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Do You Have an AC Refrigerant Leak?

May 10, 2022

  Do You Have an AC Refrigerant Leak?   An AC refrigerant leak can cause serious problems for your home air conditioning system, your wallet, and your comfort.   Systems that are chronically overdue on maintenance or neglected often develop refrigerant leaks, but even a well-maintained AC system will eventually leak when it reaches the … Continued

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15 Air Conditioning Cost and Energy Saving Tips

April 1, 2022

Rising fuel costs and inflation are on every homeowner’s mind these days. How can they not be? The winter of 2021-2022 saw fuel costs for households heating with natural gas rise by 30% and electricity rise by 6%, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The price of heating oil in many New Hampshire towns … Continued

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7 Signs that Your Water Heater Needs to be Replaced

February 10, 2022

  Did you know that the average homeowner uses warm water up to 20 times per day? Or that home heating systems often break down when you need them most: at the coldest times of the year when they’re working the hardest? This is especially true for older systems because they’re reaching the end of … Continued

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7 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality with Your HVAC System

January 24, 2022

Have you noticed particles in your indoor breathing air? Motes of dust hanging in a beam of sunlight or collecting on surfaces? Contaminants are floating around us everywhere. Poor indoor air quality is often most apparent during the winter and the summer when your home is sealed up tight to conserve energy and fresh air … Continued

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Buying a Home? Don’t Just Have the Seller Replace the HVAC System!

January 13, 2021

  No one likes finding of their dream home and then having that dream shattered when they realize the furnace is 35 years old, has had no maintenance, and is going to cost thousands to replace.   Unfortunately, it does happen. Not knowing the current condition of an HVAC system during the home buying process … Continued

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5 Tips for Assessing an HVAC System When Buying a Home

December 23, 2020

    HVAC systems are almost always the most expensive appliances in a home, so if you’re going through the home buying process, doing your homework now may save you a costly headache later. It’s a mistake to underestimate the importance of your home heating and cooling systems.   Not only do you want to … Continued

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Buying a House? 13 Reasons Why You Need an HVAC Inspection

August 25, 2020

You’ve found the perfect home and made an offer. You’re nervous and excited about the next step: getting a home inspection to ensure that your investment is protected. The last thing you want is a surprise that could disrupt the home buying process. Home inspections are great for revealing large, noticeable issues that may cause … Continued

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Buying a House? Is Your HVAC Equipment Properly Sized?

July 29, 2020

  Would you buy a pickup truck when what you need is a commuter car? Conversely, would you buy a commuter car when you need to haul large items?   Neither vehicle matches the job at hand, and if you’re not careful, the same can go for your heating and cooling equipment. An oversized or undersized HVAC … Continued

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3 Tips to Get Your AC Ready for Summer

April 9, 2020

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

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Refrigerant for Old AC Units was Just Banned! Do YOU Need to Buy New?

January 15, 2020

  The ban on using ozone-depleting refrigerant in older air conditioning systems has officially begun, which means the cost of servicing and maintaining these systems is going to rise for homeowners. If your AC system is more than ten years old, then this article is for you!     A Brief History of the R-22 … Continued

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Cover Your AC for Winter, Create a Mouse Hotel

November 8, 2019

  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

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Effects of Carbon Monoxide Exposure on the Human Body

October 25, 2019

  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

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