Updating Your Home Heating Equipment? Learn About the Types of Heating Systems.

mother and child snuggle under blanket on couch while readingWith the return of chilly weather, many homeowners are thinking about ways they can improve their home comfort. If they have old, outdated heating equipment in their home, they may be considering replacing it with newer equipment. There are many reasons why replacing older equipment might be a good idea.

When heating equipment ages, it loses some of its ability to adequately keep your home warm. It may use more energy than it should. Often, people add to their homes without updating their heating equipment, and that can make equipment work harder than it should and wear out more quickly. And, the older your heating equipment gets, the more likely it is to need larger, more expensive repairs. If you’ve noticed any of these concerns with your current heating system, keep reading to learn about the different types of heating available for your home.

5 Types of Residential Heating Systems

Below, learn more about the five types of heating systems offered by Reidy Heating & Cooling, Inc. – how they work to heat your home, and how they can improve your energy consumption and home comfort.

  1. Furnaces: Many homeowners use furnaces to keep their homes warm when the temperatures dip down. Most furnaces use gas or oil for home heating. Furnaces usually require a system of ductwork to deliver heated air throughout the home, commonly known as forced-air heating. Today’s furnaces are much more efficient than their predecessors, with some achieving efficiencies as high as 98.5%.
  2. Boilers: Boilers generally use oil or gas, and operate by sending heated water or steam through pipes throughout the home. The hot water or steam is distributed throughout the home via baseboard radiators or radiant floor systems. Boilers tend to last a long time, but that can mean an older boiler in your home may be using more energy than a modern, high-efficiency boiler system.
  3. Heat Pumps: Heat pumps are ultra-efficient, and in recent years have been engineered to function even in colder climates. Heat pumps use the heat from the air or ground to heat your home, and they do not need fossil fuel in order to operate. Instead, they’re able to extract heat and pump it into your home. As an added benefit, many models are able to reverse the process in the summer, effectively cooling your home as well.
  4. Ductless Heating: Ductless heating is a perfect choice for homes without ductwork, or for additions or converted spaces that don’t have access to the home’s central duct system. Most ductless systems use heat pump technology to heat homes, and, like centralized heat pump systems, are often able to cool the home during warmer weather. Ductless systems are installed as separate units throughout your home, and are easily controlled via remote.
  5. Baseboard Heating: Baseboard heating can be a component of a boiler system, or can operate independently from room to room using electricity to generate the heat. Electrical baseboard heat offers targeted comfort, and is usually controlled via thermostat on a room-to-room or zoned basis.

I’d like to learn more about upgrading my heating system. Can Reidy help?

At Reidy, we provide complete heating services to our customers, including new installation of quality heating equipment. We will be more than happy to talk to you about your current heating system, and help you find an upgrade that meets your lifestyle needs as well as your budget. Call us today at (413) 534-3749 to find out how we can help you with your home heating needs.

How Can Fall Maintenance Help Keep My Home More Comfortable?

home during autumn seasonNow that summer is over and the fall season has arrived, it’s time for all things autumn. The changing leaves, colorful outdoor displays, and pumpkin and apple treats will soon be arriving, along with cooler weather. Once the outdoor temperatures start to dip down, many people start to think about their home heating system – is it ready for the changing season as well?

Fortunately, making sure your heating system is ready to keep you and your family is pretty simple. Getting annual maintenance for your furnace, boiler, or heat pump system is one of the best ways you can ensure that it will start up without issue when you need it. In addition to this, there are several other reasons why fall heating maintenance is a good choice. Keep reading to learn more!

5 Reasons You Should Choose Fall Maintenance for Your Home

Of course, the main reason most people get annual maintenance is, as we mentioned above, to ensure their system will work once the cooler weather returns. There are many other benefits to choosing fall maintenance for your system as well, including:

  1. System Efficiency: Choosing annual maintenance services for your heating system can help it use less energy and operate more efficiently. Your system tends to collect dust and dirt with use, and that can cause the filter to become clogged and the inner components of your system to get dirty. As a result, your system has to work harder and use more energy. Your technician will clean your system, helping to restore efficiency.
  2. System Effectiveness: As we mentioned above, heating systems can get dirty over time. Not only does this affect the efficiency of your system, but its effectiveness as well. During routine maintenance, your system will be cleaned and tuned up, and any issues that could be causing it to operate poorly will be addressed.
  3. Longer Equipment Life: Heating equipment can last anywhere from 10-20 years. Unfortunately, systems that are not adequately maintained may not last nearly as long. Think about it this way – if you failed to get oil changes or new tires for your car, you wouldn’t expect it to last very long. The same goes for most complex mechanical equipment, including heating systems.
  4. Better Indoor Air Quality: Because heating systems tend to collect dirt and dust, a poorly maintained system can lead to inadequate indoor air quality, especially in forced-air systems. That’s because the particles that collect in your system will be circulated around your home again and again, whenever your system operates. Maintenance means a cleaner system, so the air moving through it will be cleaner as well.
  5. Warranty Maintenance: Most heating equipment manufacturers require regular maintenance in order to keep the warranty intact. Failure to get proper maintenance may result in your warranty being voided, and that can mean expensive out-of-pocket costs if your system breaks down and needs repairs or replacement.

How can Reidy Heating & Cooling, Inc. help me get the heating maintenance I need?

For your convenience, Reidy offers maintenance plans, which provide 24-hour service and discounted rates for members. Your heating system is an important investment. With our Home Comfort Club Maintenance Savings Plan, you won’t have to worry about coming home to a heating issue.

As a member, you’ll receive:

  • Seasonal Maintenance on Heating & AC
  • Discounts on Labor and Materials
  • Fewer System Breakdowns
  • Lower Utilities
  • No Overtime Charges
  • Guaranteed Service

To learn more about our maintenance plans, or to schedule your fall maintenance appointment, simply give us a call at (413) 534-3749, or contact us online. We’ll be more than happy to help you get the annual heating maintenance you need.

What Choices Do I Have for Home Air Conditioning?

couple on laptop enjoying comfort of homeDuring the summer months, people often enjoy fun in the great outdoors. There are so many things to do once the weather turns warm, from relaxing at the beach or pool to enjoying an outdoor barbecue with friends and family. Many people also like to be able to seek refuge from the heat in a cool, comfortable air-conditioned home. If you’ve been thinking about replacing an old air conditioning system, or newly installing AC in your home, you have options.

Today, virtually any homeowner can get air conditioning for their home that is both effective and energy efficient. Modern systems not only cool using less energy than their older counterparts; there are also numerous configurations available that can make any home a comfortable haven away from the summer heat. In this article, we’ll describe the three main types of air conditioning systems and tell you what types of situations in which each works best. Keep reading to learn more!

Three Types of Air Conditioning Systems

Most people know that air conditioning provides cool comfort, but it can also be beneficial in other ways. For instance, most air conditioning systems help to cut down on the humidity in your home, helping to eliminate moisture concerns and keeping you and your family from that clammy feeling that often accompanies humid days. It can also help to improve your indoor air quality by filtering out dust, dander, and other particulates. Below, we’ll talk about the three types of systems Reidy Heating & Cooling, Inc. installs, so you can get a better idea which would be best for your home.

  1. Central Air Conditioning: When people think about air conditioning, they most often think of traditional central air conditioning systems. This type of air conditioning system is best for homes that have a forced-air heating system, such as a furnace. Using the same ductwork as your furnace system, a central air conditioning system moves cool air throughout your entire home. This type of AC is very durable, and modern systems are both more energy efficient and use a more environmentally-friendly type of refrigerant than older systems. So, if you have an existing central air conditioning system you’re thinking about replacing, or if your home has ductwork, central air may likely be your best option.
  2. Ductless Air Conditioning Systems: More and more people are turning to ductless AC as a way to keep their homes cool in the summer weather. Unlike a central air conditioning system, which uses a home’s ductwork, a ductless system is comprised of individual units installed in various rooms or zones around your home, without the need for ductwork. That makes these systems ideal for homes that rely on radiant types of heat, such as electric baseboard or boiler heating systems. Because they don’t require ductwork, they can also replace window AC, which can be loud, inefficient, and can obstruct your view. As an added bonus, ductless systems that provide heating during the winter are also available, making them an ideal choice when it comes time to replace an older baseboard heating system.
  3. Heat Pump Systems: Many people don’t know that a heat pump system not only provides heating during the winter, but also air conditioning in the summer. Heat pump systems are available in both ductless and ducted configurations, and are built for durability. Modern heat pump systems have been engineered to provide heating even in colder climates, making them a good replacement for an older, less-efficient HVAC system. Heat pumps are also environmentally sound, using less energy than traditional AC systems. And that can translate to lower utility bills in the long run.

I’m still not sure which type of AC system would be best for my home. Can Reidy help?

At Reidy Heating & Cooling, your home comfort is our number one priority. We want to make sure your air conditioning system is the best choice for your home, your family, and your lifestyle. That’s why we work with you to make sure that the system you choose is the right one. We’ll help you explore all your options to ensure that the AC system you choose keeps you and your family comfortable for years to come, and provides you with the best possible energy efficiency as well.

I think I’m ready to learn more about air conditioning for my home.

That’s great! As a full-service air conditioning contractor, Reidy provides not only expert installation of central, ductless, and heat pump systems, but we can provide expert maintenance and repair as well. When you’re ready to learn more about air conditioning for your home, we’re ready to assist you! Call us today at (413) 534-3749 to find out how we can help you with your home cooling needs.

How Can I Make My Home More Efficient This Spring?

Green eco house environmental backgroundOnce the spring season arrives, many homeowners start to think about getting their houses in order. From the usual indoor spring cleaning, to getting the yard, garden, pool, and deck areas ready for the warmer weather ahead, spring is definitely a good time to clean and refresh your home. For some people, it’s also a time when they start thinking about the planet, and how to become more energy-efficient in their homes.

In this article, we’ll talk about some easy ways you can help your home become more energy-efficient, both indoors and out. From simple do-it-yourself energy-saving tips, to some that may mean calling a contractor but can help you save in the long run, we hope you find these suggestions helpful. Keep reading to learn more!

10 Energy-Saving Tips for Your Home for Spring

  1. Choose energy-efficient lightbulbs. Even if you only replace the bulbs in your most frequently-used light fixtures, you can save up to $75 in energy costs when you switch to ENERGY STAR-rated bulbs.
  • Unplug electronics and small appliances when not in use. Chargers and small kitchen appliances like can openers and toasters still sap small amounts of energy when not in use – and that can add up. Unplug whatever appliances you can to help save energy.
  • Make sure your home is properly insulated. When people think about insulation, they tend to think about the job it does to help their homes stay warm in the winter. However, the same goes for helping homes stay cool in the summer! Proper insulation keeps your conditioned air where it belongs – inside – and that makes the job easier for your HVAC system.
  • Get motion sensing outdoor lights. Rather than having garage or porch lights that stay on (until someone remembers to turn them off!), you might want to opt for motion-sensing lights that can illuminate your way when you need it, and then turn off when you’re inside.
  • Wash your laundry in cold water when possible. It just stands to reason that your hot water heater has to work to warm up the water when you choose hot or warm for your wash – but there is no energy used when choosing the cold cycle. In fact, most laundry detergents today are made to work with cold water.
  • Line dry the laundry when possible. When it’s sunny and breezy, why not hang out your laundry, or at least bulkier items that can take a while in the dryer, such as towels, sheets and blankets? Not only will you save electricity, but your laundry will smell April-fresh!
  • Invest in energy-saving power strips. The Department of Energy estimates that homeowners can save up to $100 a year by plugging their electronic devices into power strips, and turning the strip off when not in use.
  • Make sure doors and windows aren’t drafty. Just like drafty doors and windows can let the frigid air inside during the winter, they can let your cooled air outside during the warmer months. This makes your air conditioning system have to work harder – and use more energy.
  • When it comes time to replace appliances, choose ENERGY STAR certified. All home appliances have ENERGY STAR-certified choices, including equipment like dishwashers, dryers, washers, ovens and more.
  1. Call your HVAC contractor and schedule annual maintenance for your AC system. Some homeowners think that getting annual maintenance is a waste of money. However, that could not be further from the truth. In fact, the Department of Energy recommends regular maintenance for energy savings and system longevity.

Reidy Heating & Cooling, Inc. Can Help You Get the Spring Maintenance You Need.

 At Reidy, our professional technicians are ready to help you get the annual air conditioning maintenance you need to rest assured that your system is operating both effectively and efficiently. We’ll check your system, make sure all the moving parts are clean and in good working order, and change or clean your air filter. And, if we find any issues, we’ll talk to you about them and make any needed repairs – before they become larger, more expensive ones.

Not to mention, when you choose annual maintenance from Reidy, you’re also helping to keep your equipment’s manufacturer warranty in place.

Save Energy & Keep Your AC Healthy with Reidy

We’re ready to help you get the spring maintenance you need for your air conditioning system. We can even provide you with a maintenance plan that provides 24-hour service, no overtime charges, and discounts on labor and materials for members. So, you’ll save energy and get the peace of mind you deserve! Just call (413) 534-3749 to learn more about how we can help you with your air conditioning maintenance needs.

How is the Indoor Air Quality in Your Home?

Woman sits comfortably in her homeIn today’s world, “indoor air quality” has become a buzz phrase. More and more people are concerned about the quality of the air they’re breathing while indoors. While this often applies to places like retail locations and restaurants, it’s just as important that you pay attention to the quality of air within your own home. After all, you spend so much of your time there! If you’re not sure that your home’s indoor air is the best it can be, keep reading to learn more.

Steps You Can Take for Better Indoor Air Quality, or IAQ

You may have concerns about the air quality in your home. Maybe you’ve noticed that your family members with allergies or asthma experience more discomfort than usual. Or, you’ve found that your skin is dry and flaky. There are many warning signs that can indicate that your home’s air isn’t as healthy as it should be. Here are a few indicators:

  • Allergies or asthma symptoms seem worse when you’re at home.
  • Your skin is dry, flaky, and itchy.
  • You notice a lot of particles in the air when your HVAC equipment runs.
  • Your wood flooring and fixtures creak, have cracks, or are warped.
  • The air inside your home is smelly.
  • Your pets seem to scratch themselves a lot, but they don’t have fleas.
  • You’re noticing a lot of static cling on carpets, drapes, and clothing.

Person mopping a hardwood floorFortunately, there are a few things you can start doing right now that can help improve your home’s IAQ – today. An article appearing on the WebMD website shared some helpful suggestions for keeping your home’s air cleaner.

  • Keep floors clean. Vacuum carpets and mop other floors regularly to remove dirt, debris, and other contaminants. Also, doormats and making it a policy to remove footwear before entering the home can help keep whatever you might track in on your shoes out of the house – and out of your indoor air.
  • Maintain the proper humidity in your home. You can do this by using a humidifier in the winter when the air tends to get overly dry, and a dehumidifier in the summer, when the air tends to hold more moisture than is healthy.
  • Make your home no-smoking. There are many particles and contaminants that can build up inside your home from cigarette smoke. Tar, smoke residue and nicotine residue can coat your walls and ceilings.
  • Use natural cleaning products. You can buy many different natural cleaning products commercially now, or you can opt to make your own. Many cleaning products contain chemicals and artificial fragrances, both of which can irritate those with respiratory concerns.

Products that Can Help Improve Your Home’s IAQ

Homeowner changing their HVAC filterIf you’re taking measures to improve your home’s air quality, but you’re still concerned about it, you’ll be happy to know there are numerous different types of indoor air quality products available today, many of which can be purchased from and installed by your trusted home comfort company. At Reidy, we’re pleased to offer our customers the following products:

  • Humidifiers: Static cling, itchy, flaky skin, sneezing, and dry nasal passages are all indications that you don’t have enough moisture in the air in your home. Dry indoor air is especially a problem in the winter months when your furnace is running on a frequent basis. Fortunately, Reidy offers humidifiers that can help keep the air in your home moisturized – and help you feel more comfortable.
  • UV Light: Need help to eliminate mold and bacteria from your home’s air? UV light can help. Ultraviolet purification systems help rid your home of harmful mold and bacteria by killing the organisms that often grow in your home cooling system. UV light helps you enjoy better air quality, along with better performance from your cooling system.
  • Air Purification: When you have someone in your home who suffers from allergies and asthma, the air you breathe can’t be pure enough. When you choose Reidy to help with your indoor air quality needs, we’ll help you choose the right air purifier for your home and your budget. Our air purifiers offer the best performance, filtering out the pollutants, allergens, and pathogens so you and your family can enjoy fresher indoor air.
  • Air Cleaners: Are you sensitive to odors, cooking fumes, chemical vapors, and other airborne contaminants? Then you may want to think about installing an air cleaner in your home. Reidy can help you get an air cleaner that will rid your home of unpleasant odors and vapors. What’s more, our air cleaners can eliminate other irritants like bacteria, viruses, mold, pollen, dirt, pet dander, and mites.

How can Reidy help me get better indoor air quality in my home today?

That’s easy! All you need to do is give us a call! We’ll be happy to tell you about our indoor air quality products and solutions, and how we can help you get them. Just call (413) 534-3749 to learn more about how we can help you with your IAQ needs.

COVID-19: An Update

COVID virus illustrationThe cooler weather has arrived, and along with it, an uptick in COVID-19 cases. In some areas throughout the region, businesses are once again having to shut down, and people are being encouraged to stay at home whenever possible. As a Reidy Heating and Cooling customer, you may be concerned about getting the heating services you need as a result of these closures. We want to assure you that we are still operating, and still available to assist you.

Home heating is a necessity when the temperatures dip down, and with families staying at home more often, your comfort is very important to us. The HVAC industry has been deemed an essential business, and as such, we will be there for you when you need us. We know there is a lot of uncertainty during times like these, but you can rest assured that all of us at Reidy Heating and Cooling, Inc. will be here for you and your family.

Of course, as we have been doing throughout the pandemic, we will have certain procedures in place to help ensure the safety of you and your family as well as our employees. We want you to be comfortable, not just with your home heating, but with the way we help you with your needs. Please review the following procedures we have in place to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19:

  • We require all service technicians to be equipped with the following personal protective equipment when entering homes or businesses:
    • Gloves
    • Shoe Covers
  • All service technicians are following best practices for prevention of viral transmission:
    • No personal contact, including handshakes
    • No passing of any object without it being sanitized or handled with
      gloves
    • We’re practicing social distancing of at least 6 feet on the job
  • If an employee is experiencing symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing, and fever, we are mandating they stay home for 14 days, or seek medical attention consistent with CDC and WHO guidelines. Should there be concerns about any employee, please contact us at 413-534-3749.
  • For the safety of our employees and customers, our Customer Relations team check with you beforehand to confirm that no occupants at a customer’s residence or business is experiencing any symptoms and to re-confirm we have the authorization to enter and service the property.
  • We will postpone service if we encounter any situations where symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing, and fever are present.

It is always our aim to ensure the health, safety, and comfort of you and your family. We understand that you may have questions regarding our safety procedures, and we want you to feel free to talk to us about any concerns you may have. Please contact us 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for trusting Reidy Heating and Cooling to help you with your heating needs during this time. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you and your family.

Does my Air Conditioner need Maintenance?

Why Get Maintenance for the AC System in Your Northampton Home?

Nothing is better than relaxing in a cool house on a sweltering day. You and your family rely on the air conditioning system in your Northampton home to help you weather those soaring temperatures. It works hard for you, keeping your home a cool haven from the summer heat. So you owe it to your AC to give it the TLC it deserves, by choosing annual maintenance to keep it running properly.

Annual maintenance is one of the single best ways you can ensure that your cooling system will operate at its best efficiency and will last for years to come. At Reidy Heating & Cooling, our skilled technicians can give your system the loving care it needs, so you won’t have to worry about replacing the air conditioner in your Northampton home for a long time. But what happens to an AC system that causes it to require maintenance, anyway?

Maintaining your Northampton home’s air conditioning system is important for these five reasons.

The cooling system in your Northampton home can get dirty over time. Buildup in the system can cause problems with a number of components, but when you get maintenance for your system, you won’t have to worry about it! That’s because maintenance helps take care of those issues, which helps your system run more effectively and efficiently. Here are some of the ways AC maintenance can benefit your system:

Keeping condensate drains clog-free. Over time, condensate drains in your system can accumulate dirt and debris. That can cause inefficiency, and too much humidity in your home. When you get preventive maintenance, your technician will check the drain for clogs, and clear them if there’s a buildup.

Straightening out fins. The evaporator and condenser coils in an AC system have aluminum fins, which, unfortunately, can bend easily. That obstructs the airflow in your system, making it work harder. Using a special tool, your tech will straighten the fins back out, helping the air flow freely once more.

Replacing dirty filters. It seems hard to believe that something as simple as an air filter can keep your system running better, but it’s true. When you regularly replace the dirty, gunky filters in your AC system with fresh, clean ones, the air will flow freely, letting your system operate more easily and efficiently.

Maintaining your warranty. Most people don’t read all the fine print when it comes to manufacturer warranties. But with home cooling equipment, the manufacturer often requires routine maintenance in order to keep the warranty intact – and that can save you money down the road if your system needs costly repairs.

Keeping coils clean. Your air conditioning system can collect a buildup of dirt and debris over time, and like it’s important to change your filters, it’s also important to keep the coils clean. Annual maintenance ensures your technician will check your coils on a yearly basis, and clean them as is necessary.

Get the cooling maintenance you need for your Northampton home by calling Reidy.

Call Reidy Heating & Cooling to help when you need air conditioner maintenance for your Northampton home. Our expert technicians will provide you with the maintenance you need to keep your system running properly and efficiently. And, we’re also pleased to offer the best air conditioning installation and repair too. No matter what your cooling needs, you can trust Reidy to help. Just give us a call at (413) 534-3749 and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Reasons you may need Air Conditioner repair

How Do I Know If I Need AC Repair In My West Springfield Home?

It’s the hottest day of the year, but you’re not feeling comfortable in your West Springfield home. Your air conditioning system is running, but it’s not doing a great job of keeping your house cool. You know you need some sort of relief, but you’re not sure whether you should call in a professional or not. You may be wondering what the next step is – and that’s where Reidy Heating & Cooling comes in.

At Reidy, we can help you get your AC system back up and running promptly. Our technicians specialize in cooling repair, maintenance and installation, and they can help remedy the problem so you’ll be enjoying cool comfort in no time. But how can you be sure it’s time to call for repair services? We’ve provided some signs that your AC is failing below.

If you have any of these concerns in your West Springfield home, you could need cooling repair.

Noisy AC System: If your air conditioning system is noisier than usual, there could be a problem. Any high-pitched squeals or grinding noises should be addressed right away – turn off your air conditioner and call a professional as soon as possible.

High Utility Bills: If your AC system seems to be using more energy than normal, it means it’s working harder than usual. Have you added any space to your home? Has your system received the maintenance it needs? High utility bills can signal a problem, so contact your HVAC dealer for a system check-up.

Inadequate Cooling: If you’re noticing that certain rooms aren’t as cool as others, or if the airflow in your system isn’t delivering the cooled air throughout your West Springfield home like it should, get your system checked out. Luckily, it can be as simple as a dirty filter that needs replacing.

Humidity Problems: If your AC system is delivering air that’s too damp throughout your home, it indicates something is going on with your equipment. When air conditioning works properly, it pulls the moisture out of the air. And, over time, air that’s too humid in your home can cause mold, mildew and moisture damage.

Older AC System: If your cooling system has been breaking down a lot lately, and your system is more than 10 years old, it could be time to consider an air conditioning replacement for your West Springfield home. Often, it becomes more cost effective to replace and old system rather than continue to repair it.

Rely on Reidy for air conditioning services for your West Springfield home.

If you think the AC system in your West Springfield home is in need of repair, don’t hesitate – call Reidy Heating & Cooling to help. Our expert technicians will troubleshoot your system, and get you the repair services you need promptly so you and your family can get back to cool comfort right away. And, we’re also pleased to offer the best air conditioning installation and maintenance too. No matter what your cooling needs, you can trust Reidy to help. Just give us a call at (413) 534-3749 and we’ll be happy to assist you.

How to choose Air Conditioning for your home

What Type of Air Conditioning is Best for Your Chicopee Home?

If you’re considering replacing the AC system in your Chicopee home, you might want to do some research before you buy. Today, there are many types of air conditioning systems available, all suited to different types of homes. Often, people don’t give much thought to their air conditioning, but it helps to have a better understanding of what will work for you before you call your home comfort specialist.

Whether you’re building a house from the ground up, have a forced-air system in your home, need to cool a home without ductwork, or simply want to replace the old air conditioning system in your Chicopee home with something more efficient, you’ll find that there are a number of ways you can keep your home cool – and save on your utility bills in the process.

Three Ways You Can Cool Down Your Chicopee Home This Summer

At Reidy Heating & Cooling, we proudly provide a number of solutions for people who want to replace an old AC system or install air conditioning in their Chicopee home. All of the equipment we install is high quality and offers improved energy efficiency. And, our technicians are trained to offer the best possible service, so you can count on a job well done. Read below to learn more about the types of cooling systems we can provide:

  1. Central Air Conditioning: If you have forced air heat in your Chicopee home, or existing ductwork, central air conditioning is a great option for you. Generally, central air uses the air handler in your furnace to distribute cooled air throughout your home, allowing all the spaces that are heated in the winter to also be cooled in the summer. Today’s central air conditioning systems are highly efficient, so replacing your old central AC can often save you in cooling costs. And, modern units use a form of refrigerant that’s more efficient and doesn’t harm the ozone layer, reducing your carbon footprint.
  2. Ductless Cooling: If you have radiant or baseboard heat, or have a space in your home where ductwork installation is either impractical or impossible, you may want to consider the benefits of ductless cooling. Ductless systems offer targets cooling to your home, and are a great option for areas like additions, finished basements, or converted attics or garages. Additionally, ductless is quiet, extremely energy-efficient, and made to be mounted on the wall or ceiling, allowing it to blend in with virtually any décor. As an added benefit, many ductless systems also can provide heat in the winter – providing year-round comfort in your home.
  3. Heat Pumps: If you’re considering an update to both the heating and cooling systems in your home, you might want to consider a heat pump system. Heat pumps offer both heating and cooling, all in one efficient unit. One of the main benefits of a heat pump is that it offers amazing energy efficiency, which helps you save on your utility bills in the long run. And, with today’s advanced technology, heat pumps are able to perform well even in the colder temperatures we often experience in Chicopee, so you can count on your system running even in chilly weather.

Getting the best cooling system for your Chicopee home is as easy as calling Reidy.

The best way to find the right cooling system for your Chicopee home is by hiring a professional. At Reidy Heating & Cooling, we have the expertise you need to make sure you get the perfect system for your home and lifestyle. And, not only can you count on us to offer you the best installation available, but we also provide expert AC maintenance and repair services. No matter what your cooling needs, you can count on Reidy to help. Just give us a call at (413) 534-3749 and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Why Choose a Professional to Install Air Conditioning?

Reidy Heating & Cooling offers Professional AC Installation In Your Holyoke, MA Home

With numerous how-to television shows and websites out there, people all throughout Holyoke are choosing to tackle home improvement projects on their own nowadays. From wallpapering and painting, to more complex projects like installing new countertops and flooring, do-it-yourselfers everywhere are making changes to their homes without hiring a professional. Should cutting costs and installing AC yourself be one of those DIY changes?

While some projects can be accomplished after watching a few tutorials or reading some books and articles, there are some home improvements that really do require an expert. Installing a cooling system in your Holyoke home is definitely one of them. There are several reasons why you should consult a professional like Reidy Heating & Cooling when it comes to your home comfort system.

Five Reasons You Need an HVAC Pro When Installing Cooling in Your Holyoke Home

For many people, the reason they choose to tackle projects on their own is to save some money. And while that works with some areas, HVAC isn’t one. Some worry about the cost of installing air conditioning, but it can be far more expensive in the long run to install AC improperly. Your home’s cooling system is pretty complex, and one that requires professional service. Here are a few reasons why hiring a pro is to your benefit:

  1. Air conditioners are mechanical equipment. AC units have motors, fans, blades, electrical components and intricate wiring. To fully understand what’s required to properly service them, advanced training is required. Reputable air conditioning technicians have generally attended trade school, receive ongoing training, and serve apprenticeships before being considered masters at their craft.
  2. Your home’s HVAC system is complex. A lot goes into the proper function of the comfort system in your Holyoke home. In our region, people rely on both heating and cooling to stay comfortable, and most people have systems that work somewhat in tandem. Making sure that your entire HVAC system is working in harmony isn’t simple, which is why you need a professional to keep it operating properly.
  3. Home comfort professionals are specially trained. As mentioned above, home comfort technicians are educated in the field of HVAC and understand the inner workings of your equipment, much like your mechanic knows your vehicle. Most technicians are continually learning more, as technology advances and new equipment types enter the market. Many are also factory-trained on the brands their company installs.
  4. Sizing of your system is important. You might not be aware of this – many people aren’t – but generally speaking, air conditioners are not a one-size-fits-all type of equipment. Every home is unique, as are the needs of the people living in it. Sizing your equipment properly is important, because it helps the equipment last longer and offers better energy efficiency.
  5. Cooling equipment requires ongoing service. The air conditioning system in your Holyoke home isn’t just “set it and forget it.” In order to ensure that it works properly now and for years to come, and provides you with the best energy efficiency possible, getting yearly maintenance from a professional is necessary. (Hint: many equipment manufacturers require annual service in order to keep your warranty intact, too.)

Don’t DIY! Call Reidy when you need cooling for your Holyoke home.

At Reidy Heating & Cooling, it’s always our priority to help you get the air conditioning you need, so you and your family can stay cool and comfortable all summer long. We understand that air conditioning for your Holyoke home can be costly, which is why we provide you with the durable, high-quality equipment, installed for you by expert technicians. We proudly offer central air conditioning and ductless cooling, as well as complete AC maintenance and repair. So don’t do it yourself – count on Reidy to help! Just give us a call at (413) 534-3749 and we’ll be happy to assist you.