Posts Tagged ‘Bellows Falls’

Furnace Problems: What Are Some Red Flags?

Monday, 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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What Are the Benefits of Using a Boiler?

Monday, December 17th, 2018

question-markIt’s a little late in the game to be having a new heater installed around here. The cold of winter came pretty early this year, and it doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. So, hopefully, you’ve already got yourself a great heater installed in your home. If your existing heater is giving you trouble, though, or if you’re just planning ahead to a replacement come springtime, this may be the post you’ve been waiting for. Don’t rush the decision-making process.

If you’re serious about replacing your heater, or if you’re deciding on a new system for a new home that you’ll be breaking ground on when the ground is breakable once more, a boiler in Bellows Falls may be just what you’re after. Boilers are the very definition of an “oldie but a goody”. Read on to learn more about the many benefits that you’ll enjoy when you choose to heat your home with a boiler—and leave its installation and service to us!

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Ice on My Heat Pump: Should I Be Concerned?

Monday, November 19th, 2018

iciclesMaybe. We apologize for not giving a solid answer right off the bat, but the fact is that giving a solid answer would require a lot more information. The reason? There are a few different potential causes of ice developing on a heat pump. It may not always be a major issue, but it certainly can be. The fact that it may be a problem with a relatively simple solution should not lull you into a false sense of security.

When it comes to your heater in Bellows Falls, VT, you always want to know that it is functioning properly. Even “minor” issues can lead to serious problems when you experience winters as cold as ours. Heat pump technology has come a long way over the years but, like any other technology, it has its limitations. You’re going to need repairs at some point. When that time comes, you can always count on our heating technicians to get your system back on track.

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Replacing Your Heater This Year?

Monday, August 14th, 2017

house-in-winterAnother humid and wet summer is nearly behind us here in Vermont, and you know what that means. Soon enough, you are going to shut down your AC for the last time of the year and flip on the heat instead. Were you 100% satisfied with the overall performance of your home heating system this past winter? Have you been thinking about replacing your heater with a newer model? If so, now is definitely the time to start thinking about it more seriously.

The last thing that you want to do is wait long enough for the chill of the season to set in before your new heater is in place. When that happens, some homeowners convince themselves that their existing heaters can handle just one more heating season. These very homeowners tend to be the ones that wind up calling us for emergency repairs or even replacements, just when they need their heaters in Bellows Falls, VT the most.  (more…)

How Fresh Is Your Air Conditioning Filter?

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

man-with-filterHopefully the answer to the question posed in the title of this post is “as clean as it needs to be.” If you have explored this blog or our website, you know that we do not advocate for DIY services when it comes to your HVAC systems. This includes the routine air conditioning maintenance that your system will need to excel in its operation and to function at peak efficiency levels. While the vast majority of your air conditioning maintenance should be left to trained professionals, there is one important task to handle on your own.

This is to keep a fresh air filter in your air conditioner in Bellows Falls, VT. This may sound like a minor point of consideration to you, but trust us. If you fail to keep a fresh filter in your air conditioning system, your air conditioner is going to fail you in a number of ways. The effects may not be instant, and your system may not break down entirely just because you missed a single filter change. Over time, though, you can expect to encounter various problems.

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Is This the Year to Replace Your Heater?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Heaters see a lot of action in this part of the country. If your heater seems to be struggling its way through this winter season so far, you may want to start thinking about replacing your heater in Bellows Falls before embarking on another. The last thing that you want to do is to wait for your heater to completely break down before replacing it.

Keep the following points of consideration in mind, and contact us if you think the time is right for a heating replacement. Spring will be here soon enough, and if your heater will make it through the remainder of the winter, we can get a new one in place when the weather warms up. Consider your options, and contact us with any questions that you may have.

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Now Is a Good Time to Replace That Sump Pump

Monday, December 5th, 2016

With winter rapidly approaching and the first few snowfalls already behind us, many homeowners are thinking more and more about their heating systems. We are happy to handle all of your heating services for you, of course, but there are other systems in your home that you cannot afford to ignore. Your plumbing system, for one. (more…)

Don’t Sabotage Your Heater! Common Heating Mistakes

Monday, October 31st, 2016

While using a home heating system may seem very straightforward, there are actually some pretty common mistakes made that can hinder any heater’s overall performance. Our winter weather in this area is far too extreme to take any chances with your heater. This season is expected to be a doozy, so make sure that you are making these common mistakes with your heater in Bellows Falls, VT. (more…)

Can a Tankless Water Heater Get the Job Done?

Monday, September 26th, 2016

While many of us will immediately envision an upright tank water heater when we picture the appliance, there are many variations and designs available to homeowners seeking water heaters for their homes these days. Some, such as hybrid water heaters, use new technology but still employ a storage tank. Others, like the aptly named tankless water heater, us not tank at all.

Change can be intimidating, but the fact of the matter is that many homeowners can benefit greatly from the use of a tankless water heater. Of course, there is no single water heater that is best for every home or homeowner. Consider the following, and let us know if you decide that you’d like to use a tankless water heater in Bellows Falls, VT. (more…)

Schedule an Energy Assessment Before Winter Arrives

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

You are probably still enjoying your trips to our many lakes, rivers, and streams just now, but summer is definitely going to be drawing to a close before long. Soon enough we’ll be seeing the leaves turn, and we’ll be revving up our heaters in place of our air conditioners before you know it. If you want to heat your home efficiently this winter, scheduling an energy assessment before turning your heater on is a good idea.

With a professional energy assessment in Bellows Falls, you’ll have the information that you need in order to prepare your home for an efficient heating season. A thorough energy assessment is not something that you can hope to complete on your own, so make sure that it’s our number you dial. We’ll determine what issues are present and we can resolve them for you effectively.  (more…)