Watching Our Language

July 22, 2015

Have you ever asked your auto mechanic or doctor about their diagnosis and the answers they give you sound like something from a different language? You want them to translate what they just said into English, but you don’t want to appear foolish. The home comfort industry has its own specialized vocabulary too. To help […]

What You Should Know About Oil Tanks

July 15, 2015

A heating oil storage tank offers an important advantage: the ability to safely store an adequate supply of heating oil that’s ready for immediate use whenever a need to heat the home arises. Today’s aboveground tanks are worry free and virtually leak proof. Most oil tanks are now built of corrosion-resistant materials. In many cases, […]

Should You Repair or Replace Your Furnace or Boiler?

July 8, 2015

If your equipment is more than 15 years old and breakdowns have become frequent, or your latest repair required replacing a major part, it’s a good sign that your system is hitting the end of its life span. Installing a new system is an investment that pays off—today’s equipment is much more efficient, using about […]

Time to Get Your Dander Down

July 1, 2015

Nearly 84 million U.S. households include either a dog or a cat. Although these furry friends make great companions (talk about unconditional love!) their dander* is one of the leading causes for allergic reactions. If you own a pet, having an air purifier is a must. (We’ll be glad to tell you about this and […]

It’s Never too Early to Prepare for Winter

June 23, 2015

With summer officially here and last winter now just a memory, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is the condition of your heating system. But the warm weather season is actually a perfect time to schedule your annual preventative maintenance heating tune-up. It just makes sense to schedule equipment inspections and maintenance when you […]

Lack of A/C Maintenance can Cause Water Damage

June 16, 2015

Every year, we need to fix A/C systems that leak water into a home. This is usually caused by a lack of maintenance. Here’s why. During normal operation, a central air system produces large amounts of water from condensation, which forms when warm, humid air comes in contact with the a/c system’s cold evaporator coil […]

Do-It-Yourself Tips to Solve Cooling Problems

June 5, 2015

If you have trouble with your air conditioning this summer, stay cool and collected. There are a few simple things you can do first that could solve the problem and save you a service call. If the cooling system does not run, do this: Start with your thermostat. Make sure it is on the “cool” […]

No Ducts, No Problem

May 29, 2015

If you have rooms that are hard to cool, talk to us about an affordable solution that is already helping many of our customers stay comfortable in their homes, no matter how hot it gets. Our comfort experts can install a mini-split ductless air conditioning system from Mitsubishi. This allows you to create your own […]

Which Fuel Makes You Feel Better?

May 22, 2015

More and more, people who declined to convert their heating systems from oil to natural gas are looking pretty smart these days. Consider this: The combination of a huge surge in oil produced in the U.S., weak global demand and a strong dollar made heating oil prices plunge to their lowest level since 2009. During […]

Smart Ways to Beat the Heat

May 15, 2015

Massachusetts just went through one of the coldest and snowiest winters on record. Now that we’ve put that behind us, you do have to wonder… if winter was so cold, will Mother Nature put it in reverse and give us a long, hot summer? Even if you’re faced with long bouts of heat and humidity […]