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...
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...
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 or hot water. The [...]
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?
Protecting Our Customers and Employees Your Guide to Levco's Safety Precautions • Levco employees are aware of and follow the recommendations set forth by CDC as it relates to COVID-19. • When scheduling an appointment, a member of our Service Department will confirm that no one in the home or business is currently feeling ill or quarantined/isolated due to COVID-19. • Upon arrival, our technicians will apply hand sanitizer before entering your home or business and again confirm that no one is feeling ill or quarantined/isolated due to COVID-19. • To put you at ease, [...]
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: