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9 Heating Oil Tank Tips To Get You Through Winter Safely

As winter approaches, now is the perfect time to make sure your home heating oil storage system is working properly. Here are some tips to ensure it will get you through the cold season: 1. Check for leaks As part of routine maintenance, you should inspect for leaks in the tank, as well as any pipes, vents lines and fittings emanating from the [...]

Tankless Water Heaters – The Right Choice For Your Wallet and the Environment

If you find that you regularly run out of hot water, you might want to consider a tankless water heater. When you don't have enough hot water, running the dishwasher or taking a shower can become challenging, and this doesn't need to be the case. Luckily, a tankless water heater solves these problems, as our very own Arielle Kimmer explains. Tankless [...]

Investing In A Dual Fuel HVAC System for Year-Long Energy Efficiency

How Old is Your Heat Pump? If you have an older HVAC system, you’re probably throwing away a lot of money each year. If you’re looking for ways to save on your energy bills, look no further than a dual fuel HVAC system. This hybrid energy system provides the best of several types of equipment. A dual fuel system is a combination of a fuel oil [...]

What’s That Smell? How To Recognize The Smell of Mold In Your AC

If you turn on A/C and smell a musty smell, chances are your cooling system might have mold or mildew growth. This can be a hazard to you and your family’s health, and needs to be dealt with promptly. Moreover, mold and mildew have a foul smell that could cause discomfort in your home. Knowing the causes of mold and mildew growth in an air conditioning [...]

How Does Central Air Conditioning Work?

If you’re tired of getting sweaty and sticky during the summertime, but you don’t want to deal with installing window units, central air conditioning might be for you. This more advanced system keeps air flowing throughout the home, while drawing heat and moisture out of the house to increase comfort. Why Central Air Conditioning? A central air [...]

What Should I Do If Water Leaks From My AC Unit?

If your AC is leaking water, what do you do? Water occurs in your air conditioner unit naturally. To create cold air, the AC unit sucks in hot and humid air and blows it over a cooled coil called the evaporator coil. As the air passes over the evaporator coil, the humidity builds condensation on the coil, and that creates water in the AC [...]

6 Most Common Furnace Issues

When everything is going well with your home's furnace, it is able to keep the temperature indoors at a comfortable, cozy level. You might not even notice it operating in the background when there are no issues. While your furnace is designed to have a long, useful life, there is a chance that something will go wrong with it. In a lot of instances, a [...]

How Much Oil Do I Burn in a Day?

If your home uses oil for heating, it is important to make sure there is always an adequate amount of fuel in the tank to keep your home warm and comfortable throughout the colder months of the year. Figuring out how to calculate fuel oil consumption can help you make sure there is enough fuel in your tank all winter long and can help you determine how [...]

Ways To Stay Cool While Waiting For Your AC to Be Repaired

If your air conditioner system is being repaired, you and your family may have to get creative about keeping cool for a bit. Follow these tips to stay comfortable while you and your family wait for your air conditioning repairs. Go to the movies or a museum Summer blockbusters are out, so there's no better time for you and your family to enjoy an air [...]

Ways To Lower Your Home’s Humidity

Humidity is a huge source of discomfort for many homeowners. The main reason humidity is such a hassle for people is that it is caused when there is too much moisture in the air, and your body's sweat cannot evaporate. Instead of cooling you as it is should, you perspiration acts as a sealant and keeps much of your body heat inside. Additionally, high [...]
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