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4 To-Do’s When Buying an Oil-Heated Home

You're buying an oil-heated home but know nothing about heating a home using oil? Not to worry! There are only a few things you should do that are just slightly different from living in a home that uses an alternative source of energy:

HVAC Tips: The First Day of Summer

June 21st means summer is finally here!  School is out, temperatures are rising and now is when we all start to feel that heat and HUMIDITY. Don't sweat it, here are a few tips to efficiently keep your home cool this summer...

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 [...]

My Air Conditioning is Broken, HELP!

The hottest days of the summer are here! The thermometer is soaring and the humidity is so high you could wring out the air like a wet shirt. You can almost guarantee you’ll be uncomfortable as soon as you step outside. Good thing your home is air-conditioned. However, air conditioning and HVAC units do not last forever — 12 years is the average lifespan. The moment they fail is usually when you need them the most. There is good news! Not every A/C problem is an emergency. Here are a few issues [...]

How to Cool Your Home Without Cranking the Air Conditioning This Summer

It is not uncommon for summer to bring temperatures upwards of 100 degrees here in Connecticut. It is important to stay mindful of how much weather can dictate our lives and daily actions. Extreme heat creates discomfort in us all, not to mention it can affect our overall productivity and cause us to become fatigued or irritable. So how do you stay cool? A simple answer would be to blast the air conditioning and create a nice wintery environment at home. By the end of the month, however, you will notice [...]

Air Conditioning Equipment Replacement – Is It Time?

"It’s 90 degrees outside and my house won’t get down to a comfortable temperature." "I try not to use the air conditioning because the electric bill gets too expensive." "The HVAC technician is at my home more often than my friends." If you find yourself saying any of the above or have another complaint about your air conditioning system, it might be time to replace some of your equipment. How do you know if your system simply needs a tune-up or a complete replacement? There are a lot of factors that [...]

9 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill

Due to the extreme temperature shifts, heating your home in Connecticut can be one of the more expensive components of your utility bill, but making some easy adjustments can dramatically reduce your energy spending. Whether you heat your home with oil, gas, or electricity, you can follow these 9 tips to cut your energy consumption and maintain comfortable temperatures in your home during winter: 1. Only Heat the Rooms You Use If you have rooms you never use, like guest rooms, play rooms, or large storage areas, close off or seal [...]