When you travel during the winter months, it may be tempting to turn off your home’s heating system in an effort to save money. But doing so can be a big mistake, quickly leading to frozen pipes and huge problems when you return. Knowing this, a Hudson, NH homeowner recently asked about that “sweet spot” for where to set the temperature during the winter months while he and his family were traveling. He didn’t want to spend a lot of money, heating the empty home but also wanted to be sure that he didn’t leave himself vulnerable to the pipes freezing by letting the temperature drop too far.
Archive for February, 2018
One of our technicians recently heard a homeowner in Amherst, NH complaining about the dust in her home. She mentioned that after cleaning her living room it would again be covered with a thin layer of dust only days later. This homeowner had it right, this isn’t normal! In fact, the culprit actually ended up being her heating system.
For many homeowners in New England, at some point during the winter it is inevitable that the power will go out. After experiencing a particularly long power outage during a cold snap, a customer in Bedford, NH asked what he should be doing to keep his home warm when the power is out. His chief concern was to keep the home’s pipes from freezing and also the comfort of his family.
Over the holidays one of our technicians was having dinner with his family in Amherst, NH. One of his family members had a box of tissues handy and was constantly sneezing and blowing her nose. However, she expressed to everyone that it was nothing contagious but just “seasonal allergies”. With the below zero weather recently hitting the area, not many people are spending extended periods of time outdoors. This led the Joyce Cooling & Heating employee to immediately suspect that his relative’s allergies were caused by poor indoor air quality.