Posts Tagged ‘Ludlow’

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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Heating Repairs: 3 Signs of Trouble

Monday, December 19th, 2016

When you live somewhere like Vermont or New Hampshire, a great heating system is not a luxury. It is a necessity. With all of the hard work that your heater is doing over the course of the heating season, it only stands to reason that it is going to get a bit worn out from time to time. The key to preventing any wear and tear on your system from doing serious, lasting damage is to schedule any necessary heating repairs in Ludlow, VT as soon as possible.

In order to do that, obviously, you need to learn to recognize the signs of trouble with your heater early on. The longer that you wait to schedule repairs, the worse off your heater is likely to be. Here are a few issues to look out for that can indicate the need for heating repairs.  (more…)

Don’t Forget to Keep a Fresh Filter in Your Heating System!

Monday, November 14th, 2016

The furnace is one of the most popular of all home heating systems. It is a forced air heating system, meaning that the furnace heats air directly, and then distributes that heated air throughout a home via a system of ductwork. A key component in this type of heating system is the air filter.

There are air filters that have high MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) ratings, and which are designed to protect and improve the indoor air quality in your home. The standard air filter in a furnace is not really there to serve this purpose, but to protect the components in the furnace themselves from dust and dirt buildup. A dirty air filter can seriously impede your furnace in Ludlow, VT. (more…)

Don’t Put Off Your Heating Replacement Any Longer

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Winter can come pretty early in Vermont, and we’re expecting a messier season than we had last year. If you are planning on getting a new heater in place before temperatures really start to drop, now is the time to act. Nighttime temperatures have already dropped to a point that has many homeowners throughout the area running their heaters, and it won’t be long before daytime temperatures follow suit.

A heating replacement in Ludlow, VT is not a service that you should rush into, though. Consider your options carefully before deciding upon which heating system is right for you. If you are on the fence about replacing your heater, here are a few considerations to keep in mind.

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Why Does My Furnace Smell Strange?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The heat of summer may be stubbornly sticking around into September this year, but we Vermonters know that the time is coming when temperatures will plummet. When they do, your heating system needs to operate flawlessly in order to heat your home effectively and reliably. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not realize that there is a problem of any kind with their home heating systems until they really need them.

One issue that you may notice with your furnace is a strange odor when you fire it up for the year. There are a few potential causes of this problem. Read on, and let us know if you suspect the need for any furnace services in Ludlow, VT.

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Is it too Early to Schedule Heating Maintenance?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Absolutely not. So long as you schedule heating maintenance annually, it really doesn’t matter much what time of year you do so. In fact, scheduling your heating maintenance before the weather actually starts to cool off is advisable for a few reasons. Heating technicians are not going to be busy with many service calls, as they will be when people start to need their heaters. Plus, you won’t have to worry about winter coming early when your system is already tuned up. Read on, and remember to schedule your heating maintenance in Ludlow, VT with a member of our staff.

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How Often Should I Be Adding Refrigerant to My Air Conditioning System?

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

If you are wondering if you should be adding refrigerant to your whole-house cooling system, the answer is no. Never. Air conditioning systems don’t consume refrigerant the way that a car consumes gasoline. Instead, the refrigerant is — or should be — held in a closed loop system. It is not burned up or otherwise used by the AC, and it should have no means of escape from the refrigerant loop.

This isn’t always the case, of course, and you may indeed encounter low refrigerant levels at some point. If and when you do, you just need to dial our number to have the problem resolved. We’ll get to the root of the issue, completing any necessary air conditioning repairs in Ludlow, VT. (more…)

3 Reasons to Consider Replacing Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Things have really warmed up around here in the past few weeks. You’ve most likely been running your air conditioner with increased frequency in order to enjoy the cool, comfortable environment that you demand in your home. Have you noticed any issues with your air conditioner’s performance when doing so? Have you been toying with the idea of replacing your air conditioner for a season or two? It is best to complete an air conditioning replacement prior to the complete breakdown of your system, so we recommend that you contact us if you have any concerns or replacement plans. We’ll make sure that your AC replacement in Ludlow, VT is a complete success. (more…)