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Keeping our giving dollars in the local community

There’s nothing wrong with giving money to a large national charity, after all we did it for many years. What made us switch to helping mostly  local charities,  was the concern that not enough of their dollars were being used for the cause.

That’s why we focus on helping local grassroots organizations and causes. We still donate to some large charities like the Special Olympics and the veteran charity Toys for Tots, but we take the majority of our charity money and keep it local.

It is the local community that supports our business, so it is the responsibility of local business to support the community. What better way to do that than by supporting the food pantries? We contribute to both the Devens Loaves and Fishes and the Pepperell Aid from Community to Home food pantries, as well as local youth sports teams.

It takes hard work from kind, dedicated volunteers and staff members to keep these local food pantries running, and that’s something our founders Tom, Paul and John Wilson, all grew up respecting.

“We never really had a lot,” said Tom Wilson, one of six children in the Wilson family. His family didn’t receive help from the community, but  was always getting involved in volunteer work, through their church and other local programs. He said at this point, their values are so ingrained that they can’t imagine not making charitable contributions.

 

What Tomorrow Will Bring

Wilson Brothers knows that providing the basic needs to people who are in bad situations is the spirit of community involvement. We also know that we are investing in our local community and helping it prosper and grow and we’re honored to be recognized for the work we do.

This coming year, 2017 will be our 30th year in business, and as long as we are in business, Wilson Brothers HVAC, Inc. will always support our local food pantries and other important local programs, including those that help the children of the community. They are the key to the future and we want that future to be as warm and comfortable as possible.

Using your HVAC system in the winter doesn't have to dry out your home

Beating Winter Dryness Indoors

Everyone in New England can remember beating a cold night by cranking up the heat, blissfully falling asleep in a toasty-warm room, only to wake up with a face so dry they fear it will crack.

Winter dryness can lead to nose bleeds, skin problems, sore throats, itchiness and other health issues in inhabitants. Your flesh isn’t the only thing at risk from dryness either, the low humidity can warp wood and cause paint to peel or discolor. The dryness can also crisp houseplants and damage antiques and old photographs.

The HVAC isn’t the only source of winter dryness; the outdoor air is noticeably drier when most moisture if frozen solid, but your HVAC system can help you solve the winter dryness by incorporating a humidifier system.

We recommend, and install, both the Automatic Humidifier from Aprilaire and the TrueSTEAM Humidification System from Honeywell. (1) Both of these systems are far superior to old fashioned humidifiers, where homeowners had to lug water to the machine and guess where to set the manual controls to meet their moisture needs.

The new systems can detect your home’s humidity, fill up with water automatically and release it through the entire house.

You can give up the guesswork needed for old fashioned freestanding humidifiers, which could result in over humidifying ones home, with a modern automatic system. The best part is you won’t wake up reaching for the moisturizer again.

(1) https://www.wilsonbrothers.com/indoor-air-quality/humidifiers/

You can get a better night's sleep in a cool bedroom

Sleep better by keeping your bedroom cool

If you’re one of the millions of Americans with sleep problems, you might be able to get a better night’s sleep by adjusting your HVAC system.

Sleep experts generally agree that a bedroom temperature of 65 degrees allows most people to get a good night’s sleep, but every individual has their own variations and neds. Try moving your gauges around a few degrees at a time and see if you sleep any better.

If you have a programmable thermostat installed, your HVAC system can raise and lower the temperature as you need it. Picture this: The house stays cool during the night to help people sleep better, but warms up in the morning while adults get ready for work and kids get ready for school. Then, the temperature falls while the house is empty, only to warm back up again by the time everyone returns for the evening.

Your HVAC system can do all of that, trimming down on your energy bill and helping you get a more complete, refreshing night of sleep.

Carbon Monoxide Detection in Massachusetts

Carbon Monoxide Alert! What you can’t see could kill you!

Most people know the importance of installing carbon monoxide detectors in the home, but this advice bears repeating. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless gas and it can kill.

Its deadly work can be through gradual exposure over time or a sudden, buildup of CO in a small, poorly ventilated room. Usually, defective combustion heating equipment is the source, although other potential causes can occur any time of year.

Just as important, be sure to test your CO detectors monthly to make sure they are still operational. Change the batteries every six months when you change the clocks for daylight savings time in early spring and late fall.

Remember that even hard-wired models have battery backups. Press the “test” button for two to three seconds. When the alarm beep sounds, release the button. If there is no beep, replace the batteries and test again. If it still doesn’t sound an alarm, replace the unit.