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How to Get the Most Out of Your HVAC System

Most people will visit their primary doctor for an annual check-up each year to ensure that they are healthy. Did you know, just as we care for our bodies by taking preventative measures, our home’s systems also need regular care to ensure they are operating in top shape? Unfortunately, many homeowners have lengthy to-do lists … Continue reading

Three Easy (and Cost-effective!) Ways to Go Green at Home

Want to make the world a better place and enjoy monthly savings? Implementing green practices at home can help improve the environment, which in turn will enhance your quality of life and reduce energy consumption. The best part? The following green initiatives are both simple and inexpensive: 1. Conduct a Home Energy Assessment – Did … Continue reading

Furnace Safety Tips for the Winter Season

In the midst of the cold winter months, our furnaces do an excellent job of keeping us warm and cozy. However, just like any appliance, there are some safety precautions that should be followed to avoid a hazardous situation or a costly repair. 1. Schedule an annual check-up. An annual inspection by a trusted professional … Continue reading

Prep Your Home for a Winter Vacation

With chilly temperatures throughout the region, many people make plans to escape and find warmer weather. Whether your big trip is in a few weeks or a few months, make sure you plan ahead to prevent a plumbing or HVAC emergency while you’re away. There’s nothing worse than coming home from a relaxing vacation to … Continue reading

Why Does My Shower Keep Clogging?

Clogged shower drains are both a burden to homeowners and, unfortunately, one of the most common plumbing problems. The good news is that the expense and inconvenience of clogged shower drains can be avoided with proper drain maintenance. One of the most effective ways to prevent clogged shower drains is to keep them clean and … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions for Your HVAC System

Do you have a New Year’s Resolution? Each year, one in three people will commit to a resolution for the New Year, with the goal of self-improvement. In the spirit of this tradition, adding in some HVAC related resolutions to your list can help give you peace of mind throughout the year. Consider the following … Continue reading

DRAFTY HOME? TRY CAULKING YOUR WINDOWS.

Have you been noticing a drafty breeze in your home lately? With cooling temperatures throughout the Hudson Valley, you’ll want to ensure that your home is in top shape for heating season. Autumn is an ideal time to caulk your windows to prepare for the winter ahead, as caulk adheres best to warmer temperatures (above … Continue reading

SAVE ENERGY AND GREEN BY WINTERIZING YOUR A/C UNIT

With the fall season among us, the time has come to prepare your home for the winter ahead. While for some homeowners this means simply switching the thermostat from “cool” to “heat”, performing a few simple tasks will save you both energy and dollars. Additionally, taking the extra steps to ensure your A/C unit is … Continue reading

WHEN TO DO IT YOURSELF VS. WHEN TO CALL A PROFESSIONAL PLUMBER

Some common plumbing issues within your home might seem like a simple fix, and most homeowners are accustomed to handling occasional DIY repairs. Therefore, it can be tough to decide whether to give your plumber a call or to attempt to fix the problem on your own. By attempting to tackle a plumbing problem yourself, … Continue reading

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN AN HVAC SYSTEM WHEN BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME

Buying your first home is not only a milestone in your life, but also an investment in your future. With the excitement involved in shopping for a first home, it is easy to neglect important factors, such as the home’s heating and cooling system. Most renters are not familiar with HVAC issues, which are usually … Continue reading