January 25, 2019
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 […]
January 18, 2019
Bedford Homeowner in Baffled Ceiling fans are effective in the winter to distribute the air, and subsequent heat, in a room. The ceiling fan’s blades need to change direction, moving clockwise. Many fans have a switch that allows you to make this change. Traveling clockwise, the blades push the warmer air in the room down, […]
January 11, 2019
Tyngsboro, MA Allergy Sufferer Wonders With less time spent outside during the winter months, indoor allergens including pet dander, dust mites and mold can exacerbate allergies. This can lead to sneezing, wheezing, itchy and watery eyes and cold-like symptoms. A home’s heating system can further worsen these symptoms, drying out the air. A homeowner in […]
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January 4, 2019
When traveling for vacation during the winter you should never set your thermostat lower than 50 degrees. This will keep appliances running and pipes from freezing if the temperature gets too low in the home. If you have pipes on the exterior walls, you should opt for a warmer 50 – 60 degrees minimum. Save […]
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December 28, 2018
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 […]
December 21, 2018
To insulate your home’s hot water pipes, you can find neoprene and polyethylene sleeves at most home improvement stores. Use an acrylic black tape, tie wire or zip tie to secure the insulation sleeve in place around the pipe. For gas water heaters, standard insulation is flammable and should be kept at least six feet […]
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December 14, 2018
For most people a comfortable humidity level at home is 40%. In the winter your home’s humidity level can drop by as much as 10%. This low humidity results in static electricity in the air, dry skin, scratchy throats and noses and increased susceptibility to colds and viruses. Family’s Discomfort as the Winter Approaches Tied […]
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December 7, 2018
Things to consider when choosing an HVAC company include the company’s experience and that they have the proper licensing to be doing the work, references, online reviews, and their reputation in the community. A family in Tyngsboro was looking to replace their home’s furnace. With their existing unit still running, they were able to shop […]
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November 30, 2018
Replacing a furnace is a big job that can take several hours. Technicians will need easy access to the area and a clear space to work. This may also involve the installation of a new thermostat, depending on the age and model of the existing furnace. A homeowner in Amherst, NH recently contacted us with […]
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November 23, 2018
There are some common signs to watch for that are clear indicators your heating system needs service, including hot or cold areas throughout the home, high energy consumption, unusual sounds and the age of the unit. A homeowner in Milford noticed that her heating system was behaving in an unusual way. With winter fast approaching, […]
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November 16, 2018
To save money all winter long, there are some steps that you can take to insulate your home including weather-stripping, installing a door sweep, sealing air leaks and sealing your furnace ducts. The key to improving your home’s efficiency is to seal in the warm air, while keeping the cold out. Anticipating high heating bills […]
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November 12, 2018
There are federal tax credits available for Energy Star gas furnaces. The tax credit for qualifying furnaces is $150, with an additional $50 for advanced main circulating fan. There is also a tax credit of 10% on other qualified energy efficient upgrades. A homeowner in Brookline, NH was looking to upgrade his heating system to […]
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