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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 […]


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Cool New Product to Track Your Oil!

Every once in a while, a very cool product comes across our desk to share with you all. We just learned about the Smart Oil Gauge which is a device that is installed on your fuel tank, that keeps track of the oil level in your tank and transmits that data to the app on […]


New Year Resolutions for Your Home!

How are your New Year Resolutions coming along? Did you remember to include your home while you were making promises to improve, change or otherwise make progress on projects?! If not, let us help you set some: #1       I resolve to get my heating and cooling systems inspected and cleaned annually. This will ensure my […]


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Heating Systems – Plan NOW to Save BIG in the Future!

Lately we’ve been inundated with frantic calls from people who are finding their heating system is cracked, leaking, or otherwise at the end of its life. Here they are at the holidays and heading into the midst of the heating season – the worst possible timing to have a problem with your heating system! They […]


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Quick Tip: Don’t Forget to Winterize Your Outdoor Faucets!

It’s the time of year to start getting our homes ready for winter, and don’t forget to winterize your outside faucets! Many people don’t think much about these areas, but if you tend to leave your hose attached, and don’t button up this area of your plumbing, you are setting yourself up for trouble. This […]


National Fire Prevention Week

Did you know that the average lifespan of a standard smoke detector is 10 years? In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week, now is the perfect time to replace your outdated smoke detectors. Whether you have battery operated or hard-wired detectors, the importance of making sure they are operating properly has life-saving consequences! A battery-operated […]


Is Your Home Polluted?!

Recent studies show that the air quality within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outside air we are breathing, causing great risk to our health. Most of us spend approximately 90% of our time indoors, so the quality of the indoor air becomes of particular concern. The good news is […]