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Are Heat Pumps Efficient?

Yes, heat pumps are efficient. Compared to traditional heating systems, such as furnaces and boilers, heat pumps can reduce your energy use by up to 50%.1,2 If you live in Boston, you could be saving hundreds of dollars on your utility bill by using a heat pump instead of electric- or oil-powered heating equipment.3 You […]

It’s World Toilet Day: History, Facts, and More

The history of your toilet. It’s not something you think about often (if at all) but it’s interesting if you take the time to learn more. And what better time than November 19, 2020 – World Toilet Day – to take your knowledge of toilets to the next level? Toilets have evolved over the years, […]

How Can My HVAC System Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19?

The pandemic has raised many questions regarding the transmission of viruses and how people can best protect themselves. While social distancing and wearing masks have been shown to help decrease the spread of COVID-19, these measures are really only one piece of the puzzle. This leaves many people wondering how this virus moves within their […]

How to Aid Your AC in Cooling Your Home

When the temperatures heat up, it’s natural to turn your attention to any means necessary to make your home comfortable. While that means some form of air conditioning for most people, it’s far from your only option. Note: even if you rely primarily on your air conditioner to cool your home, there are other things […]

How to Shut Down Your AC at the End of Summer

As summer turns to fall, it’s time to start prepping your house for cooler temperatures. While there’s sure to be a lot on your plate, it’s critical that you shut down your AC in the appropriate manner. Neglecting to do so can leave you with a big mess (and a costly one) when you return […]

Is Your Home Losing Cool Air?

It takes a lot of money to keep your home cool during the hot summer months. If you use an air conditioning system to do so, it’s likely that you’re spending $100 or more every month (and that’s being generous). So, the last thing you want to find is that your home is losing cool […]

What is a Heat Pump?

Have you found yourself wondering if a heat pump is the right solution for your home? Do you have questions about how a heat pump works, perhaps because you’re buying a home with one of these installed? Depending on your personal needs, you may find that a heat pump is a good alternative to a […]

What Is a Mini-Split Heat Pump?

Do you have a mini-split heat pump in your home? Are you buying a property with one of these installed? Are you hoping to install this type of pump in the near future? Thanks to a variety of high-level benefits, mini-split heat pumps are extremely popular. However, before you can take advantage, you’ll want to […]

What to do if Your Hot Water Tank is Leaking

Your hot water tank is one of those appliances you don’t think about often. As long as you’re getting hot water when you need it – such as when washing the dishes or taking a shower – everything is good in your mind. However, there’s something to remember: hot water tanks aren’t designed to last […]

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