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Water Heater Warning Signs: Is It Time To Replace It?

December 21, 2020

Your water heater is a workhorse – a piece of equipment that you don’t appreciate until it stops working, leaving you with cold showers, dirty dishes, and perhaps even a rusty puddle in your basement. The …

Home Boiler Care Winter Checklist

December 14, 2020

Believe it or not, winter is just weeks away – and although it’s been a mild fall so far, we all know what’s possible as we head toward the shortest days of the year here in …

Why Do Heating Oil Prices Change So Much?

December 7, 2020

One question our customers ask every year is “why do heating oil prices change so often?” It’s an understandable question. Factors In Heating Oil Pricing Mostly, the volatility of heating oil prices is the result of …

How To Save On Heating Oil Bills This Winter

November 17, 2020

After a mild start to fall, temperatures are starting to dip here in the Catskill region –  before you know it, you’ll be relying on your heating equipment day and night to keep your …

How Much Heating Oil Does My Tank Hold?

November 9, 2020

Did you know that your “full” heating oil tank isn’t actually full? That’s because every oil storage tank, no matter what the size or shape, needs at least some room to allow for air, and for …

Heating problems? It could be your ductwork

Heating Problems? It Could Be Your Ductwork

November 2, 2020

Are your utility bills creeping up, even with steady heating oil and propane prices? Are you less comfortable at home, with uneven heating from room to room? Are some areas of your house dustier or …

Common oil furnace problems

4 Common Oil Furnace Problems

October 20, 2020

Sometimes the strain of a long heating season can take a toll on your furnace, or some other part of your forced air heating system, leading to problems that could require an expert’s touch to …

Automatic vs. will call heating oil delivery

Automatic Vs. Will Call Heating Oil Delivery

October 12, 2020

When it comes to getting reliable heating oil delivery in Sullivan County, NY, there’s really only one choice: Black Bear. But when it comes to choosing how to have oil delivered to your home, you …

Heating oil: the ol’ reliable fuel

Heating Oil: The Ol’ Reliable Fuel

October 5, 2020

There’s a big push to replace oil-fired heating systems with electric ones these days, but is it a smart way to go for Sullivan County homeowners? The truth is, when it comes to keeping you warm …

Are heating system service agreements worth it?

Are Heating System Service Agreements Worth It?

September 28, 2020

A new furnace or boiler is a significant investment for your Sullivan County home – one that should keep your family warm and comfortable for many years to come. But that “should” depends a lot on keeping …

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