April 15, 2019
Goffstown, NH Homeowner Asks Opening a window when your home’s air conditioning or heat is running forces the HVAC system to work harder to heat or cool the area. The air escaping through the window throws off the balance of the room and your unit works to try to accommodate for this. A better option … Continued
March 1, 2019
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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February 22, 2019
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, […]
February 15, 2019
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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February 8, 2019
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 […]
February 1, 2019
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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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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