Tag: Paul Nebrasky

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

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

SAVE BIG WITH A HOME ENERGY ASSESSMENT

During these hot and hazy summer months, people throughout the region turn to their air conditioning units to seek comfort. You might be surprised to learn that, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, air conditioners use about 5% of all the electricity  produced in the United States, at an annual cost of more than $11 … Continue reading

IS A DUCTLESS AIR CONDITIONING UNIT RIGHT FOR ME?

Have you had enough of the summer heat? Ductless air conditioning systems can be a great option for adding permanent air conditioning to a living space that does not have duct-work installed. Ductless systems have two main components: an outdoor compressor and condenser and an indoor air-handling unit. Advantages of a Ductless System • Small … Continue reading

CELEBRATE & KEEP COOL THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY

This time of year, as we celebrate America’s birthday with fireworks and other festivities, air conditioning systems help to ensure that you and your guests are comfortable. Air conditioning systems reduce humidity and circulate cool air. With summer temperatures rising, you’ll want to make sure yours is running in top shape! A/C systems typically last … Continue reading

Rising Temperatures Could Lead to Rising Utility Bills

With temperatures rising this week in the Hudson Valley, it’s beginning to feel like summer! Memorial Day weekend is upon us, marking the unofficial start of the season. This time of year, backyards are put to good use as people throughout the region enjoy outdoor fun, barbeques and gatherings. It is important to consider that … Continue reading

Preventing Clogged Drains (and Future Pipe Bursts)

Slow or clogged drains are among the most common plumbing issues and can be quite frustrating to homeowners. Even if you don’t have a complete clog, an obstruction in your pipes can slow drainage to a trickle and cause pooling in your sink or tub. There’s nothing worse than taking a shower while standing in … Continue reading

WHY IS MY A/C BLOWING WARM AIR?

Is your A/C unit blowing warm air? Keep cool – there are many different factors that could be causing the system to malfunction. Some of these issues are easy DIY fixes that can be handled without the help of a professional. Firstly, be sure to check your thermostat to assure that it is set to … Continue reading

IS YOUR WATER BILL ON THE RISE? YOU MAY HAVE A WATER LEAK.

If left untreated, a water leak in your home can have an impact on the environment, your health and your wallet. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a leaky faucet wastes 259 gallons of water per month. Leaks can also lead to the development of mold or mildew, which thrives in damp, dark areas, … Continue reading