Now Is a Good Time to Replace That Sump Pump

December 5th, 2016

With winter rapidly approaching and the first few snowfalls already behind us, many homeowners are thinking more and more about their heating systems. We are happy to handle all of your heating services for you, of course, but there are other systems in your home that you cannot afford to ignore. Your plumbing system, for one. Continue Reading

Common Heating Issues: What Is Short Cycling?

November 28th, 2016

When you live somewhere as cold as Southern Vermont, the last thing that you want to encounter is a problem of any kind with your home heating system. Unfortunately, there is simply no such thing as a heater that is truly 100% reliable. At some point you are likely going to run into trouble with your heater, which is unsurprising given how much you’ll be using it.

One problem that a lot of homeowners encounter, and one which many let slide for too long, is short cycling. In the following post, we’ll not only explain what short cycling is, but also why it is such a problem. Should your heater short cycle, be sure to schedule service with a member of our team immediately.

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Call Now to Schedule Your Home Heating Oil Delivery

November 21st, 2016

We have had some very mild days recently, which has been a nice respite from the freezing weather that we’ve already experienced here in Southern Vermont. Before long, though, there really isn’t going to be much in terms of mild weather. Once winter really gets underway, you’ll be running your heater round the clock to keep your house warm and cozy.

If you use fuel that requires delivery to your home in order to heat it, we are the fuel delivery service to call. We offer a number of popular fuels for delivery, and we even offer a dual fuel discount. Check out our fuel delivery area here, and contact us if you are ready to schedule fuel deliveries in Southern Vermont or New Hampshire with a trustworthy company at a fair price.

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Don’t Forget to Keep a Fresh Filter in Your Heating System!

November 14th, 2016

The furnace is one of the most popular of all home heating systems. It is a forced air heating system, meaning that the furnace heats air directly, and then distributes that heated air throughout a home via a system of ductwork. A key component in this type of heating system is the air filter.

There are air filters that have high MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) ratings, and which are designed to protect and improve the indoor air quality in your home. The standard air filter in a furnace is not really there to serve this purpose, but to protect the components in the furnace themselves from dust and dirt buildup. A dirty air filter can seriously impede your furnace in Ludlow, VT. Continue Reading

What to Do About Uneven Heating

November 7th, 2016

This winter is supposed to be a cold and snowy one, so you really need to know that your heating system is functioning at the top of its game. If not, you risk not only discomfort but high energy costs, as well. Heating your home evenly and efficiently should be a top priority, and we’re here to help you do so.

There are a number of different issues that can lead to uneven heating and cold spots in your home. Not all of them are the direct result of problems with your heater in Springfield, VT. Diagnosing the problem accurately is the first step in resolving the problems that are causing your home to heat up unevenly. Continue Reading

Don’t Sabotage Your Heater! Common Heating Mistakes

October 31st, 2016

While using a home heating system may seem very straightforward, there are actually some pretty common mistakes made that can hinder any heater’s overall performance. Our winter weather in this area is far too extreme to take any chances with your heater. This season is expected to be a doozy, so make sure that you are making these common mistakes with your heater in Bellows Falls, VT. Continue Reading

Can Ductless Heaters Handle a Vermont Winter?

October 24th, 2016

Yes, they can, but we understand why homeowners may have some reservations. If you are familiar with heat pump technology, then you already know that heat pumps use existing heat in the air outside when heating one’s home. Considering the fact that we experience subzero temperatures on a regular basis, you may not think that heat pumps, including ductless mini splits, could get the job done.

The technology that ductless mini splits use today makes them even more effective than ever before in heating homes. While a bit more electricity may be used when the temperature is extremely low, the ductless mini split can still handle the heating of a home, provided that the system is installed and sized properly. We will guarantee that your ductless mini split heat pump in Woodstock, VT can do the job.

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Are There Any Downsides to Using Forced Air Heating?

October 17th, 2016

Yes, of course there are. Does thin mean that you should automatically pass over forced air heating systems when considering your heating options, though? Absolutely not. The fact is that all mechanical systems, all heaters included, have their pros and cons. There is no such thing as a “perfect heater.” If there were, you wouldn’t have so many available to choose from.

The key to your 100% satisfaction with your home heating system in Charlestown, NH is to weigh the pros and cons of each option, and to choose the system that is, if not perfect, ideal for your own personal preferences. Consider the following, and let us know if you have any questions. You may just find that, downsides and all, a forced air heater is right for you.  Continue Reading

Don’t Put Off Your Heating Replacement Any Longer

October 10th, 2016

Winter can come pretty early in Vermont, and we’re expecting a messier season than we had last year. If you are planning on getting a new heater in place before temperatures really start to drop, now is the time to act. Nighttime temperatures have already dropped to a point that has many homeowners throughout the area running their heaters, and it won’t be long before daytime temperatures follow suit.

A heating replacement in Ludlow, VT is not a service that you should rush into, though. Consider your options carefully before deciding upon which heating system is right for you. If you are on the fence about replacing your heater, here are a few considerations to keep in mind.

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Why Choose In-Floor Heating?

October 3rd, 2016

If you have always used a forced air heating system in order top keep your home warm throughout the coldest time of the year, then you may be a bit hesitant to change things up. When you really look back upon your experience with forced air heating, though, were you always 100% satisfied with your system’s performance? Was your comfort truly exceptional? Were your energy bills as low as you’d have liked.

If, upon further inspection, you realize that forced air heating has not been completely satisfactory in your experience, a radiant, in-floor heating system is definitely something to consider. If you have a new home going up, or you are ready to replace a heater in your existing home and don’t mind a bit of a project being completed, give our team a call. We’ll make sure that you get the most from your heating system in Springfield, VT. Continue Reading