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So far Q M has created 26 blog entries.

Are HVAC Service Contracts Worth the Money?

By |August 14th, 2021|

Homeowners are often presented with warranty and service plan options for various items and systems in their homes. Knowing when the investment is worth it is not always clear. HVAC service plans differ per company so it is important to look at what the contracts include before deciding. Ultimately, the goal is to protect your [...]

How to Landscape Around Your AC Unit

By |July 16th, 2021|

It might surprise you to know that the landscape around your home can contribute to your home’s energy output, for better or for worse. In this blog, we will address the following points: Why landscaping matters for your HVAC Is Your landscaping layout working? How to landscape around your AC Unit   Why Landscaping Matters [...]

5 tips to minimize the strain on your A/C system during the summer

By |June 21st, 2021|

It’s summertime in New England and all across the region HVAC systems are working hard to keep homes cool and comfortable. In this month’s blog we are looking at 5 ways homeowners can minimize the strain on their air conditioner during the summer. Before we go further, let’s take a look at common variables that [...]

What Does BTU Mean for AC?

By |May 14th, 2021|

The HVAC industry uses a lot of acronyms.  Depending on your familiarity with the terminology, these acronyms might make it challenging to understand your energy bill. Whether you’ve come across the abbreviation “BTU” on your appliance or on your energy bill, or are simply curious about learning more, you are in luck! Today we are [...]

Do I Need an AC Tune-Up Every Year?

By |April 8th, 2021|

With fingers crossed, Massachusetts has seen its last snow day and warmer weather is here to stay. As residents all across the state look forward to the warmer months ahead, now is a great time to get started on some of the seasonal homeowner responsibilities. Not sure where to start? Schedule your annual AC tune-up [...]

Why is your furnace blowing cold air?

By |March 16th, 2021|

Even on the crisp blue-sky days in Waltham, winter in the Greater Boston is cold. When you come home and expect to walk into a warm and cozy space the last thing you want to find is your furnace blowing cold air. Here we discuss some troubleshooting options you can take before calling a professional. [...]

Is a Ductless System Right for Me?

By |February 22nd, 2021|

Before deciding if ductless is right for you, it’s important to understand what it is. Simply put, a ductless, or mini-split, system has no ductwork. A ductless system includes an outdoor unit and an indoor wall-mounted unit that are connected by tubing and wiring through a shared wall. It provides precise climate control, allowing multiple [...]

Securing Your Home Before Winter Storms

By |January 8th, 2021|

All across Massachusetts winter weather has arrived. Making sure your home is prepared to endure a winter storm is not only important for your family’s safety but will bring an extra level of comfort. With temperatures expected to drop throughout this month and the next, take the time to prepare now. Make Sure Outside Air [...]

Upgrade Care of Your Home’s Oil Storage Tank

By |December 8th, 2020|

Many Massachusetts residents rely on home heating oil to keep their homes warm during the cold New England winters. Making sure your home’s oil tank is in good working order is not only important to ensure you maintain a warm home during the cold months, but also to avoid environmentally and financially costly leaks. According [...]

Are Smart Thermostats Worth It?

By |November 12th, 2020|

What is a smart thermostat? A smart thermostat is a Wi-Fi enabled device that automatically adjusts the temperature settings in your home. These are used to obtain optimal performance for your heating and cooling systems. Can a Smart Thermostat Save Me Money? According to energy.gov, you can save up to 10% a year on heating [...]