Ask Phil: What’s the impact of snow and ice on my HVAC unit?

2024-07-12T10:32:01-04:00December 14th, 2023|HVAC|

As winter arrives, the picturesque snow and icicles might add charm to your surroundings, but they also signal the need for extra attention to your home's HVAC system. Snow and ice can significantly alter the functionality and efficiency of your HVAC unit. If addressed promptly, you avoid decreased efficiency, higher energy bills, taxation on [...]

Ask Phil: How should I protect my HVAC system During Severe Weather?

2024-07-12T10:31:40-04:00November 14th, 2023|HVAC|

Every part of the world deals with unique varieties of severe weather, and according to the EPA, "Scientific studies indicate that extreme weather events such as heat waves and large storms are likely to become more frequent or more intense." Over the past few years, we've seen evidence of this, making it all the [...]

Ask Phil: How do I prevent leaves from damaging my HVAC system?

2024-07-12T10:31:24-04:00October 23rd, 2023|HVAC|

In Massachusetts, the transition from summer to fall is arguably one of the most beautiful times of the year. As the humidity lightens and transitions into crisp, fresh air, nature turns over a new leaf (literally). While the multicolored falling leaves create a picturesque view, they can also create issues for homeowners. One of [...]

Ask Phil: How do I make my finished attic more comfortable?

2024-07-12T10:31:03-04:00September 24th, 2023|HVAC|

When a new space, such as a furnished attic or basement, is added to a home, controlling the climate requires a little more thought. Attics can be particularly challenging when it comes to climate control; however, there are a variety of options that can help you achieve your desired comfort levels. If you have [...]

Ask Phil: What is a zoning system?

2024-07-12T10:26:40-04:00June 23rd, 2023|HVAC|

To achieve optimal comfort and indoor air quality, heating and cooling systems play an indispensable role in modern homes and commercial buildings. However, older HVAC systems often lack the efficiency of contemporary units due to the absence of zoning capabilities. Outdated technology can lead to predicaments such as inconsistent temperatures throughout a property, wasted [...]

Ask Phil: Why is my HVAC fan so loud?

2024-07-12T10:26:15-04:00May 6th, 2023|HVAC|

Hearing loud noises from your HVAC fan can be concerning for homeowners. However, most of the time, loud fans are a simple fix. When functioning properly, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system should operate quietly and go nearly unnoticed. Although only a trained technician that is with your unit can pinpoint the exact [...]