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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How Most Homes and Energy Bills Benefit from Aeroseal

July 17th, 2017

ductwork-winding-ceilingAeroseal is a product and service you may never have heard of before, but one which can truly change the way you feel about your air conditioning and heating systems. If you’ve ever felt like it takes your comfort system too long to work, if you’ve felt like some rooms are always warmer and cooler than others or that your energy bills are too high, it’s time for a change.

Sealing your ducts can help to make your heating and cooling equipment more efficient. Learn how Aeroseal duct sealing is the best choice for air ducts in most homes today, and call our friendly team for more information.

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Does Your Air Conditioner Need Repair or Replacement?

July 3rd, 2017

ac-unit-wrenchIt’s a hot, humid summer day, and your air conditioner has just given up. You run to the thermostat, lower the settings, and reset the breaker, but the system just won’t start up again. As you call a technician, you hope for the best. Will a technician find a way to repair your air conditioner? Or will they recommend replacement? And how can you really tell this is the best solution for your home?

The best way to be sure you have all the right answers is to reach out to technicians you can trust. To get you started, we’ve put together some information about why some air conditioners need replacement while others can be repaired.

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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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