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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:

Top 8 Reasons Your AC is Not Working

Are you noticing it's getting hotter in your house instead of cooler? But you turned the AC on a few hours ago?! There are several components to your HVAC system and all it takes is one small issue to keep the whole thing from operating as it was designed. Before you panic, here are eight common reasons your AC is not working:

Nest Thermostat – The most valuable smart home companion

The third generation Nest Thermostat has the most valuable smart home features built right in. With its polished design, Nest programs itself effortlessly bringing your home into the comfort zone. The Nest Learning Thermostat remembers the temperatures you like, automatically helps save energy when you’re away, and can be controlled from your phone! This feels like a no-brainer. And the proof is in the numbers. The Nest Thermostat has saved over 8 billion kWh of energy in millions of homes worldwide. Studies show that it can save users an average of [...]

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 [...]

Monthly HVAC Maintenance Guide – September

Your heating and cooling systems require regular maintenance to keep them running properly.  Homeowners should stay on top of monthly maintenance tasks to improve their systems performance and maximize its efficiency. Here is a list what you should inspect, clean, schedule, and set for the month of September: 1. Air Filters During times of heavy cooling system use, your air filters should be inspected frequently to make sure unwanted dust and dirt haven’t collected or clogged up your system. You may find it necessary to replace air filters sooner than the [...]