The Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality (and What You Can Do)

June 19th, 2017

woman-blowing-noseWe often hear about allergens in the outside air and how some days may be more problematic than others for those with allergies, asthma, and other conditions. However, conditions with the indoor air can be even worse. Part of this is because indoor air quality is not seasonal. Contaminants can stay trapped in your air and continuously circulate. They can even affect those without preexisting conditions, making your family members sick.

The effects of poor indoor air quality can be quite troublesome, but there may be something you can do. Talk to a local HVAC technician about getting a system that helps to filter or purify your air effectively. We’ll tell you more about this in the guide below.

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3 Reasons Your Water Heater Isn’t Working

June 5th, 2017

showerhead-hot-steamIs your water heater struggling to work the way you want it to? Are formerly relaxing showers more of a chore now that temperatures have taken a dive? Have you lost access to hot water entirely? It’s a common problem, and one that requires attention fast. A water heater that isn’t working properly affects your life and your family’s comfort in so many ways, and you want to know what the problem is ASAP.

Below, we’ve outlined a few common issues that could be the reason your hands keep getting colder as you rinse the dishes. Keep in mind that these may not be the only explanations for your broken system. Call in a qualified technician for an official diagnosis and fast water heater repair!

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4 Air Quality Tips for Inside the Home

May 22nd, 2017

couple-on-sofaThere’s no place like home. It’s where you feel most comfortable, especially if you’ve got an air conditioning and heating system to get you through the toughest outdoor temperatures. Unfortunately, heating, AC, and a soft pillow are not the only factors you need when it comes to comfort.

Poor indoor air quality is common among households all across the country. Often, the air quality inside of a home is worse than the air quality outside of your house, even if you have an air filter you regularly change. But you can start to improve your indoor air quality by following some of our expert tips.

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Leaky Ductwork Is Costing You Money

May 8th, 2017

HVAC-ductwork-renderingIt’s the perfect time of year to seal your ductwork. The problem is that most people have no idea the ducts in their home are leaky to begin with. Of course, you cannot see ductwork if you have a central heating and cooling system. It is hidden in the crawlspaces, attic, and elsewhere in the nooks and crannies of your home.

When air is leaking from the ducts, it’s not as if you’ll be able to hold a hand up to the vents and feel it. Still, it can greatly reduce airflow, which raises your energy bills.

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Tips for Preparing Your Home for Summer

April 24th, 2017

AC-Condenser-FlowerSummer is almost here! Before it gets too warm, you may want to take care of some home maintenance tasks that will keep you cooler and help you to save money and a lot of stress during the summer months.

Spring is the perfect time to maintain your air conditioner and all of the components that help it to run smoothly when you need it. Call our experienced AC technicians for more information!

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How You Can Prevent 4 Common Drain Clogs

April 10th, 2017

water-drain-sinkAsk any plumber about the emergency plumbing repair call they hear most often, and they’ll tell you: drain clogs. When you cannot use the drains in your kitchen or bathroom, it can ruin your plans, or it can even create a health hazard if there’s any backup as a result.

Thankfully, many drain clogs are preventable. Avoid an emergency call to your local plumber in Groton, MA by learning how to prevent these common sources of drain blockage.

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Why Is Water Leaking Underneath the Sink?

March 27th, 2017

sink-pipe-disposal-repair-plumberSome of the most common calls we get are from homeowners frustrated by a mysterious leak underneath the sink. Most likely, our plumbers won’t be able to get to the bottom of the issue until they are underneath the sink with a flashlight in hand. But we know you might want some answers before a plumber can get there.

Below, we detail a few of the reasons water may leak from a sink, and what may be done to repair the issue. Your leaky sink in Sudbury, MA is in good hands when you reach out to our team!

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Taking Control of Spring Allergies and Indoor Air Quality

March 13th, 2017

virus-bacteria-cells-illnessSpring allergies are on the way, if they haven’t hit you already. At this time of year, you might try to spend as much time indoors as possible, in order to avoid any potential allergens. But as it turns out, your indoor air quality may do a lot to worsen your symptoms.

When you shut the doors and close the windows tightly, running your heating and AC equipment, particulate in the air simply gets a chance to recirculate, aggravating your preexisting symptoms. Take control of indoor allergies by dealing with the problem where you can. Follow these steps to improve your indoor air quality and help lessen the severity of your seasonal coughing and sneezing.

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Make Sure Your Sump Pump Runs This Spring

February 28th, 2017

flooded-home-waterSpring is a time for sump pumps. Winter ice thaws and leaves homes more vulnerable to flooding, as do the seasonal rains. A reliable sump pump should pump out water as quickly as it enters the home, but how can you tell if your sump pump is really working as it should?

Unfortunately, many people don’t find out that their sump pumps are not working until it’s too late. The basement is filled with water and they have to pay to pump it out…along with the cost of a new sump pump. It’s far more cost effective to test your sump pump and find out if it’s working properly long before this becomes an issue. Learn the steps in the guide below, and contact our plumbers for more information.

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Finally—Get Your Indoor Air Quality Under Control

February 13th, 2017

sneeze-indoor-air-qualitySeasonal allergies are a bother. It may seem like every time you step outdoors, you start sneezing and coughing, and it can be tough to get under control. But what’s even worse is when these allergies follow you indoors.

Poor indoor air quality is a major problem across the US, especially in climates where extreme temperatures force us to close up the house and blast the heating system (or AC in the summer). That keeps your heating and AC units running efficiently, but it also means that any contaminants floating around in the air in your home have a chance to recirculate.

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