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

Can a Tankless Water Heater Get the Job Done?

September 26th, 2016

While many of us will immediately envision an upright tank water heater when we picture the appliance, there are many variations and designs available to homeowners seeking water heaters for their homes these days. Some, such as hybrid water heaters, use new technology but still employ a storage tank. Others, like the aptly named tankless water heater, us not tank at all.

Change can be intimidating, but the fact of the matter is that many homeowners can benefit greatly from the use of a tankless water heater. Of course, there is no single water heater that is best for every home or homeowner. Consider the following, and let us know if you decide that you’d like to use a tankless water heater in Bellows Falls, VT. Continue Reading

Are You Familiar with Our Dual Fuel Discount?

September 19th, 2016

There are a lot of systems and machines that require fuel in order to operate. When you use those fuels consistently and extensively, you need to have them delivered to you in a reasonable quantity. Considering how busy our days are, anything that can make that process simpler and more convenient is well worth considering.

Not only will you find all of the fuels that you need all in one place when you work with us, but you can even save money when purchasing those fuels. If you use more than one fuel regularly, you should give some attention to our dual fuel discount. We’ll make sure that you have all of the fuel that you need in Woodstock, VT, and that you are paying an affordable price for them. Continue Reading

Why Does My Furnace Smell Strange?

September 12th, 2016

The heat of summer may be stubbornly sticking around into September this year, but we Vermonters know that the time is coming when temperatures will plummet. When they do, your heating system needs to operate flawlessly in order to heat your home effectively and reliably. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not realize that there is a problem of any kind with their home heating systems until they really need them.

One issue that you may notice with your furnace is a strange odor when you fire it up for the year. There are a few potential causes of this problem. Read on, and let us know if you suspect the need for any furnace services in Ludlow, VT.

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Protect Your Pipes This Winter

September 5th, 2016

There are a lot of things to keep in mind when dealing with the winter season in Vermont. Getting the driveway cleared before it’s impassable, ensuring you’ve got enough fuel and wood on-hand, and so much more. One facet of life in the harsh New England winter season is protecting your plumbing system, as well. Too often, homeowners find themselves dealing with burst pipes, and the many headaches they can cause.

Truth be told, there is really no way in which you can hope to completely eliminate the risk of frozen pipes in your home. There are plenty of ways in which you can minimize the risk of encountering such problems, though. Contact a member of our staff immediately if you encounter any trouble with frozen pipes in Charlestown, NH or Southern VT. Continue Reading

Cold Weather Is Coming. How’s Your Fuel Supply?

August 29th, 2016

It’s hard to believe it, but September is just a few short days away. Before long we’ll be picking apples, putting up the Halloween decorations — and firing up our home heating systems. You really don’t want to wait for the onset of the heating season before scheduling your fuel delivery in Springfield, VT or the surrounding area.

When you work with the heating fuel professionals on our staff, you won’t have to worry about any interruption to your heating performance. However you may choose to heat your home, we’ve got the fuel for you. Natural gas is not a common resource in our area, so having a fuel delivery company that you can count on is key around here.

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Vermont Winter Tip: Outfit Your Home with a Whole-House Humidifier

August 22nd, 2016

It’s been a hot summer, and last winter certainly was fairly mild. We Vermonters know that you can never afford to underestimate what winter may send our way, though. That is why we’ve recommended that you get your heating replacement and/or maintenance out of the way now, before you really need to put your heater into rotation. We also advise you to keep your indoor air quality in mind during the colder time of the year, though.

One issue that homeowners grapple with during the winter season is very dry air. While your AC may dry out the air in the summer, the air itself is actually quite dry in the winter. That is why you may want to equip your home with a whole-house humidifier in Woodstock, VT.

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