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How Can I Make My Heating Season Easier?

Posted: 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 start of heating season 2019/20.

But having heating bills on the horizon doesn’t have to mean stressing out for the next five months. Here are three of the best ways we know to have a hassle-free heating season here in the Catskill Region:

  1. Sign up for a Black Bear Service Plan – Routine maintenance for your heating equipment from an expert Black Bear technician will keep your furnace or boiler operating at its best, and will help catch small issues before they become big problems (about four out of five HVAC repairs result from improper maintenance, so prevention is key!).

    When you sign up for a Black Bear Big Paw or Little Paw Service Plan, you’ll know that your heating system will be ready to work hard when you need it most. Plus you’ll get priority 24/7 heating service, covered repairs and repair discounts, and more!

  2. Enroll in EZ Pay – An unexpectedly high heating bill can really put a damper on your holiday season – but with Black Bear’s EZ Pay plan, you’ll know exactly what your bills will be every month (since it will always be the same!).

    EZ Pay also includes a price cap, which means your fuel price won’t go up above a certain price no matter what happens in the oil markets.*

  3. Consider heating equipment upgrades – Today’s boilers and furnaces are smarter, more efficient, and more reliable than heating systems of the past. If your equipment is more than 10 years old – even if it has been well maintained – it’s worth considering making the investment to a new system to save money on your energy bills.

Don’t stress about your heating bill this season – contact Black Bear today to sign up for these and other great services for your Sullivan County home!

*Insurance is required for Price Cap programs – contact us for details.