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Spring Cleaning: Prep Your AC

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 in Ductless A/C, General | 0 comments

Soon, Spring will arrive! Some days the temps are warm, and others they’re cold. Rain is coming and going–and some winds. But overtime, the temperatures will be creeping upwards, the sun will shine a little warmer, and the house will being to creak with a big stretch as all the new air floods in. It will feel wonderful. But…there’s much to be done. Once the sunny, warm weather arrive, the garden needs to be overhauled, the yard needs a total clean-up, the gutters need to be cleared, the leaky spot in the roof needs to be fixed, the closets need to be dusted and organized…the list goes on. But one of the most overlooked spring cleaning tasks is one of the most important items: the air-conditioning system! Our home’s air-conditioning and ductless systems need some attention before they can be expected to start working at prime output. In fact, putting some thoughtful–and professional–care into your home’s energy systems are one of the most important facets to keeping them running as efficiently as possible. Here is our shortlist of things to get started on: Check your heating and air-conditioning equipment before the beginning of a new season. You always want to get ahead of schedule so that you don’t run into problems when you need the system to work for you. Check and replace your air-conditioner’s filters. Filters get dirty and gunked-up with debris. Clean filters are one of the keys to system efficiency. Clear the space all around the unit itself to ensure that the air it outputs is flowing freely into the home. Clean around any outdoor units, and clean the outside of the unit itself. Dust and clean around indoor units. Most importantly: have your system checked by a professional! With the price of energy increasing, maximizing efficiency and properly maintaining your equipment will help lower your energy costs. For this reason, we offer convenient scheduling of tune-ups and checks, which are included in our Cooling System Maintenance Plans. Learn about our Cooling System Maintenance Plans...

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How to Beat The Winter Freeze

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in General | 0 comments

1. Check Your Thermostat + Use Premium Fuel The thermostat is a vital part of heating efficiency.  There’s nothing worse than to discover it’s broken when it fails to turn on during a terrible cold snap! Check your thermostat and it’s batteries before arctic blasts appear. Run the heat for an hour to make sure the thermostat is working and that all zones are heating. And better yet, consider updating your thermostat to a programmable one for increased efficiency control. Another major key to a toasty home is to have a high-efficiency heating oil. Luckily, Kerivan-Lane delivers BioHeat fuel with a Heating Oil Plus premium additive. These state-of-the-art technologies ensure that your heating system is running as cleanly, efficiently, and powerfully as possible. Learn more about our incredible fuel on our Heating page. 2. Let Sunlight in During The Day The sun’s warmth is a free source of heat that can actually be quiet effective. Open curtains during the day to let the sunlight seep into the house. At night, close the curtains in order to help trap the heat. 3. Install Storm Windows If you do not already have them, consider installing storm windows. They reduce the flow of air in and out of the house, and thus can help savings on energy bills. Even further, many companies now offer energy-efficient windows that work to insulate a home in a variety of ways. 4. Seal Leaks Air leaks around a home can be extremely detrimental to insulation and efficiency–and they can be anywhere. Check for drafts around doors, windows, attics, basements, kitchen hood vents, and even the roof. Seal, seal, and seal! 5. Clear Areas Around Vents Prepare the area around all heat output locations. If heat is flowing out of a vent or radiating from baseboard, furniture or object obstructions can hinder the flow of warm air. Try to leave these spaces as open and de-cluttered as possible. 6. Prep Your Heating System! With winter upon us, it is extremely important to schedule a professional tune-up for your heating system. A routine check can help find and resolve small problems–before they turn into larger, costly issues. The experts at Kerivan-Lane can inspect your heating system to ensure that it is running as efficiently as possible. Beyond a tune-up, the Kerivan-Lane Service Plans are an extremely smart way to ensure that your home is always running up-to-speed. Our Service Plans offer tune-ups, 24-hour emergency service, preferred customer benefits, and discounts on repairs. It’s the easiest, most affordable way to take excellent care of your home. Contact us today to get...

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The Holidays are Coming!

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in General, Heating Oil, Home Maintenance | 0 comments

The holidays are coming! Guests are arriving soon, temperatures are dropping, and our homes are getting filled with all our loved ones. It’s a fantastic time of year. But it also demands a lot more from our homes. Have you checked your heating system? Has your furnace had a tune-up yet? Has your on-demand hot water heater been serviced? The time to deal with energy issues is not when the furnace breaks on Thanksgiving Day or the hot water runs cold on Christmas Eve. The time to ensure your home energy systems are safe and ready to work is NOW. Call us today to schedule a tune-up, delivery, or service. There are many great rebates available to upgrade your system–take advantage of them while they last! Call us RIGHT NOW: 781-444-0279 The Kerivan-Lane Service Area  Our Service Area is expansive! We serve over 100 communities throughout the Boston area. When it comes to energy and comfort, Kerivan-Lane is your single-source provider.     Kerivan-Lane’s Service Area by city, town, or zip code: Ashland 01721 Arlington 02474, 02476 Belmont 02478, 02479 Brookline 02445, 02446, 02447, 02467 Canton 02021 Concord 01742 Dedham 02026 Dover 02030 Easton 02356 Foxboro 02035 Framingham 01701, 01702 Holliston 01746 Hopkinton 01748 Hyde Park 02136 Jamaica Plain 02130 Lincoln 01773 Medfield  02052 Medway  02053 Millis  02054 Milton 02186, 02187 Natick 01760 Needham 02492, 02494 Newton 02456, 02457, 02458, 02459, 02460, 02461, 02462, 02463, 02464, 02465 02466, 02467, 02468 Norfolk 02056 Norwood 02062 Quincy 02169 Roslindale 02131 Sharon 02067 Sherborn 01770 Sudbury 01776 Watertown 02472 Walpole 02081 Waltham 02451, 02452, 02453, 02454 Wayland 01778 Wellesley 02481, 02482 West Roxbury 02132 Weston 02493 Westwood 02090 Wrentham...

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Get Your Home Ready for Fall

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in General, Home Maintenance | 0 comments

It’s finally time to turn off the air-conditioning and enjoy the crisp mornings and evenings of Autumn. Just as nature adjusts this time of year, our homes have to as well. Follow these tips below and get a head start on enjoying the gorgeous autumn weather.

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Propane for Summer

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in General, Propane | 0 comments

Summertime Calls for Propane  When summertime rolls around, a home’s energy needs change. We require less heating oil within the home, and many of our needs move outside. With all this outdoor living, most of us require more propane, the comfort fuel. Many homeowners need propane gas for their pool heaters, outdoor kitchens, generators, outdoor fireplaces, and even grills. Kerivan-Lane Installs and Services Natural Gas and Propane We here at Kerivan-Lane not only install propane tanks, but we also service them and deliver propane fuel right to your home. Propane works for: Pools Outdoor Kitchens Outdoor Grills Outdoor Fireplaces Automatic Standby Generators All Indoor Propane Needs If you are in need of a propane tank, service, or delivery, contact us today! Kerivan-Lane Has Propane Fill Stations Need to fill the tank for your grill? Visit one of our Fill Stations at Big Blue Propane in Norwood (1095 Pleasant St, Norwood, MA 02062), or the Fireplace Shop and Grill Center in Sudbury (442 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776). Interested in converting to propane?  Read more about converting to propane HERE! Do you have an automatic standby generator to keep your home safe? Read more about automatic standby generators HERE! Want to see our latest propane review? Read our latest propane review HERE! Kerivan-Lane has proudly been serving Greater Boston for over 95 years!  Serving over 100 communities throughout the Boston area when it comes to energy and comfort, Kerivan-Lane is your single source provider.     Kerivan-Lane’s Service Area by city, town, or zip code: Ashland 01721 Arlington 02474, 02476 Belmont 02478, 02479 Brookline 02445, 02446, 02447, 02467 Canton 02021 Concord 01742 Dedham 02026 Dover 02030 Easton 02356 Foxboro 02035 Framingham 01701, 01702 Holliston 01746 Hopkinton 01748 Hyde Park 02136 Jamaica Plain 02130 Lincoln 01773 Medfield  02052 Medway  02053 Millis  02054 Milton 02186, 02187 Natick 01760 Needham 02492, 02494 Newton 02456, 02457, 02458, 02459, 02460, 02461, 02462, 02463, 02464, 02465 02466, 02467, 02468 Norfolk 02056 Norwood 02062 Quincy 02169 Roslindale 02131 Sharon 02067 Sherborn 01770 Sudbury 01776 Watertown 02472 Walpole 02081 Waltham 02451, 02452, 02453, 02454 Wayland 01778 Wellesley 02481, 02482 West Roxbury 02132 Weston 02493 Westwood 02090 Wrentham...

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