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Dec 20, 2022 11:34:21 AM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

7 Signs You Need a Heater Repair or Replacement

Is it time to repair your heater? It’s essential to have a professional technician perform complete checkups and tune-ups on your heating system annually. That way, they’ll be able to discover hidden problems and fix them before they get worse. Besides having no heat at all, you should pay attention to the following signs that indicate your heater likely needs repair. You may need to hire a licensed technician to solve the problem.

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Dec 14, 2022 2:37:54 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

7 Home Heating Mistakes that Could be Costing You Money

Overall inflation and increase in energy costs over recent years have many homeowners wondering how they can lower heating costs this winter while still keeping warm. We'll cover seven common heating mistakes that are costing you extra money, and how you can fix them going into this winter.
 

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Nov 28, 2022 3:17:29 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

How Do I Bleed My Radiators?

A boiler is a popular type of home heating system that creates central heat using water, and many boilers work by sending the heat to radiators throughout the home. The boiler must maintain an optimal pressure level, or balance between water and air, to function properly and efficiently. When pressure levels get too low, your heater may completely cut off. On the other hand, high pressure may cause the system to overload and fail. Continue reading to learn more about high boiler pressure and how you can reduce it by bleeding your radiators.

 

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Nov 1, 2022 2:21:21 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

How to Apply for LIHEAP Grants

The LIHEAP Season officially starts today, November 1st.  Here are the main details to know for those looking for assistance with their home-heating bills.
 

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Oct 20, 2022 3:03:57 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

How Much Will My Heating Bills Increase this Year?

On October 12, 2022, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its Winter Fuels Outlook forecasting increased heating costs for homes that heat with natural gas, heating oil, electricity, and propane.
 

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Sep 16, 2022 3:11:42 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

What to Know for the LIHEAP 2022-23 Season

LIHEAP, which stands for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, helps families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of grants. With the heating season approaching and oil prices remaining high, we wanted to share this information from LIHEAP so that customers to know how to get assistance.
 

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Sep 14, 2022 3:43:04 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

Boiler Basics: Types of Boilers & How They Work

Boilers come in many forms and have several moving parts. From steam and hot water, to fire-tube and water-tube, to the different fuel sources, we'll go over some boiler basics so that you can better understand your home heating system. 
 

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Jul 22, 2022 4:41:18 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

9 Benefits of Oil Heat

Whether you heat your home using oil, gas, or electricity, there are always pros and cons. While it may seem like everyone is trying to switch off of oil heat nowadays, it is still one of the most popular fuel sources. Here are six reasons why oil heat is a good choice for your home.
 

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Feb 18, 2022 3:41:09 PM by Julie Murray - 0 comments

Is It Time to Replace My HVAC System?

If the HVAC system in your home is over 20 years old, the clock is ticking on its lifespan… especially on a less expensive, lower quality building grade brand. While different systems typically last anywhere from 15-25 years (give or take some), older almost always equals less efficient (AKA more costly). If you have had to do several repairs over the last year, now is a good time to make the investment in your home for the future. Remember that although this is an unwelcome expense, it is a wise investment.
 

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Feb 8, 2022 4:56:08 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

Ductless Mini-Splits: A Safe Alternative to Cast-Iron Radiators

Cast-iron, steam radiators are not common in newly built homes but are still present in many older homes and apartment buildings. While they can be a great source of heat, the steam and the scalding hot cast-iron also present the risk of serious injuries and even death. A ductless mini-split system, on the other hand, is a safe alternative that can be installed in any home.
 

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