this option and often need to be replaced when their reading is inaccurate. A family in Litchfield noticed that their home seemed colder than unusual, […]
A ductless mini-split mounted on the wall can efficiently add heat and air conditioning to a room. Ideal for areas of the home where there is no ductwork, this is a much safer option than a space heater and can be left on when unattended keeping the room warm. A homeowner in Bedford contacted us […]
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Tankless water heaters use 30-50% less energy than standard water heaters. They are also more compact, often mounting on a wall. Because they use less energy, tankless water heaters can last twice as long as their counterparts. A homeowner in Londonderry was looking to replace his water eater. Always looking for ways to make his […]
Nashua Homeowner Discovers A multi-zone heating and cooling system can solve the problem of uneven temperatures throughout the home, eliminating hot and cold pockets in rooms. You can also adjust different the temperature to various areas. With a single-zone system, the entire home will be set to one temperature. A Nashua homeowner was installing a […]
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Amherst Family Seeks Guidance On average a heating system should last 15-20 years and an air conditioning unit 12-15. Frequent repairs on an aging system may indicate that it is time to look for a replacement. You may also notice that the unit is less efficient, working harder to heat or cool the home. As […]
To prevent your home’s pipes from freezing and cracking during the winter, drain excess water from outdoor faucets and sprinkler systems. You should also disconnect any outdoor hoses, covering the faucets with insulators. Pipes traveling through unheated areas such as the garage, basement or attic should be insulated. To avoid ice dams, clean out gutters […]
As we gear up for fall here in New Hampshire, the cool temperatures have set in at night. Many homeowners open the windows to enjoy the fall-like temperature for sleeping. But we have already seen nights where temperatures are dropping into an area where you may be shivering as you shut the window. In an […]
Why is The Price of R-22 Refrigerant So High? Here’s Why The U.S. EPA controls the production and import of R-22 refrigerant. They set limits on how much can be produced and imported each year, but they failed to set limits for 2012. Until the EPA sets these limits, manufacturers must produce 45% less R-22 […]