Reasons To Insulate Your Home

4 Reasons to Insulate Your Home Right Now

Is Your Home Insulated Enough? Ninety-percent of U.S. homes are under-insulated. If your home lacks proper insulation, you’re in the majority—and you’re also bleeding energy and money, while creating a less-than-optimal environment for your office or your family. And that’s a problem. Proper insulation ensures consistent climate control all year long, ensuring you’re comfortable—and ensuring your energy bill stay in-check. …

HVAC Tips For Pet Owners

HVAC Tips For Pet Owners

You hear this a lot when it comes to HVAC system maintenance, and that’s because it is so important — and with pets, it’s even more vital. Pets have dander and fur, both of which can very easily end up in your heating and cooling system. Imagine what happens when your cat lays on a piece of clothing for an …

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Why Dryer Vent Cleaning Is Important

Every time you turn on the dryer to dry a load of laundry, the system goes to work to pull out the moisture using heat. Yet, most dryers create exhaust fumes. Those fumes travel out of the dryer into a vent hose and out of your home – when the vent is cleaned and properly maintained. If this doesn’t happen, …

Toilet Buying Guide Choates

Toilet Buying Guide

Can buying a toilet really be that hard? If you haven’t purchased a new toilet recently — or ever — the answer may surprise you. Today there are more considerations and features than ever. And, that’s a good thing. It means you can be comfortable, energy-efficient, and stylish, even in your bathroom. That said, to ensure you’re making the right …

water heater problems

Common Water Heater Problems

Common Water Heater Problems—and how to solve them It’s simple: you need on-demand hot water. From bathing and showering to washing clothes, cleaning dishes and more, it’s essential you have access to hot water whenever you need it—and that’s exactly where you water heater comes into play. While the typical water heater will last for years if not decades issue-free, …

eScore Choates

Energy Bill Savings with eScore

It’s not uncommon for energy costs to rise significantly during the summer months. Your air conditioner needs to pump out the hot, humid air to keep your home dry and comfortable. The more it runs, the higher your energy bills are. That said, there are some simple things you can do to keep bills more level. For example, try raising …

Frozen Air Conditioning Coils Choates

Frozen Air Conditioning Coils

AC coils can freeze any time of year—and that can be a major problem for your home’s heating and cooling system. Whether winter is fast-approaching or spring is finally here, it’s always a good time to check in on your AC. By spotting issues early—and by integrating preventative maintenance into your annual routine—you’ll keep your AC coils in good, working …

Insulate Your Home

4 Reasons to Insulate Your Home Right Now

Is Your Home Insulated Enough? Is Your Home Insulated Enough? Ninety-percent of U.S. homes are under-insulated. If your home lacks proper insulation, you’re in the majority—and you’re also bleeding energy and money, while creating a less-than-optimal environment for your office or your family. And that’s a problem. Proper insulation ensures consistent climate control all year long, ensuring you’re comfortable—and ensuring …

toilet flushing issues

Toilet Flushing Issues

A toilet is one of those things we all take for granted—we expect our toilets to work. Until they don’t. Choate’s has more than 60 years of experience dealing with toilets—and with any issue that arises when it comes to plumbing, heating, and air conditioning. Our advice: if you suspect a toilet issue, get in touch. Toilet issues can seem …

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R-22 FAQs

No. Some service professionals may tell you otherwise but converting your system for R-410A or Puron is a costly project that will likely void your warranty and result in additional repairs or the need for replacement in the future. A new AC unit is a big investment, but you’ll save yourself time, money and stress by replacing your unit sooner …