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BTUs and You – What You Need to Know

You’ve probably heard the acronym BTU – but do you know what it actually means?

Technically speaking, a BTU – short for British Thermal Unit – is…

Whole-House Humidifiers: A Key to a Healthier Winter

If you have children, you’ve probably used a portable room humidifier to make their room more comfortable for sleeping. But what happens in the rest of your home when dry winter air sets in?

Is an Indirect-Fired Water Heater Right for Me?

An indirect-fired water heater is one of the most energy-efficient, low-cost water heaters options on the market today – if you’re looking for a smart water-heating alternative for your Connecticut home, it could be just what you need.

Preparing for Colder Weather

Don’t let the temporary bump in temperatures fool you – cold nights are coming to Connecticut soon. Here are five things you can do to prepare your home as the mercury drops – and save a few bucks along the way.

Do I Need to Replace My Heating Oil Tank?

If you have a previous-generation heating oil tank, it probably has a maximum lifespan of about 30 years – which means if your home was built in the mid- to late-1980s, you’re probably overdue for a replacement.

5 ways to improve air quality in your home

Think pollution is only outside your home? Think again.

The truth is the air in your home typically contains anywhere from three to five times as many pollutants as outdoor air – and sometimes significantly more than that. Those are scary numbers considering that you inhale about 15,000 quarts of indoor air every day.

Common A/C Problems and What to Do About Them

As we enter Connecticut’s hottest time of the year, you’ll be running your AC through its paces – and with all that hard work can come some problems.

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Heat Pump vs. Central Air: What’s Right for My Home

Choosing between a central air conditioner and a heat pump is an important home comfort decision – one that depends greatly on your needs and home.

6 Ways to Save Money on A/C This Summer

If you’re like most people in the US, you’ll spend as much as 20 percent of your annual energy bill cooling your house. But with a little planning, you can cut those costs significantly.

4 Questions About SEER

If you’re ready to buy a new central air conditioner for your home – and if your current unit is more than 15 years old, we recommend that you do – you’re going to run into an alphabet soup of acronyms along the way.