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The Best Ways To Prevent Running Out Of Heating Fuel This Winter

January 17, 2023

During winter, oil tanks can be easily overlooked, even though it is a time when having a tank that is full of heating oil is absolutely essential. This article discusses the best ways to prevent running out of heating oil and what to do should you find that your tank ran dry.

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Ductwork Makes Banging Noise: Causes & Solutions

January 4, 2023

With central, forced-air heating and cooling systems, warm or cold air is generated in one area and dispersed around the house via ductwork. Because they are typically formed of metal, ducts are sensitive to ductwork noise with the smallest disturbance. This article discusses some common causes for ductwork noises and offers some effective solutions.

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Why is My Furnace Leaking?

December 19, 2022

Although HVAC systems are strong devices, modern furnaces are not unbreakable like most people think. Like all machinery, they will require professional attention at some point. One common complaint that we experience is a furnace that starts leaking. This article explores the potential causes of a gas furnace leaking water and offers some solutions.

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Can I Put Diesel Fuel in My Home Heating Oil Tank?

December 5, 2022

With families at home and unpredictable storms, there are times when waiting for a fuel oil delivery just isn’t feasible. Fortunately, diesel fuel is one possible alternative that can help keep you warm – but this isn’t a simple fill-and-go solution. This article shares what you should know before using diesel in your oil tank.

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What Is The Best Temperature For A Home In The Winter?

November 21, 2022

During the winter months, you have to take steps to make your home comfortable. To accomplish this, you have to determine what the ideal temperature would be for your home. Consider several factors before setting your thermostat to achieve the best results. This article discusses what to consider for comfort and efficiency.

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7 Steps To Choosing A Boiler For Your Home

November 7, 2022

While your current boiler may have given you solid performance for years, there will come a time when it gives up the fight. Whether your boiler stops working completely or gives you the signs that it’s nearing the end, you need to be prepared. This article discusses how to choose the right replacement boiler.

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Boiler Temperatures: How To Optimally Heat Your Home

October 24, 2022

It isn’t easy trying to figure out the right boiler temperature for your home’s central heating oil boiler. Since everyone has varying hot water needs and exterior temperatures fluctuate, boiler settings typically differ from one household to the next. However, knowing the typical temperature settings ensures the optimal temperature for your hot water boiler.

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Why Your Gas Furnace Won’t Function Without Electricity

October 10, 2022

Sadly, winter often entails some pretty extreme weather events. Storms can knock out electricity to residential areas and leave you without power and lights. As such, you may be wondering, “Will a gas furnace work without electricity?”. Unfortunately, it won’t. This article shares several ways to stay warm in the event of an electrical outage.

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How AFUE Ratings Factor Into Your Home Energy Bills

September 26, 2022

50% of the average home’s total energy costs can be attributed to its HVAC system. One easy way to cut your spending in this area is to make strategic decisions concerning this equipment. For your home heating system, familiarize yourself with AFUE, as it directly impacts your energy use and your energy costs.

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How To Choose The Best Home Heating Oil Delivery Company

September 12, 2022

If you decide to use COD fuel delivery, you have to make every effort to ensure that your home heating oil never runs out. You will need a reliable fuel supplier to achieve this. In this article, you will find some tips on the different things that you need to look for when looking for a local heating oil delivery company.

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