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What Determines Residential Heating Oil Prices?

September 25, 2023

Global and domestic factors cause energy prices to fluctuate. Energy markets are always unpredictable, but they’ve been more volatile than normal in the last few years. You’ve undoubtedly noticed price spikes on your monthly electric …

8 Signs You Might Have Hard Water

August 28, 2023

Homestead Comfort can install a water treatment system in your home. As many as 90 percent of American homes have hard water. If your home is dealing with excessive minerals in your tap water, it …

R-22 refrigerant

The End of an Era: Is Your Old Air Conditioner Ready for the R-22 Refrigerant Phase-Out?

August 16, 2023

One significant shift in the realm of air conditioning is the phasing out of R-22 refrigerant, commonly known as freon. R-22 refrigerant has long been a staple in air conditioning systems, providing efficient cooling to …

Dirty HVAC filter versus a clean filter.

The Dirty Truth: Dirty HVAC Filter vs. Clean HVAC Filter

August 2, 2023

Your HVAC systems filter plays a critical role in maintaining the overall efficiency of your system. When it comes to maintaining a comfortable and healthy indoor environment, your HVAC system plays an important role. One …

5 Ways To Save Energy with Your Central Air

July 24, 2023

Stay cool all summer while keeping your electricity bills from ballooning. Has an inflated electric bill given you heartburn this summer? With your central air conditioning running regularly during the hottest weeks of summer, your …

Do You Need to Replace Galvanized Pipes?

June 26, 2023

New plumbing can improve water pressure, water safety and peace of mind. The older homes of Windham, Tolland and Hartford counties have many charming and delightful qualities. But if you own and live in one, …

Diesel Fuel 101

May 22, 2023

4 things to know about on-road and off-road diesel. In many ways, diesel is the driver of economies across the globe. Manufacturing, construction, agriculture — these and many other sectors depend on diesel. Goods cannot …

Are Ductless Mini-Splits Worth It?

April 24, 2023

Five benefits of a ductless air conditioning system. Many of the homes we serve in Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties have no vents or ductwork. These homes generally use a boiler for heat in the …

Five Signs Your Water Heater May be Failing

March 10, 2023

You can schedule a water heater repair before it’s too late. A lot of water heater deterioration happens inside the tank, meaning you can’t see it with the naked eye. In fact, many of our …

How To Prevent Frozen Pipes

February 27, 2023

Why your home’s plumbing freezes and how to fix it Already this year, we’ve seen record-breaking cold temperatures in New England. In Tolland, Hartford and Windham Counties, sub-freezing nights are an unpleasant fact of …