January 15th, 2018
Winter means cold temperatures, and this year looks to be one of the coldest on record. A quality heating system is an absolute must for every household in the area. However, while many homes in the area use stand-by systems like forced-air furnaces and boilers, they’re not the only systems available. Few people consider such alternatives, but while furnaces and boilers are inexpensive and effective, they don’t always make a good fit for every home. An understanding of other options can be extremely helpful when the time comes to install a new heating system in the home.
January 1st, 2018
Winter is officially here, and cold weather in the area is nothing to joke about. When temperatures drop, the freezing cold can affect health as much as comfort, and a reliable heating system becomes absolutely essential. Homeowners become accustomed to paying higher monthly heating bills in the winter, since everyone runs their heaters much more often. But just because people pay more in heating costs during cold weather doesn’t mean they should pay more than is absolutely necessary. Prudent homeowners can find easy ways to improve home energy efficiency and lower their monthly bills in the process.
Some steps are simple, such as setting the thermostat a few degrees lower than normal and wearing warm clothes in the house. Others, however, can be a bit more involved. A brief list of suggestions is included below.
December 18th, 2017
New properties usually don’t start construction until the spring, when the weather is more pleasant and work can be conducted without delays caused by snow or cold temperatures. But such projects are usually in the planning stages at this point of the year, and when it comes to new structures in this part of the world, a reliable HVAC system is absolutely necessary for the building to stay safe and comfortable.
For that, you need the services of a quality HVAC contractor: someone who knows how to work with a larger construction team, and who can install the right system for the space regardless of the circumstances. There are a number of companies in the area which can serve as HVAC contractors, but it pays to find the right service for the job in question instead of relying on someone less suitable. There are several qualities to look for in an HVAC contractor, which can include the following.
December 4th, 2017
Residences require periodic maintenance, repairs, and replacement services for their heating and air conditioning systems. The same holds true for commercial HVAC services, and indeed, commercial properties such as retail outlets and office buildings rely on quality HVAC systems even more than residences do in many ways. For office managers and business owners in the area, it’s very important to find a commercial HVAC service to treat such systems, especially with winter coming on.
November 20th, 2017
Fall is the time that homeowners give their heating system a close look and prepare them for the cold winter to come. Regular fall heating maintenance can spot serious problems in any type of heater so that repairs can be scheduled to take care of it before the weather gets much colder. That should apply to more than common furnaces and boilers, which most homes use in the area. Heat pumps and dual fuel heating systems need the same type of consideration and care for homes that have them.
November 6th, 2017
Last time on this blog, we strongly recommended getting any repairs on household heaters done before the snows of winter start to fall. That’s true even if the system doesn’t have any overt repairs that need doing. Early signs of trouble are rarely strong enough to shut the system down, and the sooner a technician can spot them, the better off the heating system will be. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it all works.
October 23rd, 2017
Fall has arrived and with it come the brilliant colors of changing leaves and steadily dropping temperatures. Homeowners are likely using their heating systems more and more often, and soon they will be needed every day. That makes now the ideal time to schedule any repairs that may be needed on the system, and for homeowners to check carefully for any signs that repairs are necessary.
October 9th, 2017
With the arrival of autumn, homeowners are switching from air conditioning use to heater use as a means of keeping their households comfortable. That usage is only going to increase in the coming weeks until it hits daily use in most cases. Now is the time to schedule heating maintenance service for your forced-air furnace to help it perform at its best this winter. Not only could this save a great deal of money, it can also prevent an emergency this winter.
September 25th, 2017
Water heaters–specifically tank water heaters, which are used in most homes in the area–usually do their jobs very quietly. Unlike furnaces or air conditioners, which typically show signs of trouble, water heaters rarely draw attention to themselves when there’s a problem. Add to that their typical placement in out-of-the-way locations in the home such as the basement, and problems have a way of spreading quite far before they are noticed. In most cases, that makes repair bills far more expensive than they might have been and can even merit the full-bore replacement of the water heater in order to contain the damage.
September 11th, 2017
Fall will be here in just a few days and soon enough, another winter will be upon New York. Prudent homeowners will be taking a serious look at their heating systems and determining if any work needs to be done (or indeed, if a new heating system is required completely). Now is the perfect time to do so because it will be several weeks more before the weather starts to really cool off, providing a window to perform any operations that may be necessary.