Take a Look Back At Your Heater’s Performance This Year

March 23rd, 2020

Green Grass? Flowers? We’ll Get There Soon!

When it comes to using our heaters in Southern Vermont, we are definitely not in the clear just yet. While other areas in the country are looking at cold temperatures in the rearview mirror, we’ve still got plenty of chilly days and nights to deal with. The end is close, though, if not quite in sight just yet. That makes now the perfect time to start making an honest assessment of your heating system, its overall performance, and your overall satisfaction with that performance.

We’re not saying that you should only focus on the negative here, of course. It’s possible that you were totally satisfied with your system, as you have been in years past, and a little routine maintenance prior to next season is all you’ll need to get back into it. However, you may also start to realize that things are quite meeting your expectations when it comes to your home heating experience. That’s when you contact us!

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Spring Projects? How About a Mini Split Heat Pump Installation?

March 9th, 2020

ductless-blowerOkay, so it may be a little early to really start thinking about spring here in Southern Vermont. Things are warmer and sunnier, but we know that a backslide into more wintery weather is never really off the table this early on—and we’ve barely even cracked the seal on mud season yet! Even so, we’re sure that you’re ready to start thinking about spring and, for many of us,  doing so means thinking about the projects that we want to accomplish.

If you’re at this stage yourself, then installing a mini split heat pump, or ductless mini split, in Southern Vermont is definitely a project that should be on your radar. Ductless mini splits have become an absolute favorite HVAC system among homeowners throughout the country, and with good reason. We’re going to dive into the benefits of ductless mini splits in the following post, but just remember—any HVAC system is only as good as the installation and ongoing services it receives. Continue Reading

Consider a Wood Pellet Conversion!

February 24th, 2020

snow-houseWe know, we know. You’ve got a heater in place. Why mess with a good thing? Well, let us ask you this—are you sure that you’ve really got as good of a thing going as you think you do? Because if you’re using, say, oil to fuel your furnace or your boiler, then there is a pretty strong argument to be made that using wood pellets in New Hampshire could give you a better thing.

We’re not here to knock the use of oil in heating one’s home, of course. We install a lot of oil-burning systems, and we deliver a lot of home heating oil. Ultimately, you may decide that sticking with oil is the right move for your home and your home heating needs. In order to make an informed decision, though, you need some information. And that is the point of today’s post. So read on, and be sure to reach out to our team with any questions that you may have. Continue Reading

When to Call an Electrician

February 10th, 2020

We understand that a lot of homeowners like to handle jobs around the house on their own. We understand that it sometimes seems preferable to ignore “minor” problems than to have them addressed by trained professionals that, frankly—you’re going to have to pay! However, we also understand that the failure to work with professional electricians in New Hampshire, at the right time, can lead to dangerous situations in one’s home. And that’s not something that we can overlook.

Today, we want to talk about some of the situations in which you’ll want to call an electrician. If you think that electricians are only really here for when you need new wiring or something installed in your house, think again. There are many situations in which you should be reaching for the phone, and most certainly not your own toolbox! Be sure to reach out to us with any questions that you may have. Our electricians have the answers you need. Continue Reading

Why Invest in a Wood Stove?

January 27th, 2020

wood stoveThere are certain places where the idea of using a wood stove to heat one’s home might seem a bit quaint. Those of us here in the northeast know that the good old wood stove is a tried and true system, though. Simple as the wood stove may be, however, it is always necessary to schedule your wood stove services with skilled, trained professionals. We’ll make sure that your wood stove can handle your needs, and we’ll ensure proper ventilation.

Wood stoves in New Hampshire will most likely never go out of fashion, as they have many benefits to homeowners that even other, new types of heating systems can’t match. That’s what we’re going to be focusing on today. So read on, and remember that the home energy professionals on our team are here to answer any further questions that you may have. With our help, you’ll find the wood stove that’s perfect for your need, and you’ll be able to use it safely and effectively. Continue Reading

Why Work with Our Professional Electricians?

January 13th, 2020

outletThe age of information that we live in can be a wonderful thing. Think about this—when is the last time you had to pull over to look at a map with a tiny light in the car? Probably not recently. You just punch your destination into your smartphone and go along your way. With the amount of information that we have available to us at all times, though, comes some area for concern. For instance, some homeowners may convince themselves that a little online research qualifies them for, well—just about anything.

This, of course, is not true. Certainly not when it comes to servicing your own electrical system! No amount of online research will make you a qualified electrician! Fortunately for you, we have plenty of great electricians in Ludlow, VT, just waiting for your call. So don’t hesitate when you need electrical services of any kind. When you call upon our expertise, you can count on some outstanding benefits headed your way. Continue Reading

Protect Your Home with a Great Smoke Detector

December 30th, 2019

female-hands-opening-smoke-detector-to-change-batteryIt’s always best to expect the unexpected when you’re a homeowner. We know the entire process of preparing your home in every possible way can be quite overwhelming, but we’re always here to help. Today, we want to expound upon one incredibly important area of home protection—smoke detection.

You’re always going to need a great smoke detector in your home. You want to make sure that you have a top-of-the-line model, a smoke detector that’s hard-wired into your home, and the right team of professionals to perform the work. If you’re looking for a great electrician in Ludlow, VT, you can come to the professionals on our team. Continue Reading

Signs That You Need Chimney Repair

December 16th, 2019

chimneyLiving in the Northeast means dealing with long, cold winters. And while there are a lot of great, modern heating systems out there, it is really difficult to argue with the comfort and the calming effect that burning wood in your home’s fireplace or stove has to offer. If you have cause to vent smoke out of a chimney in your home, though, you know it’s not all rest and relaxation. There are some important considerations to make, too.

What types of considerations? Well, you’ll have to have your chimney cleaned on a regular basis to reduce the risk of fire due to creosote buildup. You’ll also have to have it inspected to ensure that it’s in safe working condition. And, unfortunately, you’re going to require chimney repairs in New Hampshire from time to time. In today’s post, we’ll give you some tips about how you can recognize the need for chimney repair in your home.

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Heating FAQ: Why Choose Wood Pellets?

December 2nd, 2019

daughter-mother-snowIn this day and age, you’d have to be an exceedingly choosy customer to claim that there aren’t enough heating options available to you. In fact, we’d go so far as to suggest that there are actually so many different options to choose from that the real trouble is simply narrowing down your heating options. One that you certainly should not overlook is the burning of wood pellets in New Hampshire. You’d be missing out in doing so.

While there is no single heating option that will best suit everyone—there wouldn’t be so many different options if this were the case—it is tough to argue against the many benefits that a wood pellet stove has to offer. What kinds of benefits, you ask? Well, that just so happens to be the subject of today’s post! Keep the following information in mind, and let a member of our team know if you’re ready to expand your heating experience into the wood pellet realm.

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Don’t Forget About Your Heater’s Filter!

November 18th, 2019

filterWhen you live in Vermont, you have to deal with the winter season.  It’s coming around each and every year,  and when it comes around, it can really stick around. But you don’t need us to tell you that our winters can be pretty intense. What you might need reminding of, though, is one of the most effective ways in which you can set your forced air heater up for success. That is by changing the air filter as needed. What does “as needed” mean in this case?

Well, typically, it means every 1-3 months.  That’s not a hard and fast rule, as some homes will require changes more frequently. However, no home should really push it beyond that 3 month mark. Why is changing the filter so important? That’s the focus of today’s post, so just keep reading to learn more. Suffice to say, it has major implications for your heater in Ludlow. Don’t put this critical system at risk.

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