The story of Advance Air & Heat Company is probably pretty typical of the all-American small business. Pursuing the freedom and financial independence of self-employment, Roger Lamy founded Advance Air & Heat with money borrowed from his in-laws in 1986. Roger was technician, service manager, and CEO all by himself, while his wife Barbara took
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With Father’s Day approaching, it’s got me thinking about how blessed I am to have the Dad I have. Twenty-six years ago my father started Advance Air & Heat Company because he wanted to be able to give the gift of a college education to each of his children who chose to pursue one. As
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Investing in a Building Automation System (BAS) is like getting married. If you pick the right partner, have clear expectations going in, and are willing to put in the work to keep things fresh, you will have a happy marriage. If you neglect it, it will take half your money and leave you in the
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Gas prices are now so high, that EVERYONE is complaining about high gas prices! But as a contractor who really, really doesn’t want to charge trip charges, it is particularly irksome to watch that monthly cost number climb up month to month and year to year. It’s the kind of thing that makes your teeth
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Whether you’re seeking an official Green Building Certification or simply want to reduce your impact on the environment, water conservation is probably part of your plan. Normally when we think of water conservation, we look to plumbing – low flow toilets, automatic shut-off faucets, irrigation and so on. I recently read an interesting article that
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Because the AC condenser is located outside, dust, pollen and other environmental contaminants can collect on the coils or fins and cause it to lose efficiency, cooling effectiveness, and can even damage the compressor. We generally recommend cleaning your condenser coils once per year. Coils may need to be cleaned more or less frequently depending
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Advance Air is a proud sponsor of amateur dirt bike racer Jesse Lamy, son of Chris Lamy (technician and part owner of Advance Air). With an already stellar performance record after only three years on the amateur racing circuit, 13 year old
Jesse Lamy proudly displaying his 2011 NEMX Championship Plaque.
Jesse Lamy dominated his Division in the New England
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In heating and air conditioning units, motors generally have two speeds – they’re either full speed or stopped. To get an idea of what this means, it’s similar to driving your car by alternating between flooring the gas pedal and slamming on the brakes. In addition to being an enormous waste of energy, it’s also
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Sometimes it’s hard to see past the dollar signs, but would you hire the cheapest day care provider, site unseen, just because they were the cheapest? How about the cheapest brain surgeon? So what if he graduated last in his class and doesn’t have the most up-to-date equipment? It’s only your brain!
Quality plays a major
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For small offices, historic buildings, or other applications where ductwork is too costly, impractical or even impossible, there is a quality alternative. Ductless systems provide multi-room air conditioning that’s quiet, attractive and effective.
Modular systems available. Add up to four indoor units to heat and/or cool multiple rooms.
The traditional alternatives to central air conditioning –
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