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
Home Heating Tips
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
Home heating and cooling expenses constitute approximately half of a home’s annual energy costs per year. To help you save money on your home heating costs this winter, we have put together some tips for energy conservation that will help keep your home warmer during the coldest days this winter. [Read more…] about How to Conserve Your Home’s Heat on Cold Days
An oil burner is a critical component for your home’s heating system, and proper maintenance is essential for system efficiency and lifespan. A properly working oil burner can save you money on home heating oil costs. Since your oil burner is ultimately the component where all of the heat in your home begins, taking care of it, particularly during the winter, is essential for your family’s comfort. [Read more…] about Tips to Keep Your Burner Running Efficiently
There are many reasons to look for a new oil company but finding a reliable one can prove challenging. Perhaps you have just relocated, your current contract is up with your existing company, or maybe you had not previously considered the benefits of a contract with an oil company. It would help if you kept an eye out for a few qualities and characteristics when choosing a new oil heat and service provider. [Read more…] about What to Look for in a New Oil Company