This Holiday Season, Protect Your Plumbing System

October 18th, 2021

drain-with-water-going-downSure, the holiday season is still several weeks out. But it’s never too early to think about the health of your plumbing system! And something you should know, is that the holiday season is when we receive the most service calls for drain services in Southern Vermont. Wonder why?

Well for starters, homeowners like to cook big meals for the holidays, and don’t necessarily consider the limitations of their garbage disposal systems. Garbage disposals do make life so much more convenient. But you can’t really enjoy modern conveniences like this if you’re also dealing with clogged drains. We’re going to uncover how to avoid this problem as well as other problems that tend to come up around the holidays–with the potential influx of guests in your home–such as an overwhelmed water heater or clogged up bathroom plumbing. Read on to learn more about how to protect your plumbing system this holiday season!

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Don’t Let These Household Problems Haunt You This Season

October 4th, 2021

We’ve all been doing the same thing as you. Everyone is walking down the stairs or their hallway, passing by the calendar, and realizing the same thing—it’s the spooky season! For many homeowners, this is the time of year when the pumpkins, gourds, hanging bats, and ghosts come out to haunt your lawn and bring some well-needed laughs or scares. Some people get their adrenaline rush from a scary movie, and others just want the candy!

However, there’s one thing that shouldn’t be haunting you this season, and that’s the energy grid of your home. As your local professional electrical contractor, we’d like to help by making some improvements to your home’s energy system and keep your home from scaring you! Continue Reading

Help Your Home Keep You Comfy This Fall and Winter

September 20th, 2021

two-women-leaning-back-on-couch-with-mugs-looking-comfortableIf you’ve lived in southern Vermont for even just a year, then you know that once the official start of fall starts, the temperatures can plummet. You’ll go from wearing shorts and sandals to jeans and boots real soon! The change can happen really quickly, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared! One way to prep is with professional heating maintenance. Taking care of your heater helps it take care of you so you can stay comfy this fall and winter!

Of course, you might be wondering if professional heating maintenance is really worth it. It definitely is! It’s pretty important for your comfort as well as the efficiency and efficacy of your heating system during the cooler months. The alternative would be to just wait for your heater to experience repair issues, or potentially even break down completely. Read on as we uncover what routine, professional, heating maintenance will do for you and your family!

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What Can a Home Consultation Do For You?

September 6th, 2021

pretty-home-interior-living-room-tan-couch-green-wallsHearing the term “home performance” can throw most people for a loop. What exactly does it mean for your home to “perform”? Should you expect it to do some kind of trick when you walk through the door?

Nooot quite, though smart home devices certainly do make that seem like a reasonable expectation. Home performance, the way we use it, refers to how efficiently your home is using energy. Your HVAC systems account for half of your home’s entire energy use. So if you don’t have the proper insulation or if you have air leaks, then you could be wasting a precious resource, which will leave you paying more for your HVAC use than you should have to.

Another term many people aren’t too familiar with is “property management.” Doesn’t this just apply to large companies that oversee multi-family dwellings? Well, no, not quite. Our property management services are whole-home property management services, and exist to ensure that you don’t have any stress of maintaining or repairing your home, whether you live there full-time, seasonally, or anywhere in between.

We look at your energy loss opportunities among many other factors that can contribute to your family’s comfort and your energy bills. And it all starts with a C.M.F. home consultation… but what exactly does this do for you? Read on!

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Plumber Qualities to Look for with New Construction

August 23rd, 2021

kitchen-in-the-middle-of-constructionOne of the most complex systems in your home is your plumbing system. It’s comprised of various pipes, components, and fixtures. So when it comes to having a home built, you need a reliable and qualified contractor to complete the new construction plumbing. Our team understands what it takes to complete your specific job, and you can rest assured that our work will meet your expectations.

One of the most important factors to remember when you’re hiring a contractor for this kind of job is that an amateur is much more likely to make mistakes and leave you with an unreliable plumbing system. But how do you know the difference between a professional and an inexperienced plumber? Read on as we uncover what you should look for.

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Should You Have Your Fire Alarms Hard-Wired?

August 9th, 2021

fire-alarmWe’re going to assume that if you own a home, you already know how important it is that this home is equipped with a fire alarm in every room. What many homeowners don’t realize, however, is that it would benefit them to have their fire alarms hardwired into their electrical system.

Now, not every fire alarm is the same–which we’ll dive more into below. Some older homes and commercial kitchen have heat detectors in them, that are designed to detect high-heat fires in small, confined spaces. These are not as effective as the smoke detectors found in modern homes, and therefore if your household still has these in place, it’s time to consider an upgrade. Read on to learn more, as well as why your fire alarms/smoke detectors should be hardwired.

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Factors to Consider When Installing Plumbing

July 26th, 2021

checklist-with-red-markersInstalling new plumbing into a residence can be a tricky job, and one that you should definitely not try to undertake as a “DIY” project. Even something that seems relatively minor or something that doesn’t seem to require that much work can end in disaster, like an out-of-control leak gushing water into your home. Fortunately, no matter what your plumbing installation needs may be, our team is here to help!

Keep reading as we uncover a few factors that are important to consider when you’re planning on a plumbing installation. And keep in mind we have plenty of more knowledge to share! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you might have.

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Yup, You Probably Need AC Repair If…

July 12th, 2021

two-techs-wearing-face-masks-working-on-air-conditioner-outside-unitScheduling repairs for your central air conditioning system is one of those professional services you don’t want to put off any longer than you have to. And we understand the temptation to do so, especially if your system is still running (just not great) or if repairs really aren’t in your budget right now. But the thing is, the longer you wait to schedule those repairs, the more you risk your air conditioner completely breaking down on you right when you need it the most, in the middle of summer.

We encourage all of our customers to take good care of their system, and to call for repairs as soon as they notice signs that they’re needed. But, how do you know when your air conditioner needs repair? After all, you aren’t an air conditioning expert. Well, that’s okay, we are! Read on as we uncover some signs that it’s time for you to give us a call and go ahead and schedule those AC repairs.

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How to Clean the Air You Breathe

June 28th, 2021

woman-looking-comfortable-in-homeThese days, more and more homeowners are seeking methods to improve the safety and health of their households. One way to achieve this is by tackling any indoor air quality needs you might have, through the right services and products. This can include air filtration systems, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, and air purification systems.

There are many things that can have a negative effect on your indoor air quality. In fact, without the right precautions in place, your indoor air quality can be worse than the quality of the air outdoors. Fortunately, we have solutions that will help keep your family healthy all year long. One such solution is a UV air purifier, also called UV germicidal lights. Read on to learn more about these systems.  Continue Reading

Discover the Power of Solar Energy Systems

June 1st, 2021

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When you talk to our team about solar energy and whether the investment is worth it, you’re going to hear us boast about the benefits. But we do more than just boast—we provide you with truly exceptional home services, and we can’t say enough good things about going solar.

Homeowners often find that they qualify for many incentives by choosing to harness solar energy, and there are other cost-saving benefits, too.

If you’ve ever thought about getting solar panels installed by our professionals so you can save money on your energy needs, there’s no time like the present to do so. Keep reading as we uncover the benefits and power of going solar. Continue Reading