Posts Tagged ‘Southern Vermont’

3 Ways to Prepare for Fall Air Quality

Monday, August 24th, 2020

Senior-woman-relaxingLiving in New England means looking forward to fall. If you cannot enjoy the vibrant colors and crisp air of the season—what are you even doing here? Of course, there are some issues that come along with fall. And no, we’re not just talking about the fact that it means another winter is just around the corner. We’re talking about indoor air quality.

A lot of people associate allergies and their symptoms with the bloom of spring. That’s understandable. There is a lot going on in that regard at that time. But the shift from summer into spring brings a lot of allergens with it, too. Chief among these is ragweed. So read on to learn more about protecting your indoor air quality in Southern Vermont.

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What Makes a Sump Pump So Important?

Monday, August 10th, 2020

sump-pumpAs evidenced by our latest tropical storm, weather in the Northeast can be tough to manage. There is nothing that we can do to make the rain stop coming. There is nothing we can do to prevent rapid snowmelt and the mess that comes with it. What we can do is install a great sump in your home. If you aren’t using a sump pump in Southern Vermont, then you are honestly just asking for trouble! Or, at least, inviting it into your home.

Why do that, when our plumbers are here to serve you? We install sump pumps of the highest quality. We make sure that they can live up to their potential, too. How? By offering services of the highest quality, as well. When you need your sump to jump into action, it’s never a matter of “good enough.” So keep this information in mind, evaluate your situation, and let us know if you are ready to explore your sump pump and service options.

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Start Using a Whole-House Dehumidifier

Monday, July 13th, 2020

man-desk-fanWow, it’s been hot out there. It shouldn’t be a surprise. It gets hot every summer. But after a cool autumn and frigid, snowy winter, it’s easy to forget that. There is no denying it now, though. Summer is here. And, to quote a wise, unknown source—it’s not the heat. It’s the humidity. In truth, it’s both. And they are both making themselves known. If you want to stay truly comfortable, you should be using a whole-house dehumidifier.

Dehumidifiers offer a number of benefits to homeowners. And whole-house dehumidifiers are the cream of the crop. There is no way that a standalone dehumidifier can match the quality performance that a whole-house dehumidifier in Southern Vermont can offer. At least, not one that’s installed by our team. Because we always do it right. Keep the following information in mind. Call with any questions. And let our team help you live comfortably.  (more…)

Why Is There Ice on My Cooling System?

Monday, June 29th, 2020

AC-techniciansIf you find ice on your air conditioning system, you may actually mistakenly think that it is a good sign at first. After all, your cooling system is there to, well, keep you cool! And what could be cooler than ice? Unfortunately, ice on an air conditioner is actually indicative of a problem, and a potentially serious one. Remember, while your AC is there to keep you cool, it is not a freezer! If it’s generating ice, there’s a problem.

In today’s post, we’re going to review some of these potential problems, including a couple that you can resolve on your own. There is at least one major potential cause of the problem that you’ll need a professional to handle, though—and we hope that it won’t be the cause of your specific problem. As always, if you do require professional air conditioning repairs in Southern Vermont, ours is the number to dial. Our technicians will handle your problem the right way, the first time. (more…)

Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

Monday, June 15th, 2020

woman-with-fanWhile Vermont doesn’t typically see the scorching temperatures that they do out in the desert, that doesn’t change the fact that a functional air conditioning system is an absolute necessity. Not only do things get too hot for comfort around here, but they also get way too humid! If you’re worried about your air conditioner for any reason, you don’t want to hesitate in scheduling professional air conditioning repairs in Southern Vermont fast. We will get your system fixed properly.

Now, we do understand that an air conditioner leaking water is an alarming situation. However, it is mostly alarming due to perception. It looks really serious, no doubt. But in most cases, you’re probably dealing with a pretty benign problem. You never want to just assume that, but there are actually a few things that you can check on your own before enlisting professional help. Some of the potential causes of this problem are actually of that rare breed that the homeowner can handle him or herself.

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What’s Causing Your AC Inefficiency?

Monday, June 1st, 2020

money-in-grassEven in Vermont, where temperatures are much more well-known for the extreme cold than the heat, a reliable air conditioner is an invaluable resource. Summer may take a while to get going, but when it does, it can hit pretty hard. That’s why an inefficient air conditioner is just as big a deal as an inefficient or unreliable heater. It may not see quite the same level of use, but you still don’t want to be overpaying for your comfort.

There are a lot of different reasons why you may run into low efficiency levels with your air conditioning system. Some are quite simple to deal with. Others require professional intervention and may pose a real threat to the overall health of your air conditioning system. Today, we’ll explore some common causes of AC inefficiency so that you can know what you might be dealing with. In most cases, though, remember that working with an AC professional in Southern Vermont will be necessary.

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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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