Posts Tagged ‘Woodstock’

Replacing Your Heater? Consider a Heat Pump!

Monday, February 25th, 2019

couple-by-fireChances are that you are ready for winter to be over at this point. It doesn’t matter if you like skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, etc. Sometimes, enough is enough. And for many, this winter has been enough! The good news is that the worst of the winter weather is likely behind us. That doesn’t mean that there’s not still plenty of cold weather to come before mud season gets underway, though. You need to keep your heater in the rotation for the time being.

Now, that being said, you may want to start looking forward toward a heating replacement. And if you’re thinking about replacing your heater in Woodstock, VT, then you should definitely be thinking about using a heat pump in the future. Heat pumps have come a long way over the years, and they are more viable than ever in even very cold climates. If you’re not certain how a heat pump works, or if you can really trust one to handle the cold in this part of the country, then this blog’s for you! (more…)

Don’t Let Your Pipes Freeze Up This Winter!

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Living in the Northeast means a lot of things. The beautiful North Woods. The ocean. The seasons. Winter. Ice. Frozen pipes. Okay, we went on a bit of a decline there at the end, but the fact is that, for all the benefits of living around here, there are some drawbacks. Sure, we can be on the beaches of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts in a few hours—but we may also run into frozen pipes during our frigid Vermont winters.

Do you know how to mitigate the risk of frozen and burst pipes in your home? If not, you’re about to learn! The plumbers on our team are happy to help in any way we can and, sometimes, that just means sharing valuable information with our clients. So read on, discover some of the ways in which you can avoid frozen pipes, and let us know if you run into any trouble. We are available for any plumbing repairs you need.

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What’s the Cause of My Heating Inefficiency?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

money-chimneyHeating a home in Southern Vermont doesn’t always come cheap.  There are a lot of great heating systems out there that have outstanding efficiency ratings.  There are also ways in which to improve efficiency by improving your home itself. That being said, you still may run into higher heating costs than you anticipated at the start of the heating season. Whether your heater has significantly dropped off in overall efficiency or you just have a hunch that you’re paying more than you should,  there are a few factors to consider.

In today’s post, we’ll explore some of the potential causes behind reduced heating efficiency in Woodstock. We’ll also clue you in on some ways in which you can resolve those problems. With our help, you’ll be heating your home in a more affordable manner in no time. Winters around here are too long and way too cold to compromise when it comes to heating energy efficiency. Keep more money in the bank while keeping your home cozy. (more…)

Is This It? Time for a New AC?

Monday, June 4th, 2018

AC-toolsWe had another bitterly cold winter here in Vermont and, to be frank, spring was no, well, spring picnic, either. Now that things are warming up a bit and the sun’s rays are hitting us more and more, it is time to start thinking about your air conditioning system. No, you may not be running your air conditioner yet, but the time will be here soon enough. When it does arrive, will your air conditioner be ready to step up to the plate?

If you are mulling over an air conditioning replacement in Woodstock, VT, you definitely shouldn’t be rushing through the decision making process. That being said, you also really don’t want to wait too long before deciding if this really is the year for a replacement. After all, waiting for your system to break down entirely is likely going to result in a breakdown just when you need it most! Here are a few tips to help you decide if it’s time for a replacement.

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Will Ductless Heating Get the Job Done?

Monday, September 11th, 2017

ductless-blowerHeat pump technology is an outstanding way in which to heat one’s home with minimal energy consumption and the cost that comes along with it. As you may know, heat pumps do not burn a fuel source to generate heat. Instead, they use a refrigerant cycle to absorb heat from the air outside, compress the refrigerant, and then use its heat in order to warm the interior living space. The question that many have is whether or not this method of heating is sufficient in as cold a climate as Vermont.

Fortunately, the answer is yes — for the most part. Ductless mini splits do have their limitations and, as is the case with any heating system, they are not right for every home or for every homeowner. Consider the following information, though, and let us know if you have any questions. We install and service Mitsubishi and Fujitsu ductless mini splits in Woodstock, VT, and we can help you to get the best from yours if you decide to go this route.

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Do I Need Air Conditioning Repairs?

Monday, June 19th, 2017

AC-techs-at-workWhen dealing with your air conditioner, the last thing that you want to do is wait for it to break down entirely before you have any issues with it repaired. The good news is that there are a number of different warning signs that you may notice which can tip you off to the need for repairs. The bad news is that these warning signs are fairly useless if you don’t know what it is that you are looking for. That is why we want to share some tips with you that can help you to recognize the need for air conditioning repairs in Woodstock, VT.

While our summer season may pale in comparison to the legendary cold of our winters, that is no reason to put your comfort at risk when the heat really starts to rise. When you do spot the need for air conditioning repairs, the next step is to hire trained professionals that you can trust to complete those repairs for you. The expert technicians on our staff definitely fit the bill, so call at the very first sign of trouble!

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Are You Ready to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 10th, 2017

question-markOkay, we’ll admit that looking out the window doesn’t exactly bring summer heat to mind just yet. While we are still in the rather chilly hold of spring, however, it is important to remember that summer really is just around the corner. That means that you need to have your air conditioner ready for action once the warmer weather really does arrive. That means that you should really get your AC replacement out of the way if you are planning to have a new AC in place before temperatures begin to rise.

But when is an air conditioning replacement actually necessary? The only scenario in which an air conditioner absolutely must be replace, obviously, is one in which the system is broken down and cannot be repaired. That doesn’t mean that you should wait for such a scenario to present itself, though. In fact, you are much better served by replacing your air conditioning system before it breaks down entirely. Keep these tips in mind, and remember to schedule your AC replacement in Woodstock, VT with our team. (more…)

How Can I Spot Electrical Wiring Problems?

Monday, March 13th, 2017

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Do you know what your heater, air conditioner, water heater, garbage disposal, and overhead lights all share in common? Yes, they are all integral in ensuring that you are able to live in the comfort and with the convenience that you’ve come to expect. They all also require electricity in order to ensure that this is the case, though.

Even systems like oil boilers and propane furnaces have pumps, fans, and other electrically powered components. If you want to get the most from all of the systems and appliances that you rely upon so much, then you must be certain that your electrical system is in great working condition. Your safety may depend on it, as well. Here are a few signs to look out for that could indicate problems with your electrical wiring in Woodstock, VT. (more…)

Why Isn’t My House Warming Up?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

You don’t need anyone to tell you that the weather here in Woodstock, VT can get quite frigid during the long heating season. If the idea of a heater that suddenly won’t heat your home fills you with fear, you are not alone. The good news is that this is not always a terribly serious problem.

Obviously, if you cannot get your heater functioning normally once more, then you’ve got a serious problem on your hands. In many cases, though, some simple trouble shooting can resolve the problem. Here are a few things to check before you call our number. (more…)

Common Heating Issues: What Is Short Cycling?

Monday, November 28th, 2016

When you live somewhere as cold as Southern Vermont, the last thing that you want to encounter is a problem of any kind with your home heating system. Unfortunately, there is simply no such thing as a heater that is truly 100% reliable. At some point you are likely going to run into trouble with your heater, which is unsurprising given how much you’ll be using it.

One problem that a lot of homeowners encounter, and one which many let slide for too long, is short cycling. In the following post, we’ll not only explain what short cycling is, but also why it is such a problem. Should your heater short cycle, be sure to schedule service with a member of our team immediately.

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