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How to Save Money on Your Energy Bill This Summer

ac savingsAs the hot summer weather arrives in Boston, it’s safe to assume that you’ll rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool. While your AC does a good job keeping you and your home cool, there’s something to remember: it can cost you a lot of money to run your unit. Fortunately, there are […]

Common Reasons Why Your AC Won’t Turn On

fixing a ductless ac unitWith warmer weather right around the corner, many people in and around the Boston area will turn on their air conditioner for the first time. Upon doing so, it’s your hope that it fires up quickly and cools you down in a hurry. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. It’s possible that your AC won’t turn […]

How to Choose the Right Central Air Conditioner

central air conditioning unitsA large number of Boston residents rely on their central air conditioner to keep them cool during the hot summer months. While everything is fine and dandy when your AC system is working as expected, there may come a point when you run into trouble. Do you need to replace your old air conditioner with […]

How to Clean Your AC Condenser Unit This Spring

outdoor condenser unitAs a Boston resident, you wait all winter long for warm weather to arrive. And when it finally does, you’re ready to take full advantage. While it’s enjoyable to spend time outdoors, there comes a point when you want to relax in a cool home. And that’s why you need your air conditioner to be […]

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. […]