Red Rock Mechanical, LLC Blog: Archive for January, 2016

Keeping Your Heat Pump Energy-Efficient During Winter

Monday, January 25th, 2016

At one time, heat pumps were not a reliable source for keeping a home warm during extremely cold winters. They were better suited to mild winter climates, so a heat pump in Vermont wouldn’t make much sense. The times have changed, however, and the technology of heat pumps has come far enough that they can work efficiency even when the temperature plunges past freezing.

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Why Are My Pipes Corroding?

Monday, January 18th, 2016

The water pipes are the veins and arteries of your home’s plumbing system, and you need them in good shape to keep freshwater flowing to the tap and wastewater moving out to the sewer system without problems. People tend to think of the pipes in their home as indestructible, and unless they freeze during winter, they should not present any danger of developing serious leak problems.

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I Didn’t Schedule Heating Maintenance This Fall, Is It Too Late to Do It Now?

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Routine maintenance inspections and tune-ups for heating systems are something that HVAC technicians strongly recommend homeowners schedule each and every fall. If you stick to annual maintenance visits, you can expect to receive a longer service life from your heater that will meet or exceed its manufacturer’s estimate lifespan. Maintenance also reduces the number of repairs the system might need, protects its energy efficiency from plunging, and will help stop sudden and unpleasant breakdowns in the middle of winter.

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Advice for Setting Your Thermostat This Winter

Monday, January 4th, 2016

We probably don’t need to tell you how chilly winters can get in Vermont during January and February. If you’ve already lived here for at least one winter, you should have all the first-hand experience with it you’ll ever need! The heating system in your home will put in a great deal of labor over the next few months, and you can expect an increase in your home’s utility bills.

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