Posts Tagged ‘Ludlow’

Repair Your Heater to Save $$$

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

cold-on-couchSave money? By scheduling a service that costs money? What are these people talking about?  

No, we are not going to come out and repair your heater for free. But removing the cost of the repair is not what we’re talking about when we’re talking about how repairs save you money. We’re talking about the many benefits that prompt repairs offer that save you money.

What it all boils down to is this. If you think that riding it out for a while, putting that repair you think you might need on the backburner, is the way to save money—you are absolutely incorrect. In fact, all you are doing is making the need for a more expensive heating repair in Ludlow, VT, more likely.

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Don’t Ignore These Signs of Plumbing Leaks

Monday, October 19th, 2020

burst-copper-pipePlumbing leaks are a major drag. There is no getting around that. There is also no getting around the fact that plumbing leaks can and do happen. You’re going to deal with them eventually. If you haven’t had to deal with any in your home yet, then you should consider yourself lucky. And with another Vermont winter coming in soon, additional problems like frozen pipes and rapid snowmelt flooding basements should be on everyone’s mind, too.

We’re not going to be all doom and gloom about these issues, though. Why? Because there is plenty that can alert you to the need for professional plumbing services in Ludlow, VT.  By the time you can actually see many plumbing leaks, you’ve probably missed out on some early warning signs that could have alerted you to the problem earlier on. Those warning signs are what we’re going to be focusing on in today’s post. Because of the amount of damage that water leaks can do, we strongly recommend that you schedule service at the first sign of trouble.

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What Causes Clogged Drains?

Monday, October 5th, 2020

water-flowing-down-a-drainWhen you need professional plumbing in Ludlow, VT who do you call? Hopefully, it’s our team! Especially if you have a stubbornly clogged drain.

“But wait,” you might wonder, “can’t I just tackle a clogged drain by myself?”

We know what you’re thinking–that you’ll just reach for that bottle of chemical, liquid drain cleaning solution you got from the hardware or grocery store. Unfortunately, these “solutions” can do more harm than good to your drain. This is because they’re highly caustic, and can actually eat away at the lining of your pipes, eventually leading to corrosion and leaks. The real solution to a clogged drain is professional service, whether our plumbers come out with a drain snake or hydro-jet for really stubborn backups.

But what if you could prevent clogs to begin with? You may be able to, as long as you understand what causes them to begin with. Read on to learn more!

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Major Benefits of Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, May 4th, 2020

AC-technicianFor reasons well beyond our understanding, there are still homeowners out there that fail to schedule professional air conditioning maintenance on an annual basis. Even more perplexing is the fact that they fail to do so when our technicians are here just waiting to ensure that they get the best that their air conditioners have to offer. Let us be blunt about this. Routine air conditioning maintenance is, without exception, the best thing that you can do for your air conditioner in Southern Vermont.

Now, we realize that you don’t necessarily need your air conditioning system just yet. However, we also know that homeowners too often wait longer than they should schedule routine maintenance, sometimes not even doing so until they realize that problems are brewing. Problem is, that’s when repairs are needed, not maintenance. Today, we’re going to share with you some examples of why you really cannot, should not, must not overlook the need for annual AC maintenance! (more…)

Why Work with Our Professional Electricians?

Monday, January 13th, 2020

outletThe age of information that we live in can be a wonderful thing. Think about this—when is the last time you had to pull over to look at a map with a tiny light in the car? Probably not recently. You just punch your destination into your smartphone and go along your way. With the amount of information that we have available to us at all times, though, comes some area for concern. For instance, some homeowners may convince themselves that a little online research qualifies them for, well—just about anything.

This, of course, is not true. Certainly not when it comes to servicing your own electrical system! No amount of online research will make you a qualified electrician! Fortunately for you, we have plenty of great electricians in Ludlow, VT, just waiting for your call. So don’t hesitate when you need electrical services of any kind. When you call upon our expertise, you can count on some outstanding benefits headed your way. (more…)

Protect Your Home with a Great Smoke Detector

Monday, December 30th, 2019

female-hands-opening-smoke-detector-to-change-batteryIt’s always best to expect the unexpected when you’re a homeowner. We know the entire process of preparing your home in every possible way can be quite overwhelming, but we’re always here to help. Today, we want to expound upon one incredibly important area of home protection—smoke detection.

You’re always going to need a great smoke detector in your home. You want to make sure that you have a top-of-the-line model, a smoke detector that’s hard-wired into your home, and the right team of professionals to perform the work. If you’re looking for a great electrician in Ludlow, VT, you can come to the professionals on our team. (more…)

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…)