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What Is Automatic Delivery for Heating Oil?

September 16, 2019

Let’s face it: if you own a home, you’ve probably got a lot on your plate – especially around this time of year, when school, work, and eventually the holidays can be so demanding of …

How Can I Make My Heating Season Easier?

September 9, 2019

With temperatures already dipping into the 40s at night, fall has gotten off to an early start here in Sullivan County – and soon, your first heating bills will arrive to kick off the unofficial …

Why Get a Furnace or Boiler Tune-Up?

August 30, 2019

Evenings are starting to cool down here in Sullivan, Eastern Ulster and Northern Orange counties, and before you know it you’ll be turning to your heating system for a little warmth and comfort. But before …

Should I Repair or Replace My Central Air Conditioner?

August 19, 2019

Repair vs. replace…it’s a choice that you will one day have to make about your central air conditioning system (unless you sell you house before you have to make that decision, if you’re lucky enough …

Why Choose an EZ Pay Budget Plan from Black Bear?

August 12, 2019

If you’re a Black Bear heating oil customer (or ready to become one), there’s a great way to simplify your life and bring you greater peace of mind in the heating season ahead: sign up …

How Does Outside Temperature Affect My Air Conditioner?

August 7, 2019

We may have passed the halfway point of cooling season 2019 here in Sullivan County, Northern Orange County and Eastern Ulster, but we still have a few weeks of potentially intense heat yet to contend …

HVAC Tips for Pet Owners

July 22, 2019

Pets give us so much – even the skin off their backs. The bad news is that skin – or dander, and the fur that comes along with it – can have a big impact on your …

Think You Have a Water Tank Leak? Maybe…

July 15, 2019

There’s an old saying: if it looks like a dog, walks like a dog, and barks like a dog…it’s probably a dog. Except when it isn’t. Now you might look at the title of this blog and …

Seven Ways to Save Energy When You Go Vacation

July 8, 2019

If you’re planning a summer getaway, you have probably set aside money for all the things you plan to do and buy while you’re away. But have you considered the costs to keep the home …

Six Sensible Energy-Saving Investments for Your Catskills Home

July 1, 2019

If you’re like many people in our Catskills service area (and throughout the country), you could be throwing money out the window this summer (literally, in some cases) because of subpar energy efficiency in your …