Top 5 Reasons to Invest Your Tax Refund into Your Home

15 Air Conditioning Cost and Energy Saving Tips

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

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

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

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 a … 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 the … Continued

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 means that conditioned air … 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

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 your comfort. AFUE … 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 Defined SEER, … 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

           
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