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

Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth the Investment?

March 27th, 2017

We are not out of winter’s cold grasp just yet. While the coldest weather of the year may be behind us, Vermonters know that the official start of spring doesn’t necessarily mean warmer temperatures right away. We also know that we’ve got to get through mud season before we can start enjoying summer weather, and with our decent amount of snowfall this year, it will likely be a muddy one indeed. That all being said, you’re probably looking forward to giving your heater a rest already.

Well, the heating season may be winding down, and you can certainly start thinking about your AC tune-up, but the fact is that the cooling season is still a way off. If you’re looking for a project to fill the gap, you may want to think about replacing your water heater this year. If you’ve not been impressed with yours, or if it struggled to meet your hot water demand this winter, just let us know. We can install a new one for you, and we encourage you to consider a tankless water heater in Ludlow, VT. Continue Reading

How Can I Spot Electrical Wiring Problems?

March 13th, 2017

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Do you know what your heater, air conditioner, water heater, garbage disposal, and overhead lights all share in common? Yes, they are all integral in ensuring that you are able to live in the comfort and with the convenience that you’ve come to expect. They all also require electricity in order to ensure that this is the case, though.

Even systems like oil boilers and propane furnaces have pumps, fans, and other electrically powered components. If you want to get the most from all of the systems and appliances that you rely upon so much, then you must be certain that your electrical system is in great working condition. Your safety may depend on it, as well. Here are a few signs to look out for that could indicate problems with your electrical wiring in Woodstock, VT. Continue Reading

Spring Is Coming (and So Are Allergy Symptoms)

February 27th, 2017

family-hiking-in-springWe’ve just about made it through February. While March signals the start of the warmer weather in many areas of the country, we here in Vermont know that there is still plenty of winter left to contend with. We haven’t even begun to really think about mud season yet. That being said, it is a good idea to start thinking about what you can do to make your home a more comfortable and healthful environment once the grip of winter does loosen. Taking steps to protect your indoor air quality in Springfield, VT is a good place to start.

Figuring out how best to protect and to improve upon the quality of the air in your home can be a daunting challenge in some ways. There is a solution to just about any problem, but there are also a lot of different problems that you may face. It is vital that you are using the right equipment for the right situations, and that this equipment is the right fit for your HVAC system and home. We’ll ensure that this is the case. Let our indoor air quality specialists set you up with the right air purifiers and air cleaners for your needs. Continue Reading

Why Is There Ice on My Ductless Mini Split?

February 13th, 2017

ductless-blowerWinters are famously tough in this part of the country. Frigid, sub-freezing temperatures are the norm. Because of this, many homeowners have been skeptical of using heat pumps to keep their homes warm and cozy. Because heat pumps, including ductless mini split heat pumps, transfer heat from the air outside into the house, common sense may dictate that they couldn’t handle the type of cold that we deal with in this part of the country.

Common sense isn’t always what it seems, though. In fact, ductless mini splits in Springfield, VT
have become more and more common in recent years. While it is true that heat pumps may have to work a bit harder and may lose a bit of that renowned efficiency when temperatures are very, very cold, they are actually capable of heating homes in our area all winter long. No system, of course, is totally problem free.

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