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3 Reasons To Get A Professional Heating Tune Up Before Fall

With the end of summer just a few short weeks away at this point, it is getting easier and easier to feel the transition to fall getting closer and closer every single day, and that means that most homeowners are looking forward to being able to give their home’s air conditioning systems a well-deserved break…

Peace of Mind That HVAC Maintenance Provides

If you want to keep your costly and important HVAC unit running reliably for many years to come, you need to get routine maintenance services for it. Routine maintenance will more than pay for itself since you’ll get to enjoy some great benefits. To name a few, you’ll find that . . . Your HVAC…

Air Conditioning Service Tips For Energy Savings

    Did you know that air conditioning services can help you save energy and other costs? At least, that is, if your contractor has a multitude of skill sets. A great contractor can help increase your home’s energy efficiency and comfort. But it isn’t always easy to find someone reliable. When you do, it’s…

5 Benefits To Regular Heating Maintenance

In a way, your home’s heating system is just like a car. You wouldn’t drive your car for years without getting the oil changed, brakes checked, etc. and still expect it to run like it was brand new, so why should your home’s heating system be thought of any differently? Regular maintenance for you heating…

Heating 101

Welcome to Heating 101. Once you understand this easy lesson, you’ll know more about how energy is converted from a fuel (gas or oil) to your living space. I dare might add that you’ll know more than a fair amount of heating contractors who simply know how to hook up a boiler and flip the…

Cutting Heating Costs

A note to our web site visitors: This article was written in 2000, and has an emphasis on hydronic (hot water) heating systems. We currently offer both European style heating systems as well as basic to high-end HVAC (warm air/air conditioning) systems . ***Featured in the Daily Hampshire Gazette – Home Magazine, September 2000 Tips…

Basic Phrases In Heating

This section is meant to help people with basic phrasing regarding heating and cooling. With hundreds of Massachusetts homeowners calling our company every year, it is normal that not everyone understands how to describe what they have for a heating system, or even more so what they ideally want or need. You generally have either…

Heaters – We All Took Them For Granted

Wherever you live, chances are high that you will need a heater of some sort in your life. Since early mankind discovered fire, heaters have been used for warmth, cooking, and protection from potential enemies. The Encarta dictionary defines a heater as “a device that uses some kind of fuel to produce heat in order…

Spring Cleaning Should Include An Air Conditioning Tune Up

As a home owner you should be aware of what is involved in an air conditioning tuneup. If you read any home maintenance articles this spring, most will encourage an A/C tuneup; some will even claim 25% savings. Predicting savings without knowing what type of tuneup received is a little silly. Encouraging a tune up…

The Hidden Secrets In Buying An Air Conditioner

An air conditioner can be an important addition to the home. Aside from being a summer necessity in some areas, installed air conditioning can be a selling point when a home is on the market. It is important to consider a number of factors when purchasing an air conditioner, as a number of different models…

Measuring House Air Tightness

Despite the growing importance of house air tightness, few Hampshire County homeowners actually know how tight their homes are. Unfortunately, it is virtually impossible to accurately estimate the tightness level of a home by visual inspection alone. And without knowing house air tightness, it is difficult to assess the need for, or to design an…

Defining Blower Door and Infiltration Testing

This is our favorite topic at Wilson Services, Inc. Why? Because infiltration is so incredibly misunderstood. When we say misunderstood, please don’t misunderstand; we acknowledge that the term blower door is not a main stream word for the average home owner. What’s so amazingly misunderstood is that there are many heating experts, news paper column…

Carbon Monoxide Testing – Why It Is Important

Carbon monoxide can be present in your Massachusetts home without leaving a trace because it is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas. It kills more people annually in the United States than any other type of poisoning. The only side effects of carbon monoxide poison are flu-like symptoms (nausea, headaches, and lethargy) which are easily…

Economy Wins, Environment Loses?

At the Height of the Recession, Americans Coveted Energy-Efficient Windows; Now They`re Back to Craving Granite Countertops and Hardwood Floors KNOXVILLE, Tenn.–(Business Wire)– A new national survey released today finds Americans once again prefer aesthetic home improvements – a refinished kitchen or bathroom – over money-saving improvements, such as energy-efficient windows or a high-efficiency furnace….

If you are looking for a Air Conditioning and Heating Company in the Northampton, MA area, please call Wilson Services at 413-584-3317 or fill out our online request form.


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