Energy Savings Are Possible in Cool Weather Too — Fall and Winter Tips for New Yorkers

Energy Savings Are Possible in Cool Weather Too — Fall and Winter Tips for New YorkersThroughout the spring and summer month we’ve been hearing in abundance about energy savings on our cooling bills. However, it is possible to save money and energy in the fall and winter while you beat the chill. Use this guide to help you lower your heating bills and stay comfortable, even when it’s raining or snowing outside. Read More »

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Take Your Heat Pump From Summer to Fall With These Steps

Take Your Heat Pump From Summer to Fall With These StepsFrom kids going back to school to the changing of colorful foliage, fall is a time of great change. A very hot and muggy Long Island summer will soon give way to frigid temperatures and stormy weather, so now is the time to make sure your heat pump is ready to handle your comfort needs. A maintenance check will help you with peace of mind when the cold temperatures come, but you’ll also benefit from cleaner indoor air and lower utility costs. Read More »

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors Are an Essential Part of Home Safety

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Are an Essential Part of Home SafetyIt’s silent, invisible, odorless, and deadly, and it could be a threat in any home. It can be produced by common household appliances, and you might not suspect you’ve inhaled it until you begin to feel the symptoms of exposure. Since you can’t use your senses to identify carbon monoxide, or CO, the safety of your home depends on carbon monoxide detectors.  Read More »

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Energy Audits Work — Learn How One Can Work for Your Home

Energy Audits Work -- Learn How One Can Work for Your HomeDo you want to reduce the money you spend on energy and are there rooms in your home that are hotter or cooler than the rest? If your answer to these questions is yes, you should consider a home energy audit. The audit will identify your energy usage and reveal deficiencies in your home so you can decide how to reduce costs and make you comfortable. Read More »

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Determine the Best Type of Furnace for Your Long Island Home

Determine the Best Type of Furnace for Your Long Island HomeWhen you are ready to purchase a new furnace, there are options available to you. The three different types of furnaces available, and a few other factors may determine the best type of furnace for your home: Read More »

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Get Your Furnace Maintained Before Turning It On for the Fall

Get Your Furnace Maintained Before Turning It On for the FallNow that fall is here, it won’t be long before the weather gets chilly enough to turn on the furnace. Having your furnace maintained annually by an experienced professional ensures that when you turn it on, it operates safely and reliably at maximum efficiency. Read More »

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Keep Your Energy Costs Down When Your Home Is Empty During the Day

Keep Your Energy Costs Down When Your Home Is Empty During the DayWe have written before about some electricity use misunderstandings Long Island homeowners have when trying to save money on energy bills. A common myth focuses on the lowly thermostat, probably because it is the only part of your HVAC system that is always available for spontaneous tinkering. Set your thermostat—or your programmable thermostat—correctly and keep energy costs down.  Read More »

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Everything You’ll Need to Consider When Installing a New Furnace

Everything You'll Need to Consider When Installing a New FurnaceInstalling a new furnace may not have the pizzazz of purchasing new kitchen appliances, but the warmth and comfort of your family depends on proper furnace selection and installation. During discussions with your Long Island HVAC contractor about installing a new furnace, be sure to address these six issues that affect total cost.  Read More »

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The Expenses You Could Encounter When Installing a New Water Heater

The Expenses You Could Encounter When Installing a New Water HeaterYou’ll probably have the experience of installing a new water heater sooner or later. Even when carefully maintained, most don’t exceed a 10 year service life. In locales where the municipal water supply is “hard,” mineral accumulation in the tank may reduce that figure to as little as five years. Water heater problems may manifest first as slow recovery time to heat a new tank of water, an unexplained increase in water heating costs and, finally, tank leakage. Since there are few repairable components on most water heater models, installing a new water heater is the inevitable next step. Read More »

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Your HVAC System Could Be Vulnerable During a Home Remodel

Your HVAC System Could Be Vulnerable During a Home RemodelAs if you didn’t have enough on your mind when you’re remodeling your home, your HVAC system may be negatively impacted by the construction. Anyone who’s ever lived through a renovation knows that dust in the air is a fact of life. Because the HVAC system is integrated throughout the entire house through interconnected ducts, whatever’s airborne in any part of the home can may affect overall system performance and efficiency. It can even accelerate wear and tear and shorten the effective lifespan of some components. While the contractors and workers give your living spaces a new look or extra square footage, here are some ways to safeguard your HVAC system. Read More »

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