How Zone Control Can Help Your Heating

November 30th, 2015

So far, our heating season has started off quietly, but it has definitely started. Being New Englanders, we know the worst is yet to come. If you have been looking for a way to better heat your home without needing to upgrade your heating system or making a major change, we have a solution worth considering: a zone control system.

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Why Is a Cracked Heat Exchanger a Problem?

November 25th, 2015

Inside your gas or propane furnace is a very important component known as the heat exchanger. This component allows the hot air to generate safely because it separates the toxic combustion gases and vapors and expels them directly to the outside via your furnace’s flue.

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Why Over-the-Counter Chemical Drain Cleaners Are Not Good

November 23rd, 2015

If you are hosting any of the holidays this year, your kitchen is going to get a workout, especially your sink and, if you have it, garbage disposal. If you find that your sinks are slow after the deluge of food and liquids being poured down them, don’t reach for the over-the-counter chemical bottle to help.

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Replace Your Aging Hot Water Heater before Winter Hits

November 18th, 2015

No one likes to turn on their shower only to find cold water, but in the middle of a cold New England winter, this scenario is made far worse simply from the outside weather. If you have known for some time that your hot water heater has reached retirement age, do yourself and your family a favor and replace it before it up and quits on you for good.

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Your Two Choices for Furnaces

November 16th, 2015

Furnaces are used in approximately 60% of households in the US, making them the top heating system of choice. But within that choice are two options: gas (or propane) or electric.

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Faulty Ductwork? Ask Us about Aeroseal!

November 11th, 2015

Did you know that faulty ductwork can comprise 30% of your home’s total air loss? That means just your duct system can be responsible of a third of all the air loss in your home – a very significant amount.

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Why You Still Need a Good Air Cleaner During the Winter Months

November 9th, 2015

There’s a chill in the air and we have unofficially begun the holiday season with the recent passing of Halloween. You have likely shut all the windows in your home and removed the screen doors to keep out the chill and the coming cold air.

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Common Garbage Disposal Repairs

November 4th, 2015

Garbage disposals can be incredibly useful when working, but when they malfunction they can seem like little boulders sitting in the middle of your kitchen sink drain. It can be very tempting to see what’s happening with the device yourself, but unless you know exactly what you are doing, this is never recommended.

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Why It’s Important to Hire Professionals for Plumbing Services

November 2nd, 2015

If there’s one part of homeownership that seems to be a target for DIY work, it’s plumbing. We don’t know if this is because plumbing looks like it is easier to manage or seems more accessible, but we can tell you without hesitation that plumbing work is not easier than working on other systems in your home, and in fact, it is quite complicated.

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Do You Need a Whole-House Humidifier for the Winter?

October 28th, 2015

Our winters can be incredibly harsh, requiring a high level of heat in our homes. The thing is, heat can be harsh, too, and if you don’t have enough moisture in your home, the lack of balanced humidity can cause a lot of problems.

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