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

Need to Replace 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.

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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:

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What Should I Look for in a Heating Oil Supplier?

If you have ever shopped for heating oil in Long Island, you have probably noticed that there are a number of fuel suppliers selling oil it at prices that seem too good to be true.

That’s because they probably are too good to be true.

Heating season

How Can I Prepare My Furnace for Heating Season?

Fall has been a little slow to arrive here in Suffolk County – great news if you’re a fan of summer, not so great if you’re a lover of autumn. But as we all know, cool weather will eventually reach Long Island – and when it does, you’ll be relying more and more on your oil furnace to keep your family safe and comfortable.

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Get Those Last Minute Heating Repairs Out of the Way Now

As we all swelter through the dog days of August here in Suffolk County, your furnace or boiler is probably the last thing on your mind – which makes it the perfect time to take care of your annual heating maintenance. Let us explain.

For starters, Swezey offers heating equipment maintenance and tune-ups for systems of any age and make. Our expert technicians will monitor wear and tear on your equipment, clean your system and replace worn parts. This prevents minor repairs from turning into big expensive ones.

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10 Signs You Need Air Conditioning Service

Summer is officially underway here in Suffolk County – and although we have only dipped our toes in sticky summer heat so far this year, more is sure to come (that’s what the Farmers tell us, anyway).

If you got an air conditioning tune-up in LI before summer began – or maybe even after cooling season last year, if you’re really proactive – chances are your central air conditioner or mini-split air conditioner is in good shape right now.

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Don’t Forget to Change Your A/C Air Filters This Summer!

A home cooling system is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your Suffolk County home – but if you’re not checking and changing your A/C air filters regularly, you’re probably spending more than you should on cooling bills – and you could even be shortening the life of your equipment.

When an air filter clogs, it makes it difficult for the air you paid to cool to flow into your living space – which means your central air conditioner will have to work harder to do its job.

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Three Things You Can Do Now to Make Next Heating Season Easier

Although you are probably still relying on your furnace or boiler to get you through the cool spring days and nights, the worst of heating season 2018/2019 is behind us. It was certainly a year of ups and downs weather-wise, and if you are a Will Call customer, you have the heating bills to prove it!