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How Much Space Does Your Outdoor AC Unit Need?

April 8, 2024

Air conditioning units rely on adequate ventilation for optimal performance and longevity. HVAC professionals must adhere to installation guidelines, while homeowners must regularly inspect outdoor AC units. Landscaping can encroach over time, necessitating periodic checks. In this article, we discuss the importance of air conditioner condenser clearance on your system’s performance and lifespan.

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Discover the Perfect Attic Air Conditioner: Key Features to Seek Out

March 25, 2024

Selecting the ideal air conditioning system for an attic requires evaluating capacity, energy efficiency, and system compatibility. Ductless mini-split systems, celebrated for their adaptability and efficiency, offer a tailored solution for attic challenges. This article emphasizes the significance of ductless air conditioning, ensuring your attic is a comfortable, energy-efficient space.

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How Does A Programmable Thermostat Work?

March 11, 2024

Heating and cooling systems rely on thermostats for precise temperature control, with programmable thermostats offering ease and efficiency. This article explores how programmable thermostats work, enhancing HVAC performance through optimal temperature management, and provides some insights for those interested in upgrading their system for better efficiency and home comfort control.

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HVAC Filter Face-Off: HEPA vs. MERV Home Air Filters

February 26, 2024

Discover how effective air filtration enhances HVAC system performance, maintaining indoor air quality by trapping allergens like pollen, dust, and pet dander. These particles not only worsen allergies and respiratory issues but also strain HVAC equipment. Gain insight into HEPA and MERV filters, the top air filtration choices, for informed air quality management.

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Maximizing Boiler Efficiency: The Crucial Role of Water Quality

February 12, 2024

In residential settings, boiler efficiency, key for reducing energy costs and environmental impact, is largely determined by the unit’s ability to convert fuel to heat. This process is significantly influenced by water quality, with contaminants like minerals and gases leading to issues such as scaling and corrosion, thus impacting efficiency.

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Furnace Will Not Turn On With Thermostat

January 15, 2024

As winter’s chill sets in, people turn to their home’s thermostat for comfort and warmth. However, sometimes the furnace fails to respond, leaving families cold and concerned. This article will explore the reasons behind a common furnace malfunction – a furnace that doesn’t turn on with the thermostat. We’ll also discuss the associated solutions.

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How Does An Oil Heating System Work?

January 1, 2024

Oil heating systems are eco-friendly and typically have a longer lifespan compared to other fuels. Choosing an oil heating system offers cost-effectiveness and high efficiency, especially in models with high AFUE ratings. This guide dispels myths and explains how oil heating systems work, providing insights into their advantages and operation.

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How To Prevent Accidental Heating Fires

December 18, 2023

As winter arrives, heaters become essential but also pose fire risks, with heating equipment being a common cause of house fires. Miller Oil Company prioritizes safety, offering guidance to prevent such dangers. Proper maintenance of fireplaces, space heaters, and other systems is key. Read on for vital safety tips to protect your home and family.

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10 Winter Tips to Keep Your Home Cozy Without Turning Up the Heat

December 4, 2023

Your home should be a warm haven in winter. Instead of constantly raising the thermostat and facing high energy bills, there are cost-effective heating hacks to enhance indoor comfort. Dive into the home heating tricks found in this article, and discover how simple adjustments can make a significant difference in your winter experience.

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What is the Purpose of Heating Oil Additives?

November 20, 2023

About 5.5 million people in the U.S. use oil for heating, with 81% residing in the Northeast. The oil tank is crucial for their heating system. Many seek guidance on maintaining their oil and tanks. While some use heating oil additives, others are curious. This article explores fuel oil additives in detail.

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