How Ductless Heating Benefits Homeowners

November 4th, 2019

ductless-technicianIf you are considering the installation or replacement of a heater in Bellows Falls, VT, then you should definitely give a ductless mini split some thought. Sure, lots of homes in our area stand by their furnaces, boilers, and even wood or pellet stoves, but who’s to say that something a bit newer in design isn’t exactly what you’re looking for. After all, you’ll simply never know what it is that you’re missing out on if you fail to explore your options!

In today’s post, we’ll be digging a bit further into how ductless heating actually works, and how its design and operation can benefit homeowners. Is this the right heating system for every home?  No—but then, there is no single heater that can claim to be! After all, if there were any singular heater that best suited every home, you wouldn’t have so many different options demanding your attention! Be sure to contact us when you need heating services of any kind. Continue Reading

Keep Your Heating Costs in Check This Winter

October 21st, 2019

don't-forgetWhen you live in the Southern Vermont or New Hampshire areas, you know what’s ahead of you when winter starts to settle in. You’re going to be up early shoveling out the cars. You’re going to be driving home in the dark after work, as days get increasingly shorter. And you’re going to be running your heater a whole lot. It’s that last point that we want to talk about today.

We’re not going to offer to chauffeur you around or shovel out your vehicles, but we can help to keep your heating costs manageable. There are a few things that we can do, and a few tips that we can share to help you maximize savings. And no, don’t worry. We’re not going to suggest that you reign things in at the thermostat and trade off your comfort for energy savings. Keep this information in mind, and reach out to our heating professionals with any questions that you may have.

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Protect Your Home and Your Family with a Generator

October 7th, 2019

generatorIt’s just barely October, and not all of you are going to want to hear this, but—winter is on its way. Winters in Vermont can be beautiful, but they are also a lot of hard work and they can be quite stressful at times. If you ask us, it pays to take any measures possible to reduce that stress in any way possible. One recommendation that we cannot make strongly enough is that you take advantage of a whole-house generator.

A whole-house generator works much the same as a portable generator in principle, but on a much larger scale. While portable generators are great for power radios and other equipment for camping trips or tailgating events, they are not going to power your entire home when the power goes out due to winter storms. A whole-house generator can do just that, though. Or, at least, it can when it is properly installed and serviced. To ensure that this is the case, schedule your whole-house generator services with our electricians in Ludlow, VT.

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Get Your Heater Back in Shape!

September 23rd, 2019

heating-technicianThere are obviously parts of the country that are still pretty warm right now.  New Hampshire obviously isn’t located in one of those parts. Sure, we’ve got some warm weather to come, but anyone can tell that the hottest days of the year are firmly behind us. And any can also tell that the coldest nights of the year are getting closer! Is your heater ready to ensure that your home is warm and cozy throughout the winter season?

The only way that you can really count on your heater, no matter how cold it may be outside, is if you do everything in your power to keep that heater in the best working condition possible. That’s where our technicians come in. When you work with our team, your heater will get the attention that it needs to truly excel in its operation. Let us know if you have any concerns, and let our pros handle your HVAC services in New Hampshire.

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Protect Your Pipes This Winter Season

September 9th, 2019

insulating-pipesWe know, we know.  It’s only September. You don’t want to be thinking about the snow and ice that winter will bring quite yet. Of course,  you also know that September is not too early to start thinking about the winter season. Not around here it isn’t. We know it, you know it, and our plumbers in New Hampshire know it. That’s why we want to remind you of some ways that you can protect your plumbing this winter.

One of the biggest issues that any homeowner might face during the winter months is frozen pipes. While we may not be able to guarantee with 100% certainty that you will never encounter frozen pipes on your property, we can guarantee that taking a few simple steps can greatly reduce the risk of running into any such problems. So keep the following information in mind, and be sure to let us know if you have any concerns, weather-related or otherwise, about your plumbing pipes. Continue Reading

Is Your AC Ready for Replacement?

August 26th, 2019

ac-technicianGeez, summer isn’t even over yet then we’ve got all winter to get through. Why are we talking about replacing ACs already?

Well, because it pays to be prepared. If your air conditioner is struggling to get through the end of the summer, and repairs are no longer justified due to age or overall dissatisfaction with the system, why wait until next summer? Doesn’t it make more sense to get out ahead of the problem, rather than to wait for summer to be on the horizon once more?

Even if you’re not necessarily thinking about replacing your system immediately, it is always a good idea to keep some reasons for replacement in mind. When you get used to a “pretty decent” performance from your air conditioner, it can be easy to forget that you deserve so much more! In today’s post, we’ll cover some reasons why homeowners might want to seriously consider an AC replacement. We’re here for your air conditioning services in New Hampshire. Continue Reading

How Ductless Air Conditioning Saves Money

August 12th, 2019

ductless-blower-and-remoteThe ductless mini split is a modern marvel of air conditioning. It’s no wonder homeowners are often confused as to why the initial cost of them can be hefty compared to other, more conventional air conditioning systems. However, contrary to this belief, the ductless mini-split system can save you a lot of money in the long run.

New Hampshire summers are hot, and the winters can be brutally cold. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have a single heat pump system to both cool and heat your home when you need it? Why purchase an air conditioner and a heating system when you could kill two birds with one stone and potentially save yourself a nice sum of money?

It’s definitely possible when installing ductless air conditioning in New Hampshire. Continue Reading

3 Benefits of Central Air Conditioning

July 29th, 2019

AC-unitI’ve thought about adding central air conditioning to my home, but I just haven’t taken the plunge. How beneficial could it really be over my window—

Sorry to interrupt, but the answer is: a lot. Comparing central air conditioning to window units is like comparing your favorite fruit to that same fruit after it’s been sitting in the compost for a couple of weeks.

In today’s post, we are going to cover 3 reasons why you should opt for central air conditioning in New Hampshire. Before we do, we want to highlight one major difference. A central air conditioner needs to be professionally installed. And when you invest in something as major as a whole-house cooling system, you want to know that you’ve got the best people on the job. That means working with us. From the sizing of your system to its design and integration into your home, you can count on our team to do the job right, right from the start.  Continue Reading

Ask an Electrician: How Do I Use My Ceiling Fan?

July 15th, 2019

fanSeriously? There’s a chain right on it! Just pull the thing!

Okay, okay. Most homeowners understand how to turn on their ceiling fans. That is not the subject of today’s post, though. (However, if you were wondering, yes—there is probably a chain hanging down that you can pull!)

Today’s post isn’t about firing up the ceiling fan, it’s about using the ceiling fan in the most effective way. And yes, it actually is possible to use a ceiling fan incorrectly! That may come as a surprise, but our Electricians in Alstead, NH have had to correct homeowners before.

So if you have a ceiling fan, this post is just what you need to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your fixture. And if you’ve always been on the fence about a ceiling fan, or if you think that they’re just an old-fashioned, outdated relic, this post will show you just how wrong you are! Read on to learn more. Continue Reading

Common Causes of Clogged Drains

July 1st, 2019

pipe-flowIf there is one guarantee in life, it’s that you’ll run into a clogged drain eventually.

Seeing that in print makes us realize that maybe this isn’t the catchiest phrase, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s true. You are going to encounter clogged drains in your home at some point. When you do, you should at least know that you haven’t willingly, if unwittingly, contributed to those clogs. That’s where today’s post comes into play.

You’re not doing it on purposes, we realize, but there is a good chance that some practices in your home are actually contributing to your slow-moving or backed up drains. Keep the following information in mind, and you just may be surprised at how much you are able to reduce the occurrence of clogs in your property. There’s no fix-all cure, but if you can limit drain clogs in your home, why not do everything possible? Then, when you do run into a clog, be sure to call us to work with a trusted plumber in Chester, VT. Continue Reading