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Home Show Season

It's show season, from boats to homes to cars and everything in between.

After the frozen snowy winter that the Northeast is just barely get out of. Show season has started up and is here to get us out of our warm homes that we've bunker'd down in for the past month.

Today, March 5th is the RIBA Home Show at the RI Convention Center and tomorrow starts the Worcester Home Show at the DCU Center.  Both of these show last through the weekend and are great opportunities to escape from the winter cabin fever many New Englander's are experiencing this winter.

Historically home shows are great way to find companies that can help with Spring and Summer spruces up. Whether it's new floors, a new room, an entire new home, or new home comfort equipment.

From modern heating boilers and furnaces to energy efficient Central and Ductless air conditioners all will be on hand at the Home Shows. This is a great time to talk trained knowledgeable men and women in the industry and ask them about your heating and cooling needs. Whether you're too hot in the summer, cold in the summer, hot in the winter, or cold in the winter the people with that knowledge will be on hand.  Modern heating and cooling equipment more efficiently keep you comfortable while using considerably less energy than equipment that is 10, 20, or 30+ years old.

Author:

Robert Stahelski

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