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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 […]

3 Reasons Why Your Furnace is Not Blowing Hot Air

technician repairing home furnaceWith winter weather in full swing in Boston, it’s safe to assume you’re relying on your furnace to keep you warm. While you expect your furnace to provide efficient service, you never know when something could go wrong. For example, just as you’re settling into bed for the evening, you realize that your furnace is […]

Why Pipes Freeze During the Winter Months

frozen exterior pipeEven during a mild Boston winter, you should still expect temperatures to reach well below freezing. And when that happens, it’s critical to take extra care of your home. Water expands as it freezes, thus putting additional stress on the pipes that contain it. Furthermore, frozen pipes can limit the ability to access water in […]

Winter HVAC Maintenance Tips

man changing ac filterWith the fall season in the past, it’s time to turn your attention to the winter months and everything it’ll bring your way. As a homeowner, this means preparing your property – inside and out – for colder temperatures, snow, and ice. Just the same as your fall furnace maintenance schedule, there are several tips […]

How to Winter Proof Your Plumbing System

winter proofing your plumbingWith the average high temperature in Boston falling to 36 degrees in January, it’s critical to protect yourself and your home. Even if you’ve never done so in the past, there are some key steps you can take to winter proof your plumbing system before the next cold cycle hits. If you’re unsure of how […]