Where is the Best Place to Install a Programmable Thermostat?

4/26/18 10:30 AM Chris Long

So much depends on your thermostat. If it’s not working, or it misreads the temperature in your home, your HVAC system will shut on and off at the wrong time.

By installing a programmable thermostat in the right place, you can ensure proper heating and cooling. Avoid inaccurate readings by not keeping your thermostat in these places.

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What is the Difference Between a Boiler and a Furnace?

4/19/18 10:30 AM Chris Long

There are a lot of words that we tend to use interchangeably: “Cellar” and “basement.” “Brook” and “creek.” “Sofa” and “couch.”

But here’s two terms that you won’t hear us confuse: “furnace” and “boiler.”

True, they both heat your home, but there are important distinctions separating these systems. In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at the difference between a boiler and a furnace.

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How to Manage Indoor Humidity Levels for Optimal Comfort

4/12/18 10:30 AM Chris Long

We all need some humidity in our homes, as anyone who has ever suffered through a particularly dry winter can tell you.

But too much humidity can be a problem. It’s uncomfortable, and it can damage your home. In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at how you can find a happy medium and manage indoor humidity levels.

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HVAC System Solutions for Comfort in Your Home Office

4/5/18 10:30 AM Chris Long

Congratulations! You’ve decided to escape the day-to-day grind of your office job and work from home.

It’s a choice that offers you a lot of new freedoms, but also new responsibilities.

For example: How are you going to make sure your HVAC system makes your home office as comfortable as your old workplace?

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Common Residential Boiler Problems

3/29/18 10:30 AM Chris Long

It’s a conundrum faced by anyone who owns a boiler:

Winter is the time when you need your boiler the most, yet it’s also the time when – due to the added workload – common residential boiler problems are the most likely to develop.

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Love Your Pets AND Your HVAC System

3/22/18 10:30 AM Chris Long

Any dog or cat owner worth their salt will tell you two things:

1. Their pets are members of the family
2. Having a pet takes a toll on their home

Just look at your HVAC system: it can be a magnet for pet hair and dander, which can affect both the quality of your indoor air and your energy bill.

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Could a Multi-Zone HVAC be a Good Solution for Your Home?

3/15/18 10:30 AM Chris Long

If you’re a homeowner in the northeast, every winter brings a dilemma.

On one hand, you don’t want to spend the next few months paying huge utility bills. But on the other hand, you want to make sure you and your family are warm and comfortable.

The answer to this dilemma may rest with what’s known as a multi zone HVAC system.

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Can You Convert From an Oil Furnace to Natural Gas?

3/8/18 10:30 AM Chris Long

It’s been one of the facts of life in the home heating world for the past several years: oil costs much more than gas.

Since 2002, the cost of heating a home with oil has been 30 percent to 50 percent higher than using natural gas heat.

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