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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Schedule an Energy Assessment Before Winter Arrives

August 14th, 2016

You are probably still enjoying your trips to our many lakes, rivers, and streams just now, but summer is definitely going to be drawing to a close before long. Soon enough we’ll be seeing the leaves turn, and we’ll be revving up our heaters in place of our air conditioners before you know it. If you want to heat your home efficiently this winter, scheduling an energy assessment before turning your heater on is a good idea.

With a professional energy assessment in Bellows Falls, you’ll have the information that you need in order to prepare your home for an efficient heating season. A thorough energy assessment is not something that you can hope to complete on your own, so make sure that it’s our number you dial. We’ll determine what issues are present and we can resolve them for you effectively.  Continue Reading

Help! My AC Is Blowing Warm Air!

August 8th, 2016

When people think of Vermont’s weather, they probably first think of cold, dark winters. We certainly have our share of cold weather, but if you’ve been here the last few summers, you know that it gets quite hot around here as well. That is why any problems with your AC in the summer are just as dire as a failing heater in the winter.

One common problem that homeowners encounter with their air conditioning systems is hot or warm air blowing out of the vents. This is obviously not normal, and the problem may have a few different source causes. Whatever the case, you can count on us to get your air conditioner in Springfield, VT back on track.

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Is it too Early to Schedule Heating Maintenance?

August 1st, 2016

Absolutely not. So long as you schedule heating maintenance annually, it really doesn’t matter much what time of year you do so. In fact, scheduling your heating maintenance before the weather actually starts to cool off is advisable for a few reasons. Heating technicians are not going to be busy with many service calls, as they will be when people start to need their heaters. Plus, you won’t have to worry about winter coming early when your system is already tuned up. Read on, and remember to schedule your heating maintenance in Ludlow, VT with a member of our staff.

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How Often Should I Be Adding Refrigerant to My Air Conditioning System?

July 24th, 2016

If you are wondering if you should be adding refrigerant to your whole-house cooling system, the answer is no. Never. Air conditioning systems don’t consume refrigerant the way that a car consumes gasoline. Instead, the refrigerant is — or should be — held in a closed loop system. It is not burned up or otherwise used by the AC, and it should have no means of escape from the refrigerant loop.

This isn’t always the case, of course, and you may indeed encounter low refrigerant levels at some point. If and when you do, you just need to dial our number to have the problem resolved. We’ll get to the root of the issue, completing any necessary air conditioning repairs in Ludlow, VT. Continue Reading