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3 Tips to Get Your AC Ready for Summer

Spring is finally here and you know what that means! Backyard barbeques, fun with friends and family, and lots of sunshine. It also means hot summer temperatures are just around the corner, so we thought we’d bring you three quick tips to help get your AC ready for the next heat wave.   Preparing your … Continued

Cover Your AC for Winter, Create a Mouse Hotel

  Every winter, some homeowners cover their outdoor air conditioning units with tarps or plastic to winterize them, and every spring, we get a lot of business when their units don’t turn on. Why? Because when homeowners cover their units to protect them, what they’re usually doing is creating a mouse hotel.   Tarps and … Continued

Effects of Carbon Monoxide Exposure on the Human Body

  The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) sets the maximum recommended exposure to carbon monoxide at as little as 9 PPM (parts per million), while OSHA sets its level at 50 PPM over an eight-hour workday.   However, there is no safe level of exposure to Carbon Monoxide (CO).   “Every … Continued

Furnace Maintenance is Critical for Home Safety and Comfort

Furnace maintenance keeps you and your home safe, comfortable, and efficient, and it’s something homeowners ought to have done by a professional every year. Professional maintenance ensures clean indoor breathing air, extends equipment life, reduces energy bills, and keeps homeowners safe from noxious gasses such as carbon monoxide, also known as the “Silent Killer.” Learn … Continued

Bad Air, High Energy Bills, Hot Rooms, Oh My!

Are You Breathing Bad Air?   Did you know that the biggest reasons for poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), high energy bills, and uneven room temperatures in your home is often leaky duct work?     According to Sam Rashkin, chief architect of the Building Technologies Office in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency … Continued

Shine the UV Light on Bad Indoor Air!

  The dog days of summer are coming, and that means your air conditioning system is going to be working overtime, but did you ever stop to consider how clean all that comfy air blowing into your home might be?     The truth is that your indoor breathing air is often considerably dirtier than … Continued

No AC? Then it's time to KNOW AC!

  If you’ve got no AC, then it’s time to KNOW AC!     We’re thrilled to announce that our AC deals have been extended through July, which means you can get the home comfort you deserve while saving money at the same time. It’s win-win! We’ve also extended our Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals! … Continued

Are Your Air Ducts Costing You Money?

Your air ducts shouldn’t cost you money, but they do! Consider these findings from studies by the Department of Energy: On average, 30 cents of every $1 spent on heating and cooling a home disappears into thin air due to leaky ducts. 25% to 60% of heated and cooled air doesn’t make it to its … Continued

Ductless Systems = Maximum AC Comfort

Do you live in a home that doesn’t have ductwork? Do you suffer from hot or cold rooms? Or, maybe you’re looking for a simple way to heat or cool an addition or renovation? Sanford Temperature Control has the solution for you: ductless HVAC systems. Ductless and heat pump systems provide customizable options to meet … Continued

What if You had to Build a Robot?

What if you had to build a robot? What if your robot had to navigate complex obstacles and achieve tasks autonomously and by remote control while competing against other robots? What if you only had six weeks to build it and had to raise $30,000 in funding? If this sounds like a task for NASA … Continued

What's Inside Your Furnace?

Your furnace routinely reaches internal temperatures of up to 3,000 degrees.  Learn about how your furnace operates in less than 2 minutes, and keep your home and your loved ones safe from Carbon Monoxide and other threats.  

Aubrielle's Hope Supports Devastated Parents

Aubrielle’s Hope started with the loss of a child. The doctors told Beth Cook that because of several medical issues with her baby, Aubrielle Hope Cook, she should terminate her pregnancy. Beth Cook, a woman of faith, refused. Aubrielle was born on April 13, 2016. She lived for only seven hours. Nevertheless, Aubrielle touched the … Continued

Kitty Angels Saves 600 Cats Per Year

There’s no meow about it: for over 30 years, Kitty Angels has been a blessing to over 600 cats per year throughout Southern New Hampshire and Eastern Massachusetts. This purr-fect, ”no-kill” feline charity is dedicated to taking in stray and abandoned cats and kittens and placing them in loving homes. They also care for feral … Continued

Manchester Charity Feeds Hundreds

Every Saturday morning in the parking lot of the JFK Coliseum in Manchester, NH, Food for Children, Inc. feeds hundreds of people and families in need.   “We’ve only cancelled once in 28 years, and that’s because there was over twenty inches of snow and we couldn’t get the trucks out of the parking lot,” … Continued

3 Great Reasons to Get AC in 2018

  Don’t be this guy, because there’s a better way to stay cool this summer! It’s no secret that new AC systems can deliver perfect temperatures and humidity levels to homeowners, as well as offering efficiency features such as energy monitoring, but did you know that three of the best reasons to consider a new … Continued

New England Parkinson's Ride Wins Sanford's Community Commitment Contest (March 2018)

The New England Parkinson’s Ride started off with a humble but inspired beginning: three dozen bicyclists riding to raise money to fund a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. While other types of charity bike rides existed for various causes throughout the country at the time, the Woods family discovered there wasn’t one for Parkinson’s Disease throughout … Continued

7 Signs of Heating and Cooling System Failure

  Do you know some of the most common signs of impending heating or cooling system failure? Homeowners really ought to be aware that the following seven symptoms can lead to water damage, deadly carbon monoxide leaks, a loss of heat or air conditioning on the most uncomfortable days, and increased expenses, just to name … Continued

6 Quick Tips to Avoid Unwanted Heating Costs

If you’re like most homeowners, you open your heating bill for the first time every winter and a feel a mild shock at how expensive it is.   Your mental calculator goes to work, and you feel a grudging resignation that this—or more—is the new normal for the next several months. It’s time to keep … Continued

1269 Café Helps People on the Edge

Do you know what it’s like to be homeless during the winter in New Hampshire?   Neither did Craig and Mary Chevalier, until they joined a brave man from Derry who had opted to live for a week as a homeless man, so that he could experience what it was like.   “We spent one … Continued

Two Quick Tips for Clean Indoor Air

Indoor air quality is one of the Top 5 Environmental Risks to public health, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. It’s great to have your home sealed tight to save energy and be insulated from the weather, however this can sometimes lead to problems in indoor air quality. Most household dust contains dust mites, mold, mildew, … Continued

A Garden Grows in Nashua

An unlikely sight rests alongside a parking lot behind St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua; corn, lettuce greens, beans, flowers, and much more bloom from a fenced-in, 6,000-square foot garden. For twenty families in need, the Grow Nashua program has supplied a desperately-needed food source that they can use again and again, while learning critical sustainability … Continued

An Inconceivable Team Wins Sanford’s Community Commitment

Monadnock 4-H Robotics Team Inconceivable (#1729), a F.I.R.S.T Robotics team operating out of Boynton Middle School in New Ipswich, were the winners of Sanford Temperature Control’s Community Commitment contest in July, 2017.   Sanford Temperature Control’s $500 donation will help fund the building of a robot like Fezzik, last year’s machine that took Team Inconceivable … Continued

The R-22 Phase Out and You

Are you surprised to hear that your home air conditioning system may soon be obsolete? If your air conditioner was manufactured before 2010, chances are it uses an ozone-depleting refrigerant commonly referred to as R-22. That’s bad news for the environment, and maybe for your wallet, too.   You see, R-22 is being phased out … Continued

Sanford Donates $500 to Local Students Group

We the People represent the future of our nation. The winner of Sanford Temperature Control’s $500 Community Commitment for June was a group of 15 students at Milford High School who participated in an AP-level class that focuses on government and politics.       We the People promotes civic competence and responsibility, while illustrating … Continued

A Brief History of AC

Did you know that the first air conditioning system was invented in ancient Egypt? Moistened reeds hung over windows cooled the air blowing in through the process of evaporation. It also added some humidity to the air, which was beneficial in such a dry climate.   The ancient Romans circulated water from aqueducts through the … Continued

Water Heater Maintenance Tips

We’ve had a rush of catastrophic water heater failures lately, resulting in flooded basements, water damage, and of course, the need for completely new units. Avoid the flood with this quick water heater maintenance video. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

6 DIY Home Improvement Tips to Save You Money

  You don’t have to be a master carpenter or a construction whiz to enjoy significant savings in your home. Here are six easy tips that could help you keep your money where it belongs: in your bank account!   Tip #1 – Electrical Outlets     Electrical outlets lead right into hollow walls, which … Continued

Milford Community Athletic Association Hits Home Run

  Since 1957, Milford Community Athletic Association (MCAA) has been fostering a sense of community, teaching the values of good sportsmanship, and getting local kids out for some good old-fashioned fun through its baseball, softball, soccer, and basketball programs. Serving Wilton, Milford, Mont Vernon, Mason, and Lyndeborough, MCAA has succeeded in getting kids moving, teaching … Continued

What's Inside Your Walls?

Are your cooling and heating bills too high? Are you experiencing uneven heating or cooling in certain rooms? Check out this simple introduction to the duct work in your home … and how it effects your comfort, your health, and your wallet.     Ask about Aeroseal Duct Sealing today, and start reducing your energy … Continued

Why is My House So Dirty?

Have you ever looked around your house and thought, “Where is all this dirt and dust coming from?” Many homeowners don’t realize that dirt, dust, allergens, and even viruses can get circulated into their indoor breathing air when furnace and air conditioning systems are running. How can that be, even when homeowners change their air … Continued

Sanford Upgrades Financing Options!

  Sanford Temperature Control has upgraded its financing solutions to make it easier for homeowners to enjoy the comfort, health, and energy savings they deserve! Bad credit? No credit? No problem!   5 Things You Need to Know About Microf: They specialize in lease purchase options for residential replacement HVAC systems. They have a simple … Continued

Sanford is a “PAL” to Nashua Kids’ Charity

  Nashua Police Athletic League, affectionately known as PAL among local residents, has been helping kids stay off the streets and offering them a better future by bringing out their own innate abilities since 1989.   “We’re here to help break the cycle of crime,” says Shaun Nelson, Executive Director of Nashua Police Athletic League … Continued

Nashua Charity Offers Hope and Job Placement to the Homeless

Southern New Hampshire Rescue Mission, winner of Sanford Temperature Control’s monthly Community Commitment contest (February 2017), has been offering hope to the homeless, the addicted, and those less fortunate for the last 13 years. The largest single emergency shelter in Nashua serves meals to 40-60 people daily, but its mission goes far beyond providing nutritious food for … Continued

How to Protect Your Home from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Over 20,000 people are sickened by Carbon Monoxide poisoning every year! Learn one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from this potentially deadly threat. For a more in-depth look at Carbon Monoxide poisoning, please read our Exposing the Silent Killer series.    

My Furnace Has Been Condemned?

No one likes hearing that their furnace has been condemned due to safety and health concerns, and that it has to be replaced. Getting this news is stressful and inconvenient, to say the least, but unfortunately it does happen. There’s a very good reason why state law makes condemning a furnace an HVAC company’s responsibility. … Continued

A Visit to MAYHEM Central

I’ll bet you never built a robot quite like Lady Launch-a-Lot when you were a kid!     One of our favorite times of the month is when we get to meet the winners of our Community Commitment, and December’s winner was a special treat.     MAYHEM First Robotics Team (also known as Milford … Continued

In the Race Against Extinction, Every Pony Counts

  Only 250 breeding Newfoundland Ponies are left on this planet, and 13 of these critically endangered ponies are thriving in Jaffrey, NH because they live under an umbrella of protection. Emily Chetkowski, President of Villi Poni Farm, became a champion for this gentle, loving breed after buying a Newfoundland Pony as a companion for … Continued

Exposing the "Silent Killer" – Part 3: How to Protect Yourself and Your Home from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we explained that “Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that’s produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas. Products and equipment powered by internal combustion engines such as portable generators, cars, lawn … Continued

Exposing the "Silent Killer" - Part 2: Three Myths About Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Last week we talked about some pretty sobering statistics regarding Carbon Monoxide poisoning, which according to a 2012 report by the National Fire Protection Association, more than 81,100 non-fire CO incidents were reported to U.S. Fire Departments in 2011, and more than 90% occurred in homes or apartments.” Many homeowners are unaware that the retail … Continued

Exposing the "Silent Killer" - Part 1: What is Carbon Monoxide and Where Does It Come From?

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is known as the “silent killer,” and according to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, “every year 600 Americans die due to accidental acute Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Over 20,000 are made ill and treated” for carbon monoxide poisoning. Those are shockingly high numbers for something that’s usually preventable. Unfortunately, sometimes it … Continued

The Greatest Charity in Greater Derry?

For the last 28 years, Community Caregivers of Greater Derry (Loaner’s Closet) has been assisting the frail, elderly, temporarily or permanently disabled, and individuals dealing with chronic illness. The organization consists of two main branches of free public service that provide support and assistance to help people maintain independence in their home environments: a Volunteer … Continued

AFUE: A Term Every Homeowner Should Know

  Winter is pretty and all, but I think most homeowners would agree that it belongs outside and not in the living room.     Now that the cold weather is settling in, I thought we’d discuss a simple term that every homeowner really ought to know, since it can save you money and increase … Continued

Sanford Donates to Only Autism Day School in NH

Since 2000, the number of children with autism in New Hampshire has increased more than six fold. This means that a growing number of children and youth with autism in our local communities need help.   The Birchtree Center in Newington, NH (winner of Sanford Temperature Control’s $500 charity donation), has grown from a tiny nonprofit … Continued

Nashua Art Gallery Showcases Local Talent

(Dale Sanford, Owner of Sanford Temperature Control; left. Lauren Boss, President NAAA; left center. Laura Barry, Webmaster NAAA; right center. Jackie Barry, Greeley Park Art Show Chair; right)   Edgar Degas once said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”   The Nashua Area Artists’ Association, a non-profit, all-volunteer educational organization, … Continued

2 Tips to Save Your Water Heater

What if I told you that a simple metal rod is the single most important factor in determining the lifespan of your tanked water heater? What if I said that this rod protects the inside of your tank from rusting, and therefore leaking, and that it could prevent catastrophic failure and significant water damage? An … Continued

13 Tips to Save on AC Bills

This summer has been a scorcher that’s forecast to go well into the fall, so we’re sharing these 13 helpful tips to help you save money on your AC bills as the heat waves hit.     TIP #1: ENERGY AUDIT A home energy audit is “the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and … Continued

Why Every Homeowner Needs an HVAC Pro

It’s no surprise that homeowners want to save money. After all, owning a home and all the upkeep that comes with it can really strain the bank account. But when it comes to purchasing HVAC systems, homeowners would do well to factor quality and professional experience into their buying decision, even over price. The one-man … Continued

A Hidden Gem: Merrimack PTA Kindergarten and Preschool

Sanford Temperature Control was honored to donate $500 to the Merrimack PTA Kindergarten and Preschool in May!       This “hidden gem” first opened its doors in 1961, and for the last 55 years has been educating children through a combination of learning through play, expanding social relationships, and learning through teacher and child-directed … Continued

Sanford Temperature Control Receives 2016 President’s Award

Sanford Temperature Control Receives 2016 President’s Award from Carrier for Quality and Leadership Excellence   In recognition of its commitment to quality, leadership and excellence in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, Sanford Temperature Control recently received the 2016 President’s Award from Carrier at a ceremony in Huntington Beach, California.   Dale Sanford … Continued

SEER: The Term Every Homeowner Should Know

UPDATED April 7, 2020   Investing in a new air conditioning system? SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is one of the most important factors to consider to ensure that you purchase an AC system that delivers the comfort you expect and deserve. But, what is SEER exactly, and why is it so important?   SEER … Continued

The Robots are Coming! The Robots are Coming!

The robots are coming! The robots are coming … and for Phoenix Robotics, that’s great news. Team Phoenix, a group of about 60 students from the Greater Nashua Area, were the winners of Sanford’s Community Commitment charity donation in April.     These amazing students compete in a game in which their custom-built robots race … Continued

Shining the UV Light on Germs

    “Fungal contamination of air-handling units (AHUs) is a widespread phenomenon in buildings with central heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, and is a potential source of contamination for occupied spaces,” says the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.   Didn’t know your home comfort system could be harboring all that … Continued

Heat Pumps: What Da Vinci Would’ve Invented

Once upon a time, heating and cooling systems were expensive to run and install, inefficiency was the norm, and every house had at least one stubborn room (or more) that was always too hot or too cold, too drafty or too damp.   The “fix?”   Homeowners cranked their thermostats up in the winter or … Continued

Lower Energy Bills. Period.

WHY LOWER YOUR ENERGY BILLS WITH DUCT CLEANING & AEROSEAL DUCT SEALING?     REASON #1:  On average, 20-40 cents of every dollar you spend on heating and cooling costs is literally going out the window, because even new duct work leaks 20-40% according to the Department of Energy.         Is Aeroseal Duct Sealing really … Continued

Top 5 Reasons to Invest Your Tax Refund into Your Home

Let’s face it, your home is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make, yet too many homeowners think of their car, their retirement fund, or next year’s trip to the Caribbean before they consider their home as the long-term investment that it is. When homes represent such a high income-to-debt ratio, it may be prudent to … Continued

Drinking Water Scare in Merrimack and Litchfield, NH

UPDATE: Department of Environmental Services has increased the number of contaminated private drinking wells to 20. Alarming discoveries in Southern New Hampshire have local residents on edge when it comes to drinking water from private wells. The Department of Environmental Services has found that about a dozen private drinking water wells have been contaminated by … Continued

Why Plug Duct Work with 100's?

The condition of your ductwork impacts temperature, health, cleanliness, and energy loss. Holes, cracks, and improperly sealed seams allow hundreds of dollars of conditioned air to escape, while untreated air draws in contaminants, leading to numerous health issues. The article below explains how homeowners can invest in their health and their home, and save money doing … Continued

How Duct Work Costs Homeowners Money

A great article in IAQ Magazine about Aeroseal. The Dept. of Energy estimates that even NEW duct work leaks 25-40% on average, which is 25-40 cents of every dollar homeowners spend on heating and cooling going out the window. This process of sealing ducts keeps money in your wallet by eliminating up to 95% of … Continued

Fostering a “Don’t Quit” Attitude

Bob Foster was an unusual man. At age 51, he started teaching Social Studies to 7th graders at Milford Middle School after two decades of service as an Eastern Airlines pilot. Not many people make a career change after twenty years, but Foster personified his mantra of “Don’t Quit” when he braved a new career … Continued

Best ROI for Energy Savings: Duct Sealing

Aeroseal duct sealing didn’t win an award from the Department of Energy for nothing. It’s one of the best products in the business for lowering heating and cooling costs, and reducing home energy costs. See how efficient it is on the graph below!     Why waste money and expose yourself, your family, and your … Continued

What's Lurking in YOUR Atmosphere?

              The dirty air filter on the left was only 3 days old at the time of this Aeroseal duct sealing! EPA Fact #1: Indoor air is typically 2-5 times dirtier than outdoor air. EPA Fact #2: Most people spend 60%-90% of their time indoors. EPA Fact #3: Children breathe in 50% … Continued

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