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HVAC the Perfect Pest Nest?

Did you know one of the common causes of damage to HVAC units is rodents eating the wires, chewing up condensers, and building nests? This time of year mice and other small critters are looking for just the right place to build their nests, and outdoor HVAC units offer easy access and perfect protection! Before […]


Time to Tune Up Your Air Conditioning!

Now that the warmer temperatures are on our doorstep, it’s time to give your air conditioning units a good check up to make sure they will be there when you need them. Making sure they are safe and clean will keep you comfortable and free from other hazards that they can present such as water […]


Spring Cleaning Series – DIY Safety Tips

Our Spring Cleaning for HVAC Series continues, and this week we want to be sure to touch on the very important topic of home and personal safety during DIY efforts. Most of us have smoke detectors in our homes and offices, but we forget about the “silent killer” – carbon monoxide. Hundreds of people are […]


Spring Cleaning Series – Heating Systems

Spring Cleaning for HVAC Series continues with Part 4, and we’re talking about your heating system. We know…we are all sick of our heating systems! But now is actually a GREAT time to attend to it, and you’ll be so relieved you did! Don’t forget to change the furnace filter one last time before summer. […]


Spring Cleaning Series – Plumbing Fixtures

Spring Cleaning for HVAC Series continues with Part 3 this week, and we’re talking about plumbing appliances and fixtures. The best DIY advice I can give you is to keep it clean! Keeping your plumbing appliances and fixtures clean not only keeps things hygienic and good smelling, but it gives you a perfect opportunity to […]


Spring Cleaning Series – Basements

It’s our Spring Cleaning for HVAC Series Part 2 this week, and we’re talking about basements! We’ll be addressing heating and air conditioning systems specifically in the coming weeks, but the other HVAC elements including your hot water heater, ventilation and humidification systems, and sump pumps need to be on your spring cleaning list. Hot […]


3 Reasons Spring Cleaning Begins with HVAC

We love that one of the most common pieces of feedback we get is how helpful our techs are to our customers – offering them pieces of advice for how they can keep their HVAC systems working properly and troubleshooting issues themselves throughout the year. We are going to be running a special series on […]


Care and Feeding of Garbage Disposals

If you have a garbage disposal, you know it’s a convenient kitchen feature, but did you know it is also an intricate part of your plumbing system? While they make food cleanup a lot easier, avoid nasty odors, drain clogs, and malfunctioning with these steps: Always use cold water to avoid liquifying any grease in […]


Save $1,000 Annually in Fuel Costs with a Heat Pump

Most of us are still reeling from the huge impact this winter’s extended freezing temperatures had on our fuel bills. What if you could save $1,000 next year on these expenses? How? By installing one of the most efficient products available – a Heat Pump.   As much as 50% of the energy used in […]


Commercial Incentives from Efficiency Maine Offer BIG Savings!

Efficiency Maine has designated the state’s most experienced contractors and energy professionals that install energy efficient equipment as Qualified Partners – and Gelinas just happens to be one of them! As a Qualified Partner, we can consult with you on the multitude of energy efficient products available for your project that are eligible for cash […]