What You Can Do about Frozen Pipes

December 4th, 2017

icicles-pipe-freezeWhen the insides of your pipes freeze, the flow of water is halted to one or more fixtures in your home—but that’s the least of your problems. It’s a bummer to be without water, but it’s a lot worse when your pipes burst, leaving you with water damage and a costly repair ahead of you.

Water expands when it’s freezing. When it expands in the pipes, it slowly increases their chances of bursting and leaking water all over the foundation of your home. That means you should take action before it happens in the first place, or at least as soon as you notice a problem.

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When Should You Replace a Furnace?

November 20th, 2017

question-mark-blueA furnace is a common home heating system. It’s so common, in fact, that most people don’t give it a second thought. To many, it’s just another mundane appliance that, for the most part, works the way you need it to. Until it doesn’t.

At some point, any furnace will need replacement. But because it’s a system you don’t pay much attention to, you may not know when it’s finally showing signs that its time is up. This is a question our heating technicians get a lot: when will my furnace need replacement? And how will I know it’s time?

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4 Common Heating Repairs You Should Know about

November 6th, 2017

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For the most part, you ought to let a local heating technician worry about heating repair. It’s certainly not a DIY project, in the majority of cases, and a technician is the best person to diagnose the problem quickly, so they can get started on the repairs ASAP. However, we do think there are some things to know, in general, so that you can help yourself prevent and detect problems earlier.

Take a look at some of the most common things we repair in a heating system. Learn why it’s so important to maintain your heater properly and to call for repairs as soon as you notice a problem. And contact us for more information!

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How to Find the Right HVAC Contractors for Cold Weather

October 23rd, 2017

snowy-homeSummers can get a bit warm and humid in Southborough, MA, but they are nothing when compared to the chill of our autumns and winters. The winter in Massachusetts is a time to snuggle up at home on the couch with the heater running. That is, until it breaks down and all you have left is a blanket and a warm cup of cocoa. This is not an ideal substitute, and you’ll need a heating contractor fast.

So who are you going to call? We think it’s important to know the name of a heating technician you trust, so that every year, at any time, you have someone you can trust to bring into your home if need be (or for routine maintenance services). We want to help you find the best HVAC technicians (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) for the job this winter—and every year!

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3 Things to Know about Your Home’s Furnace

October 9th, 2017

furnace-open-oldThe first thing we think any homeowner should know is that a furnace is far different from a boiler. While they may both burn fuel to generate heat, the way they heat a room is different. While boilers heat water to send it out to rooms of the home for radiant heating, furnaces heat the air, and push that heated air out into the rooms.

Most people in the U.S. have a furnace in the home for their whole-house heating, and it typically runs on natural gas from the municipal supply. Today, we’re focused on these forced-air heaters, as we think there are a few more things any furnace owner should know. Read on, and call in our professionals when you decide you need professional service.

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Don’t Wait to Schedule Professional Heating Maintenance

September 25th, 2017

furnace-services-technicianSo you’re not quite cranking up the temperature on the heater just yet. Does that mean you should wait before scheduling service for your heating system? We certainly don’t think so. Professional heating maintenance is a service that can help your heating system perform at its best, so that you don’t have to worry about it during the long winter season here in Massachusetts.

We want to help you get the most of your heating system throughout the season, and help you avoid that emergency call that inconveniences your home and costs you an arm and a leg. Follow our tips to find out why you should get professional heating maintenance early on this year, and what it can do for your home and wallet.

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Your Home’s Ductwork Is Probably in Bad Shape

September 11th, 2017

aeroseal-duct-sealing-technicianWhen something goes wrong with an air conditioner or a heating system, you wouldn’t suspect that the problem does not have to do with the system itself. While some air conditioning and heating issues have to do with your home’s electrical setup or the gas supply from your utility company, most heating and AC repairs are made to the system itself.

But one part of your home may actually be the main contributor if your comfort equipment tends to need repairs more often than you’d like. The ductwork, the part of your ventilation system that sends cooled or heated air throughout the house, is likely making you less comfortable, costing you money, and leading to a number of preventable repairs.

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3 Ways to Unclog Drains before Calling a Plumber

August 28th, 2017

faucet-two-handles-onWhen you have trouble with your drains, the best thing you can do is reach out to a team of skilled professional plumbers. That is, of course, unless you can unclog it on your own. You may think that, as a plumbing company, we’d try to stop you from doing the job on your own. But we’re here to help. If we can save you the hassle and cost of calling in a plumber, we will do whatever we can.

However, there is a right and a wrong way to unclog a drain. Sometimes, you really do need to call in the pros. But we want to give you some ideas of what you might try first.

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How to Tell When Your Plumbing Fixtures Need Replacement

August 14th, 2017

kitchen-sink-faucet-waterMost homeowners hope that broken plumbing components in the house can be repaired, rather than replaced. They would prefer to hang on to their older appliances and fixtures—toilets, sinks, and faucets—as long as possible before having to replace them. But eventually, any part of your household systems, even those that seem most durable, need replacement.

Our plumbers are here to help, offering a guide for when you can hang on to your older fixtures and get repairs that will hold up, and when it’s time to let go. Thankfully, we offer the services you need to get plumbing repairs or the right fixture into your home as soon as possible for your plumbing in Maynard, MA!

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Why Ductless Mini Splits Are So Popular in Our Area

July 31st, 2017

ductless-air-conditioning-remoteIt goes by many names, but whatever you call it, the system you see pictured above is gaining popularity in recent years. A ductless system makes it possible for people without any conventional ventilation system to get the level of cooling they need to keep an entire home cool—and warm!

Today, we’ll go into a little bit of information on how ductless mini splits work better for ductless homes than many other systems, and why they are so popular in our area. Call our team to schedule your ductless system installation in Concord, MA.

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