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Improve HVAC air quality

Four Ways to Improve HVAC Air Quality

March 30, 2020

One of the big questions surrounding coronavirus is what role airborne transmission plays in its spread. According to the CDC, the virus is primarily passed either through direct contact with a person or through large droplet transfer – that is, through coughing and sneezing within a fairly close range of other people. However, that doesn’t […]

Nip spring allergies in the bud with a with a whole-house air purifier

Nip Spring Allergies in the Bud With a With a Whole-House Air Purifier

March 23, 2020

Spring is upon us here in New England, and with it will eventually come the pollen and other allergens that make some of our lives miserable this time of year. To add to the problem, allergens usually get worse – sometimes much worse – when you go inside: the EPA estimates that indoor air can […]

Always keep oil in your storage tank…here’s why

Always Keep Oil in Your Storage Tank…Here’s Why

March 17, 2020

Heating oil tanks are pretty simple devices, especially when compared to today’s high-tech oil-fired furnaces and boilers. But they still do require at least some care and attention to run safely and reliably year after year. The first and most obvious way to care for your heating oil tank is to have it professionally inspected […]

At what temperature should I set my water heater thermostat?

At What Temperature Should I Set My Water Heater Thermostat?

March 9, 2020

If we asked you for ideas on how to save energy at home, one of the first that might come to mind is lowering the thermostat setting on your home heating system. But there’s another thermostat in your home that can also help you save money: your water heating thermostat. When most water heater manufacturers […]

Key impacts of Bioheat® fuel

Five Key Impacts of Bioheat® Fuel

February 24, 2020

Bioheat® is fast becoming one of the most in-demand alternative fuels in the nation – and for good reason (actually several, as you’ll see). But Bioheat is much more than simply another in a long list of home energy sources – from production to end use, it’s a fuel that has widespread impact on lives […]

Troubleshooting heat pump problems

Heat Pump Problems: Troubleshooting Some Common Issues

February 17, 2020

A heat pump can be an efficient and versatile heating and cooling solution for your Middlesex or Norfolk County, MA home – but only if it’s functioning properly. Here are a few common issues that can crop up with a heat pump, and what to do about them before contacting us for a heat pump […]

Signs that it’s time to replace your water heater

Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater

February 10, 2020

Your water heater works hard behind the scenes to provide the hot water you need for your appliances and taps, and there’s a pretty good chance you take that hard work for granted – until a cold shower or a pool of water in your basement lets you know that it is taking some time […]

Dangers of setting your thermostat too low in winter

Are You Setting Your Thermostat Too Low in Winter? Here Are 2 Dangers To Watch For.

February 3, 2020

When it comes to setting your thermostat temperature, how low should you go? It could be tempting during the winter to take the load completely off your furnace or boiler by dropping temperatures quite a bit at night, or to turn off your heating system altogether when you’re away from home (or if you own […]

Does cold weather affect your water heater?

Does Cold Weather Affect Your Water Heater?

January 27, 2020

During winter in Massachusetts, your furnace or boiler works hard 24/7 to keep your family safe and warm. But it’s not the only home comfort equipment that’s putting in overtime during the winter months. Your water heater works considerably harder in the winter here in New England than it does at any other time of […]

Improving indoor air quality during winter

Improving Indoor Air Quality During Winter

January 20, 2020

Did you know that the concentration of pollutants in your indoor air could be 10 times higher than that of outdoor air? That’s the price we pay for having homes that are more airtight and efficient: air that is inside your home tends to stay there – as does the dust, mold, dead skin, pet dander, […]