Posts Tagged ‘Ludlow’

Don’t Forget About Your Heater’s Filter!

Monday, November 18th, 2019

filterWhen you live in Vermont, you have to deal with the winter season.  It’s coming around each and every year,  and when it comes around, it can really stick around. But you don’t need us to tell you that our winters can be pretty intense. What you might need reminding of, though, is one of the most effective ways in which you can set your forced air heater up for success. That is by changing the air filter as needed. What does “as needed” mean in this case?

Well, typically, it means every 1-3 months.  That’s not a hard and fast rule, as some homes will require changes more frequently. However, no home should really push it beyond that 3 month mark. Why is changing the filter so important? That’s the focus of today’s post, so just keep reading to learn more. Suffice to say, it has major implications for your heater in Ludlow. Don’t put this critical system at risk.

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Protect Your Home and Your Family with a Generator

Monday, October 7th, 2019

generatorIt’s just barely October, and not all of you are going to want to hear this, but—winter is on its way. Winters in Vermont can be beautiful, but they are also a lot of hard work and they can be quite stressful at times. If you ask us, it pays to take any measures possible to reduce that stress in any way possible. One recommendation that we cannot make strongly enough is that you take advantage of a whole-house generator.

A whole-house generator works much the same as a portable generator in principle, but on a much larger scale. While portable generators are great for power radios and other equipment for camping trips or tailgating events, they are not going to power your entire home when the power goes out due to winter storms. A whole-house generator can do just that, though. Or, at least, it can when it is properly installed and serviced. To ensure that this is the case, schedule your whole-house generator services with our electricians in Ludlow, VT.

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Are You Ready for a New AC Experience?

Monday, 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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A Short Cycling Heater Is Not “Good Enough”

Monday, 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. (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…)

The Mysterious Case of the Flickering Light

Monday, August 13th, 2018

CFL-bulbDo you spend your nights reading in the low, flickering light of an oil lantern? If so, you have some antiquated tastes. There’s nothing wrong with that,  though. What there is something wrong with is sitting in the low, flickering light of—your indoor lighting system. If you use electric lighting in your home, which we’ll go ahead and assume is the case,  then you should be enjoying even, consistent light throughout your home. If your lights are flickering,  then you have a problem.

Is every case of a flickering light going to wind up being something very serious? No. Is every case of a flickering light potentially serious and deserving of prompt attention? Absolutely, yes. Today,  we are going to give you some tips about why your lights may be flickering, what you may be able to do in order to resolve the problem, and when you should contact our professional electricians in Ludlow, VT. The last thing that you want is to avoid this “minor” problem, only to discover the hard way that it was a lot more serious than you thought. (more…)

Sure Signs That Your AC Is In Trouble

Monday, 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.  (more…)

Keeping Cooling Costs Down This Summer

Monday, 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. (more…)

Why Does My Heater Keep Shutting Down?

Monday, December 18th, 2017

chilly-couple-on-couchDecember is somehow already nearly halfway over. We’ve got a lot of the heating season left to go, though, and this being Vermont means that the cold weather is going to be pretty severe for the foreseeable future. If you hope to make it through the heating season in true comfort—or anything even resembling it—then you really need your heater to be firing on all cylinders. The fact that your heater is generating heat does not necessarily mean that it is doing so in the proper manner.

One question that we get from concerned homeowners now and again is why their heaters seem to be running in short bursts. The system starts up, but stays on only briefly before shutting back down again. While this may seem at first to be something of an odd quirk, the fact is that any problems with your heater have the potential to seriously disrupt your comfort. This particular problem is called short cycling, and it can definitely spell trouble for your heater in Ludlow, VT.

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Is a Furnace the Right Heater for Me?

Monday, August 28th, 2017

opening-furnace-cabinetFor many homeowners, August is one of the months that hits the old air conditioner the hardest. In this part of Vermont, though, it is when you start to feel the night air chill back down, a sign of autumn just waiting to make its triumphant return. We are just about at the end of August as it is, and that means that it is probably time to start really thinking about your home heating system. This is especially true if you are going to need a brand new heater installed this year.

If so, we recommend that you consider the installation of a furnace in your home. We offer a number of fine oil-fired furnaces for you to choose from, including those from trusted manufacturers such as Thermo Pride and Olsen-Airco. A furnace is a fine fit for many homes and can satisfy the user preferences of many homeowners. However, it is important to remember that there is no single furnace that is perfect for everyone. Read on for more information and feel free to contact us with any questions that you have regarding the use of a furnace in Ludlow, VT. (more…)