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Six Ways to Reduce Hot Water Usage

Date posted: October 11, 2018

Imagine a gallon of milk in your refrigerator.

Now imagine 70 of them.

If you live in the average American household, that’s about how much hot water you’ll use every day – and you’re paying to heat every single one of them.

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What Temperature Setting Is Best for Your Home?

Date posted: September 14, 2018

If you’re like nine out of ten of your fellow Americans, says the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, you have never programmed your home thermostat.

That’s a shame, because managing the temperature of your home with a thermostat is one of the easiest ways to save on energy bills. If you use it correctly, a thermostat will pay for itself in the first year you own it.

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Three Ways to a Start off Heating Season Right

Date posted: August 23, 2018

We hate to break it to you, but we are well past the midpoint of summer here in New Jersey and Staten Island – which means that before you know it, you’ll be reaching for the thermostat to take the chill out of the autumn air.

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Six A/C Installation Tips for Homeowners

Date posted: July 23, 2018

When you hire a professional contact or for a cooling equipment installation, you want the process to go smoothly from day one to completion so you can enjoy the comforts of home quickly and for years to come. The question is how do you make sure things flow that way?

Don’t forget to check and change your A/C filters!

Date posted: July 2, 2018

A central air conditioner can last a 15 years or more if it’s well maintained – and one of the best ways to do that is also one of the simplest: check your air filter once a month during the cooling season, and change or clean it when it’s dirty. A clogged air filter makes your […]

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Seven Tips for Maintaining Your Ductless AC System

Date posted: May 30, 2018

A Mini-Split Air Conditioner is an incredibly efficient way to cool your New Jersey or Staten Island home – if you maintain it properly.

Here are a few things you can do to keep your mini-A/C system running like clockwork in the steamy months to come.

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Four Things That Winter 2017-18 Taught Us

Date posted: April 18, 2018

Now that the buds are finally appearing on trees in and around New Jersey and Staten Island, we can finally have a little perspective on winter 2017-18 – a strange one, by almost any measure.

The biggest takeaway, of course, is that unpredictability seems to be the new normal: from 30-degree temperature swings to rapid-fire Nor’easters (four in a three week stretch), Mother Nature was certainly prone to her share of mood swings over the last few months.

Hello Spring!

Spring – The Perfect Time for a Heating System Tune-Up

Date posted: March 26, 2018

Well, somewhere between the snowflakes, spring arrived to New Jersey and Staten Island last week – which means it’s time to start thinking about the warmer days and colorful blooms to come.

But before we put away the snow blowers and put a bow on another winter, let’s do one last thing: schedule an annual tune-up for your home heating system (think of it as a closing ceremony for the season).

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What Is Bioheat® Fuel, and Why Should I Use It?

Date posted: February 26, 2018

Looking for a way to reduce your home’s impact on the environment without converting your oil-fired home heating system? Just switch to Bioheat® fuel.

Bioheat is a clean-burning alternative to traditional home heating oil – and we have plenty of it on hand (we blend it ourselves) to keep you warm this heating season.

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The Importance of a Heating System Tune-Up in Unpredictable Weather

Date posted: January 24, 2018

So far, 2018 has been a year of some pretty extreme weather shifts: since the holidays, the weather has twice swung 30 degrees or more in a 24-hour period!

That kind of unpredictability makes it more important than ever to take care of your heating system – and the best way to do that is by getting a tune-up every year.