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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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Feb 4, 2022 1:49:26 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

Residential Heating Oil Prices Continue to Rise

Oil prices have been steadily rising since December. Since the first week of January 2022 alone, residential heating oil prices have gone from $3.39/gallon to $3.77/gallon. This is compared to $2.569/gallon at the close of January 2021.
 

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Feb 3, 2022 4:13:48 PM by Julie Murray - 0 comments

Why is My Heating Bill Increasing (& How Can I Lower It)?

There are many certainties in life and a heating bill in the cold wintry months is one of them, but a higher than usual bill is not planned or welcomed. Luckily, with a proper diagnosis of the issue, it can be easy to fix and get back on track with your winter regularities and hopefully some savings.
 

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Dec 3, 2021 5:04:38 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

Single-Stage Versus Two-Stage Versus Modulating Gas Furnaces

Replacing your home's gas furnace means you have to decide between several brands and types of furnaces. When it comes to temperature control, efficiency, and price, you'll have to consider three main options: single-stage, two-stage, and modulating (multi-stage).
 
We'll go over what the difference is between the three, and the pros and cons of each so that you can understand what's better for your home.
 

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Nov 22, 2021 12:53:24 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

How Does a Central Gas Furnace Work?

Ever wonder how your central heating system works to keep you warm in those winter months? Maybe you're buying a new gas furnace and want to know all about the different components and efficiency options. Either way, here's all you need to know about how a central gas furnace works.
 

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Nov 15, 2021 4:57:18 PM by Bill Eberhardt - 1 comment

How to Prevent Black Marks on the Walls From Your Baseboard Heaters

A while back we received a call from a long-time Levittown, Pa. customer who was concerned about black marks on the walls above his baseboard heaters. This issue is known as "ghosting" or "thermal tracking", which is a relatively common phenomenon that plagues both old and new construction. Here’s a look into the causes and some things you can do to prevent this from happening in your home.
 

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Oct 13, 2021 3:59:03 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

Why is My Boiler Leaking Water? 6 Common Causes for Boiler Leaks

Getting through the chilly winter weather can be tough enough -- the last thing you need is a leaky boiler on your hand! If you notice water leaking from your boiler, you're probably wondering what's causing it. 
 

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Sep 17, 2021 9:00:00 AM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

4 Common Furnace Problems (& What to Do About Them)

One of the best feelings on a bitter winter day is feeling the warmth from your heater fill the home. Unfortunately, a furnace, like any other appliance, may experience issues throughout its lifespan. Between all the moving parts, there are several different problems that can occur and affect your home's heat. 
 
Here are four common heating/furnace problems that could cause you discomfort (and how to solve them).
 

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Sep 15, 2021 12:34:16 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

8 Odd Noises Your Heater Might Make & Why They Occur

The last thing you want to hear while cozying up in the winter is loud noises coming from your heating system. Unfortunately, forced-air furnaces are comprised of many moving parts, meaning it's not too uncommon to hear odd noises coming from the system. The real question is: why is my heater making this noise? Here are the eight most common heater noises and what causes them.
 

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