In Like a Lion: Dealing with Temperature Swings

As most local heating and cooling companies can tell you, March is a notoriously fickle month. Some years we get 31 days of early spring, other years winter throws its big blow-out. It’s a very changeable month, hence the old saying “If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb.” It’s a pretty straightforward concept: it’s winter when the month begins and spring when it ends. But what about years when March goes from lion to lamb and back in the space of a few weeks or even a few days? It’s a fact of life for heating and cooling companies: these… Read More

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Is It the End of the Line for Your Heating System?

Some things are tough to part with. The car we used to teach our kids to drive. Our favorite piece of cookware. Our lucky t-shirt. Then there’s our HVAC system. It’s not that we love it, exactly, but it’s a large and complex part of the home. Replacing it might seem impractical or even impossible. Continue Reading... Read More

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I’m Buying a Humidifier. What Do I Need to Know?

Living in a home with too much humidity can be unpleasant. Everything feels swampy and you find yourself dealing with mold and mildew. But your home needs some humidity for things to be hospitable. When the air gets too dry, you’re faced with issues ranging from chapped lips to damaged wood furniture. Ideally, the humidity level in your home should be anywhere between 30 to 50 percent, with an optimal level right in the middle of that range, 45 percent. Continue Reading... Read More

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It’s Valentine’s Day. Show Your HVAC Some TLC

February brings us Valentine’s Day, a chance for people to show their loved ones that they’re loved. But what about your HVAC system? When was the last time you showed it some love? We’d be hard-pressed to argue that your heating system is a member of the family, but it is an important part of your home. When you give it the care and maintenance it needs, it will take care of you. Continue Reading... Read More

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