A Collection of Interesting Things

(HVAC is occasionally interesting)

Fall is the Time to Prep Your Home for Winter

Fall is the Time to Prep Your Home for Winter

That first day of autumn when you open the door and say "Holy cow!  Where's my jacket?!?!" is the perfect time to start thinking about your heating system.  Winter is coming, and there are a few steps you can to make your winter more comfortable, safer, and less...

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Are Wi-Fi Thermostats Safe?

Are Wi-Fi Thermostats Safe?

I am thankful that we were able to provide a free, in-home estimate for a particular customer.  We were mentioning our promotion for a Wi-Fi thermostat that was free after RG&E rebate with the installation of a new system.  The customer mentioned he was wary of...

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Built to Last

Built to Last

We installed this heat pump when Michael Boccacino was exactly 50 years old. It may look like it’s fallen on hard times, until you consider that Michael would be celebrating his 90th birthday this January if we were blessed enough to still have him with us. We learned...

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In Praise of Simple Machines

In Praise of Simple Machines

I am following up a post on the amazing opportunity presented by technological innovation with something that praises the opposite:  simplicity. Every car owner knows the two scariest words you can get from your mechanic: "it's electrical."  Complexity creates...

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The Power of WiFi

The Power of WiFi

A whole crew spent a  good chunk of the summer of 2014 installing several HVAC systems in a beautiful new home on Canandaigua Lake.  The end result was one of the most beautif ul homes we've ever been a part of.  What followed was one of the coldest and most miserable...

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