Category: HVAC

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Frozen outdoor faucet

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 […]