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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 [...]

Is It Time to Upgrade to a High-Efficiency Heating System?

By |October 18th, 2020|

Having a properly functioning heating system during New England winters is crucial. It is best to know that your boiler or furnace is ready to do its job before the cold sets in. How do you know it’s time to replace your heating system?  Repair or Replace? According to Consumer Reports, it is recommended that [...]

Your Fall HVAC Checklist

By |September 23rd, 2020|

Amidst the summer heat it can be difficult to plan ahead for the chillier months. While you may love (or hate) the heat, it is inevitable that cooler months will come again. There is much to love about the changing seasons, but we find that every year as the leaves begin to gather in piles, [...]

What is Bioheat® and is it Right for Your Home?

By |August 23rd, 2020|

There is an ongoing concern over the use of energy resources and the negative impact they have on our environment. This is something we take very seriously. In accordance with the Providence Resolution of 2019, the heating oil industry has pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 through accelerated use of higher blends of Bioheat®. If you [...]

6 Ways to Save Money

By |July 18th, 2020|

Everyone wants their home to be in the best condition possible while also saving as much money as possible. While those may seem contradictory, there are things you can do that will save money AND increase the lifespan of your HVAC system! According to Energy Star, the typical US family spends over $2,000 per year on [...]

5 Reasons Why You Should Get Your AC Tuned

By |June 12th, 2020|

As any Massachusetts resident can attest, spring in New England can be temperamental. You can find yourself needing your heater and A/C on the same day. While day to day temps can be unpredictable, what you can count on is the impending heat that arrives with summer. Genove Oil and Air recommends you get an AC [...]