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 […]
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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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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