Category Archives: Heating

How Heat Pumps Heat When It’s Really Cold Outside

How Heat Pumps Heat When It's Cold OutsideElectric air-source heat pumps can be a practical heating and cooling option for your Massachusetts home. However, they need to have a workable backup heating system to provide comfortable home heating when temperatures outside fall below freezing for extended periods.
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Boiler on the Blink? Here’s What It Might Be

Boiler on the blink?Your boiler is the central unit in your home’s hydronic heating system, so when it’s on the blink, you can expect a loss of indoor comfort throughout your entire home. If you’re having problems getting enough heat, the following steps can help you narrow down what the problem might be before calling in the HVAC experts.
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How to Determine If It May Be Time to Upgrade Your Home’s Heating System

It May Be Time to Upgrade Your Home’s Heating SystemKnowing when it’s time to upgrade the heating system requires a review of energy bills, comfort, repair history and a professional assessment of the system. Furnaces have a lifetime between 13 and 20 years, and given the amount of use heating systems see in our climate, it could be shorter. Read More How to Determine If It May Be Time to Upgrade Your Home’s Heating System >>

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How to Troubleshoot a Problematic Gas Furnace

troubleshooting a gas furnaceWe’re poised for another long, cold, Massachusetts winter. The worst thing that could happen is for the furnace to break down, leaving you out in the cold. But don’t panic. It’s not the end of the world, and the problem may be just a quick fix. Before you call in an HVAC technician for repairs, here are a few common problems to help you in troubleshooting a gas furnace. Read More How to Troubleshoot a Problematic Gas Furnace >>

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Preparing the Boiler for Winter Use After a Quiet Summer

Preparing the Boiler for WinterAs you prepare for starting up a boiler after summer, you may wonder if there are any special steps to take. Keeping your Massachusetts home comfortable this winter is a matter of preparing your boiler for a long, cold season. Read More Preparing the Boiler for Winter Use After a Quiet Summer >>

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What a Holliston Homeowner Should Know Before Buying a New Furnace

new furnacesThe first thing that may catch your eye when shopping for a new furnace is the sticker price. While the price is obviously important, the process of furnace selection requires more details regarding performance, efficiency ratings and lifetime costs of competing models to make an informed decision. Here’s what you should know about buying a new furnace for your Holliston home. Read More What a Holliston Homeowner Should Know Before Buying a New Furnace >>

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Fall Furnace Inspection: Don’t Delay

furnace inspectionA fall furnace inspection is a necessity to ensure that your heating system is running safely, reliably and efficiently this winter. If you’re like most homeowners, you rely on a skilled HVAC professional to tackle this vital maintenance that keeps your heating costs under control and catches small issues before they become expensive problems. Read More Fall Furnace Inspection: Don’t Delay >>

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Heat Pump Troubleshooting Tips for Your Massachusetts Home

heat pump troubleshootingYou got the A/C tuned up for summer and even got some insight in electricity myths. The heat pump seems to have a malfunction. Before you call an expert, it is useful to follow some heat pump troubleshooting tips first. Heat pumps are usually very dependable and durable. Very often, you can fix a small fault by yourself. Read More Heat Pump Troubleshooting Tips for Your Massachusetts Home >>

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Upgrading Your Home Furnace? Supplemental Equipment to Consider

furnace featuresWhen you’re having a new furnace installed, consider adding supplemental furnace equipment at the same time. Doing this may save you money on additional service calls, and many types of additions make your furnace more energy efficient. Read More Upgrading Your Home Furnace? Supplemental Equipment to Consider >>

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Don’t Let These Geothermal Myths Keep You Away From This Kind of Heating and Cooling

geothermalOne of the most interesting types of HVAC systems are geothermal systems. A geothermal heating and cooling system is a type of heat pump that exchanges heat from your home with the earth beneath your feet. It has an excellent efficiency and effectiveness, but there are many geothermal myths that steer homeowners in the direction of more popular systems. Read More Don’t Let These Geothermal Myths Keep You Away From This Kind of Heating and Cooling >>

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