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Preventing Frozen Pipes

January 16, 2023

Important Winter Reminders This winter has already thrown a lot at a number of communities across America, and spring is still a ways away. A number of towns have experienced record-breaking snow, extreme cold, and …

How Long Does a Water Heater Last?

January 4, 2023

Is It Time to Replace Yours? Water heaters do a lot in a home, but they’re easy to take for granted—at least until something goes wrong. But you shouldn’t take your water heater for granted. …

What Is Diesel Fuel?

December 19, 2022

Diesel fuel plays an important role in a wide variety of industrial and commercial contexts. Diesel engines are found in many freight and delivery trucks, buses, boats, farm equipment, construction equipment, and military vehicles. Some …

What Is Fuel Oil?

December 5, 2022

Is It a Good Choice for Your Home? When it comes to the fuels you can use in your New York home, you have choices. Some of the most popular are heating oil, kerosene, and …

How Often Should Your HVAC Be Serviced?

November 21, 2022

What Does HVAC Maintenance Involve? Old or poorly maintained HVAC equipment costs more to run because it operates less efficiently. So if you’ve noticed a recent rise in your energy bills but not your usage, …

The Benefits of Whole House Generators

November 7, 2022

Power & Peace of Mind Black Bear is a community business. We’re locally owned and operated. Our customers are our neighbors. Your comfort and safety matter to us. We’re here to help you keep your …

Home Winterization Checklist

October 24, 2022

Ways to Save Now more than ever, households are looking for ways to economize. Now is a great time to prepare your home for the winter. By winterizing your Sullivan County home, you’ll help lower …

Heating Oil FAQs

October 10, 2022

Is It a Good Choice for Your Home? Now that the weather is starting to change, you may find yourself turning up the thermostat. As winter approaches, your boiler or furnace will consume more heating oil. …

9 Efficiency Tips for Heating Your Home

September 12, 2022

Reduce Your Energy BillsWe’re close to the official end of summer and the beginning of autumn in Sullivan County. The temperatures will start to cool down and soon you’ll be reaching for your sweaters and …

End of Summer Air Conditioning Tips

September 8, 2022

An Important ChecklistIt’s been a tough summer in Sullivan County. We’ve had some real scorchers. If you found all those hot and humid days hard to get through, give a thought to your central …