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Well, Summer is finally winding down and school is back in swing for kids. This is the time to inspect your home and make sure it is ready to go for the next couple of seasons. Rather then waiting for a freezing cold day or Patriots game for things to go wrong go over this check list and have a great Fall!
1) Check your hot water heater and the surrounding areas for leaks, rust, or corrosion. Check lines and connections. If you see water or signs of moisture, its time to replace the tank. Cover your water heater with a fiberglass insulation blanket to retain heat, particularly if you have an older water heater that has less-efficient built-in insulation.
2) Check sinks for slow drains. Each household sink is equipped with a p-trap—the pipe section underneath the sink with a J-shaped bend. This trap seals the drain with water to keep sewer gas from entering your home. The p-trap is a common place for clogs.
3) Go through your home and open windows to ensure the seal and caulking around the window frame is in good condition. This will help keep your home from losing heat in the winter.
4) Check the air filter of your heating system. Depending on the model, you should clean or replace it. This will boost efficiency, but it will also save you money in the process.
5) Check your home’s air flow. Clean and vacuum any built-up dust from your vents, stove hood, room fans, baseboard heaters and dryer vents. Not only will you help encourage uninterrupted air flow, but keeping these areas clean can help decrease your risk of fire.
Hopefully these tips are useful and we will be posting another series of home reminders soon! Call or click today 1-844-Hel-loHO http://www.homeownerservices.com
Just because we are still going to the beach on the weekends doesn’t mean it is too early to start thinking about the months ahead.
With Fall knocking on the door it is again that time when you should be considering checking your primary heating system. Home owners should do this for several reasons. One of the most over looked reason to have your heating system looked at this early is to maintain efficiency. It always amazes me how many customers don’t realize that a basic tuneup can save you a huge chunk of change on your heating bills. If your heating system is run with a problem or not properly tuned you can cause damage in addition to pour efficiency. Another reason is that if a problem is unfortunately discovered the month of September is a great time to find it. Think about it; If you have a heating problem in January you have to leave your house all day or worst case scenario have to stay at a hotel for a night or two. The final reason is that H.O. Services is offering a basic tuneup and visual inspection for only the cost of $59! That is over half off! This promotion will be running only in the month of September so call today!
Whether you have steam, gas, electric, forced hot air give H.O. Services a call for your annual heating inspection early to take advantage of this offer!
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H.O. Services Celebrates 25 Years! Being one of the few true family owned companies, we thrive on repeat and referral business. We are thankful to our wonderful customers that keep calling us back for additional work. We are fortunate to have a team of ethical, customer-oriented professionals. Our employees are people who are highly motivated and skilled at what they do; they bring excitement and ambition to our company. This is what makes us “Voted Best Home Services Company”!
It’s officially summer here in Greater Boston! With an increase in temperature comes an increase in your energy bill. Save money on your next bill with these energy-saving tips.
- Regularly change (or clean if reusable) HVAC filters every month during peak summer months. New filters usually only cost a few dollars. Dirty filters will ultimately lower system efficiency and result in lower indoor air quality.
- Block direct heat gain from the sun shining through glass on the east and especially west sides of the facility. Depending on your facility, options such as “solar screens,” “solar films,” awnings, and trees can help keep facilities more cool. Over time, trees can attractively shade the facility, and help clean the air.
- Use fans to maintain comfortable temperature, humidity and air movement, and save energy year round. Moving air can make a somewhat higher temperature and high humidity feel comfortable. Fans can help delay or reduce the need for air conditioning, and a temperature setting of only three to five degrees higher can feel as comfortable with fans. Each degree of higher temperature can save about 3 percent on cooling costs.
- Plug leaks with weather stripping and caulking. Caulking and weather stripping let you manage your ventilation, which is the deliberate controlled exchange of stuffy inside air for fresher outdoor air.
- Just like a new car will decline in performance without regular maintenance, so will your A/C. Tune-up your air conditioning system with an annual maintenance check-up.
- Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible in the summer. The smaller the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your overall cooling bill will be.
- Keep your house warmer than normal when you are away, and lower the thermostat setting to 78°F (26°C) only when you are at home and need cooling. A programmable thermostat can make it easy to set back your temperature.
- Avoid setting your thermostat at a colder setting than normal when you turn on your air conditioner. It will not cool your home any faster and could result in excessive cooling and unnecessary expense.
- Schedule regular maintenance for your cooling equipment.
- Avoid placing lamps or TV sets near your room air-conditioning thermostat. The thermostat senses heat from these appliances, which can cause the air conditioner to run longer than necessary.
- Vacuum registers regularly to remove any dust buildup. Ensure that furniture and other objects are not blocking the airflow through your registers.
H.O. Services can handle all things HVAC related. All brands and all types. We always provide same-day service. That means no waiting around. We come prepared and equipped to perform the work the same day! Give us a call today at 844-Hel-Lo-Ho! or www.hoelectric.com
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