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The Difficulties of Residential Geo-Thermal Systems in New England

The Difficulties of Residential Geo-Thermal Systems in New England

The U.S. Energy Information Administration states that more than half of the energy used in residential homes is directly spent on heating and cooling which means your HVAC system has the largest carbon footprint in your home. Traditional heating & cooling units heat the air it takes from outside by burning fossil fuels in a … Continued

The Impact of Biofuel on Your Heating System

The Impact of Biofuel on Your Heating System

Biofuel is a type of fuel that is produced using renewable sources, such as animal fats, plant-based oils and algae material. Biofuel offers a number of advantages over traditional fossil fuels, like petroleum and natural gas, particularly in terms of its impact on the environment. Specifically, it is biodegradable and burns more cleanly, which means … Continued

Options for Improving Indoor Air Quality

Options for Improving Indoor Air Quality

Options for Improving Indoor Air Quality There has always been a need for indoor air quality. Sadly, most homes do not have enough, leaving the majority of homeowners living with poor indoor air quality. Here in the Northeast, there are several factors that contribute to poor indoor air quality. In particular, we deal with excessive … Continued

4 Ways a New A/C Unit Can Save You Money

4 Ways a New A/C Unit Can Save You Money

Buying a new air conditioning unit can seem like a big expense. Wouldn’t it just be easier and less expensive to just continue maintaining and repairing your current one? Not necessarily. In fact, when you consider the many long term benefits a new A/C unit can have, both for your comfort as well as your … Continued

Mass Save Rebates for 2020

Mass Save Rebates for 2020

The weather is getting colder and you maybe considering a new furnace or hot water heater. Mass Save is offering a variety of rebates that can be helpful in reducing the costs of purchasing new heating and hot water equipment in your home. If your heating equipment is more than 20 years old, upgrading to … Continued

Benefits of Having a Standby Generator in Your Home

Benefits of Having a Standby Generator in Your Home

Electricity is one of those things most of us don’t really think much about…until, of course, a power outage occurs. Then, suddenly it becomes abundantly clear (even if you can’t actually see) just how much we rely on this essential utility. As much as we take it for granted, power outages are still a very … Continued

Extend Your Boiler’s Life with Hydronic Water Treatments

Extend Your Boiler’s Life with Hydronic Water Treatments

High-efficiency boilers have been around for over 20 years now, and over the course of that time it has become crystal clear that the water inside these systems needs to be checked for contaminants and treated with the appropriate water conditioner on a regular basis. Not only does this insure proper operation, but it can … Continued

7 Benefits of an Early Season Heating Tune-Up

7 Benefits of an Early Season Heating Tune-Up

Keeping your heating system in good working order is about more than just keeping your home and family warm. It’s also about preventing your pipes from freezing and other costly and potentially serious issues from arising. Unfortunately, most people don’t give this much thought until something goes wrong. The good news is, with a little … Continued

Ductless vs Ducted Systems

Ductless vs Ducted Systems

If you do not have ductwork in your home for heating, what is your best option for adding air conditioning?  A ductless system or a ducted system? In some homes it is not possible to have ductwork – there is no basement or attic space so ductless mini-split systems are the only option. Over the … Continued

Is HVAC Air Filtration Really Worth the Investment?

Is HVAC Air Filtration Really Worth the Investment?

There’s a lot of buzz about the quality of air we breathe outdoors. But what about the air that’s circulating inside our homes? The truth is, indoor pollution is a serious problem – especially since Americans spend the vast majority of their time indoors, where the concentration of pollutants can be up to five times … Continued

What to Consider When Deciding to DIY or Hire a Pro for Home Repairs

What to Consider When Deciding to DIY or Hire a Pro for Home Repairs

Owning a home gives you a sense of control and responsibility over your property. You should be pretty comfortable performing basic maintenance and repairs around your home, especially if you want to save money. Yet, there are some home repair projects that should never be performed by anyone other than a licensed professional. If you … Continued

What is Furnace Humidification and Why Should You Care?

What is Furnace Humidification and Why Should You Care?

Ever notice how much drier the air in your home gets around this time of year? It’s not your imagination. In fact, it’s quite common – particularly in areas like the Northeast due to the combination of cold, outdoor air and forced hot air indoors. To combat this, some home owners choose to use small, … Continued

Surge Protection – Protecting Your Home from an Electrical Surge

Surge Protection – Protecting Your Home from an Electrical Surge

These days, we rely on electricity to power just about every aspect of our lives. From watching television to charging our mobile phones to keeping our laptops up and running. In addition to our beloved electronic devices, there are also our household appliances to consider, like washers, dryers and microwaves. And let’s not forget our … Continued

Winterizing Your HVAC System in New England

Winterizing Your HVAC System in New England

You don’t need to check the thermometer or tune in to the local news to figure out that winter is once again closing in on us. In New England, this inevitably means battening down the hatches and preparing for the weather that’s sure to come. But before you crank up your thermostat and pull on … Continued

9 Efficiency Tips for Heating your Home in the Fall in New England

9 Efficiency Tips for Heating your Home in the Fall in New England

It’s autumn in New England and that familiar chill is in the air once again. If you’re thinking of turning on those space heaters, you may want to think again – especially since space heating is the largest home energy expense, accounting for 45% of residential energy bills. This time of year is ideal for … Continued

How To Make Your Home Energy Efficient

How To Make Your Home Energy Efficient

Today’s modern homes are spending more electricity than ever. Building an energy efficient home is of utmost importance if you want to cut costs and protect the environment. There are some less expensive things you can do, such as window treatments and then there are more expensive options, such as changing roofs, walls, and electrical … Continued

5 Expert Tips for Drastically Lowering Your Summer Cooling Costs

5 Expert Tips for Drastically Lowering Your Summer Cooling Costs

According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), more than 100 million homes across the country are equipped with air conditioning systems. That’s a full 87% of the US population. And as temperatures rise, so do the costs that come with running these cooling systems. In fact, the EIA also estimates that cooling accounts for … Continued

Benefits of Wilson Brothers Easy Pay Oil Program

Benefits of Wilson Brothers Easy Pay Oil Program

It is that time of year again when we are starting our oil budget program for the upcoming winter, which will be here before we know it. If you’re interested in learning more about our Easy Pay Budget Plan, here’s how it works and why it’s something you should consider taking advantage of. What is … Continued

Benefits of an All-in-One Home Energy Service Provider

Benefits of an All-in-One Home Energy Service Provider

For more than three decades, Wilson Brothers has been dedicated to keeping New England homes warm and cozy in the winter and cool and comfortable during the hotter months. Over the years, the scope of our services has expanded from the installation, repair and service of heating and cooling systems to include indoor air quality, … Continued

Wilson Brothers Will Now Offer Electrical Services

Wilson Brothers Will Now Offer Electrical Services

Over the past three decades, Wilson Brothers HVAC is proud to have become the area’s first choice for the installation and repair of heating and cooling systems. We are excited to announce that now, in addition to designing, installing and servicing heating, cooling, plumbing, and Geothermal systems, we will also be adding a full service … Continued

Turn Your Tax Refund into Long-Term Savings

Turn Your Tax Refund into Long-Term Savings

Expecting a tax refund? Before you spend those extra dollars from Uncle Sam on a vacation or other one-time purchase, why not consider turning your refund into additional savings? Investing in a new heating and A/C system can provide benefits that will last for many years to come, including energy savings as well as peace … Continued

No Electricity – No Problem

No Electricity – No Problem

We don’t want to kick anyone when they are down.  We just want to remind our customers that the Wilson Brothers team installs and services Generac automatic standby generators.  Anyone who pays attention can see what’s going on with the crazy severe New England weather. Our power grid is all above ground and is unreliable. … Continued

Why You Absolutely, Positively Need a Heating Service Agreement

Why You Absolutely, Positively Need a Heating Service Agreement

This year we are having a good old fashioned New England winter. In fact, we recently experienced a 100 year cold snap. The frigid temps were so impactful that things across the region were on the verge of shutting down. Another week of that kind of cold would have brought things to a grinding halt. … Continued

3 Great Ways in Which a Plumber Can Bring Your Basement Up to Date

3 Great Ways in Which a Plumber Can Bring Your Basement Up to Date

For many homeowners, the basement is a forgotten space used for storing things they and their families no longer use. On top of that, basements have a reputation for being sad and even creepy, so not many people are too excited about going down there. But behind that image lies a ton of untapped potential. … Continued

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes During This Brutal New England Winter

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes During This Brutal New England Winter

With one of the coldest winters on record and several months to go until spring, one of the biggest worries New England home owners have is frozen pipes. Not only does a situation like this wreak havoc because it prevents water flow, but if not addressed right away, you could end up with further damage … Continued

Do You Have a Backup Heating Plan for the Coming Winter Months?

Do You Have a Backup Heating Plan for the Coming Winter Months?

With another cold, snowy winter predicted in the Northeast, there’s never been a more important time to start thinking about your heating system. The last thing you want is to end up in a dangerous situation with no heat to keep your family warm and safe. Proper planning is critical and with the crazy weather … Continued

Benefits of a High Efficiency Gas Heating System

Benefits of a High Efficiency Gas Heating System

Did you know that about half of the energy use in your home goes toward heating and cooling? That makes keeping your home at a comfortable temperature one of, if not the highest energy expense you have. What if there was a way you could dramatically reduce the amount of energy needed to heat your … Continued

Best Choice in Efficiency for Home Heating in Massachusetts

Best Choice in Efficiency for Home Heating in Massachusetts

When it comes to home heating in Massachusetts, efficiency tops the list for most home owners. Nobody wants to spend an arm and a leg just to keep the cold New England weather out, and with our long winters, those costs can really add up. But with so many choices available, how can you know … Continued

Preventative Maintenance for Water Treatment in Your Heating System

Preventative Maintenance for Water Treatment in Your Heating System

Modern water heaters and boilers have run into a new problem in terms of maintenance that must be addressed to keep your heating system running efficiently. Water treatment is necessary for low mass gas boilers for effective preventative maintenance. What is Water Treatment for Your Heating System? The term “preventative” means “intending to serve or … Continued

Take the Proactive Approach to  Heating Your Home This Winter

Take the Proactive Approach to Heating Your Home This Winter

pro·ac·tive /prōˈaktiv/ —creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened. Do not wait until you can see your breath inside your home to replace your heating system, consider taking a proactive approach this season. The prefix “pro” means “before” and before disaster strikes is … Continued

Pre-Season Preventative Maintenance for Your Heating System

Pre-Season Preventative Maintenance for Your Heating System

When is the last time you had your heating and cooling system serviced? Do you know if it is performing at top speed? Even if your A/ pre·ven·ta·tive /prəˈven(t)ədiv/ Intending or serving to ward off harm You might be warm now but don’t get left in the cold this winter with a heating system that’s … Continued

How the Proper Heating and Cooling System Can Save You Thousands

How the Proper Heating and Cooling System Can Save You Thousands

When is the last time you had your heating and cooling system serviced? Do you know if it is performing at top speed? Even if your A/C is cranking this summer, there may be some ways in which you are still losing money. Installing and maintaining the proper heating and cooling system in your home … Continued

5 Reasons To Schedule Your HVAC Spring Tune-Up

5 Reasons To Schedule Your HVAC Spring Tune-Up

The warm season is right around the corner so now is the best time to start thinking about scheduling a check-up on your heating and cooling system. Don’t get stuck without AC! It is important to have your HVAC system inspected to prepare for the upcoming season—which can include inclement weather, humidity, cool temperatures, and … Continued

Time to Upgrade Your Heating and Cooling Systems?

Time to Upgrade Your Heating and Cooling Systems?

You’ll want the Professionals from Wilson Brothers as your local HVAC Install and Service Company. Over the last 29 years the local community has trusted the Wilson Brothers to take care of all their HVAC and Plumbing needs. For preventative maintenance, general service, 24-hour emergency service, and of course, our quality installs, we are here … Continued

Happy New Year from the Wilson Brothers!

Happy New Year from the Wilson Brothers!

Tom says – As we head into a new year it is time to look at what is coming up in 2017. Winter is the most challenging of our four distinct seasons, from the lack of sun light to increased home energy cost. And, don’t forget the Holiday Season, snow and ice season and we … Continued

Plumbing Services and the Next Generation of Wilson Brothers

Plumbing Services and the Next Generation of Wilson Brothers

Tom says – you have come to trust the Wilson Brothers and our Team for your heating and cooling needs. Did you know we also offer plumbing service, and installs? Wilson Brothers has four licensed plumbers on our Team. Some of our customers have already taken advantage of our plumbing service, and taken advantage of … Continued

How to Protect Your Pipes from Freezing

How to Protect Your Pipes from Freezing

Frozen water expands, and as anyone who has suffered frozen pipes knows, ice is a powerful force that can break open most containers, including metal ones. Keeping your pipes from freezing in the winter is an essential task for New England homeowners, but fortunately there are some basic approaches to minimize the risk.   Before … Continued

Why a home emergency is the worst time to call a plumber

Why a home emergency is the worst time to call a plumber

Look, we get it. No one wants to call a plumber until their bathtub won’t drain or they’re wrapping their dishtowels around a spraying pipe. You’d rather spend your money on a beachside vacation, a nice restaurant or Christmas gifts for your kids. Plumbers are there to fix problems, right? So why call one when everything … Continued

Should I turn my heat off during the day?

Should I turn my heat off during the day?

Saving on energy costs is a serious concern, especially in the winter.  Even though the cost of oil is lower than in the recent past, it always makes sense to save money on the fuel we use to heat our homes.  I am often asked about the value of turning the heat down, only to … Continued

When to shut down your air conditioner for the season

When to shut down your air conditioner for the season

Much like Christmas lights, many homeowners don’t know when it’s time to shut down their air conditioning system for the season. Even with the end of the hot summer days, some people delay shutting it down just incase they get hit with an unexpected hot fall day, but no one wants to have to wade … Continued

Five tips to get your A/C running at it's highest efficiency

Five tips to get your A/C running at it's highest efficiency

Air conditioning systems require regular maintenance to keep them working at highest efficiency, whether they are window units or central A/C. The inner components can collect dust, dirt, and mildew, which can lower their operating efficiency and your home’s air quality. Check the manual that came with your unit and follow basic procedures to keep … Continued

Ten tips to avoid and limit flooding damage

Ten tips to avoid and limit flooding damage

Spring has Arrived! (Thankfully) With the melting of the huge amount of snow we experienced this winter combined with April Showers, the threat of flooding is always a risk.  Here are Ten Tips to help you control ground water around your house, which is the source of most basement flooding … AND to limit damage … Continued

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