Thermostat Hacks for Winter Temperatures

Now that winter is in full swing, we would like to address a common misconception regarding thermostat operation, and one that is probably driving up your energy bill: the idea that setting your thermostat higher will warm your home more quickly. We wish we could tell you that this is true, but cranking the heat … Continued

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Proper Dryer Vent Maintenance

We all know how important it is to keep dryer vents free from lint buildup, but there is more to dryer vent maintenance than that. As Bob Formisano, writing for The Spruce, explains, “Plenty of lint makes it past the filter and gets trapped in crevices deep inside the lint filter trap and all along … Continued

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Preparing Your HVAC System for a Snow Storm

Winter is at our doorstep, and with it will come plenty of harsh weather. Keep your home’s indoor environment toasty when the snow starts to fall by preparing your HVAC system with these simple steps. In anticipation of winter, schedule regular maintenance to ensure that your furnace is functioning properly. Many HVAC companies and even … Continued

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How to Use Space Heaters Safely and Effectively

Space heaters can be a great tool for battling very low winter temperatures. In the coldest months, they can provide your entire heating system with a little bit of relief or keep individual rooms more comfortable. But their effectiveness (and their cost-efficiency) all depends on how they are used. Follow these guidelines for safe and … Continued

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Is Zoned Air Conditioning Right for Your Home?

In the technology age, consumers have grown accustomed to being able to customize just about every experience in their lives, from how fast their online shipment will arrive to how strong their morning coffee, ordered via an app, will be. But many homeowners are missing out on an excellent way to optimize daily comfort and … Continued

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The Skinny on Ductless Air Conditioning

Here on the Eastern Seaboard, it’s about that time of year when we all have one priority: getting cool. Last week, we talked about zoned air conditioning as one solution for more efficiently cooling homes. This week, we’d like to review another excellent option: ductless air conditioners. What Makes Ductless Systems Different? Ductless air conditioning … Continued

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Buying A New Hot Water Heater

Cold shower. Water all over your basement floor. You’re familiar with the unfortunate signs that your hot water heater has called it quits (and if you aren’t, check out last week’s blog post!), but if it has survived for its expected lifespan (10-15 years), chances are you are less familiar with the hot water heaters … Continued

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Happy Earth Day (1 day late)

Better late than never! I found this an interesting read, especially the tip that reads “stop mowing your lawn”. I’ll take an excuse I can get. Until next time, my friends… https://www.popsci.com/earth-day-cut-down-on-waste

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