Archives: Air Conditioning

Maintain Proper Humidity Levels in Your Home with a Humidifier

By Todd Fratzel on Air Conditioning

Proper Humidity Levels Proper humidity levels in your home are crucial because low humidity, less than 30 percent, can be damaging to wooden furniture, floors, electronics and paint. In addition to low humidity levels causing moisture to get sucked out of surfaces in your home, it can also cause discomfort and may pose health risks…

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Energy Saving Electric Floor Heating Systems

By Todd Fratzel on Air Conditioning, Energy Conservation

Guest post from the folks at ThermoSoft International Corporation. Energy Saving Electric Floor Heating Systems from ThermoSoft International Corporation Reduce Heating Costs Up to 40% During Winter With winter quickly approaching, and the cold weather already in full swing all around the U.S. and Canada, many people are already feeling the chilly effect on their…

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Turning The Heat On For The First Time This Season

By Todd Fratzel on Air Conditioning

Heating Season Has Begun It’s official folks….the heating season has begun here in New England and I reluctantly turned on the furnace this weekend. The temperatures have been dipping down into the 30’s over night recently and the house has been in the low 60’s, just too chilly for young children. Furnace Maintenance Before you…

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Get Your Central Air Conditioning Ready

By Todd Fratzel on Air Conditioning

Central Air Conditioning With summer finally here I thought it might be important to remind folks of a few things to consider before you start up your central air conditioning for the summer. Central air conditioning needs to have some basic yearly maintenance to keep things running properly and effeciently. Each year you should: Replace…

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Air Quality of Outdoor Wood-Fired Boilers

By Todd Fratzel on Air Conditioning

Outdoor Wood-Fired Boilers Outdoor wood-fired boilers have become extremely popular around here in the last few years. Last year when oil hit record prices I started seeing these outdoor units pop up everywhere I drove. Unfortunately they haven’t been completely welcomed by annoyed abutters and neighbors. The problem with these outdoor boilers is SMOKE! First…

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NTI Trinity On-Demand High Efficiency Boiler

By Todd Fratzel on Air Conditioning, Energy Conservation

On-Demand High Efficiency Boilers The new Energy Star certified home that we’re building at work for a client includes a NTI Trinity on-demand high efficiency gas (propane) boiler. This amazing on-demand high efficiency boiler provides all of the domestic hot water and hot water for the heating system. The heating system includes a combination of…

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Heatilator Wood Burning Fireplace

By Todd Fratzel on Air Conditioning, Safety

The new house that we’re building at work features a Heatilator Wood Burning Fireplace. Prefabricated wood fireplace inserts are becoming very popular especially with the price of heating fuels. Our customers chose the Accelerator by Heatilator which is a wood burning fireplace insert. As you can see from the photo we’ve installed the fireplace early…

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No Heat or Hot Water After Power Outage

By Todd Fratzel on Air Conditioning, Maintanence

Our power went out today for about an hour due to high winds. Tonight I took a shower and discovered we had no hot water!! I should have known better because we have no heat or hot water after a power outage.Weil-McLain boilers occasionally shut themselves down with an error E04 code after power outages.…

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