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Posts Tagged ‘heating tips’



Vernon CT Plumber: Boiler Troubleshooting Tips

Heating season is near We’re approaching heating season here in Vernon CT. It’s time to check out your boiler before it’s time to put it to work. We never know if we’re going to have a light snow season or get Nor’easter after Nor’easter. We DO know that heat is important during those storms! If […]




Pro Heating Advice: Protect Pipes From Deep Freezes

Old Man Winter sure showed his face this weekend in Windham CT! Sudden drops in temperature combined with strong winds are NOT good for your home’s heating pipes. Your local CT heating pro has some tips to prevent burst pipes this winter. These tips will be helpful if you have a water-based [aka hydronic] heating […]




Fall Plumbing and Electrical Maintenance Checklist

How many pumpkin spice coffees have you had so far this fall? Have you baked any apple crisp yet? Did your family make the trek to the local orchard? There’s so much FUN to be had during the fall season in Windham CT. But don’t forget to get your home ready for the changing temps. […]




Heating Tips: Keep Your Loved Ones Safe

We had a pretty great fall in Eastern CT. We didn’t have to crank up our furnaces or boilers much. But Old Man Winter’s knocking again and it’s time to get ready. Here are some ways to prepare your heating system for the winter and keep your loved ones safe. Heating system maintenance Because we […]




How to Avoid a Frozen Pipe

Last winter, our plumbers were kept REALLY busy making frozen pipe repairs. Sometimes, the heating lines were just frozen and they could be thawed out with our machines. In other cases, the frozen pipe burst and left customers without heat. Not only is it an inconvenience to be without heat in the middle of winter, […]




When Should My Boiler Be Replaced?

Gas or oil boilers have an expected life time that spans about 12-25 years, depending on the type of system. This is attainable IF you keep up with regular maintenance, as suggested by the manufacturer. It includes annual cleanings and burner service. Maintenance is one more expense to add to the heating season bills, but […]




We Fix Winter Plumbing Problems

Along with plenty of snow, winter brings plenty of plumbing problems in Eastern CT. Our plumbing team has been busy repairing burst pipes, thawing frozen pipes, replacing malfunctioning boiler parts, and installing new boiler units. Frozen pipes in Willimantic CT One of our plumbers visited a Willimantic CT home because they had no heat or […]




Easy Way to Avoid Frozen Pipes

We have one very simple way to avoid frozen pipes. It’s going to seem silly. It’s probably going to make you think, “well DUH!” But our plumbers are going to offer the suggestion anyway: Keep an eye on your heating fuel gauges! That is the EASIEST way to avoid frozen pipes! If you have an […]




What is an indirect water heater?

Traditional water heater Before I go into explaining what an indirect water heater is, let’s talk about the one most people are familiar with. A “traditional” water heater is a piece of equipment that heats the water for your showers, hand washing and cooking needs. It is powered by electricity, oil or gas. It runs […]




Boiler Maintenance Tip

Boiler maintenance saves money Boiler maintenance truly does pay off. While it is one more thing to add to your ever-growing-never-quite-finished to-do list, it will save a lot of heart ache. And money! Heating season is in full swing. We recommend establishing a relationship with a local oil company. They will offer service contracts that […]




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