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Standby Generator to the Rescue!

Power outages can be very disruptive on the best of days. In a worst-case scenario, they can cost you money, and can even be dangerous to your health. Sometimes, power outages are predictable, occurring during or following a major storm. Other times, they can happen out of the blue, such as when a transformer blows or someone hits a telephone pole. Either way, if you can be prepared for a power outage, you can get through it unscathed. 70% of Americans who experienced a power outage of just 12 hours or more faced unexpected expenses as a result. An hour…

Can My Heating System Be Repaired or Do I Need a New One?

The system responsible for heating your home is probably not the first thing on your mind right now. We get it – who wants to think about heat now?! Can’t we enjoy summer first?! Well, if your heating system is more than 15 years old, or you experienced issues with it last winter, this is the exact time you should be thinking about it. Eventually, heating systems, or part of them, will need to be repaired or replaced. The summertime is the perfect time to be researching and planning for your new system for a number of reasons. Heating technicians…

6 Plumbing Myths You Should Know

Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their plumbing. Around here of course, we do! When properly taken care of plumbing contributes considerably to our daily comfort. There are a lot of myths and urban legends out there involving plumbing that can cause a lot more harm than good. We don’t want you to risk damaging your plumbing, or to be taken for a ride believing something that isn’t so. Here are some myths about plumbing that can cost you unnecessary expense and aggravation: Myth #1 – Mix Boiling Water with Grease to Help It Go Down…

Spring Maintenance Checklist for Your HVAC

As our gardens are waking up for spring, most people start opening up their houses and doing some spring maintenance chores. You shouldn’t forget your HVAC systems as part of your to-do list. Taking care of your plumbing, heating and air conditioning keeps these important systems running efficiently.   While there are some tasks that should be saved for a professional service company, there are several tasks that you can easily perform on your own to prolong the life of your systems. Take a look at our Spring Maintenance Checklist below for an overview of the types of things you…

8 Signs Your Heating System Needs Repair or Replacement

No matter the type of heating system you have – furnace, boiler or heat pump – you always want to be sure it is running properly. This system keep your home comfortable, and your family safe. Our systems are essential to preventing burst pipes and damaged plumbing, and keeping the indoor air quality of our living spaces healthy. A poorly running system can raise energy bills considerably, and puts you and your family at risk for dangerous hazards such as carbon monoxide poisoning and fire. It is crucial to arrange a professional inspection of your heating system annually, but also…