How to Choose a Local Heating Oil Company

There is nothing like autumn in Connecticut, and it serves as a gentle reminder that winter is on its way and it's time to plan ahead for your home heating needs. Homeowners should consider a few important things before choosing a local heating oil company...

Understanding MERV Ratings – an Air Filter Guide

So you decided it was time to replace that dirty air filter, and all the filters on the shelf have what's called a "MERV" rating. You're probably wondering what the acronym MERV stands for. Well, it stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. Not sure what that even means? This article explains that, and answers all the questions you never knew you would need the answers to when you became an adult...

60 Seconds to Cleaner Air!

Is the air flow in your HVAC system weak? Are your energy bills higher than usual? Do you have itchy eyes or a runny nose? You might have a clogged or dirty air filter. 60 seconds is all it takes to learn the shocking truth about the importance of changing your air filter. Changing your filter could change your life... True story.

September HVAC Maintenance Tip of the Month

Tip: Upgrading your thermostats can result in increased comfort, lower energy bills, and extended equipment life. Increased Comfort: The temperature sensors on older thermostats become inconsistent as they age and also do not allow you to turn on the system automatically 20 minutes before you arrive home. This added control and programmability allows you to have the home exactly the temperature you want it to be, whether you are in the home or not. Wi-Fi thermostats allow you to tweak settings and controls through a smartphone no matter where you are located. Lower Energy Bills: [...]

10 Tips to Maximize Your Air Conditioning System’s Efficiency

Bring on the heat! Summer is here and with it the warm, sunny days we craved all winter. Chances are that as the outside temperature spikes so do the costs of your utility bills. Maximizing the efficiency of your air conditioning system can often result in lower costs, prolonging the life of the systems and keeping your home more comfortable. Here are 10 things you can do to keep your cooling system running efficiently:  Close windows and doors – Conditioned air escapes outside when windows and doors are open. Try to turn off your air conditioner [...]

August HVAC Maintenance Tip of the Month

Tip: Preventative maintenance protocols can extend the lifetime of your air conditioning equipment. Changing air filters regularly is an important part of managing your home's air quality and the efficiency of your system. Air filters are an important part of your central air conditioning system and are often under-appreciated for what they accomplish. They collect bits of pollen and dust that would have otherwise circulated throughout your home. Air filters really are the first line of defense and clogged air filters are the number one cause of HVAC system failure. All of the air handled [...]