When Do I Need a New Boiler System?

February 3, 2024

Hey there! At Dog House, we understand the importance of a reliable boiler system to keep your home warm and cozy. If you’re wondering when it’s time to consider a new boiler, we’ve got you covered with some friendly insights. Boilers are the heart of a cozy home, providing efficient heating. As experts in Brunswick, Dog House understands the significance of a reliable boiler system. From ensuring consistent warmth to promoting energy efficiency, our team specializes in hassle-free boiler solutions tailored to your comfort. Explore modern heating with us! Signs Your Boiler Might Be Saying Goodbye

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Tips for Choosing the Right Heating System for Your Home

January 8, 2024

Deciding on a new heating system is challenging. With so many options and types of furnaces, you should carefully consider your home and family’s heating needs to make the most affordable, efficient and practical choice. Consider the Options Dog House will help you decide between furnaces, heat pumps and radiant heating systems. Furnaces are popular because they are efficient and quickly heat your home. Heat pumps are cost-effective, though they do not perform as efficiently in severely cold weather. Radiant heating systems are highly efficient but more expensive than other options. Tips for

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Should I Repair or Replace My Boiler?

December 13, 2023

If your boiler is malfunctioning, you may wonder whether you should repair or replace it. This handy guide will help you decide which choice is best for your circumstances. Consider Safety First Let safety be the primary decision when deciding whether to replace your boiler. An old boiler may not meet modern safety standards. Plus, an older system may put you at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning along with other problems. A professional HVAC technician will be able to advise you about whether your boiler will continue to be safe to use once it is repaired.

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Is My Furnace Failing? 8 Reasons to Say Yes

November 14, 2023

Some furnace failures occur due to age or wear and tear, and others show up in newer models due to a lack of preventative maintenance. You can never plan for a failing furnace. However, you can prepare for it by learning the warning signs. 1. Little to No Heat An obvious sign of a furnace failure is not feeling any heat emitting from your vents. Reduced heat is another sign that your furnace is on the verge of failing. 2. Thermostat Alarms and Warnings In some cases, your thermostat will

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Clean Your Heating Unit Before These Four Warning Signs Show Up

October 17, 2023

The heating system operates at its best when it’s clean. As it continues to run, it will collect unwanted particles in the air. It’s essential to clean your system often to keep it running at maximum performance. If you don’t clean your heating system, here’s what will happen. 1. Uneven Heating The pollutants trapped inside the heating unit will decrease airflow. The particles reduce the heat, taking longer to distribute throughout the room. Sometimes, the room is not warm enough because the unit shuts off early. Both situations contribute to uneven heating, and it slows down

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What’s the Average Cost of a Residential Water Heater?

September 25, 2023

One of the most daunting aspects of replacing the water heater in your Brunswick, ME, home is likely the cost. Unfortunately, fear of the unknown often causes homeowners to delay these all-important projects. Rather than waiting until your current water heater ruptures or fails, it’s best to explore your options and prepare your budget now. To help you get started, the following is everything you need to know about the average cost of residential water heaters. The National Average and What It Means for You Throughout the nation, the average cost of a new water heater

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Fixing Your Toilet Flushing Mechanism

August 15, 2023

Is your toilet experiencing flushing issues? Our skilled plumbers are here and ready to help! These are some of the steps we will take to fix a faulty toilet flushing mechanism. 1. Diagnosing the Problem Before fixing your toilet, you need to identify the problem. Common issues include a weak flush, a partial flush, or no flush at all. Other common problems are continuous running or complete non-functionality. 2. Replacing the Flapper Valve If the flapper valve is faulty, it’s time to replace it. Turn off the water supply to the toilet

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Why Having a Sump Pump in Your Home Is So Essential

July 24, 2023

Having a sump pump in your home is useful for preventing your basement or crawl space from flooding. To help you understand why having a working sump pump is so important, here is a quick overview of how precipitation can lead to flooding and how a sump pump works to prevent it. How Rain and Snowmelt Can Cause Your Home to Flood Any time there is lots of rain or quickly melting snow, much of the water will start soaking into the ground around your home’s foundation. This can eventually lead to the water level

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth the Switch?

June 14, 2023

Water heaters are available in two forms – tankless and traditional. But is it really worth the effort to switch from a conventional system to a tankless one? Here are some benefits of switching to a tankless system that may help you decide. Energy Efficiency Tankless water heaters are up to 34% more efficient than traditional systems, so switching can save you money on utility bills. They only heat the amount of water you use so that no energy is wasted on heating water that’s not used. Since tankless systems provide hot water on demand, there

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4 Major Indoor Air Pollutants

May 12, 2023

Many people are unaware of how severe a problem indoor air pollution can be, but poor indoor air quality can pose serious health risks to people. Understanding how pollutants affect your health and learning how to improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) in your home or workplace are the first steps to breathing cleaner, fresher air. 1. Particulate Matter (PM) Particulate matter includes dust, animal dander, pollen, mold spores, and other tiny particles that can become airborne and enter our lungs when we breathe. To reduce PM levels in your home or office, regularly vacuum

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