You’re probably aware that R-22 (also known as Freon), the refrigerant commonly used in air conditioning equipment, has been phased out worldwide. The US Environmental Protection Agency determined that R-22 depletes the ozone layer, so as of January 2020, it can no longer be produced or imported. But it’s the import and manufacturing of R-22 and systems that use it that was made illegal. It is NOT the USE of existing R-22 systems and supplies. What the ban on R-22 means for you At this time, you don't have to stop using R-22 air conditioners [...]
If your living areas frequently feel too hot or too cool and you’re in the habit of changing the thermostat temperature settings to compensate, you’re adding to the equipment’s workload, wasting energy, and it's costing you more money.
Your HVAC air filters are more important now than ever before. Families are spending most of their time indoors to help stem the tide of the COVID-19 virus. In fact, most states have issued “stay at home” or “shelter in place” orders. Being home more naturally increases debris like dust, pollen, pet dander, and fabric fibers that get into your HVAC system.
The calendar may say it's spring, but cooler temperatures are holding on like a dog to a bone. So why then, are we recommending you schedule your annual air conditioning spring check now?
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:
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:
For homes that use heating oil to stay warm and cozy, safe and timely deliveries are absolutely necessary. Even though this winter has so far been a mild one, we all know those snow and ice storms could come at any moment. And when they do, Levco recommends a few winter heating oil delivery tips to make sure your home is safe and accessible for deliveries. Make Sure Your Location Is Visible As your next oil delivery approaches, it’s important that your heating oil delivery company can easily find your home. Ensure your house number [...]
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 [...]
There’s no question that pets are family. Where else can we get unconditional love, laughter, and comfort in one adorable package? And let’s face it, there are days we like our pets better than our human family members. Having furry babies means having pet hair and dander all over your home. The vacuum cleaner becomes permanently attached to your hand, you carry lint rollers in your purse or briefcase, and pet hair is a constant fashion accessory to every outfit. But having pets also means taking extra steps on HVAC maintenance to help your home's equipment run efficiently.