Replacing Your Heater This Year?

August 14th, 2017

house-in-winterAnother humid and wet summer is nearly behind us here in Vermont, and you know what that means. Soon enough, you are going to shut down your AC for the last time of the year and flip on the heat instead. Were you 100% satisfied with the overall performance of your home heating system this past winter? Have you been thinking about replacing your heater with a newer model? If so, now is definitely the time to start thinking about it more seriously.

The last thing that you want to do is wait long enough for the chill of the season to set in before your new heater is in place. When that happens, some homeowners convince themselves that their existing heaters can handle just one more heating season. These very homeowners tend to be the ones that wind up calling us for emergency repairs or even replacements, just when they need their heaters in Bellows Falls, VT the most.  Continue Reading

It’s Never Too Early for Heating Maintenance!

July 31st, 2017

heating-maintenance-never-too-earlyWhen people hear the term maintenance, the first thing that likely comes to mind is repair service. But heating system maintenance is about more than that. It’s a preventative step homeowners should take to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of their heater all throughout our heating season, which in our area is basically all year-round!

This is why we say it’s never too early to schedule your Charlestown, VT heating maintenance appointment. We typically recommend that you have this service scheduled right before its heaviest period of use, so during autumn. But the truth of the matter is that so long as you are having your maintenance tune-ups done on a yearly basis (or bi-annually if you have a heat pump) then you are taking the appropriate steps to ensuring a fully functional heating system. Continue Reading

Choosing Your Air Cleaner and/or Purifier

July 17th, 2017

woman-blowing-noseWhat do you think about when you think about living comfortably? Here in Vermont, your heater may be the first thing that springs to mind. We won’t talk about that too much right now, though — it may not be too summery around here, but let’s try and enjoy it before winter sneaks up on once again, okay? Your air conditioner is another likely answer to the question. However, you cannot afford to overlook the impact that your indoor air quality in Springfield, VT can have on your overall comfort, either.

Now, we are lucky enough to live in an area with relatively clean, fresh mountain air surrounding us most of the time. There is still pollution, of course, but certainly not the level that you’d expect to find in major cities. A lot of pollutants themselves are naturally occurring, though, and that means that, even in our beautiful area, your indoor air quality may be suffering. Fortunately, we have the solutions to the problems that you face. Continue Reading

Why Is My AC Leaking Water?

July 3rd, 2017

woman-with-fanWell that’s strange, you think as you step in a puddle surrounding your air conditioning system. It appears that my air conditioner has sprung a leak. Never seen that before. While you are not hallucinating or imagining the fact that there is water surrounding your indoor AC unit, the fact is that your air conditioner does not actually use water in its cooling process. If the system does not contain water, though, where is it coming from? Has a pipe sprung a leak, with the water pooling around the AC?

Not necessarily. You see, while the AC does not actually have water in it to leak, exactly, it may still be the source of this water. Confused enough yet? Then you are lucky that we are here. Today, we’ll explore a few reasons as to why your air conditioner in Ludlow, VT may appear to leak, as well as discuss why it may be a cause for considerable concern.  Continue Reading

Do I Need Air Conditioning Repairs?

June 19th, 2017

AC-techs-at-workWhen dealing with your air conditioner, the last thing that you want to do is wait for it to break down entirely before you have any issues with it repaired. The good news is that there are a number of different warning signs that you may notice which can tip you off to the need for repairs. The bad news is that these warning signs are fairly useless if you don’t know what it is that you are looking for. That is why we want to share some tips with you that can help you to recognize the need for air conditioning repairs in Woodstock, VT.

While our summer season may pale in comparison to the legendary cold of our winters, that is no reason to put your comfort at risk when the heat really starts to rise. When you do spot the need for air conditioning repairs, the next step is to hire trained professionals that you can trust to complete those repairs for you. The expert technicians on our staff definitely fit the bill, so call at the very first sign of trouble!

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How Fresh Is Your Air Conditioning Filter?

June 6th, 2017

man-with-filterHopefully the answer to the question posed in the title of this post is “as clean as it needs to be.” If you have explored this blog or our website, you know that we do not advocate for DIY services when it comes to your HVAC systems. This includes the routine air conditioning maintenance that your system will need to excel in its operation and to function at peak efficiency levels. While the vast majority of your air conditioning maintenance should be left to trained professionals, there is one important task to handle on your own.

This is to keep a fresh air filter in your air conditioner in Bellows Falls, VT. This may sound like a minor point of consideration to you, but trust us. If you fail to keep a fresh filter in your air conditioning system, your air conditioner is going to fail you in a number of ways. The effects may not be instant, and your system may not break down entirely just because you missed a single filter change. Over time, though, you can expect to encounter various problems.

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Why Would My AC Blow Warm Air?

May 22nd, 2017

thermometer-in-the-redSummers here in Vermont are not as intensely hot as in certain Southern and Southwestern areas of our country, but things still get plenty uncomfortable when the temperature starts to rise once more. If you are serious about keeping your home cool and comfortable regardless of how hot it may get outside, you need to have a great AC installed in your home. Of course, even the best air conditioners may run into operating trouble from time to time. If your air conditioner in Springfield, VT is blowing warm air, it should be pretty obvious that something is wrong.

The good news is that the problem causing your air conditioner to blow warm air may not be all that serious. In fact, it could be a very simple case of user error. There are also some potential issues that could be quite serious, though. Following are a few items to check should you find your AC blowing warm air, as well as a couple of examples of more serious problems that could be in play. Contact us if there is no clear solution in your situation.

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Can I Save Money with a Ductless Air Conditioner?

May 8th, 2017

ductless-blower-and-remoteChances are that the answer to the question posed in the title of this blog is “yes.” Ductless mini splits are a great option for homeowners looking to cool their homes in a more efficient and affordable manner. In fact, ductless mini splits can save you money in quite a few ways, three of which we will discuss below. Just remember that a ductless mini split, like any other air conditioner, is only going to function as efficiently, effectively, and reliably as possible if it is expertly installed by trained technicians. We’ll make sure that this is the case.

Also remember that these systems should be considered an investment. When shopping around for a new air conditioning system, you will notice that ductless mini splits are priced higher than traditional split central air conditioners are. With the long term savings that a ductless mini split in Ludlow, VT allows for, though, you can recoup that initial expense and save real money over the years.

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Why Are There Hot Spots in My Home?

April 24th, 2017

temperatures-risingWe are still waiting for the weather to really warm up around here. We have definitely had some warmer days lately, but we’re also not ready to start running our ACs just yet, either. That’s not a bad thing, though. Sure, after our winter season we are all ready to start enjoying warmer weather. That being said, this is a great chance to take care of some serious business, such as scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance.

While professional maintenance is without a doubt the best way in which to protect your home cooling system and the quality of its overall operation, even this will not make your system 100% reliable. At some point, you are going to encounter issues with your AC in Charelstown. That is why you should be on the lookout for early warning signs, such as hot spots popping up throughout your home.

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Are You Ready to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

April 10th, 2017

question-markOkay, we’ll admit that looking out the window doesn’t exactly bring summer heat to mind just yet. While we are still in the rather chilly hold of spring, however, it is important to remember that summer really is just around the corner. That means that you need to have your air conditioner ready for action once the warmer weather really does arrive. That means that you should really get your AC replacement out of the way if you are planning to have a new AC in place before temperatures begin to rise.

But when is an air conditioning replacement actually necessary? The only scenario in which an air conditioner absolutely must be replace, obviously, is one in which the system is broken down and cannot be repaired. That doesn’t mean that you should wait for such a scenario to present itself, though. In fact, you are much better served by replacing your air conditioning system before it breaks down entirely. Keep these tips in mind, and remember to schedule your AC replacement in Woodstock, VT with our team. Continue Reading