May 22nd, 2023
It’s possible that you’ve never heard the phrase sacrificial anode rod. You might not even know where in your home you would find one—but it’s there. Any guesses? The anode rod is a component of your tank water heater, and while the water heater itself may last for 15 years or more, the anode rod won’t. It’s a part that needs to be replaced regularly, which is why it is referred to as sacrificial. If all this comes as a surprise to you, read on. We’d love to shed some light on this mysterious topic.
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May 8th, 2023
It can be tempting to ignore the signs that your air conditioner is having a bit of a rough time. But delaying repairs can cause problems to get much worse, and sometimes, if they get bad enough, you’ll no longer be able to have the air conditioner repaired at all. One of the riskiest AC problems to ignore is refrigerant leaks. Why is this such a concern? What can happen if you don’t get it fixed? Let us tell you all about it, so you can avoid having to replace your entire air conditioner.
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April 24th, 2023
Congratulations on remembering to schedule your AC maintenance for the year! It makes a huge difference to the effectiveness and efficiency of your air conditioner, as well as dramatically reducing the likelihood that you’ll need AC repairs this summer. Now that you’ve scheduled it, what can you do to prepare for air conditioner maintenance? Here are some tips to make things go as smoothly as possible.
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April 10th, 2023
There’s a lot of talk about tankless water heaters lately. If it’s time for you to upgrade or replace your water heater, you may be hearing a lot about the benefits of going tankless. But it’s not all sunshine and roses over there in tankless territory. There are downsides to tankless water heaters. For your consideration, here are three things that might make a tank water heater the best choice after all.
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March 27th, 2023
Maintenance is one of our favorite topics. We often talk on this blog about how critical maintenance is for both heating and air conditioning systems. This time of year, you should be thinking about having your air conditioner professionally maintained before the cooling season starts, so we’ll focus on that. We like to emphasize just how many benefits there are to having maintenance done annually. The flip side of the benefits of maintenance is the risk of not having it done. Today, we’re going to explore that.
Here are some of the things you should expect to encounter if you don’t have your annual air conditioner maintenance done.
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March 13th, 2023
Tankless water heaters tend to work very well and keep the people who use them very happy. So happy, in fact, that it might be easy to forget that the tankless system is even there. (If you never have to wait for a tank to refill and heat back up before you can take your shower, do you ever think about your water heater at all?)
But tankless water heaters are complex systems, and just like any other appliance, they can struggle or even break down. Here are some signs to keep an eye out for. If you notice any of these things, it’s time for water heater repair.
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February 27th, 2023
While it would be nice if your furnace didn’t need any repairs to get through the rest of the winter, you should always be aware of the signs that repair is needed. Getting repairs promptly can prevent a small problem from turning into a much bigger problem or even a heating system that has stopped working entirely.
What signs of furnace problems should you be on the lookout for? You might need repairs if any of these things happen.
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February 13th, 2023
This time of year, you’re more likely to notice if your furnace simply isn’t cutting it anymore. During the coldest weather, you should still be perfectly cozy and comfortable in your home. If you’re not, it might be time to replace your furnace.
One of the things many customers are concerned about is that they don’t know what is involved in the process of having their furnace replaced. We’ll go over the factors that we consider during furnace installation and how long you should expect the process to take.
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January 30th, 2023
Congratulations on your electric furnace! The simple fact that your furnace is electric means that your home is being heated with high levels of efficiency. While some energy is lost from even the newest and most energy-efficient gas furnaces, every bit of energy that your electric furnace consumes is turned into heat for your home. There are still things that can gradually decrease the efficiency of your electric furnace over time. To keep that high-efficiency level, follow these tips.
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January 16th, 2023
As long as it’s basically functional, you probably don’t think about your thermostat very much. And when we tell you that new, high-tech thermostats have greater precision and are easier to read and set, you might shrug. That sounds nice, you might think, but I’m not sure it’s worth the bother.
But what if we could tell you how to cut your yearly heating and cooling bill by about ten percent? The US Energy Information Administration did a study that found that residents of New England spend more on heating and cooling our homes than residents of any other region of the US. Paying ten percent less for heating and cooling means significant savings for you. Here’s how a thermostat upgrade can help you achieve that.
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