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 [...]
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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. [...]
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 [...]
More people need to ask this question. As an HVAC contractor, husband, and father of four children, I take indoor air quality seriously. The health impacts of poor indoor air quality can be very harmful when they go untreated. Unfortunately, most people don’t have conversations about indoor air quality and good ventilation even when [...]
Keying the title of this article into a search engine is a good start. There’s a lot of information out there about hiring the best local HVAC technicians to install, maintain, and repair your heating, cooling, and air quality equipment. Those articles are good for general overviews, such as learning what contemporary air quality [...]
Winter is tough. Our ancestors had to store ample food and firewood to survive the winter months, and now similarly, we have to budget our money for the increase in costs that come with winter. Added hours of darkness and colder temperatures demand we rely on artificial light and heat more than in warmer [...]
Here’s a head-to-head comparison to see how ductless mini-split systems stand up against central and portable heating and cooling systems. In some cases, there’s a clear winner, but you may have to make up your own mind based on the features that fit your needs. First up . . . Mini-Split (winner) vs. Room [...]
In New England, the seasons are anything but cut and dry. In recent memory, we’ve had 50-degree days in December, and I’ve still had on long pants and shirts in June. The transitions between seasons can make it difficult to achieve ideal comfort, especially when families are looking to save on heating costs. I [...]
Summer is coming to an end and fall is around the corner. Gone are long days and coming are brisk nights. We love leaf piles, pumpkins, and apple picking. However, fall is more than just a beautiful and refreshing season. It can also get cold fast, and you’ll want to be prepared. We don’t [...]
You’re right to think about the condition of your AC unit before it breaks down. Once the summer heat and humidity settle in, everyone is going to have their air conditioners running day and night, which puts a lot of stress on the machines. All the units that aren’t up to par are going [...]