The High Cost of “Minor” AC Problems

July 16th, 2018

man-with-fanWe have already suffered through some pretty serious heat this summer. Hopefully, your air conditioner was able to pick up the slack and provide you with the great air conditioning performance that you deserve. If not, remember that our technicians are always here to help. At some point, you are going to need air conditioning repair in New Hampshire. When you do, don’t wait for problems to get worse and worse before scheduling service!

The key to protecting your air conditioner as well as the comfort that it should bring into your home is to schedule any necessary air conditioning repair services as they are needed—not once they are causing “serious” problems. Why? Because any problem with your air conditioning system is a serious problem! It doesn’t need to be an issue that immediately leads to a breakdown to warrant your immediate attention. Here are some of the risks that you’re taking by ignoring such issues with your AC.

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Sure Signs That Your AC Is In Trouble

July 2nd, 2018

AC-toolsThe heat of summer may really take its sweet time hitting us up here in Vermont, but it does arrive each and every year. When it does, you need to make sure that your air conditioner is ready to tackle it head-on. Investing in a great air conditioning system from a trusted manufacturer and having that system tuned up on an annual basis will help to ensure that your system is in great working condition. No AC is ever truly 100% reliable, though.

If and when trouble develops with your air conditioner, you want to contact our Ludlow, VT air conditioning repair professionals immediately. The longer that you wait to do so, the worse off your air conditioner is likely to be. So today, we want to share with you some sure signs of trouble that mean your AC is most likely in need of repairs. Let us know immediately if you spot them in your home.  Continue Reading

Keeping Cooling Costs Down This Summer

June 18th, 2018

AC-moneyWhile the cold of the winter season may attract the most attention weather-wise here in Southern Vermont, the fact is that the heat of summer is no slouch, either. If you are serious about living comfortably all year long, then your air conditioner is every bit as important as your home heating system! Of course, getting a dependable and effective performance out of your air conditioning system is not really enough. You also want an affordable performance, as well.

Now, you may be thinking great, this is where they start telling me about how they’ve got a great new system with my name on it. Well, no. If you are in the market for a new, high-efficiency air conditioning system, then you can certainly count on us to help you find the right one for your home and to install it properly for you. Today’s post, however, is about some simple ways in which you can help to improve cooling efficiency. After all, not everyone can afford a brand new AC in Ludlow, VT. Continue Reading

Is This It? Time for a New AC?

June 4th, 2018

AC-toolsWe had another bitterly cold winter here in Vermont and, to be frank, spring was no, well, spring picnic, either. Now that things are warming up a bit and the sun’s rays are hitting us more and more, it is time to start thinking about your air conditioning system. No, you may not be running your air conditioner yet, but the time will be here soon enough. When it does arrive, will your air conditioner be ready to step up to the plate?

If you are mulling over an air conditioning replacement in Woodstock, VT, you definitely shouldn’t be rushing through the decision making process. That being said, you also really don’t want to wait too long before deciding if this really is the year for a replacement. After all, waiting for your system to break down entirely is likely going to result in a breakdown just when you need it most! Here are a few tips to help you decide if it’s time for a replacement.

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Get Your AC Tune-Up Out of the Way Now!

May 21st, 2018

AC-manifoldThere are plenty of places in the country where residents’ air conditioners have already been going strong this year. Obviously, this is not the case here in Vermont. Don’t be fooled by yet another finicky spring season, though. The heat of summer is drawing nearer with each passing minute, and you are going to be starting that cooling system up before much longer. If you ask us, it only makes sense that you should get it back into fighting shape ASAP.

How do you do that? It’s very simple on your end, actually. You need only pick up your phone and dial our number. We are here to provide you with a thorough and effect AC tune-up in Springfield, VT and the surrounding areas. We also want to note that yes, there are plenty of very handy and self-reliant homeowners in our area. A responsible homeowner is one that knows his or her limitations, though. When it comes to routine air conditioning maintenance, the job should always be handled by experienced professionals.

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Do I Need GFCI Outlets?

May 7th, 2018

GFCI-outletWhile there are many handy homeowners out there, the fact remains that there are still plenty of jobs that must be completed by trained, professional electricians in Acworth, NH. Case in point, the installation of new outlets in a new home or in those homes that are ready for an upgrade. One important question, in such instances, is which type of outlet should be used. If you think that all outlets are the same, then you are obviously not familiar with GFCI outlets—though chances are that you have seen an, in all likelihood, used them previously.

GFCI outlets provide a bit of extra protection from the potential dangers that are inherent with the use of electricity. Now, modern electrical systems are typically very safe for people to use, and that is precisely the point. If you think that you don’t need something like GFCI outlets because your system is already safe, well: it’s safe precisely due to such technologies. So read on, and let us know if you are ready to upgrade your outlets.

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Does My AC Have a Refrigerant Leak?

April 23rd, 2018

hello-summerNew Hampshire may garner more outsider attention for reports of our brutal winters than we do for the heat of our summer seasons, but that does not mean that we don’t have to worry about uncomfortably hot days when summer does arrive. Once the season gets underway, you’ll be reminded right away of the fact that your air conditioning system is every bit as important as your home heating system is. With that in mind, it should be clear that any problems with your air conditioning system really must be resolved promptly.

Some problems are fairly easy to spot. Some are not. One of the trickiest to spot also happens to be one of the more serious problems that you can encounter. That is a refrigerant leak. If your air conditioning system is leaking refrigerant, you can count on a number of potentially serious issues to develop. That is why we want to help you learn to spot signs of a refrigerant leak in your home cooling system. If you suspect a problem, contact us for air conditioning repair in Alstead, NH. Continue Reading

Common Signs of Water Leaks

April 9th, 2018

pipe-wrenchWe wish that we could tell you that there is a way in which you can completely avoid the risk of water leaks in your plumbing system. Unfortunately, this is just not the case. In fact, chances are that you will encounter a water leak of some kind at some point. There are a lot of pipes in your home, and even those made of the best materials and have been expertly installed will not last forever. This brings us to an important question—how do you know if you have a water leak?

Learning to spot the signs of a water leak early on can really help you to avoid serious damage to your home. Like we said, there are a lot of pipes in your plumbing system. There are also a lot of pipes that you cannot see in your plumbing system. It is not as simple as just giving your pipes a visual inspection from time to time. Protect your plumbing in Acworth, NH by being on the lookout for signs that your system has sprung a leak.

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Causes of Lighting Problems

March 26th, 2018

light-bulbWhile enterprising homeowners will no doubt identify many jobs that they can handle for themselves around the house, the fact of the matter is that there are also many jobs that demand the skill and expertise that only trained professionals can offer. Pretty much any electrical problem that you may encounter in your home, for instance, will necessitate that you work with a professional electrician in New Hampshire. What types of problems may lead you to contact a member of our electrical service team?

There are quite a few, but perhaps the most obvious sign of problems with an electrical system is an issue with your lights. Lighting problems are fairly common and, in most cases, they are actually quite simple for a professional electrician to resolve—emphasis on the “professional electrician” there. If you notice that anything is off about your lights—like them remaining off when you need them to be on!—then pick up the phone and give us a call.

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Plumbing FAQ: Do I have a Gas Leak?

March 12th, 2018

gas-burnersGenerally speaking, the use of natural gas is quite safe in this day and age. We have the materials and the techniques to ensure that gas is delivered to your home and its appliances safely, and that it is combusted properly. As is the case with any plumbing system, however, there is the potential for something to go wrong with your natural gas delivery or combustion systems. Should this happen, you really need to act fast to have the problem resolved.

Natural gas, like all combustible fuels, can be dangerous if it is not used properly every step of the way on your property. When you schedule any plumbing services in New Hampshire—and yes, natural gas piping requires a qualified plumber—you need to know that you are working with trained professionals. Working with us guarantees that. Your safety and complete satisfaction are our top priorities. So let’s take a look at some warning signs that you’ve run into a gas leak.

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