With the recent conflict in Europe and resulting sanctions affecting oil imports and exports, many Long Islanders are experiencing the resulting impact of that at the pump. Some of the sharpest increases to our gas prices have been happening, and we know quite when the prices will go back down again. While this situation is an outlier, we’ve
Your HVAC unit is not just a crucial part of your home’s infrastructure – it’s also a pricey one. Keeping it operating correctly can maximize its lifespan. Fortunately, some simple steps can help, including maintaining proper space around it.
A heating oil tank can last up to 20 years if properly maintained. One of the quickest ways to shorten a tank’s lifespan is to allow water to enter and remain inside. Checking for and removing moisture in your tank can lengthen your tank’s years and prevent heat loss when you need it the most.
When considering an HVAC system replacement or upgrade, Heating Seasonal Performance Ratings (HSPF) is a critical number to understand. HSPF is a rating that measures the energy efficiency of a heat pump during cool and cold months, with higher-rated units between 9 and 10 providing significant energy efficiency. How is HSPF calculated, how does it relate to SEER, and
Being a homeowner means juggling a few concerns in the winter. You want to be comfortable and not waste money, especially since heating costs this winter could be up to 30% more than usual. But could pipes freeze on freezing days if you set your thermostat low to save money? Let’s review the answers
Whether you are upgrading a current system, looking for a replacement, or considering a new home purchase, understanding the home heating system and what provides the best heat can be confusing. When choosing the best heat source for your home, consider many factors, including initial costs, cost and efficiency of operations, and even aesthetics.