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An Important Water Heater Task For Spring

April 27, 2020

With social distancing keeping us at home much more than usual right now, it’s more important than ever to keep your home comfort equipment working efficiently and reliably. One of the most important and often …

The importance of annual maintenance for your home cooling system

Home Cooling System Annual Maintenance: Why It Is Important

April 20, 2020

People sometimes ask us, "Is an air conditioning tune-up really necessary every year? Our answer is always the same: YES! An air conditioning system is a major home comfort investment, and like any investment, it needs …

Simplifying your home heating bills and deliveries

Home Heating Bills and Deliveries: Simplified

April 13, 2020

Life is challenging enough right now without having to keep track of the level of fuel in your oil tank, or worrying about how high your next heating bill might be. The good news is that …

How do I choose an HVAC filter?

How Do I Choose an HVAC Filter?

April 7, 2020

Indoor air quality is a hot topic these days, for obvious reasons – but the truth is that air quality should always be top of mind if you want to live as healthy as possible in …

What are the benefits of a ductless heating/cooling system?

Ductless Heating/Cooling System: What Are The Benefits?

March 26, 2020

You’ve probably seen those compact indoor heating/AC units high up on the wall in Sullivan County hotels and restaurants. But what do you really know about these “mini-split” systems? Basically, mini-split (or ductless) systems are a …

Why should I buy a home that uses heating oil?

Should I Buy A Home That Uses Heating Oil and Why?

March 16, 2020

If you’re in the market for a new (or new to you) home, you’ll have a lot of choices to make before you take the plunge – the size and location of the home being …

Don’t forget your boiler maintenance for your business…!

Boiler Maintenance For Your Business: Don’t Forget

March 9, 2020

Boilers are a powerful and efficient way to power the central heating system in your Sullivan County office space, able to keep large work areas warm and comfortable without blowing dust around the way a …

Ways your water heater can fail – and how to prevent them

Water Heater Failure: 5 Causes And How to Prevent Them

February 25, 2020

The average lifespan of a storage-type water heater (one with a tank) is between eight and twelve years, according to; once they enter their second decade, water heaters usually start to show signs of …

Best ways to prevent running out of heating oil

Prevent Running Out of Heating Oil: Here Are 3 Ways

February 17, 2020

Keeping track of how much heating oil you’re using every day isn’t always easy, especially with all we’ve got going on in our lives these days. It’s especially difficult during the coldest months, when we …

Have a propane backup generator readiness plan

Do You Have A Propane Backup Generator Readiness Plan?

February 10, 2020

A propane backup generator is great insurance for your family, your property, your valuables, and even your food during a winter power outage – but only if it is ready to spring into action at …