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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.

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Avoiding the Holiday Plumbing Blues

Date posted: December 15, 2017

The holiday season is tailor-made for plumbing disasters.

They can happen in your garbage disposal – where stringy pulp can really gum up your gears – or in your drain, where fat from your roast or turkey can harden into a pipe-clogging obstruction. A holiday guest can even mistake your toilet for a garbage pail, creating further problems.

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What Are the Benefits of a Whole House Humidifier?

Date posted: November 21, 2017

You’ve probably used a portable room humidifier to make your kid’s room more comfortable to sleep in. But what happens to the rest of your Staten Island or New Jersey home when dry winter air sets in?

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Help – My Furnace Vents Are Blowing Cool Air!

Date posted: October 23, 2017

If you’re feeling cool air blowing through your vents, it could be a simple furnace fix – or a complicated furnace repair.

Here are three common causes for cool air coming from your furnace vents that you can fix yourself.

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Time to Replace Your Home Heating System? Today’s High Efficiency Models Can Save You Money in the Long Run

Date posted: September 20, 2017

A furnace or boiler is a big investment for any homeowner – and if you maintain it properly it will keep your family cozy and comfortable for a decade or more, no matter how bad the winter gets here in New Jersey and Staten Island.

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Safety Tips for Your Water Heater

Date posted: August 14, 2017

Water heaters are among the safest of home comfort appliances – but like any appliance that burns fuel, they require at least some care to avoid potential dangers.

Here are five helpful tips that will help keep your water heater operating safely:

Five Smart Energy Efficiency Investments For Your Staten Island or New Jersey Home

Date posted: July 17, 2017

You probably spend more than you need to on your energy bills – maybe even a lot more – because of inefficiencies in your home that can be greatly reduced with a little planning and investment.