A New Year’s Resolution for Better Home Efficiency

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Many people make the same resolutions year after year, often resolving to make healthier choices for their bodies, for their families, and for their wallets. Saving money is a common resolution, so this year, consider some financial decisions that will help you to save money throughout the years.

Make some changes in your home for better home efficiency and lower your monthly bills for a long time to come. Learn more in today’s guide.

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4 Indoor Air Quality Improvements for Cold and Flu Season

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Cold and flu season is made worse by a heating system that recirculates contaminated air as it runs. If you’re looking for ways to clean the air and make your home a healthier place to be when cold and flu season hits, check out our expert tips.

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Why Does a Boiler Need a Tune-Up?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Boilers get a lot of praise in the HVAC world, since they tend to do a more sufficient job of heating a space than a standard forced-air heater (like a furnace or a heat pump). People love the fact that they feel the warmth as soon as they step on the floor, since heat radiates, transferring directly to the people and objects in the room rather than heating the air.

And because boilers are so effective—and very durable—some people think they don’t need the same level of maintenance as other heating systems. We think this is a mistake. Here’s how a boiler tune-up can help you and your home and family.

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Does Your Heater Need Repairs?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

If so, it’s important to get them under control ASAP! The longer you wait to repair your heating system, the worse the problem can get. The other components of your heater start to wear away as they work a bit harder to make up for the broken part, so you might end up paying a lot when you wait.

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Central Air Conditioners Remove Humidity Too

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Central AC systems cool the air throughout the entire home, which is something you already know. But what you may not know is that an air conditioner can also help to keep humidity levels under control. This feature is built into any system that uses refrigeration to cool down a space, and it helps to keep you a lot more comfortable when humidity levels reach their highest during the summer months.

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Now Is the Perfect Time to Upgrade to a High-Efficiency Furnace

Monday, March 14th, 2016

The weather has finally started to change, and warmer temperatures are ahead. So why would you upgrade to a new furnace now? Why not! Spring is the perfect time to get a brand new heating system, especially when you get one from quality installers.

Right now, VOGT is offering a buy-one-get-one deal: you get a new water heater or air conditioner with purchase of a high-efficiency boiler or furnace! But that’s not the only reason to upgrade.

Spring is an ideal time for a comfort system upgrade

In the spring, there is so much more time for you to select a new system, find a good contractor, and schedule the upgrade. Think about this: technicians are most busy in the summer and winter, when temperatures reach extremes. In the spring, you and your technicians are likely to match up in schedule in some way.

If you don’t already have a company you rely on, you get time to search for your next contractor, reading online reviews and calling around to find someone you trust. And you can spend more time comparing efficiency ratings and finding a furnace that is right for your needs and will save you money over the years.

How to tell it’s time for an upgrade

Maybe your furnace didn’t break down this past season, and you’re still trying to decide if a replacement is the right choice for you. We always recommend that people replace their heaters as early on as possible, but we understand when there is some hesitation. Here are some of the signs a high-efficiency replacement might be the best choice for you.

  • High repair costs – It’s hardly worth it to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars to fix a failing furnace that is decades old if it may only break down again in another year or two anyway. Upgrading often makes more sense in the long run.
  • High energy bills – Eventually, no amount of maintenance can help to lower your bills.
  • Low performance – If your furnace just doesn’t seem to keep you warm anymore, it could be time for an upgrade, especially if it’s over 15 years old.
  • Old ageWhen your furnace is 15 years old or older, it’s bound to fail eventually anyway. Being proactive about an upgrade means less hassle in the fall and winter.

VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing provides fast, reliable service in Plymouth. Right now, you can get a free water heater or AC system with the installation of a high-efficiency furnace or boiler! Act fast, and call now for more details.

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How Does Hard Water Affect Your Plumbing?

Monday, January 25th, 2016

When you first learn that you have “hard water,” it may sound a little scary. However, your water supply is just full of minerals, like calcium and magnesium, things that generally have no adverse health effects. This is a bit of a relief, but you should still be concerned if hard water affects your plumbing system. Although it won’t hurt your health, it could cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in damages.

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Common Water Heater Issues: There’s No Hot Water!

Monday, November 9th, 2015

You usually plan to start or end your day with a warm shower, so a lack of hot water can be rather jarring. If you’re wondering why your hot water heater has suddenly stopped doing its job, we may have the answer for you in today’s guide—but you’ll need a technician to tell you for sure.

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It’s the Best Time to Replace Your Aging Furnace

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

As new technologies come out, you may decide to replace the systems and products you use every day, such as your smart phone, television, or even your car. But people tend to neglect the everyday systems they use that they cannot see—such as their heating and air conditioning systems.

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Why Isn’t My Air Conditioner Working?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

It’s one of the most common calls we get from homeowners seeking out our fast, reliable service. There’s no air coming from the air conditioning system, and temperatures inside of the house are climbing. What could be at fault? And is there anything you can do yourself to fix it?

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