Signs Your Radiant Heating System Needs Help

April 22nd, 2024

Radiant heating systems are wonderful. The heat they provide is usually more even and consistent than what you’d get from a forced-air furnace. They operate more quietly, too. They last a long time. And perhaps the best part is how rarely they require repairs! They have fewer moving parts than furnaces, which means less wear and tear, and fewer opportunities for things to go wrong.

However, it’s always possible for something to go wrong. And since many years may go by between repair needs for your radiant system, you might not even know what to keep an eye out for. We’ll give you a simple list of signs that your radiant heating system needs help from a qualified technician. If you spot any of these, get repairs!

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Enhance Your Yard & Enjoyment of Summer with Outdoor Lighting

April 8th, 2024

As springtime arrives, we can’t help but be excited about all the time we are going to spend outdoors. Travel can be great, but this is also the perfect time to enjoy your yard. Cookouts, gardening, playing in the pool, inviting friends for a potluck and lawn games, or just relaxing in a lawn chair or hammock with a book—all these things can make ordinary life feel like a luxurious vacation.

We’d like to help you enjoy your yard and your summer even more by offering some suggestions. Outdoor lighting for your home and lawn has many benefits. What are some ways it could enhance your life? Here are some of the possibilities.

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Common Heat Pump Repairs

March 25th, 2024

While folks who have owned a home for many years may be pretty accustomed to the repairs that their familiar home systems commonly need, we’d like to provide some information for people in slightly different situations. Maybe you’re a newer homeowner. Or maybe you’ve recently replaced your air conditioner with a heat pump, or are considering doing so.

You probably know that heat pumps work as air conditioning systems and are also able to provide heating for the home. What does that mean in terms of maintenance and repair needs? Do heat pumps commonly require the same repairs as air conditioners? What are the differences? We’ll give you some helpful information.

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Can My Boiler Repair Wait Until Fall?

March 11th, 2024

Spring is creeping ever closer. It won’t be much longer until we can throw open our windows and let in the fresh, warm air. Does that mean you can stop worrying about your heating system? If something seems to be wrong with your boiler, can you put off having repairs done until fall? We urge you to get prompt boiler repair. Here’s why.

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Don’t Ignore These Late-Season Furnace Issues!

February 26th, 2024

It might seem like winter has been going on forever, but we’re really getting there. It’s almost springtime. However, in the meantime, we still need our heating systems to work. It would be lovely if they just kept chugging along until the seasons change. But when they’ve been working so hard for so many months, problems can crop up.

There are some specific furnace issues that are more likely to happen this time of year from all the wear and tear of the winter. Here’s what to watch for.

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Maintenance Tips for Ductless Heating Systems

February 12th, 2024

The biggest benefit of a ductless heating system is the incredible efficiency it offers. But if it’s in poor repair, the efficiency will start to suffer and decline. What a waste it would be to have such a great system and not have it operating efficiently! In order to keep your ductless system running smoothly, it will need regular maintenance.

Why is ductless heating maintenance necessary? When does it need to be done? What maintenance can you do yourself? We’ll tell you all about it.

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Why Boilers Are Still Popular Heating Systems

January 15th, 2024

Around fifty years ago, it became common practice to construct new homes with ductwork for the central air conditioners that were suddenly all the rage. This meant that the ductwork could also be used for forced-air heating systems like gas or electric furnaces. Naturally, those increased in popularity as well. 

However, they didn’t completely replace the heating systems that were common before. In fact, home heating boilers continue to be a favorite with many Americans, and for good reason. Here’s why they’re still so popular.

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Make a Resolution to Get These Home Wiring Problems Fixed

January 1st, 2024
American electrical outlet and cover plate, with screwdriver and wire nuts

Studies show that the most common type of New Year’s resolution has to do with personal health: eating better, going to the gym, drinking more water, etc. But have you considered the well-being of your home? For a refreshing approach to your New Year’s resolution, how about addressing the issues with your home’s electrical wiring? Here’s what you should know.

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AFUE Ratings for Furnaces: What You Should Know

December 18th, 2023

When you’re researching new furnaces to replace your old one, efficiency is probably one of your top concerns. This may be partly for environmental reasons to keep your carbon footprint from getting too big. But it’s also for financial reasons because an inefficient heating system will cost a lot more money to run.

Looking at the details of any furnace, you might have spotted the acronym “AFUE” and wondered what exactly it means. AFUE is a rating system for measuring the efficiency of a furnace. Knowing what rating to look for will help you choose the right furnace. Here are the details.

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Why a Whole House Generator Is a Great Gift for the Family

December 4th, 2023

There’s nothing worse than watching kids open gifts on Christmas and then realizing you don’t have the batteries they need, is there? What about having the power go out on a major holiday? That’s definitely worse! But if you had a whole house generator, a power outage wouldn’t even dim your Christmas lights. 

There are a lot of families realizing they have enough (or too many!) things in their homes already and considering giving gifts that improve the quality of life without filling their houses with more stuff. A whole house generator is a perfect gift, one that can keep everything running smoothly under challenging circumstances. Consider these benefits.

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