Posts Tagged ‘Ludlow’

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…)

Why Is My AC Leaking Water?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

woman-with-fanWell that’s strange, you think as you step in a puddle surrounding your air conditioning system. It appears that my air conditioner has sprung a leak. Never seen that before. While you are not hallucinating or imagining the fact that there is water surrounding your indoor AC unit, the fact is that your air conditioner does not actually use water in its cooling process. If the system does not contain water, though, where is it coming from? Has a pipe sprung a leak, with the water pooling around the AC?

Not necessarily. You see, while the AC does not actually have water in it to leak, exactly, it may still be the source of this water. Confused enough yet? Then you are lucky that we are here. Today, we’ll explore a few reasons as to why your air conditioner in Ludlow, VT may appear to leak, as well as discuss why it may be a cause for considerable concern.  (more…)

Can I Save Money with a Ductless Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 8th, 2017

ductless-blower-and-remoteChances are that the answer to the question posed in the title of this blog is “yes.” Ductless mini splits are a great option for homeowners looking to cool their homes in a more efficient and affordable manner. In fact, ductless mini splits can save you money in quite a few ways, three of which we will discuss below. Just remember that a ductless mini split, like any other air conditioner, is only going to function as efficiently, effectively, and reliably as possible if it is expertly installed by trained technicians. We’ll make sure that this is the case.

Also remember that these systems should be considered an investment. When shopping around for a new air conditioning system, you will notice that ductless mini splits are priced higher than traditional split central air conditioners are. With the long term savings that a ductless mini split in Ludlow, VT allows for, though, you can recoup that initial expense and save real money over the years.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth the Investment?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

We are not out of winter’s cold grasp just yet. While the coldest weather of the year may be behind us, Vermonters know that the official start of spring doesn’t necessarily mean warmer temperatures right away. We also know that we’ve got to get through mud season before we can start enjoying summer weather, and with our decent amount of snowfall this year, it will likely be a muddy one indeed. That all being said, you’re probably looking forward to giving your heater a rest already.

Well, the heating season may be winding down, and you can certainly start thinking about your AC tune-up, but the fact is that the cooling season is still a way off. If you’re looking for a project to fill the gap, you may want to think about replacing your water heater this year. If you’ve not been impressed with yours, or if it struggled to meet your hot water demand this winter, just let us know. We can install a new one for you, and we encourage you to consider a tankless water heater in Ludlow, VT. (more…)

Why Is Dry Air Such a Serious Concern?

Monday, January 30th, 2017

sitting-by-the-fireBecause Vermont winters can be so cold and snowy, some homeowners think only of their heating systems when it comes to living comfortably during the winter season. While your heater is obviously incredibly important to your overall comfort — and even to your safety — temperature control is not the only factor to consider. You should also keep the humidity level in your home in mind. Chances are that it is lower than it should be these days.

Cold air does not retain moisture the way that warm air does. Because of this, we start off with less humidity in the air during the winter months than we do when it is warm out. While your heater won’t actively dry out the air the way that your air conditioner can, you are already working at a deficit. Failure to add more moisture to the air as needed can have a number of negative consequences. This is why you may choose to use a whole-house humidifier in Ludlow, VT.

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