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ASK PHIL: Is it necessary to have my air conditioner serviced every year?

Spring in New England is always temperamental! We get little glimpses of summer and then get thrown right back into winter. When it’s cold and gloomy it’s hard to think about the hot summer months that are really right around the corner. I frequently get asked if it’s necessary to have your AC tuned every [...]

ASK PHIL: Is it necessary to have my air conditioner serviced every year?2020-09-18T16:51:54-04:00

ASK PHIL: How does the ban on Freon affect me?

This is a valid question! For decades, the refrigerant R-22, also known as Freon, has been the standard of choice for residential air conditioning and heat pump systems. According to the EPA, R-22 is an ozone-depleting substance. Under the Clean Air Act and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the [...]

ASK PHIL: How does the ban on Freon affect me?2020-09-18T16:52:50-04:00

ASK PHIL: Is it safe to get my HVAC serviced during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

There are many questions being asked right now and this is one we are hearing a lot of. “Is it safe to have service calls in your home during the pandemic? “ As always, the health and well-being of our customers and staff is our highest priority. According to the American Society of Heating, [...]

ASK PHIL: Is it safe to get my HVAC serviced during the Coronavirus Pandemic?2020-09-18T13:33:31-04:00

ASK PHIL: What Is An HVAC System?

Most buildings where people are expected to work and live have some type of HVAC system. HVAC is an acronym for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. In General Everything that has to do with maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature, humidity level, and air quality is part of an HVAC system. Break It Down An “HVAC [...]

ASK PHIL: What Is An HVAC System?2020-03-13T12:16:53-04:00

ASK PHIL: 3 Steps to Making Better Facility Management Decisions

Small- to medium-sized business owners typically don’t have facility mangers, which is why it’s so important to think like one when you run your own business. Workspaces come in all shapes, sizes, and conditions to house and facilitate the daily routines of the people who work for you. Depending on your business, your workspace [...]

ASK PHIL: 3 Steps to Making Better Facility Management Decisions2020-01-27T13:55:59-05:00

4 Important Times To Call A Nearby HVAC Contractor

The other night an emergency call came in. One of our residential preventative maintenance subscribers had no heat. It was the coldest night of the season, so far, and there were children in the house. Since the customer is a subscriber, we knew the equipment had recently been inspected and checked out fine. When one [...]

4 Important Times To Call A Nearby HVAC Contractor2019-12-02T13:39:13-05:00

ASK PHIL: Lower Utility Bills and Repair Costs with Phil’s Basic-5 Winter Checklist

First-time homeowners and warm-climate natives who recently relocated to Massachusetts—start thinking about winter before all the leaves are off the trees. Winter may seem like a no-brainer, but if you don’t take time now to formulate a plan of action, you may find yourself unprepared or at risk when the first big snow storm [...]

ASK PHIL: Lower Utility Bills and Repair Costs with Phil’s Basic-5 Winter Checklist2019-10-25T11:36:17-04:00

Ask Phil: “6 Things Homeowners Never Thought To Do As Renters”

Now that you’ve joined the more than 60% of Massachusetts residents who own their homes, you’ll always have something to do around the house! Transitioning from renter to homeowner takes time, especially when it comes to maintenance, repairs, and upkeep. If you’re already in your new home, this probably isn’t the first DIY home [...]

Ask Phil: “6 Things Homeowners Never Thought To Do As Renters”2020-09-18T12:08:47-04:00

ASK PHIL: Furnace Tune-Up Checklist

I’ve already seen pumpkin spice lattes offered on coffee shop menus so it must be time to send out the CPS technicians for furnace tune-ups. For me, September still holds a few more beach days. From Westborough, it’s a short trip down I-495 to Cape Cod, and there’s slightly less traffic going over the [...]

ASK PHIL: Furnace Tune-Up Checklist2019-09-06T13:23:04-04:00

ASK PHIL: Back To School For Heat Pump Trends In The Northeast

Manufacturer training isn’t a one-time course. To continue getting the top-rated heating and cooling reviews I like to see from our customers, every HVAC technician at CPS needs ongoing training to stay up to date on the latest advances and effective techniques for providing the best HVAC installation and service . . . including [...]

ASK PHIL: Back To School For Heat Pump Trends In The Northeast2019-09-06T13:24:31-04:00
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