Archive for September, 2016

Fall in the Haverhill area is beautiful, but it’s also hard on those of us suffering from seasonal allergies. Along with the crisp, fall breeze in the air, there’s also ragweed and dust mites. Improving your indoor air quality can greatly alleviate your allergy symptoms. Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone is your team for all seasons. Together we can work to improve the air you’re breathing every day.

Minimize the Allergens You’re Bringing Into the House

If you’ve been working outside, remove your shoes before walking throughout the house. Also, if possible, take a shower after doing yard work. These are just a couple of simple things you may not be thinking of that track allergens into your home and negatively impact your indoor air quality. If you’re a pet owner, the same rules apply for your furry friends.

Clean Regularly

Regularly vacuuming using a vacuum with a HEPA filter will trap and contain contaminants such as dust mites and pollen. An added bonus about keeping clean, aside from less allergy flare-ups and breathing cleaner air, you’ll be ready for those surprise guests that pop over unannounced.

Call in the Air Quality Experts

Our Haverhill based team is well trained in managing and improving your indoor air quality and we will help you devise a plan that will improve the air in your home. We have a number of solutions depending on the needs of you and your home.

We offer:

  • Air purification systems
  • Humidifiers and dehumidifiers
  • Carbon monoxide detection systems
  • Ventilation
  • Air filters
  • Germicidal lights

Our most common recommendation is a PureAirTM system. It is a whole-home solution which means the indoor air quality in your home will be improved in every room. It uses UVA-light to combat all three types of indoor air contaminants—airborne particles, germs and bacteria, chemical odors and vapors.

We want you to breathe the best air possible and stay healthy and happy in your home. If you’d like to talk over improving your indoor air quality or any of our other home comfort solutions, give our team a call at (978) 872-1190. Or you can easily set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler. We look forward to working with you.

You can feel fall in the air here in the Haverhill area. You know what that means – it’s almost furnace season. Hopefully we’ll get some time between seasons where we can leave our windows open, but you know how unpredictable New England weather can be. The perfect time to get your annual furnace service and make adjustments is before you have to use your furnace. That way, you have a better chance of saving money this season.

Here are a handful of tips to help you potentially save money a littler earlier this year.

  1. Schedule furnace service. Furnace service may sound like something that happens when your system is having problems, but getting an annual furnace tune-up is vital to extend the life and efficiency of your system. Your annual service will also help you catch any smaller problems before they become bigger ones.
  2. Adjust your thermostat. This seems like an obvious tip, but if you go into this fall and winter with your thermostat set a few degrees cooler than usual, you may not notice much of a difference comfort-wise. But, you will see a difference on your utility bill. The rule of thumb is that every degree cooler you set your thermostat saves you about 3% on your utility bill.
  3. Get rid of drafts. If your home has drafts coming in through windows or under doors, you could be losing a lot of heat. Get out the caulk and weather stripping and get to work. For those of you that are on the craftier side, Pinterest has a lot of inventive and adorable ways to stop drafts, just search for “draft snake” or “draft stopper”.
  4. Change your filters. This is an important thing to do to help out with efficiency throughout the year. A dirty filter causes a lot of unnecessary wear and tear on your system which will negatively impact your efficiency and your indoor air quality.
  5. Look into a high-efficiency system. When your certified Climate Zone technician is performing an annual furnace service, ask them about the efficiency of your system and if there could be more cost-effective, high-efficiency models available.

It’s the perfect season to start saving money. The team at Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone are here to help you throughout the year, 24/7. If you need to schedule your annual furnace service or just want to talk with someone about improving efficiency, give us a call at (978) 872-1190. Or, if it’s more convenient for you, set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.

We are coming to the end of air conditioner season here in the Haverhill area, but if you’ve lived here long enough, you know how unpredictable New England weather can be. If you’re experiencing any problems with your air conditioner now, it’s a great time to schedule AC repair. Don’t wait until next year to fix problems you are having now.

Here are some signs to watch out for that will let you know it’s time to call in one of our professionals for an AC repair.

Strange Sounds

If you hear any strange noises coming from your air conditioner, that likely isn’t a good sign. If you hear any rattling, buzzing or anything out of the ordinary, call us in to check it out. There are a lot of moving parts inside your AC and wear and tear could cause those parts to become loose or damaged. Don’t ignore any strange noises coming from your system. It’s probably a small problem but ignoring it could lead to bigger problems down the line.

Air Isn’t Cold

Your air conditioner not cooling the air is probably the first problem you’ll notice when something is going wrong. If your thermostat is set to cool and it’s not cooling, something is wrong and you’ll want to call a certified technician from Climate Zone to come check it out.

Decreased Airflow

If the air isn’t flowing from your vents as it usually does, there could be an issue. The first thing you might want to check is your air filter. A dirty air filter could cause all sorts of problems, one of them being that a clogged up filter blocks regular air flow. If your filter is fine, give us a call and we’ll get things flowing smoothly again.

If you think something is amiss with your air conditioner, you’re probably right. Getting needed AC repair isn’t something you want to put off until next year. Give our experts a call at (978) 872-1190 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

Fall is slowly creeping into the Haverhill, MA area, which means it’s a good time to start saving money. Of course it’s always a good season to save money on utility bills and improve your home’s energy efficiency. Heating and cooling costs typically account for 48% of your monthly utility bill. Improving energy efficiency doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or mean that you need to purchase a new HVAC system. We have some easy tips to help save you money while also helping you keep your home feeling comfortable all year long.

Schedule a Free, In-Home Energy Audit

A great resource in our area is the free in-home energy audit offered by Mass Save. They will send a specialist out to assess your home’s energy usage and will provide you with personalized recommendations and work with you to come up with a plan to make your home more energy efficient. They will assess everything from your heating and cooling system to your laundry and kitchen appliances. Mass Save will also inform you of any possible rebates or incentives available to you for improving your home’s efficiency.

Routine Maintenance

If you haven’t yet, now is the perfect time to schedule your annual furnace service. Keeping a well-maintained system is vital for keeping your system running smoothly and using as little energy as possible. Along with the service we provide, be sure you’re changing your air filters every 1-3 months. This will improve both your energy efficiency and your indoor air quality.

Utilize Your Programmable Thermostat

There are several different models of programmable thermostats to choose from. Pick the one that best suits your needs and schedule. If you have any questions or need assistance with set-up or thermostat choice, the professionals at Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone would be happy to help you throughout the process. A properly installed thermostat could save you big on your utility bills.

Keeping your energy efficiency high and your utility bills low is not just a priority for you, it’s also a priority for us. There’s no reason you can’t stay comfortable and save money. We are here to help you achieve just that. If you have any questions for us on how to improve your home’s energy efficiency or anything related to your home comfort give our professionals a call at (978) 872-1190 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.