The colder weather likely has us all stocking up on soup, taking out our fuzzy blankets, and putting up the holiday decorations. But with the official start of winter approaching, it's important to get your home and HVAC system ready, too. In this article, we'll cover some of the best ways to prepare your home and heater so that you can stay warm and save money throughout the winter season.
The Transportation and Climate Initiative, or TCI, is a program that aims to reduce carbon emissions and increase investments in greener solutions. After facing multiple setbacks in their attempts to pass the TCI Gas Tax and the more extreme "TCI on Steroids," the organization has now turned its focus to a new tax proposal. The latest initiative is the Clean Heat Standard (CHS), a policy that aims to impose a tax on home heating fuel.
R-22 is a refrigerant that has been used in most home air conditioners for more than 40 years. However, the HVAC industry has undergone a significant transformation in recent years due to environmental concerns and regulatory changes. One of the key changes is the phase-out of R22 refrigerant and the adoption of R410A as a more environmentally friendly alternative. In this blog post, we will explore the reasons behind the phase-out of R22, the switch to R410A, and the implications for the future of HVAC systems.
Oil heaters are a reliable source of warmth during the chilly months, but they rely on a constant supply of heating oil to operate efficiently. If you've ever run out of heating oil, you're familiar with the discomfort and frustration it can cause. The good news is that you can easily prime and reset your oil heater to get it up and running once you've refilled your oil tank. In this blog, we'll guide you through the steps to get your oil heater back in action, so you can enjoy a warm and cozy home again.
Once the weather starts to cool down, you may be asking yourself How do I change my furnace filter? When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and energy-efficient, your furnace plays a pivotal role. However, it's not enough to rely solely on regular maintenance to keep it functioning properly. One often overlooked aspect of furnace care is changing the filter every few weeks. In this blog, we'll guide you through the simple but essential process of changing your furnace filter.
How do you know if a gallon of oil is really a gallon of oil? The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts homeowners will spend 27% more this winter than last winter, and if it's a little colder it might even be 37% on home heating oil -- so checking up on those oil deliveries is more valuable than ever before. Luckily, the Bucks County Weights & Measures Inspector does that for you. In this blog, we will cover the benefits of Weights & Measures, and how it ensures that you're getting what you pay for.
As winter approaches, many households turn to oil heat to keep their homes warm and comfortable. While oil heat is an effective way to maintain a cozy atmosphere during the cold months, it can also be a significant expense. To help ease the financial burden of heating your home with oil, we offer an Oil Heat Budget Program. Although our Budget plan starts in the summer, it's important to start considering if this program is right for you. In this blog, we will answer some frequently asked questions about this program to help you better understand how they work and how they can benefit your household.
With the changing leaves and dropping temperatures, it's time to prioritize the comfort of your home during the fall season. As we make our way through autumn, your heating system becomes an important element in creating a cozy and warm atmosphere. However, as the weather gets colder, it's not uncommon to encounter heating problems. In this article, we'll delve into some of the most common heating issues that homeowners may face in the fall and provide effective solutions to address them.
The brisk winter months are just around the corner, and it's important to prepare your heater to keep you warm. Don't wait for an unexpected breakdown to have a professional technician check on your heater! In this article, we'll cover several benefits of getting your oil heater tune-up in the Fall, rather than in the middle of winter.
Ductless air conditioning or heat pump systems, also known as ductless mini-split systems, have become increasingly popular for their efficiency and versatility. They offer a convenient way to control the temperature in individual rooms or zones without the need for ductwork. However, like any HVAC system, ductless units require regular maintenance to function efficiently and provide clean, healthy air. In this article, we'll discuss six negative effects of neglecting the cleaning of your ductless AC air handlers.