Thinking of putting your house up for sale, either now or in the next couple years? Then you are probably considering what upgrades or repairs are necessary to appeal to buyers. Any changes you make should either increase its value or help it sell faster. Should replacing your HVAC system be on your list?
“Should I repair my furnace, air conditioning system, water heater (insert any major home system or appliance), or does it make more sense to replace it?” It’s a question almost as common as “What’s for dinner?” There’s no right answer that applies to every repair or replace situation. But there are some important things to consider, regardless of the type of equipment that’s causing the dilemma. Repair or Replace Considerations Safety - The primary consideration is safety. If your system creates a safety hazard, there's no question it needs to be replaced. For example, a [...]
You're buying an oil-heated home but know nothing about heating a home using oil? Not to worry! There are only a few things you should do that are just slightly different from living in a home that uses an alternative source of energy:
Spring is right around the corner and with it comes home-selling season. Preparing your oil-heated home for sale and presenting it in the best way possible is no small task. It's important to hire the right real estate agent and work with your service providers to properly present your home to potential buyers. So, if you are thinking about listing your home this spring, we have some advice to help make the process a little easier: Organize Service History and Records: Work with your home’s current provider of heating oil and HVAC service to put [...]
Whether you heat your home with oil, gas, or electricity, these 7 tips can help you cut your energy consumption and maintain comfortable temperatures in your home during the winter:
Admit it, your hot water heater is not something you think about very often. Until that is, you turn on the faucet to wash dishes and get only lukewarm water, step into an icy cold shower on a freezing winter morning, or find your basement is now the family swimming pool. Then you’re going to wish you gave this equipment more attention. Here are a few things you can do to keep this household workhorse running well.
Waking up on a cold winter morning and finding out there is no heat because your oil burner is not working can be stressful. Levco is always at your service but wants you to be prepared if you do encounter an emergency. Here are some Emergency Procedures to follow before giving us a call:
In an oil-heated home, your boiler is one of the most important pieces of equipment. It not only keeps the house warm in these cold New England winters, but it heats the water for showers, baths, washing dishes, and keeps the pipes from freezing and bursting. Some days you may not notice it. But because it is also a big investment, its important to know when it may need replacing before it costs you more in repairs, becomes unsafe, or completely stops working on a cold, snowy night. But how do you know when it's [...]
Installing an automatic setback or programmable thermostat means you don’t have to worry about remembering to turn down the heat before leaving the house or going to bed.
While the holidays ushered in family, glad tidings and lots of gifts, you may have been too busy to notice that they also heralded something else. Yup, the winter solstice snuck in just before Christmas and with it the official start of winter. Colder weather will be here for a few months, but there’s no reason to freeze or to go broke keeping your house warm. So grab a sweater or a cup of hot cocoa and curl up to learn how to lower your heating costs this winter.