One thing to look for when hiring an HVAC company that many homeowners overlook is any local awards that the company has won. Many of these are voted on by the community, so they speak volumes about the company and the service that they provide.
Electric is one of the least efficient methods for heating a home. With most baseboards placed against the outside walls you are constantly combatting the cold outdoor temperatures and heat loss. Baseboard heaters are also often inhibited by curtains and carpeting, cutting off the circulation of warm air throughout the room. If the alternative of placing baseboard heating on an interior wall were done, this would result in a room with heavy drafts from the window.
It is common knowledge that insulation in a home, from the walls to the pipes and hot water heater, can make a difference in energy efficiency. A homeowner in Tyngsboro, MA was wondering just how much of a difference insulating her hot water heater would make and if this project would be worth the time and effort involved.
Many homeowners just assume that turning off their air conditioning unit for the fall and winter is as simple as waiting for the weather to cool down and nothing more. However, late last fall a Milford, NH family was stunned to hear their air conditioning kick in on a cool, crisp day. The culprit was none other than the kitchen stove and family room fireplace warming the area to a temperature that their air conditioner thought was uncomfortable.
A homeowner in Goffstown, NH recently called us concerned about the temperature variance throughout his home during the summer months. The change was significant from room to room, causing a tremendous source of frustration for the homeowner.
The temperatures in New England may still feel like summer, but make no mistake fall and heating season are right around the corner. We always encourage customers to test their heating unit before they need it to ensure that everything is running properly. A family in Litchfield, NH heeded this advice and were happy that they did.
Short cycling, when your home’s air conditioning unit turns on and off in short bursts, is one of the top energy wasters as a family in Amherst recently discovered. In comparing electric bills with a neighbor, this homeowner discovered that he was paying more than double and the culprit seemed to be the home’s air conditioning unit.
Any dog or cat owner knows the ongoing battle of dealing with a pet’s shedding, which can be particularly bad when the seasons change. A homeowner in Milford recently found that her pet’s shedding was causing more damage than just unsightly hairs throughout the home.
Pepperell Homeowner is Mystified
A homeowner in Pepperell, MA contacted us. He was baffled by a build-up of ice on his air conditioner’s outdoor unit. It may seem crazy for ice to be building up when the weather outside is 90+ degrees, however ice on your air conditioner’s unit is indicative of a common problem.
Proper moisture levels are critical to the comfort of your home, not to mention the ability to limit mold and mildew growth through controlled moisture levels. A homeowner in Hollis, NH recently contacted us. He was concerned about mold growth in his home. A stand-alone dehumidifier wasn’t doing the trick and he was looking for a long-term solution.