Do I Need to Cover My Central Air Unit in The Winter?

Posted: October 2, 2023

Modern Units Are Built to Withstand the Elements With temperatures finally cooling off, we can turn more of our attention to getting our homes ready for the winter season. One question that always comes up around this time of year involves the outdoor condensing unit of central air conditioning systems. Some people think it’s best to keep the unit covered to protect it from winter’s wrath. At first, this seems logical, but here’s why we advise you not to do this. First, modern outdoor cooling units have been built to withstand harsh winter weather conditions. This obviously eliminates the need […]

What Happens During an HVAC Tune-Up?

Posted: September 18, 2023

Maintenance Varies Depending on Your Type of System The key to saving energy and money is improving efficiency! And when it comes to improving the energy efficiency of your HVAC system, one of the best things you can do is schedule an annual system tune-up. This vital preventive maintenance service not only ensures that your system is running properly, it will also keep your boiler or furnace operating at peak efficiency. In fact, a tune-up can help reduce annual heating fuel usage by 5-10%! A tune-up also allows our expert technicians to spot minor issues before they become big problems […]

Bioheat® Fuel Vs. “Regular” Heating Oil

Posted: September 5, 2023

Why Bioheat Fuel Is More Eco-Friendly How does Bioheat® fuel compare to traditional heating oil from the past? First, a primer: Bioheat fuel is a blend of renewable biofuels and ultra-low sulfur heating oil. Biofuels, a gallon-for-gallon replacement for petroleum fuel, are made from organic and recycled ingredients like used cooking oil, soybean oil and animal fats. You can use Bioheat fuel in your current home heating system without modification. But here’s the key difference: Bioheat fuel represents an enhanced eco-friendly alternative to conventional heating fuel. You don’t lose any heating power with Bioheat fuel. On the contrary, it burns […]

Does Central Air Use a Lot of Electricity?

Posted: August 21, 2023

Estimating Your Monthly Cooling Expenses No household in the Delaware Valley wants to be without air conditioning in the summertime. But, let’s face it, cooling costs can add up quickly when we’re dealing with multiple heat waves. That’s why many people wonder, how much electricity does my air conditioner actually use? To get to that answer, we need to determine how many kilowatt hours (kWh) your central air conditioning systems consumes. Your kilowatt usage will depend on a range of factors, including the capacity of the air conditioner (rated in BTU or tons) as well as its efficiency rating, measured as […]

Is Propane Toxic?

Posted: August 7, 2023

Safe and Nontoxic Propane Produces Minimal Emissions More people are environmentally conscious than in the past and therefore want to find an energy-efficient fuel source that is right for their personal use while being safe for the earth. Propane gas is a perfect choice for those who strive for environmental responsibility, as it is nontoxic and produces minimal emissions, according to the nonprofit Propane Education and Research Council. Propane is also harmless to soil or groundwater – an important element for being considered a “green” fuel. Propane is also a low-carbon fuel that does not adversely contribute to the greenhouse […]

Benefits of Propane Autogas for Your Fleet

Posted: July 17, 2023

Is It Cheaper to Run a Vehicle on Propane? While nearly one in 10 households in Pennsylvania rely on clean-burning propane for home heating, propane has also been making inroads by powering motor vehicles in the Keystone State with efficient, clean-burning autogas. Propane autogas is the world’s most popular alternative fuel, which is defined as any product that bypasses the two big traditional petroleum fuels: gasoline and diesel. According to the Alternative Fuels Data Center, 60% of alternative-fuel vehicles nationwide now run on propane, from school buses to vans and fleet trucks to forklifts, lawnmowers and farm tractors. It is […]