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Common Heating Problems—and How to Solve Them

Common Heating Problem: How To Solve Them

Posted: October 19, 2020

While there are many types of situations that can cause your heating system to operate poorly—or not work at all—there are some problems that occur a lot. Fortunately, these are easy and inexpensive to fix—or to avoid altogether. Problems With Power If your heat stops working and you’ve confirmed that there isn’t a power outage in your neighborhood, your next step should be to check for a tripped circuit breaker or see if the power switches to your boiler or furnace have been accidentally turned off. If you find that power switches for your heating system have been turned off […]

Why Does My Home Feel So Dry In The Winter?

Why Does My Home Feel So Dry In The Winter?

Posted: October 12, 2020

When the cold weather arrives and your heating system starts pushing out a lot of hot air, it will sap most of the moisture out of your home’s indoor air. When your home becomes too dry, you’ll start experiencing a variety of problems. These can range from dry, irritated skin and increased allergic responses. Dry indoor air, if left unchecked, can also result in physical damage to your home furniture, and other belongings. The good news is you can resolve the problem of dry indoor air with a simple solution that ensures healthy moisture levels throughout your home: install a […]

What Is The Best Thermostat Setting for Winter?

What Is The Best Thermostat Setting For Winter?

Posted: October 5, 2020

It could be a tempting idea during the winter to take the strain off your furnace or boiler by dropping temperatures quite a bit at night to save money on heat. Or you may think about turning off your heating system when you’re away from home or if you own a vacation home that sits empty in the winter. But the truth is, these are not good ideas. We wouldn’t ever recommend having the temperatures in your home fall much below 60°F – a temperature that can strike a good balance between conserving energy and preventing costly problems. To achieve […]

Do You Have a Propane Generator?

Do You Have A Propane Generator?

Posted: September 28, 2020

Increasingly, power outages have become all too common for folks in many parts of the country, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. From deep freezes and ice storms in winter to severe thunderstorms and hurricane in the summer and fall, extreme weather and power outages cause a lot of worry year-round. A recent example occurred in early August, when Hurricane Isaias made landfall in North Carolina and barreled all the way up the East Coast, In its aftermath, almost three million customers were left without power in the region A backup whole-house propane generator can take away your worries. When […]

How Does Automatic Delivery Work?

How Does Automatic Delivery Work?

Posted: September 21, 2020

Are you signed up to be on automatic delivery? If you aren’t, we think you should be! Automatic delivery is a free service that takes away the hassle of having to check your tank and order your fuel. It also lowers the risk of running out of oil or propane. Running out of fuel can be dangerous when temperatures fall below freezing. Not only are you left in the cold, but your home becomes vulnerable to water pipes freezing and bursting, which can cause thousands of dollars in damage. We use software to estimate how much fuel you are likely […]

The Best Water Heater Temperature Setting

Posted: September 14, 2020

One of the most popular energy-saving tips is to lower the thermostat setting on your home heating system to save money. But did you ever think about adjusting the temperature setting on your water heater to save more money? Unfortunately, there are variables involved that make finding the right temperature setting a little more complicated. When most water heater manufacturers preset their thermostats, they use a default setting of 140°– a temperature that can be hot enough to scald, and higher than most people need. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a 120°, setting is more than enough to […]