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No Heat? Please Troubleshoot Before Calling for a Heating Repair

November 25, 2019

As autumns in Sullivan County go, it’s been a mild one so far in 2019 – so there’s a good chance your heating system has yet to get a full workout. But we all know …

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Tankless Water Heater?

November 18, 2019

A water heater can is an important home comfort investment – a piece of equipment you will rely on daily for more than a decade. That’s why it’s so important to make a choice you can …

Avoiding a Thanksgiving Plumbing Disaster

November 14, 2019

It happens every year at locations all over Sullivan County: someone makes the mistake of pouring grease from that delicious turkey down the drain, and 24 hours later, they’re faced with a backed-up kitchen sink. Talk …

How Long Will My Heating Oil Last?

November 4, 2019

One question we get a lot here at Black Bear is, “how long will my heating oil last?” The answer to that question, like the answer to many questions about heating costs, is “It depends.” In …

Will a Heat Pump Keep Me Comfortable in Winter?

October 28, 2019

A heat pump offers you a smart, efficient, and versatile way to heat and cool your home. But does it provide enough heat to keep you warm in the winter months? The answer to that question …

Why do I need to have my furnace installed by a professional?

October 21, 2019

Today’s furnaces are extremely energy efficient and built to last – but you won’t be able to take advantage of these benefits if your furnace isn’t installed properly. Today’s home heating systems are advanced pieces …

How Do I Choose a Heating Oil Supplier?

October 14, 2019

When it comes to choosing a heating oil supplier, many people start and end their search with finding the lowest price provider. We get it – owning and running a home in Sullivan County these …

How Can I Save Money on Home Heating Bills This Season?

October 7, 2019

Cooler weather is coming to Sullivan County – and so are fall and winter heating bills. Want to keep those bills as low as possible? Here are seven energy efficiency tips to help you do …

What Happens When My Oil Tank Is Empty?

September 30, 2019

There are a handful of no-brainer tasks for maintaining your oil-fired heating equipment. The first, of course, is to get professional annual maintenance every year – it will save you money on heating bills, prevent wear …

Do I Need Heating Repairs?

September 23, 2019

We haven’t had that first real cold snap yet in Sullivan County – just the normal share of cool evenings. But it’s coming – and when it does, we know to expect a flurry of phone …