Brookline, NH Homeowner Learns the Hard Way HVAC systems that are not installed by a professional, well-versed in this type of work, or worse are done DIY may inadvertently violate current standards. Not only is this against the law, but it can also be dangerous. The HVAC system handles combustible fuel and cooling chemicals that … Continued
Bedford, NH Homeowner Seeks Advice When switching your HVAC system over from heating to air conditioning, it is always a good idea to schedule a tune-up service. A professional HVAC technician can clean the unit, and make sure it is running at maximum efficiency. The change of season is also a good reminder to change … Continued
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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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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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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 […]