What’s Different With Your Tankless Water Heater?

What's Different With Your Tankless Water Heater?Water heaters are essential appliances in our modern homes, and technological advances offer more options than ever before. If you’ve always had a conventional storage water heater, you may notice some differences with your new tankless water heater. Although the end result is the same — hot water — storage and tankless heaters use different methods to achieve the same goal. Read More »

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Auxiliary Heating for Your Heat Pump: Here’s How It Works

Auxiliary Heating for Your Heat Pump: Here's How It WorksThe heat pump is an economical way to heat your home. It produces a gentle heat and distributes it evenly throughout the house. This differs from forced air heating, which is generally more fierce and can leave cool spots. However, heat pumps do have their limitations, and if temperatures drop below freezing, as they do here in Long Island, then an auxiliary heat source is required. Read More »

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It Now the Time to Consider Upgrading the Heating System in Your Long Island Home?

It Now the Time to Consider Upgrading the Heating System in Your Long Island Home?If you are a homeowner thinking about upgrading the heating system within your Long Island home, you should ask the following questions: Read More »

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Learn Why a Mercury-Free Thermostat Is Best for Your Long Island Home

Learn Why a Mercury-Free Thermostat Is Best for Your Long Island HomeSince 1998, a major initiative has been under way by some states to eliminate the sale of electromechanical thermostats with mercury switches and their improper release into the environment. Landfills, incinerators and dumps have been accumulating these hazardous discarded thermostats for years, and as a result highly toxic mercury has been slowly seeping into the environment. Read More »

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Want to Improved Indoor Air Quality? Have Your Ducts Cleaned

Want to Improved Indoor Air Quality? Have Your Ducts CleanedUnderstanding that indoor air quality can affect your overall health, many homeowners have made it a priority to remove the air pollutants (dust, dirt, mold, etc.) inside their home to create a healthier environment. One of the best ways to get improved indoor air quality is to have your air ducts professionally cleaned. Read More »

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Good HVAC Customer Service for Your Long Island Home: What Should It Look Like?

Good HVAC Customer Service for Your Long Island Home: What Should It Look Like?Customer service is almost as important as the product that the company is selling, and a bad experience will tarnish their reputation permanently. There are some important points that you should note when assessing your HVAC customer service experience.  Read More »

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AFUE: This Rating Is Key for Savings

AFUE: This Rating Is Key for SavingsHave you heard the term AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency)? This rating is a key factor to reduce household energy consumption and lower utility costs. If you are considering upgrading your Long Island home with a new heating system, understanding more about the AFUE rating system will help you select a heater that best meets your needs. Read More »

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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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