Posts Tagged ‘heat’

How Ductless Heating Benefits Homeowners

Monday, November 4th, 2019

ductless-technicianIf you are considering the installation or replacement of a heater in Bellows Falls, VT, then you should definitely give a ductless mini split some thought. Sure, lots of homes in our area stand by their furnaces, boilers, and even wood or pellet stoves, but who’s to say that something a bit newer in design isn’t exactly what you’re looking for. After all, you’ll simply never know what it is that you’re missing out on if you fail to explore your options!

In today’s post, we’ll be digging a bit further into how ductless heating actually works, and how its design and operation can benefit homeowners. Is this the right heating system for every home?  No—but then, there is no single heater that can claim to be! After all, if there were any singular heater that best suited every home, you wouldn’t have so many different options demanding your attention! Be sure to contact us when you need heating services of any kind. (more…)

Keep Your Heating Costs in Check This Winter

Monday, October 21st, 2019

don't-forgetWhen you live in the Southern Vermont or New Hampshire areas, you know what’s ahead of you when winter starts to settle in. You’re going to be up early shoveling out the cars. You’re going to be driving home in the dark after work, as days get increasingly shorter. And you’re going to be running your heater a whole lot. It’s that last point that we want to talk about today.

We’re not going to offer to chauffeur you around or shovel out your vehicles, but we can help to keep your heating costs manageable. There are a few things that we can do, and a few tips that we can share to help you maximize savings. And no, don’t worry. We’re not going to suggest that you reign things in at the thermostat and trade off your comfort for energy savings. Keep this information in mind, and reach out to our heating professionals with any questions that you may have.

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Get Your Heater Back in Shape!

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

heating-technicianThere are obviously parts of the country that are still pretty warm right now.  New Hampshire obviously isn’t located in one of those parts. Sure, we’ve got some warm weather to come, but anyone can tell that the hottest days of the year are firmly behind us. And any can also tell that the coldest nights of the year are getting closer! Is your heater ready to ensure that your home is warm and cozy throughout the winter season?

The only way that you can really count on your heater, no matter how cold it may be outside, is if you do everything in your power to keep that heater in the best working condition possible. That’s where our technicians come in. When you work with our team, your heater will get the attention that it needs to truly excel in its operation. Let us know if you have any concerns, and let our pros handle your HVAC services in New Hampshire.

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

Monday, March 11th, 2019
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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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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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Forced Air Heaters Need Fresh Filters

Monday, October 8th, 2018

cold-couple-couchThis summer may have felt like a long one at points, but it is time once again to turn our attention turn our heaters here in Vermont. And if you use a forced air heating system in your home, such as a furnace or an air-source heat pump, then you need to make sure that you have a fresh air filter in place. The last thing that you want is to face problems with your home heating experience due to keeping a dirty filter in your heater.

While most heating maintenance in Southern Vermont is going to require the skill and expertise that only trained professionals can offer,  that doesn’t mean that this simple maintenance step should go unfulfilled. Simple does mean inconsequential in this instance, and the fact is that changing your air filter regularly is the best possible thing that you can do for your heater on your own. So read on, keep your filter in mind, and make sure that you’re able to live warm and comfortably this winter. (more…)

Feel That Chill? Time for Heating Maintenance!

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

working-on-furnaceHere in Southern Vermont, the cool (and outright cold!) weather can come a lot early than it does in other parts of the country. While we enjoyed—or at least tolerated—some very hot weather this past summer season, you’ll notice that those humid, 80+ degree days have fallen off of the forecast now. It happens every year,  after all. You know what else should happen every year, right around this time?

Your heating tune-up in Ludlow!

Chances are that, if you’ve been in this part of the country for any amount of time, you already know how vital a great heating system really is. What you may be hesitant to believe, however, is just how important of a role heating maintenance plays in keeping great systems,  well, great! That is what we are going to talk about today, so take these tips to heart and remember to schedule your heating tune-up with the professional heating technicians on our team. (more…)

How Prompt Heating Repairs Benefit You

Monday, February 12th, 2018

snowy-streetIt’s only mid-February, and Vermonters know that this means there is still a lot more winter ahead of us—though some of us may actually prefer the snow on the ground to the looming emergence of mud season. What does this mean for our heating systems? Well, that there is still a lot more work ahead of them. It may be tempting to turn a blind eye to heating problems when we’re creeping up, however slowly, on the Spring season.

That’s just not a risk that we can take around here, though. No matter how minor a problem with your heater may seem right now, there is plenty of time ahead for that “minor” problem to take a serious toll on your system. Scheduling prompt heating repair in Springfield, VT is always going to be your best bet. Here are some of the benefits that you have to consider in doing so.  Contact a member of our team should heating problems arise.

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Heating Showdown: Forced Air vs. Radiant

Monday, January 29th, 2018

dog-under-blanketWe’re creeping up on February, and you know what that means! Um, a lot more cold weather and winter scenery to come. Hopefully, your heater is hanging in there and giving you the support you need so far this season. If you are thinking about replacing your heating system once this winter is past, or if you need a new heater for a new property that you’ve got going up, chances are you are looking at both forced air and radiant heating options.

You cannot afford to take any chances when it comes to heating in New Hampshire, so the pros on our staff have some tips to help you determine which system is right for you. Remember, there is no single heater that is going to be ideal for every home or for every homeowner. You need to do some homework, and definitely ask questions as they come up. This is a major investment, and the heating system that you choose really needs to rise to the occasion in this area.

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Your Furnace Needs a Fresh Filter

Monday, January 1st, 2018

air-filterThe winter solstice may have just passed, but it has felt like winter in our area for quite a while, now. You have no doubt been running your furnace for some time already, and we certainly hope that you remembered to schedule professional heating maintenance in New Hampshire this year. If not, there is no way that you can expect your furnace to function at peak performance and efficiency levels. There is also one very important maintenance task that you should be handling on your own.

That is changing the air filter that your furnace uses regularly. Typically, you’ll need to do this once every 1-3 months. There are many factors that influence the need for changing a filter, though, so that is really just a basic guideline. The best way to figure out if the time has come to replace your filter is simply to check in on its condition from time to time. But how does a dirty air filter really affect a furnace? And is it really that big of a deal?

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