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Should I choose a heat pump or a furnace?

Heat Pump Or Furnace: What Should I Choose?

August 10, 2020

If you have existing ductwork in your central Massachusetts home, you will typically have to choose between two pieces of equipment if you want central heating: a heat pump and a furnace. Although they will both heat your home, they do so in very different ways and offer different benefits and costs along the way. […]

Should I convert to natural gas?

Should I Convert To Natural Gas?

August 3, 2020

Considering making the switch from heating to natural gas? It could be a smart move – especially if your home heating system is 15 years old or more. Why Natural gas? Why consider a natural gas conversion for your Massachusetts home? Convenience – You’ll love the convenience natural gas adds to your home – from instant, […]

What summer thermostat temperature is best for your Massachusetts home?

What Thermostat Temperature Is Best For Summer?

July 27, 2020

According to a study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, nine out of ten Americans say they’ve rarely (or never) programmed their thermostat because they’re not sure how to do it. That’s a shame, because setting a programmable thermostat one of the easiest ways to save 10 percent or more on your monthly energy costs […]

Preventing mold in your home

How To Prevent Mold In Your Home

July 20, 2020

You probably filter the water you drink at home. But how about the air you breathe? The fact is, you “drink” far more air than water in a day – about 15,000 quarts, compared to 2-3 quarts of water on average. The problem is, most of that 15,000 quarts of air is coming from indoor HVAC […]

Warm air coming from your vents? Your A/C could be low on refrigerant

Is My A/C Low On Refrigerant?

July 13, 2020

You rely on your central air conditioner all summer to keep you comfortable in your central Massachusetts home – especially this year – so when it’s not working the way it should, it’s a problem that needs to be taken care of right away. One thing to keep an especially close eye on in the weeks […]

Don’t forget about your heating system this summer!

Don’t Forget About Your Heating System This Summer

July 6, 2020

Keeping your furnace happy and healthy is probably not the first thing on your mind as we begin summer 2020, but with things as unpredictable as they are right now, it’s probably a good idea to stay ahead of the game on every potential issue. 3 Summer HVAC Tasks Here are three things you can […]

Stay cool and stress-free with a cooling maintenance plan from Needham

Stay Cool And Stress-Free With A Cooling Maintenance Plan

June 23, 2020

It may be tempting to skip an annual tune-up on your home air conditioning system if everything seems to be in working order – especially this year, with our ongoing attempts to social distance. After all, you reason, what could go wrong if you miss just one year of routine A/C maintenance? Famous last words. […]

Tips for maintaining your mini-split A/C

Mini-Split A/C Maintenance: 6 Tips

June 15, 2020

Ductless air conditioners (also called mini-split air conditioners) are some of the most efficient cooling options available today – but they’ll only stay that way if you maintain them properly. While you’ll want to leave most routine A/C maintenance to a professional, there are some steps you can take to keep your ductless system functioning […]

Questions about hybrid water heaters

Hybrid Water Heaters: 4 Questions Answered

June 8, 2020

When most people think about water heaters, they’re probably thinking about conventional models – ones with a large storage tank that holds water for later use. More progressive thinkers might imagine a tankless water heater, which heats water on demand rather than storing it all. But there is a third option for water heating that’s gained […]

Tips to improve your indoor air quality

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality – Six Ways

June 1, 2020

Indoor air quality is critical to our overall health – especially considering the fact that we’re spending more time indoors than ever these days. The bad news is that indoor air can be four or five times more polluted than outdoor air, and we inhale about 15,000 gallons of it every day. The good news is […]