Posts Tagged ‘New Hampshire’

Avoiding Clogged Drains in Your Home

Monday, July 30th, 2018

drainWhen homeowners run into problems with the systems in their homes, the last thing that they want to hear is an accusation that they themselves are to blame for the problem. The fact of the matter is, though, that many instances of clogged drains are actually the direct result of user oversight. Can being more careful completely eliminate the risk of clogged drains in your home? Of course not. Will it help to limit the occurrence of clogged drains? You bet.

Our plumbers in New Hampshire have some tips to help you avoid clogged drains in your home. As you’ll see, most of these tips are really quite simple. It is often the most simple things in life that are overlooked, however, so we think that this reminder is well worth the read! Be sure to put these practices into place, and remember that we are here to help if you do encounter clogged drains in your home. (more…)

The High Cost of “Minor” AC Problems

Monday, July 16th, 2018

man-with-fanWe have already suffered through some pretty serious heat this summer. Hopefully, your air conditioner was able to pick up the slack and provide you with the great air conditioning performance that you deserve. If not, remember that our technicians are always here to help. At some point, you are going to need air conditioning repair in New Hampshire. When you do, don’t wait for problems to get worse and worse before scheduling service!

The key to protecting your air conditioner as well as the comfort that it should bring into your home is to schedule any necessary air conditioning repair services as they are needed—not once they are causing “serious” problems. Why? Because any problem with your air conditioning system is a serious problem! It doesn’t need to be an issue that immediately leads to a breakdown to warrant your immediate attention. Here are some of the risks that you’re taking by ignoring such issues with your AC.

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Causes of Lighting Problems

Monday, March 26th, 2018

light-bulbWhile enterprising homeowners will no doubt identify many jobs that they can handle for themselves around the house, the fact of the matter is that there are also many jobs that demand the skill and expertise that only trained professionals can offer. Pretty much any electrical problem that you may encounter in your home, for instance, will necessitate that you work with a professional electrician in New Hampshire. What types of problems may lead you to contact a member of our electrical service team?

There are quite a few, but perhaps the most obvious sign of problems with an electrical system is an issue with your lights. Lighting problems are fairly common and, in most cases, they are actually quite simple for a professional electrician to resolve—emphasis on the “professional electrician” there. If you notice that anything is off about your lights—like them remaining off when you need them to be on!—then pick up the phone and give us a call.

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Plumbing FAQ: Do I have a Gas Leak?

Monday, March 12th, 2018

gas-burnersGenerally speaking, the use of natural gas is quite safe in this day and age. We have the materials and the techniques to ensure that gas is delivered to your home and its appliances safely, and that it is combusted properly. As is the case with any plumbing system, however, there is the potential for something to go wrong with your natural gas delivery or combustion systems. Should this happen, you really need to act fast to have the problem resolved.

Natural gas, like all combustible fuels, can be dangerous if it is not used properly every step of the way on your property. When you schedule any plumbing services in New Hampshire—and yes, natural gas piping requires a qualified plumber—you need to know that you are working with trained professionals. Working with us guarantees that. Your safety and complete satisfaction are our top priorities. So let’s take a look at some warning signs that you’ve run into a gas leak.

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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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How Do Boilers Distribute Heat?

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

boilerTo be frank, we could answer this question with a simple, 2-word response — very well! Of course, we know that our readers here expect and deserve more than this type of reply, so today we will talk a bit more in-depth about how it is that boilers distribute heat throughout houses, and why they are so successful at doing so. The boiler has been a home heating favorite for a long time now, and newer technologies have only made them better than ever!

That being said, it is important to remember that the boiler is not right for every home, every homeowner, or every situation. This is true of any heating system. It is not a matter of finding the “perfect heater,” truth be told. Instead, it is a matter of finding the heater that is perfect for you. With our help, you’ll be able to invest in your new heating system with well-deserved confidence. You may decide that using a boiler in New Hampshire is right for you. (more…)

Signs That You Need Heater Repairs

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

service-timeWe wish that there was a way for you to completely avoid the need for heater repairs in New Hampshire. Unfortunately, this is simply the case. Eventually, you are going to encounter problems of some kind with your home heating system. The best thing that you can do is learn to recognize the signs that heater repairs are necessary. That way, you can get out ahead of them and schedule your heating repairs promptly, before the problems with your system get any worse.

Routine heating maintenance is the best way in which to keep the need for heating repairs at bay. Even so, your system will fail you in some way at some point. When that time comes, our technicians are the ones that you want handling your heating repairs. We’ll diagnose the problem accurately, and we will resolve it completely. Keep these tips in mind, and dial our number the moment that you notice a problem with your heater(more…)

Simple Tips for More Efficient Heating

Monday, October 9th, 2017

cold-man-radiatorWinter is going to strike soon, and chances are that it is going to hit hard once it does. This is just part of living in New Hampshire, right? Well, we can all handle the cold temperatures and the snowfall, but it certainly helps to have a great heating system on your side. You don’t just want your heating in New Hampshire to be effective and dependable, though. You also want it to be efficient. Our winter season is just too long and too cold to be overpaying for our comfort during the most frigid time of the year.

If you think that this is us greasing you up for a sales pitch, think again! We are certainly happy to replace your heating system for you, should a replacement be necessary. However, getting a more efficient heating experience does not necessarily mean that you have to make such a major investment. There are plenty of ways in which you can boost your heating efficiency, and that is what we want to focus on today. (more…)

Why Choose a Radiant Heating System?

Monday, September 25th, 2017

radiant-heating-tubingNew Hampshire is a very cold place to be throughout the heating season. If you hope to make it through the winter comfortably, you are going to need to have a great heater installed in your home. If you are currently weighing your options when it comes to heating your home, we strongly recommend radiant heating in New Hampshire. There are a lot of great forced air heating systems out there, of course, but the fact is that radiant heating offers some benefits that are really tough to compete with.

The installation of a radiant heating system is a big job, and it may not make sense to have a radiant heating system installed in an existing home. Due to the nature of the system, they are most easily installed at the time of construction. If you have a new home going up, are renovating your existing home, or you don’t mind dealing with a pretty involved installation process in order to enjoy long-term benefits, then let us know and we’ll help you to decide if radiant heating is right for you.

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