Heating and Air Conditioning Tips
Here are five quick tips to help keep you safe and warm through the winter months: Don't let your heating oil or propane supply run low before any forecasted winter storms as roads may become inaccessible for delivery. Consider automatic delivery, which allows us to monitor your usage and deliver fuel as you need it. Never worry about running out again.
If you look in your basement, you will see a line running from your oil tank to your boiler or furnace. This line carries the oil from one to the other and may be buried beneath concrete basement floors or run overhead. These lines are generally made of copper, brass or iron. Newer, modern lines will have a plastic coating protecting the metal line.
Before the hot summer temps arrive, now is a good time to take a look at your air conditioner. The unit that sits outside your house is the condenser and cools the air entering your home. Basic maintenance should be done every spring and fall season.
With rain, snow, and heavy winds in the forecast, knowing the proper preparation and recovery steps for possible power outages and flooding can help protect your family and property.
With the arctic air and wind chills below zero degrees, here are a few safety tips to keep you and your family safe: Check on elderly or home-bound neighbors that may need extra assistance. Keep pets inside...
Did you know that half of the energy used in your home goes toward heating and cooling? And if your heating and cooling equipment is more than 15 years old, today's new high-efficiency systems can reduce your annual utility bills by up to 30%.
Water heaters last on average about 10-12 years. Factors including heavy use, cooler climates, and maintenance all affect the lifespan of your water heater. Waiting until your water heater fails may cost you more in the long run. Damage from a burst water tank not only means damage from flooding, but dealing with the cleanup of rust and other harmful substances that may take months to get completely out of your home.
Our customers often ask us which heating fuel and system would be the most cost effective for them. The answer is not as simple as just the price of the fuel. In fact, if you were to base your decision solely on the cost of the fuel, you would be leaving out many important variables that should be analyzed when making your final decision.
Answer these 3 questions to find out if you should upgrade your existing home heating system.
Keep the Heat Out - Improve insulation between your attic and roof. If you are upgrading your windows, consider ENERGY STAR certified windows. Use your window coverings, add new ones, or adjust blinds to keep the sun out. The right roof can do a lot to keep the heat out. Consider ENERGY STAR certified roof products. Keep the Cool In...
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