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Bioheat® – Answers To Common Questions

A new fuel has come on the scene in recent years – well, an old fuel really, with a new wrinkle: Bioheat®.

If you’re not familiar with this clean, green alternative to conventional No. 2 heating oil, here are the basics.

Should I repair or replace my home cooling system?

Should I Repair Or Replace My Home Cooling System?

A central air conditioning unit is a big investment for any Suffolk County homeowner – but it’s not designed to last forever.

In fact, while the average lifespan of a central air conditioner is typically 10-15 years (assuming it has been professionally serviced by a qualified HVAC contractor along the way), the last few of those years is a period when replacing your cooling system might make more financial sense (given the efficiency improvements) than repairing problems that arise.

Signs you need a new water heater

Do You Need A New Water Heater?

Your water heater is one of those appliances that you don’t appreciate until it quits on you, leaving you with cold showers, dirty dishes, and a puddle of rusty water on your basement floor.

The good news is that your water heater will usually let you know it’s in trouble before the worst happens. Here are some telltale signs that your water heater is on the outs:

Ways to simplify your life in 2020/21

4 Ways to Simplify Your Life in 2020/21

You’ve got a lot on your mind these days – even more than usual – and with all mental chatter, it’s easy to forget simple things like paying your heating oil bill or scheduling a heating oil delivery in Suffolk County.

On top of that, social distancing is limiting our trips to the bank and post office, making it harder to do…well, almost everything.

Upgrade your window A/Cs with a ductless mini-split system

Upgrade From Window A/C To A Ductless Mini-Split System

Warm weather will soon be on its way to Suffolk County – which for some of us means lugging big, heavy window air conditioners out of the basement or attic.

But just because there’s no ductwork in place in your home doesn’t mean you have to settle for loud, light-blocking window air conditioners. Instead, you could install a Fujitsu ductless mini-split system.

Plumbing checklist for spring

Plumbing Checklist For Your Home This Spring

Keeping your plumbing system up and running properly is a must in any year, but with most of us spending a lot more time at home than usual these days, it becomes more important than ever.

Here are some important plumbing tasks to take care of in the coming weeks so your appliances and plumbing fixtures will continue to run right.

Need to replace your heating oil tank? Now is a great time

Replacing Your Heating Oil Tank: Now Is a Great Time

If your heating oil storage tank has passed its two-decade mark, you’re probably due – or maybe even overdue – to replace it (if you have underground model, that life expectancy drops to about 15 years).

“But my oil tank looks fine,” you say – and that may be true. But looks can be deceiving…

Save Money With Your Thermostat: Here’s How

Most people think of their thermostat as the little box on their wall that they adjust when they are feeling cold. But if you have a programmable thermostat, you could be doing much more with it – including saving money.

In fact, managing the temperature of your home with a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways to save 10 percent or more on your energy costs – enough to cover the cost of installing one if you don’t have one already.

Furnace indoor air quality

How Does Your Furnace Affect Indoor Air Quality?

Your furnace does a great job at keeping you safe and warm through the cold Suffolk County winter. But could it be doing that job at the expense of your health and air quality?

Here are three questions to ask yourself about your heating system and its impact on your health:

Home heating oil

How Much Heating Oil Should I Expect to Use This Winter?

One question we get a lot here at Swezey is “how much heating oil am I going to use this year?”

The truthful answer to that question is “we don’t know.” The reason it’s hard to give a firm answer is that there are so many variables in the equation, including: