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Chances are you’re reading this post on your smart phone. If not, you’re online which is the same place you could be adjusting your home comfort system. There are a number of thermostat options for you to choose from too. You can choose from the regular model, which allows you to control your heating and cooling from a control panel in your home. There are programmable thermostats, which allow you to program your system to change temperatures at different times of the day. Then, there are smart thermostats, which connect with your home’s Wi-Fi and allow you to remotely control and monitor your heating and cooling system. Not only that, but a smart thermostat will alert you when your system needs any service or maintenance.

The “smart” part of a smart thermostat isn’t just that it allows you to control your home’s temperature from a mobile device, but it actually learns from your behaviors. You are able to see and adjust your energy consumption and can even make adjustments based on conditions such as humidity.

The technology behind both programmable and smart thermostats is continuing to evolve and with wireless technology you can install the latest upgrades to your smart thermostat just like you would on your phone, tablet or laptop.

Some of the additional benefits are:

  • Easy adjustments. Again, smart thermostats aren’t just a clever name. They actually learn and will make adjustments according to your lifestyle. They work to keep you comfortable and to save you money. And they are easy to adjust. If you’ve ever gotten into bed and realized you’re too hot, no need to get out of bed to adjust the thermostat, just grab your phone and let your smart thermostat take care of things.
  • Helpful reminders. As we are always reminding customers, it’s really important to change your filters. You won’t need our reminders after upgrading to a smart thermostat. Your thermostat will let you know when it’s time for a filter change or if another issue arises and you’re in need of service.
  • Save money. In addition to the energy savings, there are also rebates available in our area through Mass Save. They are offering rebates for both programmable and smart thermostats.

The professionals at Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone can talk you through all the latest technology and available options in programmable thermostats to find the one that works best for you and your home. Saving money and staying comfortable is easier than ever. Give us a call at (978) 872-1190 or set up an appointment with us online.

Purchasing a new air conditioner is a big investment. With such an investment you want to make sure you’re making the best decision and taking the proper steps to give your investment the best service. Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone will help you through every step of the process. We’ll guide you in your initial purchase and provide you with the best air conditioner service in the business. Here are a few tips we hope will help you get the most out of your air conditioner this year.

  1. Choose the Right System
    If you are in the market for a new system you’ve probably already begun looking and have realized there are a lot of options out there The important thing is finding the right system for your individualized needs. The pros at Climate Zone will help you find your perfect match by taking a look at your home’s square footage, the insulation in your walls and windows, your roof and many other factors.
  2. Utilize Programmable Thermostats
    Programmable thermostats make climate control easier on yourself and on your wallet. There are a number of options available, including remote access which allows you to adjust your thermostat from your phone, tablet or laptop. Comfort Zone can walk you through all the available options and figure out the best one to suit your lifestyle.
  3. Help Out Your AC
    Take any opportunity you can to give your system a break. Keep your windows and blinds closed on sunny days. If it’s warmer outside than inside, don’t open the windows. A great time to open the windows is on those cool summer nights. Also, if you have any ceiling fans utilize those when you can, but first make sure they are turning in a counter-clockwise motion. This will create a wind chill effect and make the room you’re in feel cooler.
  4. Schedule Annual Maintenance
    Your air conditioner is an investment and you want to make sure that you’re keeping up with all the scheduled maintenance, just like getting an oil change in your vehicle, it will keep your system running smoothly. Your annual maintenance check-up is also a good time for us to address any little problems that could become big problems down the line.

The team at Climate Zone will work with you to keep you comfortable in your home and with your home comfort system decisions. You can count on us 24/7. We are available by phone at (978) 872-1190 or you can schedule an appointment with us right here on our website using our online scheduler.

At some point we’ve all sarcastically said or heard the phrase, “the joys of home ownership.” When you’re in need of an air conditioner replacement is certainly one of those times, but replacing your air conditioner isn’t all bad news. Air conditioners are being made more efficient than ever. This mean lowering your energy usage, which can save you money. Another way to save money with a new system is by utilizing rebates and tax credits.

You could qualify for utility rebates and other local incentive programs when you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioner from Lennox®. You’ll improve the comfort of your home, while also saving money.

The team at Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone has been approved by Mass Save as an AC Check Trained Contractor. Mass Save ensures that the contractors they work with have been trained in proper airflow and charge protocols through their heating and cooling program and that your newly installed equipment operates according to manufacturer’s specifications. We will work with you to ensure you’re getting all the rebates and incentives available as they tend to change quickly so it’s best to take advantage of them as soon as they become available.

If you’ve decided to take your efficiency to the next level and go the solar air conditioner route, such as the SunSource® Home Energy System, you’ll be eligible for a federal renewable-energy tax credit through 2016. If you were thinking of solar, now is definitely the time.

The professionals at Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone pride ourselves in keeping you comfortable and want you to truly find the joy in homeownership. We are available to assist you in all of your home comfort needs, 24/7. We can talk you through the rebates and savings that are available to you and help you ensure you’re getting the right system to fit your specific needs. Give us a call with any questions at (978) 872-1190 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

Allergy season is ramping up in the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire area. Last year at this time ragweed was at a record high in our area. You shouldn’t have to suffer, especially in the comfort of your own home. Taking a look at your indoor air quality could ease a lot of your seasonal suffering and let you fully enjoy an otherwise beautiful time of year. The home comfort professionals at Climate Zone are ready to help you keep those itchy eyes and sneezes at bay with an air filtration system.

When homeowners think of air filtration they’re usually thinking about the filter they are changing in their HVAC system. Of course, traditional air filters are an important piece of the healthy air puzzle. It’s smart to get into the habit of checking your filter every month, typically changing it out every two months. There are quite a few different filters available. We recommend high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters because they utilize hospital-grade technology to clean your air to the highest levels possible.

Giving your home the best indoor air quality starts with traditional filters, but it doesn’t end there. Lennox® has the industry’s most effective air purifiers and their PureAirTM air purification system is the only system to combat all three classes of contaminants. These contaminants are: particles (dust, pet dander), biological (mold, pollen, dust mites) and gas phase (cleaning supplies, air fresheners and pesticides).

Your forced air heating and cooling system moves air throughout your entire house, this is the ideal place to combat air containments and that’s exactly how our air purification systems work. Our air filtration systems can be incorporated into almost any HVAC system. Along with helping your allergies and keeping you healthier, it will also keep your home smelling fresh. So that fish you fried last night isn’t lingering around the next day. Our systems purify your air without producing ozone, which is a lung irritant.

We offer many air purification and filtration systems to ensure you’re breathing only the best air. Your health and comfort is our main focus at Climate Zone. We want to work along with you to not only help you battle those seasonal allergies, but any other of your home comfort needs. Our professionals are available 24/7 and you can reach us by phone at (978) 872-1190 or use our handy online scheduler.

With spring officially here, even if the temperature doesn’t reflect it yet, it will only be a matter of time until we start feeling the effects of another warm Haverhill summer. It’s no secret that as temperatures begin to climb we start depending more and more on our air conditioners so that we can escape the heat and stay comfortable.

As it is with most everything, the more you use it, the greater the chance that parts can begin to wear out or will require service. Air conditioners are no exception to this rule. So if it’s been a while since you’ve had your air conditioner serviced, the chance for an air conditioner repair is likely increasing too.

Now is the perfect time to flip on your air conditioner to see if there is anything out of the ordinary going on with your system so you can get it checked out. A few of the most common things we suggest looking for are:

  • Air That Doesn’t Get Cold – It seems like something you’d notice pretty quickly, but you’d be surprised how many people flip on their air conditioner and don’t realize it isn’t providing cold air until it really heats up outside. If you’ve already noticed this and tried to adjust your thermostat, but still aren’t noticing any change in the air temperature, it may be time to give us a call.
  • Decreased Airflow – If you put your hand over a vent in your home and it feels like the air coming out of it doesn’t seem to be coming out as strong as it usually does, there is a chance you have a problem. One of the first things to do is to replace your air filter. Dirty air filters can cause a lot of issues with air conditioners and is a relatively easy fix that you can likely do on your own.
  • Strange Noises – We wouldn’t say that it’s normal to hear clanking or banging sounds coming from your air conditioner, so if you hear these, you may need the help of a pro. Air conditioners have a lot of moving parts to them, both inside and out, so it’s not uncommon to have something come loose and get damaged from regular use over time.

Just because you haven’t had your system serviced doesn’t mean that repair is inevitable though. Even if Haverhill experiences record temps this summer, your system could work just fine. However, why risk it going out on the hottest day in July? The team at Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone is available 24/7 to help take care of anything that’s going on with your air conditioner. Give us a call at (978) 872-1190 to get something set up today.

HAVERHILL, Mass. (April 22, 2014) – Heating and air conditioning contractor Climate Zone recently received the Home Depot Voice of the Customer Award. The company earned the award as a result of top customer satisfaction ratings.

Andrew R. DiPietro, Climate Zone president and owner, accepted the award. His firm works with 16 area Home Depot stores, including locations in Methuen and Salem, Mass. and Plaistow, Seabrook and Salem N.H. DiPietro draws on three generations of family industry experience serving residential and commercial heating and cooling needs in the Merrimack Valley.

“We are very proud to be recognized,” said DiPietro. “There is nothing more important to us than exceeding our customers’ expectations with regard to service. Our partnership with Home Depot is very important, and we thank them for recognizing our dedication to customer satisfaction.”

DiPietro is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine, and earned a master of business administration degree from New Hampshire College, Manchester, N.H.

Climate Zone, 230 Essex St., Haverhill, is a Lennox Premier dealer, as well as a Mitsubishi Diamond dealer. To secure these designations, Climate Zone has to meet Lennox and Mitsubishi’s strict requirements for quality of work, service, years of experience, reliability, overall capabilities, and financial success.

Climate Zone may be reached at (978) 372-2232 or www.climatezone.biz.

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