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What Does BTU Mean for AC?

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 [...]

By |May 14th, 2021|

Do I Need an AC Tune-Up Every Year?

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 [...]

By |April 8th, 2021|

Why is your furnace blowing cold air?

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. [...]

By |March 16th, 2021|

Is a Ductless System Right for Me?

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 [...]

By |February 22nd, 2021|

Securing Your Home Before Winter Storms

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 [...]

By |January 8th, 2021|

Upgrade Care of Your Home’s Oil Storage Tank

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 [...]

By |December 8th, 2020|

Are Smart Thermostats Worth It?

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 [...]

By |November 12th, 2020|

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

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 [...]

By |October 18th, 2020|

Your Fall HVAC Checklist

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, [...]

By |September 23rd, 2020|

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

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 [...]

By |August 23rd, 2020|