You use about 60 gallons of hot water every day to wash your clothes, your dishes, and yourself – so it shouldn’t be any surprise that water heating can account for anywhere from one-quarter to one-third of your monthly energy bill.
Did you know that the amount of air that leaks from an average American home is about equal to having a four-foot hole in an exterior wall?
Properly insulating and weatherizing to minimize air leaks in the “envelope” of your house are two of the best dollar-for-dollar investments you can make for your home. Here are five key benefits of weatherizing and insulating:
Spring’s here, which means it’s a great time to give your whole home a once over — including your plumbing.
Here are seven easy ways to give your plumbing systems a quick checkup:
- Check for toilet leaks — Put a few drops of food coloring in your toilet tank; if you have a leak, you’ll see the color in the bowl within an hour.
If your water faucet has slowed to a trickle, you might think there’s a problem with the faucet itself, or with the water pressure behind it – and that may in fact be true.
But it could also be a simpler issue to fix: a clogged aerator.
It’s February – which for the optimists among you means that spring cleaning is just around the corner. Among the best items to purge this year as you clean out your basement or attic — how about those loud, inefficient, light-robbing window AC units?
Most people choose window air conditioners because they don’t have the ductwork to support a central air conditioning unit.
Every year around this time, many of us spend time sharing gifts and enjoying the warmth of our family and home.
But for some people struggling to make ends meet, that warmth is hard to come by: circumstances may make bill paying – including heating bill paying – hard to manage, creating stress that can really take a toll on a family.
One of the most important pieces of equipment for keeping your family safe and warm this winter isn’t a heating appliance at all – it’s your phone.
If you’re an Auto Delivery customer, you could be undercutting one of the best benefits of the service – preventing run-outs – simply by not keeping us informed about changes in the way you’ve living.
There are some amazing pieces of high efficiency home comfort equipment on the market these days, but one of our favorites to install for our Long Island customers is the System 2000 from Energy Kinetics – a boiler that combines home and water heating to maximize energy efficiency in all seasons.
We think it’s a great system, but don’t take our word for it. As you’ll see in this letter from Kathy, one of our satisfied customers, we’re not the only ones enamored with the System 2000.
Older-generation heating tanks have a maximum lifespan of about 30 years – which means if your home was built in or before 1990, you’re probably due – or maybe even overdue – for a replacement.
Your heating oil tank may look OK, but looks can be deceiving: just because there are no visible leaks or rust doesn’t mean you’re in the clear.
With Labor Day behind us and leaves starting to change and fall throughout Long Island, that can only mean one thing: cooler weather is coming, and with it comes the need for your annual heating system tune-up.