Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Don’t Ignore These End-Of-Season Heater Needs

Monday, May 16th, 2022

checklist-with-red-markerWith temperatures finally warming up, we’re probably all looking forward to giving our heating systems a break for a few months, right? It almost seems silly to even say we have a spring season, given how chilly it’s been for the majority of it.

Still though, just because the chilly weather is finally on its way out, doesn’t mean you should neglect any heating care needs you might have. We get it, it’s tempting to put off repair needs, especially if your heater still seems to be running, if not at least as efficiently as it usually does. But putting it off could leave you with an inefficient air conditioner, too, depending on what the problem is, and/or it could leave you without a functioning heater next fall when you need it again.

Read on to learn some of the signs that you may need to call for heating repairs sooner rather than later.

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Heater?

Monday, January 24th, 2022

white-question-mark-on-blue-circleWinter is progressing right along, and by now you probably know how well–or how poorly–your heating system is operating. Even if you haven’t been hanging out by your thermostat taking specific notes on the ins and outs of your system, we bet you’ve noticed if the system is making a strange noise, or if the air coming out of the vents isn’t as warm as it should be.

Maybe you’ve noticed that your energy bills have spiked compared to last year’s bills, or that you simply don’t feel warm as you think you should.

While professional repair needs should be expected every couple of years, there will eventually come a time that you’ll need a heating system replacement. Read on as we uncover some signs that it’s time for you to upgrade your heater!

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Busting Common Heating System Myths

Monday, 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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4 Ways to Boost Heating Efficiency

Monday, 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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Help Your Home Keep You Comfy This Fall and Winter

Monday, 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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Don’t Ignore These End-of-Season Heater Repair Needs

Monday, May 17th, 2021

woman-wrapped-in-blanket-sipping-from-mugSummer is almost upon us! It might seem silly to even be thinking about our heating systems this time of the year, but if you’ve been here all winter long and into spring, then you were using yours pretty consistently, right? Our heaters do certainly get a lot of work, and therefore they need an adequate amount of care.

This means maintenance, first and foremost. You should be doing some small maintenance tasks on your own, such as changing out the air filter and making sure the heating system itself and your vents are unobstructed so airflow isn’t restricted. But you should also be scheduling professional heating maintenance once a year.

During this service, our technicians thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust components that need it, all while looking for small repair needs and alerting you to them so you can get them on your schedule sooner rather than later. If you had this service done already last fall, then you may already know what repair needs you have or maybe you already took care of them. But if you skipped the tune-up, you should heed these end-of-season repair needs now so you don’t have to worry about an ineffective heater next fall. (more…)

3 Common Furnace Misconceptions in Acworth

Monday, December 28th, 2020

While we’ve been gearing everyone up to get ready for another cold winter here in Acworth, we also want to take a break to talk about some best practices for your furnace. Furnaces aren’t meant to be run into the ground, neglected, and treated poorly, but sometimes homeowners operate like that without even knowing it. So many misconceptions about heating, efficiency, and these systems circulate through our community that it can be hard to keep track.

Don’t jeopardize your heating in Acworth, NH just because you read something that sounded convincing online. While you could say the same thing about us, our team is a part of this community and we have experience dealing with heater repairs for years. It’s time to take the facts coming from us over the lies that you might be noticing around the web.

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Why Heat My Home with a Furnace?

Monday, December 14th, 2020

furnaceHeating our homes is serious business here in the northeast. Our winters are cold. Dangerously cold, if you don’t have a reliable heating system in place.  A reliable heating system isn’t really enough if you ask us, though. You need the ideal heating system for your particular needs. That doesn’t mean you need the perfect heating system. There is no perfect,  one-size-fits-all option out there.

But the furnace certainly comes pretty close.

There are many reasons for the popularity of furnaces in New Hampshire. That’s what we’re going to get into today. Before we do, one quick reminder. You absolutely must schedule your furnace services with skilled, trained professionals. You want to heat your home reliably, effectively, and safely, and doing so means that you need to work with pros you can trust. The fact that you are reading this means you’ve already accomplished that first step! (more…)

3 Tips for a Better Heating Experience

Monday, November 30th, 2020

freezing-womanThere are certain areas of the country where homeowners only have to run their heaters occasionally. This is obviously not the case with heating in New Hampshire. You run your heater almost nonstop throughout the long, tough heating season. And you need to know for certain that it will be there for you when you need it most. That’s why we’ve put together some simple tips for ensuring a better heating experience.

These tips won’t just help you heat your home more effectively and reliably. They’ll help you to heat your home more efficiently, as well. With winters as long and cold as ours, the last thing you want is an inefficient heater driving up your energy costs! Save money, live more comfortably, and enjoy the heating performance that we know you deserve!

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Repair Your Heater to Save $$$

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

cold-on-couchSave money? By scheduling a service that costs money? What are these people talking about?  

No, we are not going to come out and repair your heater for free. But removing the cost of the repair is not what we’re talking about when we’re talking about how repairs save you money. We’re talking about the many benefits that prompt repairs offer that save you money.

What it all boils down to is this. If you think that riding it out for a while, putting that repair you think you might need on the backburner, is the way to save money—you are absolutely incorrect. In fact, all you are doing is making the need for a more expensive heating repair in Ludlow, VT, more likely.

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