How to Choose the Right AC System

If you’re thinking about buying a central air conditioning system, it’s important that it fits your home, lifestyle, and budget.  There are also health issues to consider. So, to help ensure your family stays cool and comfortable throughout the hot Boston area summer, here are 5 valuable tips to help you choose wisely: 1) Know… Read more »

How to Increase Your Home’s Value

If you’re thinking about doing some remodeling this year, you might be wondering which projects will give you the greatest pleasure along with those that are sure to increase your home’s resale value. Here are a few home improvement projects sure to help you achieve both key goals: Siding – One of the best ways… Read more »

Houseplants Clean Your Indoor Air

The EPA tells us that, on average, indoor air is twice as polluted as outdoor air.  The more airtight your home, the more likely it is to trap indoor pollutants.  Think about it:  a tightly sealed house lets very little in or out, including these common airborne contaminants:  dust, dust mites, bacteria, pesticides, formaldehyde, smoking… Read more »

How to Prevent Heat Loss

Even the world’s greatest heating system wasn’t designed to heat the great outdoors. And yet, in home after home throughout the Boston area, that’s exactly what’s going on as heat escapes through and around windows, doors, attic insulation, and other avenues. To help prevent heat loss while bringing down your home heating costs, we recommend… Read more »

Why Drink Less Bottled Water

We all use bottled water from time to time, even if just as a matter of convenience. But as a daily staple at home, work, or on the road? Not such a great idea. For starters, plastic water bottles are an ecological menace as these facts clearly illustrate: Plastic bottles take 700 years to even… Read more »

Tankless Water Heater Benefits

When the horseless carriage first came on the scene, people scoffed and claimed the automobile would never catch on. A similar but smaller scale reaction occurred when word first leaked on tankless water heaters.  As in, “You’ve got to heat the water somewhere, and if not in a storage tank, then where?!” We couldn’t have… Read more »

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes.

If you live in constant fear that your unheated water pipes can freeze, burst, and cause a watery mess in your garage, basement, and elsewhere, it’s time to turn that fear into an action plan.    In fact, preventing frozen pipes is a rather simple process as you’re about to see:   Keep the temperature… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Plumber

It’s no secret that taking the Do-It-Yourself route can save you money – the handier you are, the more you can save. Still, no matter how handy and well-equipped you might be, there are times when a certain task requires the skill and experience of a professional. Take your water heater, for example. By law,… Read more »

The Benefits of a Home Plumbing Inspection

We are all inclined to say, from time to time, “I can live without ____________,” and then just fill in the blank. Truth be told,  sometimes we’re right, but not always. Take going to the dentist, for example. Sure, you can “live” without going to the dentist for regular check-ups, but at what cost to… Read more »

Should I Replace My Heating System?

You don’t need tea leaves to tell you what lies ahead for your furnace or boiler. All you need to know are the common warning signs of a system that’s seen better days and now needs professional attention. Who knows, it might even need to be replaced. Here are the common indicators of a heating… Read more »