Posts Tagged ‘Southern Vermont’

Keep Your AC’s Filter in Mind This Summer

Monday, May 18th, 2020

air-filterHere in Vermont, winter has been known to overstay its welcome from time to time. Even those of us used to such shenanigans will admit that accumulating snow post Mother’s Day is really starting to push it, though. With that in mind, we are going to turn our focus toward warmer thoughts in today’s post, and talk about your air conditioning system. More specifically, we are going to talk about the air filter in your home cooling system.

There are some common misconceptions about this air filter, including its primary objective, that we’d certainly like to put to rest. We’d also like to help you understand just how vital it is that you keep that air filter in great working condition. That means changing it out when needed. And that is a job that is much of less of a hassle than some homeowners seem to think! In fact, it’s probably the single most important AC-related task that you yourself can handle.

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Don’t Ignore Low Water Pressure in Your Home!

Monday, April 20th, 2020

shower-headOf all the problems that you may encounter with your home plumbing system, low water pressure may not exactly sound like the most urgent. And you know what? It may not be. It’s hard to argue that low water pressure is more urgent, for instance, than an overflowing toilet. Or at least, it may seem that way in the moment. What too many homeowners fail to realize is that low water pressure can actually be indicative of very serious plumbing problems.

Today, we are going to look at some of the reasons why you may encounter low water pressure in your home. We’re also going to remind you that our plumbers in Southern Vermont are here to help you when you do find yourself in this unenviable situation. We cannot tell you that we can help you to avoid all plumbing problems all the time.  We can promise, though, that we can resolve any problems that you do encounter successfully.

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Taking Stock of That Old Air Conditioner

Monday, April 6th, 2020

ACLast time around, we recommended that you take a few minutes to take stock of your home heating system, now that we are slowly but surely (admittedly, more slowly) moving into the warmer time of the year. As you consider how your heating system performed this past winter, we also encourage you to think further back and consider how your air conditioner functioned last cooling season. It may seem premature, but look at it this way—you don’t want to be thinking about it when the temperatures have already risen!

Spring is a great time to go ahead and replace your air conditioning system in Southern Vermont. Even if you’re not planning to replace, you’ll be scheduling routine AC maintenance anyway. Of course, you don’t want to tune up an AC that you’re going to decide to replace in just a couple of months anyway, right? So keep the following in mind, and remember—you can count on our team to handle any and all AC services that you may need.

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Take a Look Back At Your Heater’s Performance This Year

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Green Grass? Flowers? We’ll Get There Soon!

When it comes to using our heaters in Southern Vermont, we are definitely not in the clear just yet. While other areas in the country are looking at cold temperatures in the rearview mirror, we’ve still got plenty of chilly days and nights to deal with. The end is close, though, if not quite in sight just yet. That makes now the perfect time to start making an honest assessment of your heating system, its overall performance, and your overall satisfaction with that performance.

We’re not saying that you should only focus on the negative here, of course. It’s possible that you were totally satisfied with your system, as you have been in years past, and a little routine maintenance prior to next season is all you’ll need to get back into it. However, you may also start to realize that things are quite meeting your expectations when it comes to your home heating experience. That’s when you contact us!

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Spring Projects? How About a Mini Split Heat Pump Installation?

Monday, March 9th, 2020

ductless-blowerOkay, so it may be a little early to really start thinking about spring here in Southern Vermont. Things are warmer and sunnier, but we know that a backslide into more wintery weather is never really off the table this early on—and we’ve barely even cracked the seal on mud season yet! Even so, we’re sure that you’re ready to start thinking about spring and, for many of us,  doing so means thinking about the projects that we want to accomplish.

If you’re at this stage yourself, then installing a mini split heat pump, or ductless mini split, in Southern Vermont is definitely a project that should be on your radar. Ductless mini splits have become an absolute favorite HVAC system among homeowners throughout the country, and with good reason. We’re going to dive into the benefits of ductless mini splits in the following post, but just remember—any HVAC system is only as good as the installation and ongoing services it receives. (more…)

Spring Is Coming—but Heating Repairs Can’t Wait!

Monday, March 11th, 2019
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Don’t let thoughts of spring lull you into a false sense of heater security!

Okay, so we are going to have to make another slog through mud season before spring arrives. Still, it feels close, doesn’t it? Especially after this winter? It’ll be so nice to put the shovels away! To get rid of the lingering salt and sand! To shut off the heater for the—well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Even clear and sunny days, even those this close to spring, can come with some very cold temperatures around here.

The fact of the matter is that you’re going to need your heater for a bit longer.  And that means that you need your heater to be functioning properly for a bit longer. And that means that you cannot afford to turn a blind eye to any problems with your home heating system, even if it is getting pretty late in the heating season. Any and all heating repairs in Southern Vermont need to be handled swiftly, regardless of the date!

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The Pros and Cons of Going Ductless

Monday, February 11th, 2019

ductlessThe benefits of a ductless mini-split heat pump are pretty astounding. So why are furnaces and central air conditioners still more popular in our country?

One factor is because most homes already have duct systems in place. It makes more sense economically to just keep using ducted units.

However, making the leap to ductless comes with several benefits. For the right homeowner, ductless could be what they’ve needed all along. Going ductless in Southern Vermont, VT isn’t always the perfect solution either, of course, so we’ll help you weigh it out with some of the pros and cons.

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Why Should I Choose a Ductless Mini Split System?

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

ductless-blowerWinter really got off to a strong, early start this year, didn’t it? You’ve already busted out the shovel and the ice melt, and you’ve certainly been running your heater regularly for some time now. How is your heater doing, though? Are you already starting to worry that it may not really be up to the challenge of warming your home for the rest of the winter season? Are you thinking about replacing it in the spring for any reason?

Whatever the case may be, we strongly suggest that you consider using a ductless mini split heating system in Southern Vermont. These systems, simply put, offer a lot of unique benefits that other, more standard heaters cannot. Think we’re exaggerating? Then check out today’s post! We’ll cover the way in which ductless heating systems work, and how it is that they benefit homeowners in so many different ways. If you’re ready to heat your home differently, contact us to get started!

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How Do Solar Energy Systems Work, Anyway?

Monday, September 10th, 2018

solar-skySure, I’d like to go solar. 

Sure, I’d like to save money when using electricity in my home. 

Sure, I’d like to make the greener choice when it comes to powering my appliances and electronics. 

Sure, it sounds great, but I can’t just count on the sun being out all of the time—so I guess solar is not for me, right? 

Wrong.

We get it, you want to be able to use electricity in your home reliably. That means that you cannot really turn to solar power in Southern Vermont. Just think about how early it gets dark out in the winter season!

The fact is, however, that solar energy is a viable energy option, even if the sun goes down early (as it does for so much of the year around here). How is this possible? Well, keep reading for some more information regarding the way in which solar energy systems actually work.

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Call Now to Schedule Your Home Heating Oil Delivery

Monday, November 21st, 2016

We have had some very mild days recently, which has been a nice respite from the freezing weather that we’ve already experienced here in Southern Vermont. Before long, though, there really isn’t going to be much in terms of mild weather. Once winter really gets underway, you’ll be running your heater round the clock to keep your house warm and cozy.

If you use fuel that requires delivery to your home in order to heat it, we are the fuel delivery service to call. We offer a number of popular fuels for delivery, and we even offer a dual fuel discount. Check out our fuel delivery area here, and contact us if you are ready to schedule fuel deliveries in Southern Vermont or New Hampshire with a trustworthy company at a fair price.

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