Signs That Your Plumbing Could Use an Upgrade

January 10th, 2022

pipesOne of the most common questions that our plumbers get is “what is repiping?” This is the process of stripping down all the faulty plumbing that you have in your home and replacing it with new plumbing. In many instances, you may need to have repiping done throughout the whole home due to older plumbing that will eventually start corroding and leaking, even if it hasn’t already.

Repiping isn’t a service you should try to attempt on your own. You’ll want a lot of preparations to be made, which is what our professional plumbers are here for! The good news is though, there are some signs that you can watch out for that indicate you could, indeed, use repiping. Read on to learn these signs, and then give us a call once you notice any of them.

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Busting Common Heating System Myths

December 27th, 2021

white-question-mark-on-blue-circleWhen it comes to maintaining your heating system–whether you use a furnace or a heat pump–there are a few care tips that we’ll never stop talking about. Professional tune-ups, for example, are always recommended. For traditional furnaces, you should be getting professional maintenance done once a year, while for a year-round heat pump system that both cools and heats, maintenance should be done every 6 months since this type of equipment gets a lot more use.

Did you know, however, that there might be some heating system myths that are getting in the way of caring for your system, and in the way of your comfort? In addition to providing quality HVAC services all year long, we’re happy to help bust some common heating system myths so you can properly address any issues you might be having with your furnace or heat pump, and enjoy long-lasting equipment. Read on to learn more!

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Solar Power and Energy Efficiency: What You Should Know!

December 13th, 2021

solar-panels-on-roof-of-homeThe first thing homeowners tend to ask when presented with the opportunity to go solar in their home is, “is it worth it?” The short answer to this is, “yes, absolutely!” Sure, you’d probably expect us to say that, but allow us to elaborate!

With the number of advancements being made in solar energy technology throughout the last decade and beyond, right now it really is a great investment to go solar. Perhaps at this point, you’re thinking, “but it’s cloudy and grey for, like, half the year!” First off, that’s not entirely accurate and secondly, there are systems in place for this, including a battery backup for your solar system.

Additionally, homeowners qualify for a number of incentives by going solar, both federally and locally. So, if you’ve been considering getting solar panels installed to save money on your electricity needs, now is a perfect time! Read on to learn more.

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4 Ways to Boost Heating Efficiency

November 15th, 2021

checklist-with-red-markerWhat would you say all Vermont residents have in common? If we had to guess, we’d say their desire for affordable comfort in the wintertime. The question is, how do you achieve this? Well, there are a few ways, and we’ll get into them below. But the #1 most important thing you can do to boost heating efficiency and therefore use your heating system as affordably as possible is to schedule routine maintenance for it. During maintenance, our professionals comprehensively clean, adjust, and inspect the components that need it. This all serves to make sure your heater performs powerfully, and again, efficiently.

Read on as we uncover the rest of our tips to boost your heating efficiency this winter.

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Protect Your Household from Electrical Shocks By…

November 1st, 2021

hand-plugging-in-cord-with-electrical-shockToday’s homes have more electrical demands placed on them than ever before. Due to this, electrical safety has become a bigger concern. If you’ve upgraded your electrical panel in recent years, then you likely have little to worry about, but if you haven’t even had your electrical system inspected in the last decade or so by a professionally trained electrician, then this blog post is definitely for you. The good news, is there are some relatively easy upgrades you can make to prevent problems with your electrical system, including reducing the risk of electrical shock and even electrical fire.

Remember though, it’s always important that you trust a licensed and experienced electrician. Electrical work isn’t something that homeowners should attempt on their own, since it can create further safety issues. Our professionals are knowledgeable about current building codes and what’s required to keep your home not only efficient, but safe too. Read on as we uncover some of the electrical jobs we recommend you schedule to protect your household.

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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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