Don’t Fall for the Lure of an Over-sized Furnace

Don't Fall for the Lure of an Over-sized FurnaceWhen winter blasts its way across Long Island, your furnace becomes a very important piece of equipment. So if you’re in the market for a new heating system, it’s important to learn about sizing options. Any furnace’s characteristics, particularly size, will influence your initial cost, the cost of running the unit during the coldest weather and how long it can perform at high levels. Read More »

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Extending the Life of the HVAC System in Your Long Island Home

Extending the Life of the HVAC System in Your Long Island HomeYou may think that you don’t have much of a hand in extending the life of the HVAC system in your home. The furnace runs and the A/C comes on when needed. That seems simple enough, but the truth of the matter is that, by doing some relatively simple things, you can have a major impact on the overall service life of your HVAC system. Here are a few tips on what you can do. Read More »

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How Your Programmable Thermostat Works With Your Furnace

How Your Programmable Thermostat Works With Your FurnaceYou’ve probably heard pros and cons about programmable thermostats and their ability to actually save on your heating and cooling bills. The fact of the matter is that if set correctly, a programmable thermostat can boost your energy savings significantly. The type of thermostat you choose is important, and some heating systems are technically limited, but the guidelines below should help you see the overall benefits. Read More »

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Troubleshooting Your Electric Water Heater

Troubleshooting Your Electric Water HeaterWater heaters are one of the most reliable appliances in your home. Their lifespan, especially considering their constant use, is incredible, many of them lasting for up to 15 years. Sometimes however, issues arise that require a little tinkering. Here are some quick troubleshooting tips for your electric water: Read More »

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How Radiant Floor Heating Stacks Up Against Forced Air

How Radiant Floor Heating Stacks Up Against Forced AirIf you are considering upgrading your traditional forced air heating system with efficient radiant floor heating, learning more about how these relatively new heating systems could help you save significantly on your utility bills while keeping your home more comfortable than you imagined. Read More »

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HVAC Technicians With NATE Certification Have Confirmed Expertise and Then Some

HVAC Technicians With NATE Certification Have Confirmed Expertise and Then SomeWhen you choose a North American Technicians Excellence (NATE)-certified technician, you’re choosing someone who holds all of the most prestigious certifications possible in the HVAC industry. A voluntary program, NATE certification attracts the best and most committed of professionals in their field. The program and certification process promote excellence in installing and maintaining heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment. Read More »

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Winterizing Your Long Island Home: Tips to Take You to Spring

Winterizing Your Long Island Home: Tips to Take You to SpringThe leaves are beginning to change, the nights are getting chilly and hot cocoa has become appealing once again. Fall is here, and, unfortunately, another harsh New York winter is fast approaching. With the weather getting colder, many homeowners are starting to be concerned about high heating costs this winter. Fortunately, there are ways to save money this winter and keep your house cozy and warm. Winterizing your home is an important step in preparing for the cold weather, and there are a lot of tasks that should be included. Here are a few ideas to help you get started: Read More »

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Considering a Thermostat Upgrade for Your Long Island Home? Select the Right One

Considering a Thermostat Upgrade for Your Long Island Home? Select the Right OneDid you know that upgrading to a programmable thermostat can increase energy-efficiency and reduce home energy costs? Even if your old thermostat is still working properly, a thermostat upgrade offers many benefits for your home.  Read More »

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How Carbon Monoxide Can Put Your New York Residence and Family in Jeopardy

How Carbon Monoxide Can Put Your New York Residence and Family in JeopardyCarbon monoxide can be extremely dangerous to anyone living in a residence with a heat-producing appliance, such as a gas stove, furnace or hot water heater. Anything with a pilot light can be capable of leaking this deadly gas into your home. Fortunately, there are a couple of things you can do to mitigate the risk to your family, especially with the cold New York winter coming up, which will increase the loads on your furnace and hot water heater. These things include: Read More »

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What Fall Home Maintenance Tasks Should I Tackle This Fall Around My Long Island Home?

What Fall Home Maintenance Tasks Should I Tackle This Fall Around My Long Island Home?With the nights getting colder and leaves changing all around us, it’s time to take stock of our homes and see what needs to be done before winter sets in. Be sure to make these fall home maintenance tasks part of your autumn routine.  Read More »

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