The unofficial start to summer means the unofficial worries about home cooling problems. As the weather warms up, many homeowners rely on their HVAC (particularly air conditioning) systems. As you turn on the A/C, are you having issues with the HVAC not blowing cold air? If...

Spring is in full swing and summer temperatures are on the horizon. As a result, now is the time to touch base with your AC contractor for an annual tune-up. Additionally, homeowners that develop a lasting relationship with reputable companies and technicians receive peace of...

Why does indoor air quality (IAQ) matter? Simply, we spend a lot of time inside.  In fact, we spend roughly 90% of our time inside. Plus, studies have shown on average that the indoor air we breathe is up to 5 times worse than the air...

Earth Day arrives every spring and reminds us about growth and sustainability. However, the annual holiday provides more than simply reducing, reusing and recycling. Yes, Earth Day provides an opportunity to examine our home energy consumption and find ways to save on energy through the...

Homeownership is tough. Of course, there are plenty of joys. In particular, providing a home for your family and creating lasting memories. But, there is home maintenance and emergencies. From HVAC malfunctions to electrical glitches and plumbing issues, things go wrong. For example, when a...

The tax code helps promote homeownership. With tax time is around the corner homeowners should be eagerly looking into home tax deductions. Why? Although the recent changes in the tax code impact homeowners, overall, the code still helps homeowners. In fact, according to Robert Moss, the national director...

What is a home protection plan? Protection plans offer homeowners preventative maintenance. Under most home protection plans, a service provider reviews and inspects your heating and cooling systems. For example, industry recommendations indicate regularly scheduled maintenance on your heating and air conditioning systems reduce breakdowns by as...

Homeowners constantly seek projects and renovations that reflect their style, while improving their property value. However, not all home improvement projects are equal. For example, certain large, upscale projects, such as a complete kitchen remodel fail to provide an equivalent increase in property value. Conversely,...

Heating contractors ensure families remain comfortable throughout the winter. Even in mild winters, New England offers some cold spells that make life very uncomfortable. During frigid winter weather, home heating systems may breakdown due to additional stress on the system. Therefore, homeowners should find a...

Winter weather brings many issues with our home comfort. For example, cold temperatures mean cold or drafty homes. Plus, in New England, our temperature fluxuations produce uneven temps throughout our homes. As a result, many homeowners incorrectly believe blankets and space heaters solve these problems. However,...