There are some common signs to watch for that are clear indicators your heating system needs service, including hot or cold areas throughout the home, high energy consumption, unusual sounds and the age of the unit.
A homeowner in Milford noticed that her heating system was behaving in an unusual way. With winter fast approaching, he wanted to have the unit serviced before the frigid cold set in.
The price of heating fuel can fluctuate greatly, but for the best energy consumption and efficiency natural gas can’t be beat. Not only does this have significant savings over alternative fuels, but natural gas is also one of the cleanest fuels for heating a home.
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.
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.
Pelham, NH Family Seeks Suggestions
The hazy days of summer are upon us. Many homeowners look to their home to escape the stifling heat and humidity outdoors, but for homes with a poor indoor air quality this can be anything but. A family in Pelham recently contacted us looking for some simple, inexpensive solutions for improving their home’s indoor air quality.
It is certainly the time of year when those homeowners that have a central air conditioning unit in their home have it working overtime. Unfortunately, this comfort does come at a cost, in the form of increased electric bills. A Brookline homeowner who was sticker shocked by her electric bill recently contacted us looking for ways to make her central air conditioning unit more energy efficient.
One common factor that will affect your air conditioning unit’s ability to cool the home is a refrigerant, or Freon, leak. When a family in Amherst suddenly noticed that their air conditioning unit wasn’t cooling the home, but was instead blowing warm air, our immediate suspicion was that the cause could be a refrigerant link.
Convinced that his thermostat needed replacement, we recently received a call from a homeowner in Brookline. There are actually many scenarios that can affect your thermostat’s ability to provide an accurate reading, including dirt, accidental bumping or an abnormally high humidity level. This can lead to the thermostat reading a temperature that is actually several degrees off.
Most homeowners know that there is a pilot light on their furnace and that if it goes out, this is a bad thing. A homeowner in Merrimack, NH complained about repeatedly having to relight the pilot light on his furnace several times over the course of a week. The pilot light is a small, continuous flame used to ignite older gas furnaces.
With the recent cold snap, our phones have been ringing and our technicians have been going non-stop to get our customers’ heat working again. We had a homeowner in Brookline, NH call us in a panic earlier this month. Her heat had been out for two days and the temperature in the home was plummeting quickly.