Now that there’s a chill in the air, homeowners have been firing up their heating systems.

When the heat is running, are you hearing new creaks and squeaks from your boiler or furnace? Does it start up with a bang? Make a squealing noise or sound like it’s chugging along? Pay attention as these are not normal noises. For example, boilers must be cleaned annually especially with oil heat because when they are dirty, they tend to backfire.

No matter if you have oil, natural gas or electric – any new or odd noise coming from your heating system is an indication that something is not right. It’s best to call in the repair team and get your heating system serviced to ensure you’re not literally left in the cold. Your heating system service should also include a check of the thermostats and battery change if needed. To ensure your heating system’s optimal and reliable performance for many years to come, have it inspected, cleaned and serviced annually each Fall.

Fall is also the ideal time for homeowners with central heating systems to have the vents cleaned and ductwork checked for dust buildup, mold and other issues. If you’re looking for eco-friendly solutions to pathogenic problems in the home, we offer duct cleaning and other services through our environmental services partner.

Handyman services

Our award-winning Hired Hands crew can help with many of your maintenance and fix-it jobs such as masonry, roof and window repairs and generally helping homeowners button up their homes for winter.  For home improvement and maintenance solutions, leave it to our expertly skilled and fully licensed professionals. Call or email us for an estimate.