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When Should You Turn on Your AC This Spring?

With the warmer weather that spring can bring to Boston, it won’t be long before you’re thinking about firing up your air conditioner (if you’ve yet to already do so). However, before you take this step, there are a few things to keep in mind. Most importantly, you don’t want to turn on your AC […]

How Often Should Your HVAC System Get Serviced?

Whether it’s blistering hot or bitterly cold outside – or anywhere in between – Boston homeowners can rest assured that their homes will remain comfortable – all thanks to their reliable HVAC systems. Although these units are designed to keep your home temperature-controlled without much energy on your part, they do require a small bit […]

How to Make Your Water Heater More Energy Efficient

There are many reasons why you should want to make your water heater more energy efficient, including: To save money on energy costs To prolong the lifespan of your water heater To live a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle While all of that sounds great, here’s the million-dollar question: what steps can you take to make your […]

How Long Does a Furnace Last?

Maybe you’re in the market for a new furnace. Maybe you recently installed a new unit in your home. Perhaps you have an older furnace and you’re wondering if it’s on its last legs. Regardless of your circumstances, it’s common to ask yourself this question: how long does a furnace last? While there’s no one […]

How to Lower Your Electric Bill with a Heat Pump

Anything you can do to lower your electric bill is something worth considering. Even if you only save a few dollars every month, it’ll add up over the course of a year. If you’re tired of your standard gas furnace running up your utility bills every winter, it’s time for a change. And that change […]

Does Putting a Timer on Your Hot Water Heater Save Money?

Your water heater is one of those appliances that you don’t think about often. Instead, you assume that hot water will make its way to you in a fast and efficient manner. As long as your water heater is functioning as designed, there’s nothing to worry about in regards to performance. However, you may still […]

How to Clean Your Air Conditioner

It’s easy to take your air conditioner for granted when it’s providing efficient and effective service. However, if you don’t focus the proper amount of time on maintenance, you’re putting your entire system at risk. As a general rule of thumb, you should clean your air conditioner a minimum of two times per year: Before […]

How to Replace Your Outdoor Faucet

Like most homes in the Boston area, you probably have at least one outdoor faucet. You use it for everything from watering your lawn and flowers to washing your dog. Should you come to find that your outdoor faucet is no longer working as intended, it’s time to consider your options. While repairing a faucet […]

How to Save on Your Heating Bill During Winter

As a Boston resident, there are two things you expect during the winter months: Cold temperatures A high heating bill While you can’t do anything to control the weather, there are steps you can take to save on your heating bill. Even if you only make a few minor changes, it can go a long […]

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