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:
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.
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.
One of the biggest headaches that any heating equipment owner faces is keeping track of how much heating oil they have in their tank – especially during busy back-to-school and holiday weeks.
Unfortunately, those busy times correspond with the arrival of cooler weather here in Suffolk County, which makes your need for fuel even greater – and sometimes, even the most responsible homeowners can find themselves in the midst of a fuel run-out when they can least afford to be without heat.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Early spring is the perfect time to shop for a new heating system: it’s a shoulder season, so it’s typically easier to get a convenient appointment time with a qualified technician, and equipment prices are often at their lowest of the year.
Spring is almost here – and with it comes all those home projects you’ve been putting off. When you’re ready to jump into your spring cleaning chores, don’t overlook your plumbing.
Here’s a plumbing checklist to help you get a head start on identifying and fixing issues that could turn into problems down the road.