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Why Do A/C Installation Replacement Costs Vary?

If the time has come to replace the cooling system in your Sullivan County home, you will probably find the decision to be more complex than you expected: today’s A/C equipment is high-tech and feature-packed, and should be carefully matched to the conditions in your home. If you’re shopping for a central air conditioner from […]

Should You Switch to a Ductless A/C System?

Ductless air conditioning, also known as a mini-split system, was long seen as simply a step up from the window air conditioning unit. Since then, its uses have expanded widely, from residential to commercial usage such as apartment and condominium developments, airport terminals, churches and spaces like elevator rooms. Black Bear is your choice in […]

Does Your A/C Make You Feel Ill?

One of the great conveniences of modern times is air conditioning. It allows us to live, work, play and learn in cool and comfortable environments—even when the Hudson Valley region is at its hottest and muggiest. There are also some health benefits to air conditioning. It can help reduce symptoms for people with asthma or […]

Summer Is Coming—Is Your Oil Tank Full?

By now, we’re sure you’ve packed away all of your winter gear and organized all of your shorts, swimsuits and sandals. But here’s one thing you have probably not taken care of yet. Making sure you head into summer with a tank that’s filled with oil. We know that one of the last things you […]

Air Conditioner Tune-ups Save Money and Hassle

You would never think of driving your car for tens of thousands of miles without doing some basic maintenance such as an oil and filter change. So, why would you do the equivalent to your air conditioning system by not scheduling regular seasonal tune-ups? Ignoring important maintenance can come back to haunt you. Not having […]

Lower Bills, Avoid Heating and Cooling Repairs by Insulating Your Attic Now

Many people ask why it’s important to invest in insulation for an attic that’s only used for storage. The answer is twofold: first, as much as 20 percent of the conditioned (heated or cooled) air in your home escapes through your untreated attic walls and ceiling; to put it another way, one out of every […]

Professional A/C Inspections and Maintenance: Five Things a Good Tech Looks For

Your air conditioner is a summer workhorse, keeping your family cool no matter how harsh and humid the Hudson Valley heat gets. But making sure your A/C is up to the task requires some preparation and TLC – including routine inspections and preventive maintenance to keep your cooling system running at its reliable best. But […]

Preparing Your A/C for the Warmer Months Ahead

We’re into mid-April, which means that warmer weather is on the way to the Hudson Valley – time to get your central A/C in shape for the spring and summer heat to come! Here are five things you can do in the coming weeks to prepare your central air conditioning system for the its annual home […]

Avoiding a Common Heating Oil Problem

Heating oil storage tanks are not complicated devices – certainly not as complicated as today’s high-tech heating equipment – but they do require at least some attention to run safely and reliably year after year. One problem that you might encounter with a heating oil tank is a buildup of heating oil sludge – a […]

Five Advantages of Commercial Fuel Management With Delivery

Quick, easy fuel delivery is essential to running an efficient fleet. Read about the benefits of contracting a delivery service for your fleet.