Category: Blog Post

3 DIY Steps to Prep Your Furnace for Winter

It’s always a bad idea it is to wait until you need your heating equipment to check and see if it is working properly. This coming weekend is forecasting temperatures below 30, and I guarantee you our phones will be ringing! The best thing you can do is be proactive by testing out your furnace […]

Frozen outdoor faucet

10 To-Do’s for Your HVAC Fall Checklist

In this area of the country, our HVAC equipment is never more important than in the cold months. We often talk about getting heating equipment ready for winter, but there are several other items that should be on your fall DIY checklist: 1 – Clear away and clean up any debris around your exterior units […]

Let us SAVE you some money this season!

Gelinas Loyalty Maintenance Program Ahhhh FALL! The cool nights are here, and that means one thing – cold mornings! It’s also time to schedule your heating system for its annual cleaning and inspection. We’d love to have you, or someone you know, as one of our customers at Gelinas, and want you to be aware of […]

A Quick Guide to Home Heating

Homeowners have many options now for home heating systems. Not only is our heating system a critical component to home comfort and safety, but it is a major purchase. Making the right choice about this investment is a decision that can last for decades. Efficiency Maine recently released a great brochure which very nicely outlines […]

Allergy Relief from Your HVAC

Late summer plants and flowers are some of the worst allergy offenders, and as ragweed and goldenrod begin to show up, so do seasonal allergies. Great news! Your HVAC system can go a long way to remove allergens in your home, and keep new ones from entering. Some easy steps on your part can significantly […]

6 Tips to Avoid Clogged Drains

One of our most common plumbing call outs is for clogged drains. Clogged drains are not only frustrating and inconvenient, but can be fairly destructive if left unfixed. A clogged drain can lead to further back-ups, broken pipes and discharge valves, and other problems that create expensive plumbing repairs, as well as water damage to […]

6 Tips to Reduce Cooling Costs this Summer

This has turned out to be a pretty hot summer, and more high temps are sure to be on the way. Air conditioning sure goes a long way to keep us more comfortable, but we all know it also drives up our energy costs. Here are a few tips on ways to reduce your cooling […]

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 […]