In both winter and summer, your heat pump works hard to keep your home comfortable. To keep it in the best shape possible, you need to have routine heat pump maintenance performed. This will keep it running efficiently, lower repair costs, and prolong the heat pump’s life.
Are you about to make an expensive mistake with your A/C replacement? If you’re not considering both the initial and the lifetime costs of a new cooling system, it could end up costing you a lot of money in the next decade or more.
Every homeowner should have winter preparation on their fall to-do list, including making sure your house is well-insulated and prepared for the cold. Choosing insulation that fits your need will keep your home warm and energy-efficient this winter.
There are several factors to consider when choosing insulation for your home. The cost of the insulation itself is a factor, as is the cost of installation. Some types need to be installed by an experienced technician, but others can be safely installed as a do-it-yourself project. Each type of insulation also has a different R-value, which is the measure of the resistance to heat transfer. The effect that an insulation’s manufacturing process has on the environment can also be a factor to consider, along with the impact on indoor air quality. Read More Choosing Insulation for Your Southeastern Massachusetts Home >>
Whether you’re hiring an HVAC contractor for a new installation or to repair current equipment, your choice impacts the comfort and safety of your entire household. A contractor should be reputable, reliable and have the expertise to work competently with refrigerants, electrical wiring, ventilation, combustion and exhaust systems. Asking prospective contractors the following questions can help you choose wisely:
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Home ownership is a never ending responsibility, with ongoing maintenance, repair and upkeep required to protect your investment. Seasonal maintenance will help prepare your home for the changing weather and conditions ahead, particularly as temperatures turn colder. Here are some fall home maintenance tips to get you started:
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An air filter is an easy aspect to miss when you are figuring out your basic home maintenance needs. However there are many reasons why this should be made a priority. By understanding the effects of a dirty air filter you will see why you need to change it regularly. Read More Do You Know Just How Bad a Dirty Air Filter Is on Your A/C? >>
Cooling costs skyrocket with the arrival of summer in Massachusetts, and efficient A/C operation can save you a bundle. When the weather gets hot, follow these tips to run the air conditioner more efficiently. Read More Efficient A/C Operation Will Save You Big >>
The duct system is a series of tubes used to distribute warm or cold air throughout your house. Good ductwork design helps to distribute the air more efficiently. In return, you get better temperature control and money savings on heating and cooling bills. Here’s what it takes to help improve the efficiency of your HVAC system with quality ductwork design. Read More Good Ductwork Design: What Is It? >>
There are many things you should do to maintain your HVAC system and keep your household running smoothly. One job that’s often forgotten is changing the air filter. Read More Make Changing the Air Filter Part of Your Household Regimen >>
Despite a well-deserved reputation for reliability, a programmable thermostat problem can disrupt your cooling and heating comfort. Programmable units turn the task of making temperature adjustments over to customized schedules created by the user or built-in pre-programmed settings provided by the manufacturer. Household comfort can be tailored to your daily routine. Heating and cooling changes are executed more gradually than abrupt manual adjustments, maximizing energy efficiency. A faulty unit, on the other hand, can cause energy costs to increase while resulting in a noticeable decline in indoor comfort. Read More Troubleshoot Programmable Thermostat Problems With This Checklist >>