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Can You Clean a Drain Yourself?

October 23, 2023

When you can fix a clog and when to call a professional plumber. A clogged or dirty drain may be a relatively small issue, but it can also take up a lot of your time …

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Is Aeroseal Right for Your Home?

October 20, 2023

When it comes to optimizing the energy efficiency and indoor air quality of your home, one often overlooked yet crucial factor is your ductwork.

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 …

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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 …