Winter Furnace Maintenance: Preparing for the Cold

A high-efficiency furnace in a narrow basement surrounded by white walls.Our comfort heavily relies on our home’s furnace, especially in the winter. Its essential function is to keep us warm and provide us with hot water, which is more than just a luxury when confronted with freezing temperatures. If your furnace is underperforming, how do you know whether it’s nearing the end of its life or if it simply needs some TLC? Let’s take a look at some tips for winter furnace maintenance to ensure it’s up for the task this season. [Read more…]

Does Insurance Cover a Heating Unit Replacement?

An old stone basement with a newly built furnace in the corner.In New England, the mid-winter hovers around the low teens, and if a home’s heating is not in proper working order, it can be extremely dangerous to the inhabitants. Obviously, one would immediately look to replace their furnace, boiler, or HVAC unit should it break, but it’s an expensive undertaking and one that many may not have the finances to support. In such situations, it’s important to determine whether insurance would cover a heating unit replacement. [Read more…]