When choosing the system to heat your home, many options are available, which can be confusing. Depending on where you live, some help may narrow down your options based on resource availability (i.e., natural gas vs. oil heat), but that doesn’t mean that you are forced into a choice that doesn’t suit your home’s needs. Let’s look at two popular options in the Northeast – baseboard heating and forced hot air systems. [Read more…] about Baseboard Heating vs. Forced Hot Air Systems – Which is Better?
Home Heating Facts
COD oil delivery and automatic delivery services each have distinct pros based on your needs and means as the homeowner. COD delivery represents a convenient way for homeowners to purchase oil based on their immediate needs and schedules. In contrast, automatic oil delivery takes the guesswork out of oil delivery as your oil company handles everything for you. Which is better? It depends entirely on your situation. [Read more…] about The Cost of COD vs. Automatic Delivery
Having an oil heat system in your home brings many benefits to you and your family. It is best for the system to keep up with the refills for your heating system, so you don’t run into issues later. You may be surprised to learn that your oil heating system running out of oil can cause more problems than just a freezing home. The home heating oil experts at Tragar Express are here to let you know why you should never run out of heating oil.
- It Will Cause Condensation
- You Will End Up Paying More
- You Won’t Have Heat
If your heating system runs out of heating oil, this leaves room for water to start collecting in your tank. Over time, this will create condensation, and the moisture will cause your tank to rust. Then, the pieces of sediment from the rust will break off and end up being mixed in with your heating oil and get pulled into the rest of your heating equipment. By the time your heating oil has run out, there’s a good chance that your heating system has experienced some wear and tear.
Since heating is used the most during the winter months, that is also when homeowners often run out of oil in their heating system. Unfortunately, heating oil prices also reach their peak during the winter months, so running out of oil at this time will cost you more to replace. Not only that, but if your heating system is damaged by condensation because it ran out of oil, it can cost you a lot in repairs.
Not having the warmth you and your family need are the most significant reasons we urge you not to let your heating system run out of heating oil. Not running out of oil is especially critical during the cold winter months when temperatures get dangerously low in New York. Aside from the physical discomfort for you and your family, your pipes can freeze and cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home.
Tragar Express Delivers Oil When You Need It Most
At Tragar Express, we understand that emergencies can happen when you least expect them and at the worst possible time. This is especially true if you suddenly run out of heating oil. Fortunately, you can order oil 24/7 from us, and we can deliver it to you the same day if you place your order by 10 AM. Don’t wait! Call us at 516-221-2559 or fill out our contact form today.
Your heating system is an essential component of your home that you rely on to keep you and your loved ones warm. In return, your heating system is dependent on you to keep it running smoothly with regular maintenance checks and scheduling repairs at the first sign of deterioration. Many of us utilize our heating system year-round, not just for home heating purposes but for water heat and cooking. Here are some signs that your system needs an upgrade. [Read more…] about Four Signs That You Need To Upgrade Your Heating System
Oil heat is an excellent source of heat for your home as it is extremely reliable. You can count on oil heat to keep you and your family warm during the coldest nights. The liquid fuel that oil tanks run on can vary and have different effects on the environment. At Tragar Express, we proudly supply Bioheat® to our customers. This eco-friendly fuel is an environmentally responsible home heating oil alternative that provides benefits to homeowners. [Read more…] about Oil Heat and the Environment – What to Know
Keeping your home warm in the cooler months is essential, which is even more urgent when it comes to New York winters. You can easily make sure that you and your loved ones are comfortable by burning home heating oil for warmth. However, different types of home heating oil are produced to offer homeowners more variety. As home heating oil experts, the specialists of Tragar Express are here to inform you about three different home heating oil options. [Read more…] about Comparing Home Heating Fuels
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 email@example.com.
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
As it can happen with products that have similar qualities, the terms “heating oil,” “petroleum,” and “gasoline” are interchanged and misused. For the uninformed, a simple mix-up when speaking can create confusion but a mix-up when researching or using the products can be quite costly. This article will help clarify any confusion by defining these terms and explaining their particular applications. [Read more…] about Are Heating Oil, Petroleum, and Gasoline the Same?