We all want our homes to be as safe and as comfortable as possible. Part of having a comfortable home is having modern conveniences, including appliances and other devices. Unfortunately, while these modern conveniences make our lives unimaginably easier than people had it mere decades ago, these appliances and devices aren’t without risk.
As the heat of summer arrives on Long Island, the thought of heating oil is far from the minds of many, but the economical often say it’s the best time to buy it. Does this folk wisdom still hold true, or have market fluctuations changed the equation? Let’s break it down a bit.
We’ll soon be working our HVAC systems extra hard to keep us cool during the Dog Days of Summer. The “Dog Days” is actually an ancient reference tied to the coincidental sunrise rising of Sirius, the Dog Star. While the star doesn’t have an actual effect on our temperature, its appearance in our
There’s a lot of uncertainty out there lately regarding the prices of a great number of things. With increasing inflation, prices going up at the pump, and rising energy costs, homeowners are looking for ways to save what they can, especially on Long Island, where things are already pretty expensive. In fact, this year,
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,
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.