Archive for Heating’ Category

Furnace or Boiler?
Aug

27

2014

Furnace or Boiler?

                “My furnace isn’t working” is the customer’s comment to our dispatcher Deb. “OK” replies Deb, “we can send a technician out today to take a look and get that fixed for you.” Here’s the problem…when our technician shows up at the home, it’s not a furnace after all, it’s a boiler.  Luckily, our tech has been trained…

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Why regular maintenance? – Part 2 or Is that a cat in your filter?
Jun

21

2014

Why regular maintenance? – Part 2 or Is that a cat in your filter?

Something occurred this past week that made me want to embelish on a previous post  about regular maintenance I made about a month or so ago.  I have attached several pictures our technicians recently took.   You are looking at air filters that are completely clogged with dirt, dust, pollen, animal hair, etc.  When this occurs, major damage to your HVAC equipment can result.  When…

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May

31

2014

Equipment lifespan: Repair or Replace

I am often asked how long a furnace or water heater should last. This usually follows a conversation about a major repair and whether the homeowner should repair or replace.  So what are the factors behind the decision so you’re not throwing money away on unnecessary repairs. Let’s start with how long things should last.  I have some rules of thumb I like to use…

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May

24

2014

Why is regular maintenance important?

We receive dozens of calls this time of year from homeowners whose air conditioning won’t cool the house. Our first question usually is “have you checked the air filter in your unit?” The answers vary from “I’m not sure” to “We have an air filter?” Our second question usually is “When did you last have a maintenance inspection on your HVAC system?” Your heating and…

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May

17

2014

Heating & Cooling Options For Older Homes – Ductless Heat Pumps

They’re loud, inefficient and quite honestly, heavy as hell. I actually found an old one in our shop and verified that it, indeed, was heavy as hell.  These are most often used in older homes that were not outfitted with ductwork.  Up until recently, there were not a whole lot of options when it came to cooling a house without central air ductwork.  Over the past…

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May

10

2014

Hello and thanks for joining me.

Hello! For my inaugural post I thought I’d share two things: a snippet of how I got started in my business and one of the things that motivates me daily to keep doing it. I had a dream of owning my own business since shortly after college, and after having the good fortune of working for some large and reputable mechanical contracting companies in the…

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