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 [...]

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 [...]

What to know about R-22 Refrigerant in Massachusetts

By |March 10th, 2020|

If you rely on an air conditioning unit that uses R-22 refrigerant, an ozone-depleting substance (ODS), you should know that as of January 1, 2020, production and import of R-22 refrigerant is illegal in the United States. While continuing use of your air conditioner or heat pump system using R-22 refrigerant is allowed, it does [...]

4 Things Most DIYers Get Wrong Tuning-up Their Air Conditioner

By |May 15th, 2019|

You may not be looking for an HVAC contractor with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. You may think you can save money by watching a playlist of DIY air conditioner tune-up videos on YouTube instead of hiring a multi-year winner of the Angie’s List Super Service Award. Anything is possible. If you’re [...]

R-22 Refrigerant Must-Knows in Massachusetts

By |April 24th, 2019|

If you live in New England and keep cool with air conditioning, you need to know about R-22 refrigerant. The United States has enacted an R-22 phaseout by 2020. How will this affect your household? Read on to learn more and contact Genove Oil & Air if you need any A/C assistance this season. What [...]