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October is here, which means sweater weather is in full swing! Pumpkin spice returns to our favorite coffee shops, the kids are back in school, and we're feeling those cool morning breezes through the open windows. #Finally

Heating Oil Explained – Understanding your home’s fuel source

You heat your home with oil.  But other than seeing the delivery truck in your driveway a few times a year, you don't know much about it. So what exactly is this heating oil that is so critical to your family’s comfort?

6 To-do’s Before Turning On The Heat This Fall

Ready to turn on your heating system? There's no doubt the days are getting shorter and the evenings are getting cooler in Fairfield County, but there’s no exact temperature that determines when you should make the switch from cooling to heating. It's all about your comfort and health, so as soon as the cold gets into the house and you have to wear more than a light sweater to stay comfortable, you should consider...

2019-10-03T10:05:59-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Heating Oil, Heating Service, HVAC Systems, Preventative Maintenance|

Do I have a Boiler or a Furnace?

Do I have a Boiler or a Furnace? What's the difference between a furnace and a boiler? Homeowners typically refer to their heating unit as a "furnace" - but not all homes have a furnace. So, what’s the difference between a boiler and furnace and why does it matter? A boiler uses hot water to heat the living space, while a furnace uses warm air. The heat and the way it's circulated throughout your home are different. What is a boiler?  Boilers heat water. The water is then turned into steam [...]

2019-09-30T18:23:07-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Heating Service, HVAC Systems|Tags: , , , |

How to Choose a Local Heating Oil Company

There is nothing like autumn in Connecticut, and it serves as a gentle reminder that winter is on its way and it's time to plan ahead for your home heating needs. Homeowners should consider a few important things before choosing a local heating oil company...

4 To-Do’s When Buying an Oil-Heated Home

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:

5 Alternative Ways to Cool Your Home Without Air Conditioning

When the temperatures rise, the simple answer would be to blast the air conditioner and create a nice wintery environment. However, by the end of the month, you’ll notice in your bill statements that it uses a ton of energy. Here are some alternatives to cool your home without blasting the air conditioning.

Why is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

There’s nothing worse than being let down by the miracle (science) of air conditioning you rely on to keep your home comfortable. We all know these things do happen – especially without regular maintenance. Not only is it important to have your condensers checked and air filters replaced, but it’s also best to know the reasons your air conditioner might not be doing its job before it stops working. This way you’ll know how to avoid the problem and when to call a professional. So, before you call in your HVAC squad, let's check the two places that could tell us why your AC is blowing hot air.

To Repair, or Replace, That is the Question.

When your air conditioner isn’t functioning properly, it's hard to know when to repair or replace your air conditioning equipment, keeping in mind what's best for your wallet. Depending on the nature of the problem, you might even be able to DIY a repair and save yourself the cost of an unnecessary maintenance call. So make sure to do your research before making an investment.

Types of Air Conditioning Systems

Not all air conditioning systems are created equal. Each can be useful for certain situations. Thankfully, we have different types of air conditioners for different styles of homes and businesses. Read on to see what type of air conditioner might fit your needs...