Summer is right around the corner, which means you will be reaching for your AC more than ever. Though it is essential to keep yourself and your family cool and comfortable as the temperature rises, that does not mean that you should spend more money and use up more energy. There are multiple ways to cool your home on hot days without having your energy bills skyrocket. Tragar Express is here to provide you with five ways to help you conserve energy and keep money in your pocket this summer! [Read more…] about Five Ways to Save Energy This Summer
Keeping yourself and your loved ones warm during the cooler months is essential, and you can save money in the process by having a new high-efficiency boiler system installed in your home. A new high-efficiency boiler can help save you money year-round. While undoubtedly an investment, it is one worth making. The home heating experts at Tragar Express are here to explain high-efficiency boilers and why you should consider upgrading now. [Read more…] about How a High-Efficiency Boiler Can Save You Money
As the availability of fossil fuels decreases over time, it is critical to move towards renewable energy sources. One of those renewable energy sources is biofuel, described as fuels derived from biomass – any matter derived from plants or animals. Biofuels are better for the environment for many reasons. There are several prominent types available so which should you choose? Tragar Express, Long Island’s premier energy company, is here to explain three types of renewable liquid fuels, their differences, and how they help the environment while reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. [Read more…] about What to Know About Renewable Liquid Fuels
For homeowners who have oil heating systems in your home, you may be wondering what that whistling sound is that you hear when you have oil delivered. The good news is that this sound is entirely normal and nothing that should cause any concern. Since your oil tank cannot communicate with words, the sounds you hear are actually vitally important to your safety and the health of your oil tank.
What Happens During an Oil Delivery
When you contact Tragar Express to deliver our Biofuel® oil to your home, an oil delivery driver will arrive with an oil truck. The oil truck driver will then connect their oil truck’s hose to your oil tank’s fill pipe to start filling the tank with oil, as explained by DiscoverHeatingOilMass.com. As your oil tank is filling up with oil, it produces a whistling sound, but why?
What Your Oil Tank Is Telling You
When your oil tank is receiving an oil delivery, something interesting occurs. Along with your tank’s fill pipe, another essential part of your oil tank is its vent alarm. McAllisterEnergy.com explains that air from the empty tank space is pushed out as oil is entering into your tank. The air then passes through the tank’s vent alarm which produces that whistling sound. The vent alarm will continue to whistle until the tank is full, which helps prevent the driver from overfilling your oil tank.
The alarm is critical to maintaining the balance of air and oil in your tank. A standard residential oil tank has a 275-gallon capacity, but it is considered full when it has 225 gallons. The vent alarm helps to ensure this.
Tragar Express Delivers and Repairs Your Oil Tank
Whether or not your oil heat system needs repair, when it’s time to get your heating system checked and repaired, call the experts at Tragar Express. We offer a full range of professional repair services for oil heat and gas heat systems. Our parent company, Tragar Home Services, has been serving Nassau County and Suffolk County residents for more than 60 years with our guaranteed 5-star customer service. For information about heating system upgrades or schedule a COD oil delivery, call Tragar Express today at (516) 221-2559. You can also email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is advantageous to have oil heating in your home, but there are essential safety tips to keep in mind. While oil heat is quite safe, there are some potential risks with it, just as with any heating system that utilizes a combustible fuel source. Fortunately, the oil heating professionals at Tragar Express are here to give you some valuable tips to keep you and your family safe when using oil to heat your home. [Read more…] about 3 Oil Heating System Safety Tips
Spring is here, and it is time to take preemptive action to maintain your oil tank. Though you are not using your oil tank as much during the spring or summer season, that does not mean that you should ignore it until the fall or winter season. The truth is, taking care of your oil tank in the warmer months is essential for ensuring that the tank will be in good shape when you need it most in the cooler months. As a home heating oil company, Tragar Express has valuable advice on giving you how to do just that. [Read more…] about 3 Tips to Prepare Your Oil Tank for Spring
Spring has officially arrived, but here in the Northeast, we know that winter weather is still a possibility at any time until mid-April. That means that we will still be using our home heating systems for another few weeks minimum until we switch on our air conditioning. This particular winter was cold and snowy, and as a result, your heating system might require repair. Here are a few common issues and what they might signify.
How Do I Know If I Need Heating System Repairs?
- Your utility bills are higher
- Odd smells and noises
- Your home doesn’t get as warm
- Constantly running or restarting
- More dust than usual
Does it seem that you are using more oil than you have in the past or that you are paying more for your natural gas than in previous months? Compare your heating energy bills of earlier months or last year’s bills. While many residents can blame higher energy costs on working from home, that justification only goes so far. It could be a sign that your heating system isn’t running at its maximum efficiency and is wasting fuel.
Is your furnace or boiler making weird sounds when it’s operating? Are there strange smells coming from the unit while it’s running? Such signs indicate that your heating system needs immediate attention. While some smells could be harmless, the last thing that you want to discover is a carbon monoxide leak which is potentially lethal.
If you usually set your home’s temperature at 68 degrees and it just doesn’t feel as warm, it could be because your heating system components are dirty or need replacement if it’s worn out. A qualified technician can clean your heat pump, oil burner, or air handling unit’s internal components to improve efficiency or replace an older part. If your system is overworking due to a component breakdown, this can lead to widespread system failure.
Does it seem like your heating system is continuously on or is frequently restarting, a practice known as short-cycling? A broken component, such as a temperature sensor, could be malfunctioning and preventing the system from regulating its operation. A system that is constantly running or restarting will cause equipment to overheat, overwork, and require frequent replacement or repair.
If you notice a thin layer of dust on surfaces near your air vents, this could be symptomatic of issues including dirty air filters or a higher amount of waste byproducts coming from your furnace. While air filters are inexpensive and easy to change, tracing the source of high waste byproducts could take time and indicate more severe equipment issues.
Oil Burner Maintenance and Repair Service
Whether or not your heating system needs repair, you should get an inspection once or twice a year to check for possible issues. When it’s time to get your heating system checked and repaired, call the experts at Tragar Express. We offer a full range of professional repair services for oil heat and gas heat systems. Our parent company, Tragar Home Services, has been serving Nassau County and Suffolk County residents for more than 60 years with our guaranteed 5-star customer service. For information about heating system upgrades or schedule a COD oil delivery, call Tragar Express today at (516) 221-2559. You can also email us email@example.com.
Winter is beginning to wind down, but the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) exposure remain a year-round threat. The CDC estimates that over 400 people die while another 50,000 people seek emergency medical services every year due to carbon monoxide poisoning or exposure. These deaths and emergency room visits are preventable. Let’s delve into what CO is, how it gets introduced into a home, and how to avoid a potentially dangerous situation. [Read more…] about How to Guard Against Carbon Monoxide Exposure
When your heating system stops working, or you’re looking for a system upgrade, it helps to know the proper name of the parts. While your HVAC repair company may not expect you to know the name of the specific burner or motor component that stopped working, it would help if you knew the difference between your compressor and your blower. So we’re here to help explain some key home heating system components and clarify what the parts do. [Read more…] about Heating System Components Explained
Running out of oil is nearly inevitable if you have oil heat. Fortunately, running out of oil isn’t the end of the world. Still, it can be extremely inconvenient and possibly cause issues that will need repair before your heat can be turned back on. Here are some tips on how to check your system when it stops working, what to do when you’re out of oil, and how to avoid running out. [Read more…] about What to Do When You Run Out of Oil