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A Spring AC Checklist for Homeowners

changing an air conditioning filterAfter a long winter, residents of Boston are ready for warm weather to move into the area. And when this happens, it won’t be long before you’re turning on your air conditioner and hoping that your house cools down as expected. If you want your AC to provide you with many months of efficient service, […]

How to Prepare Your AC for the Warmer Summer Months

preparing ac for summerAfter you make your way through a long and cold Boston winter, you’re looking forward to warmer temperatures moving into the area. Soon enough, you’ll find yourself firing up your AC with hopes of it keeping you and your home cool over the months to come. If you have central air conditioning, it’s imperative to […]

Is it Time for a Water Heater Replacement?

brand new water heaterIt’s your hope that your water heater lasts forever, but don’t count on it happening. The average life span of a water heater is eight to 12 years, so you can probably expect to take on this project at some point as a homeowner.[i] Of course, you don’t want to assume that a water heater […]

How to Boost the Energy Efficiency of Your Home

energy efficiency for homeAre you concerned about the energy efficiency of your home? Do you have reason to believe a lack of energy efficiency is costing you money, month after month? Are you finally ready to take action? Even if your home is relatively energy efficient, there may still be things you can do to improve. Here are […]

Common Causes and Solutions of Blocked HVAC Ducts

man inspecting blocked hvac ductA blocked HVAC duct can wreak havoc on both you and your home. For example, if a block occurs during the winter months, some (or all) of the rooms in your home may not receive heat, thus making them uninhabitable. Understanding the most common causes of blocked ducts can help you pinpoint the problem and […]

5 Ways to Prepare Your HVAC System for Spring

spring flowersAs the winter season fades into nothing but a memory, it’s time to turn your attention to warmer spring weather. Most residents of Boston love the spring months, as temperatures climb, flowers bloom, and signs of summer are right around the corner. However, it’s not all fun and games during this time of the year. […]

5 Ways to Improve Airflow in Your Home

home air ventThere are many good reasons to optimize airflow in your home, ranging from increased comfort to saving money on heating and cooling costs – and that’s just the start. This leads to two important questions: Are you satisfied with the current airflow in your home? Are you familiar with the steps you can take to […]

COVID-19 Update: Our Plumbing & HVAC Services Remain Available 24/7

boston standard company city updateTo Our Valued Customers & Community: At Boston Standard Company, there’s nothing we enjoy more than serving our loyal customers. During this time of uncertainty, as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we’re taking additional steps to ensure the health and safety of our customers and employees. We remain available 24/7 to provide the high-quality […]

Is it Time to Shut Down Your Furnace for Spring?

furnace in springAs cold weather moves out of the area, residents of Boston will turn their attention to spring (and summer soon after that). Warmer weather means many things in regards to the upkeep and maintenance of your home, both inside and out. For example, once the last cold spell is in the past, it’s time to […]

These Furnace Emergencies Require Immediate Attention

examining air vent from furnaceA furnace emergency during a cold Boston winter is the last thing you need. Not only does it impact your ability to stay warm in your home, but it can also put your safety at risk. For this reason, if you suspect a furnace emergency – regardless of the cause of the problem – it’s […]