Don’t Overlook Potential Air Conditioning Problems

May 20th, 2019

AC-technicianOkay, you’ve got your air conditioner all tuned-up for the upcoming cooling season. Maybe you even replaced an old AC with a brand new, more efficient model. Should be smooth sailing from here, right?

Well, not necessarily.

We’re not the gloom and doom type, mind you, but we are realistic. We’ve been in this industry for many years, and the fact is that air conditioning problems are inevitable. The key to a successful AC experience isn’t to avoid problems entirely, but to address them promptly when they do develop.

That means that you need to know what to look (and listen, and feel!) for. Here are some tips to help you spot problems early on. Continue Reading

Are You Frequently Tripping Circuit Breakers?

May 6th, 2019

working-on-breaker-panelIf you’ve ever worked with us before, then you know that we take the comfort of our clients very seriously.  That is why we offer such a wide range of HVAC systems and services. However, we also take your safety seriously.  That is why we strongly suggest that you leave any electrical services in Springfield, VT, to the pros on our team. Electricity is an incredible resource, but it can be dangerous if not properly used in and distributed throughout your home.

One sign that something might be wrong with your electrical system in a broad sense is the need for frequent trips to the breaker panel. If you find yourself going down to the basement or into the utility closet to reset breakers with increasing regularity, then now is the time to act. It may be an issue with a very simple fix right now, but it could devolve into a more complex—and potentially dangerous—situation if you give it enough time. Continue Reading

Can Ductless Air Conditioning Save Me Money?

April 22nd, 2019

ductless-acThe short answer to the question asked in this title is yes, it can! In fact, energy savings—which translate to money savings—are among the greatest benefits that ductless mini splits in Bellows Falls have to offer. Does this mean that spending your money on a ductless mini split is definitely going to save you money? No, because even a great system won’t impress if you fail to schedule that system’s installation and ongoing services with trained, qualified professionals.

Fortunately for you, you’ll never have to worry about a shoddy installation or subpar service quality when you work with the ductless mini split pros on our team. We service and install the finest systems from some of the most trusted brands in the industry. So read on, consider your air conditioning goals, and let us know if you think that going ductless is the right choice for your home. And keep these benefits in mind when making your choice! Continue Reading

Are You Ready for a New AC Experience?

April 8th, 2019

thermometer-in-the-redLook, we know that the temperatures outside are still pretty far from warm, let alone the level of heat that would require your conditioning system’s service. Compared to even just a week or two ago, though, it’s clear that temperatures are on the upswing. Don’t wait much longer to take stock of your air conditioning system. In our last post, we talked about getting your home ready for the cooling season. What we didn’t touch upon was potentially replacing your AC.

Tuning up your existing air conditioning system in Ludlow is definitely a must if you plan on running that air conditioner for even just one more year. If you’re not certain that this is your plan, though, then it is definitely time to start thinking about your replacement. Don’t wait until it’s the hottest time of the year and your system has broken down before doing so. You’ll run the risk of fighting for an appointment during the busiest time of the year!

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Prepping Your Home for the Air Conditioning Season

March 25th, 2019

father-son-picnicHave these people left the house recentlyyou may be asking yourself. It’s going to be a good while before I’m ready to start running my air conditioning system. Of course, we realize that you’re not going to be firing up your air conditioner to cool your home in the next few days or even the next few weeks. But that’s the entire point. You want to get your air conditioner ready before you’re ready to start using it.

It’s not all about your air conditioner, though. It’s also about your home and some parts of the air conditioning system that extends beyond the AC unit itself. Today, we’re going to give you a brief rundown of such matters that will help you to get your home ready for the warmer days ahead. And don’t worry, they’re definitely coming! It won’t be long before your ready for our AC services in Charlestown. When you are, you can count on our technicians. Continue Reading

Spring Is Coming—but Heating Repairs Can’t Wait!

March 11th, 2019
spring

Don’t let thoughts of spring lull you into a false sense of heater security!

Okay, so we are going to have to make another slog through mud season before spring arrives. Still, it feels close, doesn’t it? Especially after this winter? It’ll be so nice to put the shovels away! To get rid of the lingering salt and sand! To shut off the heater for the—well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Even clear and sunny days, even those this close to spring, can come with some very cold temperatures around here.

The fact of the matter is that you’re going to need your heater for a bit longer.  And that means that you need your heater to be functioning properly for a bit longer. And that means that you cannot afford to turn a blind eye to any problems with your home heating system, even if it is getting pretty late in the heating season. Any and all heating repairs in Southern Vermont need to be handled swiftly, regardless of the date!

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Replacing Your Heater? Consider a Heat Pump!

February 25th, 2019

couple-by-fireChances are that you are ready for winter to be over at this point. It doesn’t matter if you like skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, etc. Sometimes, enough is enough. And for many, this winter has been enough! The good news is that the worst of the winter weather is likely behind us. That doesn’t mean that there’s not still plenty of cold weather to come before mud season gets underway, though. You need to keep your heater in the rotation for the time being.

Now, that being said, you may want to start looking forward toward a heating replacement. And if you’re thinking about replacing your heater in Woodstock, VT, then you should definitely be thinking about using a heat pump in the future. Heat pumps have come a long way over the years, and they are more viable than ever in even very cold climates. If you’re not certain how a heat pump works, or if you can really trust one to handle the cold in this part of the country, then this blog’s for you! Continue Reading

The Pros and Cons of Going Ductless

February 11th, 2019

ductlessThe benefits of a ductless mini-split heat pump are pretty astounding. So why are furnaces and central air conditioners still more popular in our country?

One factor is because most homes already have duct systems in place. It makes more sense economically to just keep using ducted units.

However, making the leap to ductless comes with several benefits. For the right homeowner, ductless could be what they’ve needed all along. Going ductless in Southern Vermont, VT isn’t always the perfect solution either, of course, so we’ll help you weigh it out with some of the pros and cons.

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Furnace Problems: What Are Some Red Flags?

January 28th, 2019

dog-blanketWe took a beating with a heavy snowstorm just this past week, and the frigid temperatures that followed prove once again just how reliant we really are on our home heating systems here in Southern Vermont. If you have any concerns at all about your heater, including your furnace in Bellows Falls or the surrounding area, then you really do need to take prompt action. The longer that you wait to schedule any necessary furnace repairs, the worse off your system is likely to be.

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, then you’ve certainly seen us address this topic before. It is one that we like to come back to from time to time, though, because you never know when problems with your furnace are going to strike! And, frankly, it is easy to “forget” what you’ve read previously when the time comes to really apply the situation. Scheduling immediately furnace repair may not be “convenient,” but it is much more convenient than scheduling emergency repairs when your system breaks down!

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A Short Cycling Heater Is Not “Good Enough”

January 14th, 2019

just-right-temperatureThere are areas in this country where the heating system is not nearly as important as the air conditioner. Even in those areas with consistently cool weather in the winter season, the heater is not always a top priority. It can be easy to overlook issues with one’s heater as attention is diverted to more pressing matters. Here in Vermont and throughout the northeast, of course, few matters are more pressing than heating issues during a frigid winter cold snap.

Even so, some people do seem to take a “good enough” attitude when it comes to their home heating systems. Don’t fall into this trap! If your heater in Southern Vermont is not functioning properly in any way, you may be on the precipice of a slippery slope. Once you start sliding down that slope, it can be extremely difficult to stop the descent. Work with our team to have any necessary heating repairs in Ludlow completed as soon as possible. Continue Reading