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HVAC Maintenance Checklist for Fall

September 17, 2018

Before the full force of winter arrives, it's a good idea to perform HVAC maintenance and ensure the system is in proper working order. This is true for both homes and businesses. Here's what needs …

Five HVAC Details to Take Care of Before Summer Starts

March 9, 2018

Air conditioning is one of the last things people think about when it's cold and snowing outside, but that's the perfect time to take care of HVAC summer preparation. Do the following during the winter …

Sign Up For A Black Bear EZ Pay Budget Plan And Get More Predictable Heating Bills

May 9, 2017

Heating bill sticker shock can be an unpleasant surprise around the end-of-year holidays – especially if we get a good old fashioned Sullivan County cold snap that lingers for weeks (or even months). But there’s …

What Affects AC Installation Cost? Key Questions to Ask Your Contractor

April 12, 2017

Today’s high efficiency home AC units can save you a lot of money in the long run – assuming, of course, that yours is properly installed and maintained. But the cost to buy a new unit …

Troubleshooting Three Common Heat Pump Issues

March 15, 2017

A heat pump can be a versatile all-in-one heating and cooling solution for your home – but only if it’s functioning properly. Here are three common problems that can occur with your heat pump – …

Preventing and Dealing with Frozen Pipes

February 13, 2017

Frozen water pipes can create expensive problems in your home ranging from simple flood damage to mold growth and even structural damage. But most frozen pipe problems are preventable with a few simple precautions. Here are …

10 Interesting Facts about Propane Gas

January 13, 2017

Propane is one of the most eco-friendly and efficient fuels around – and one of the most versatile. In fact, you can power just about anything with propane, and probably save money in the process! Here …

Cold Weather Energy Conservation Tips

December 9, 2016

Cold winter nights are just around the corner in the Hudson Valley. For many people, that means higher energy bills – especially if you have an older furnace or boiler (if your heating system is more …

How to Select an HVAC Contractor – 4 Questions You Need to Ask

November 17, 2016

There will probably come a time when you’ll need to find an expert contractor to service, repair or tune-up your heating or cooling equipment (or your plumbing systems, for that matter). The question is how …

Three Ways to Cut Stress This Heating Season

October 19, 2016

Fall is in full swing in the Catskills, and with it comes the need to heat your home. But using your heating oil system doesn’t need to be a stressful experience. Here are three ways to …