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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”2019-10-29T11:42:24-04:00

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

ASK PHIL: 3 Threats To Your HVAC Equipment In A Hurricane

Right around the end of summer, clients typically ask me, “Is there anything I should do to prepare my HVAC system for hurricane season?”Good question, but the timing is off. Homeowners in Massachusetts should think about safeguarding their HVAC units in the beginning of summer. Atlantic hurricane season runs June 1 through November 30, and [...]

ASK PHIL: 3 Threats To Your HVAC Equipment In A Hurricane2020-01-20T10:50:49-05:00

ASK PHIL: How Can Pet Owners Make Homes Allergy Friendly?

We love our pets—the unconditional love, playful companionship, and the quirky little traits defining their individual, lovable personalities. In the United States, 36.5% of households own a dog and 30.4% own a cat, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). That’s about 79.5 million homes with a dog or cat living in it. [...]

ASK PHIL: How Can Pet Owners Make Homes Allergy Friendly?2019-09-06T13:28:07-04:00

ASK PHIL: 4 Traps Of DIY Spring Tune-Ups For Air Conditioners

I have a friend who’s a real serious DIYer. I own a business in the trades, and I can say, she knows her way around a toolbox. She asked me the other day about getting her central air conditioner ready for summer.She’d done her homework online by watching several DIY YouTube videos last fall [...]

ASK PHIL: 4 Traps Of DIY Spring Tune-Ups For Air Conditioners2019-09-06T13:27:22-04:00
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