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Kick off the New Year With a New Heater

January 11th, 2021

gas-furnace-burners-combustion-chamberDid you make a resolutions list to start off the year? What were your goals? Are you trying to read more? To get in shape? Maybe call Grandma more often? What about resolving to enjoy the best home comfort you possibly can?

Maybe that last idea might seem a little strange but it is a good goal to have. No one deserves to struggle with keeping warm during our winters. If something has been messing with your home comfort this season, despite the fact that you’ve been maintaining and repairing your system accordingly, then it may mean you need to try something new.

We are referring to scheduling a replacement heating service in Staten Island, NY. This will provide better heating for your home without the hassle–a great way to start the new year.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Heating Efficiency

December 28th, 2020

checkmark-greenA lot of us hurting in the wallet region after wrapping up the major holiday season. This can make things like keeping your energy bills reasonable an important goal to have. Affordable energy bills are going to make a big difference for you after a season of extra spending the same way that increased bills can impact your budget.

We want to help you stay comfortable at a reasonable cost. That is why we’ve provided some tips below to ensure you can get the most out of your heater without incredibly high energy bills. If something is up with your heating system that is driving up your bills, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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Is a Gas or Electric Furnace Better For You?

December 14th, 2020

cold-sweater-manGetting through the winter season that we encounter around here is no easy task, and it requires a good heating system. No space heater is going to be able to provide the level of comfort that a furnace can offer. Well, it could contend with your furnace if said furnace completely broke down. If that is the case though, you still shouldn’t plan for a whole winter of struggle with your space heater to attempt to warm up.

If something goes wrong with your furnace, your best option is to reach out to us for furnace service in Staten Island, NY. One of our technicians will be able to diagnose whether your system is salvageable or whether it is time to retire and replace it. If you find yourself in the second situation, just make sure you are prepared with an idea of what type of furnace you want next! The goal is to pair you with the one that meets your needs best, after all.

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How Maintenance Ensures Your Furnace Works Right

November 30th, 2020

wrenchesWhen you think about furnaces what do you picture? Do you picture a big noisy metal beast with flames occasionally escaping around the edges of the door? We hope not because if that is your furnace, that system really needs to be seen by a trained professional.

Furnaces, gas-powered or electric, should operate with a minimal amount of noise, great effectiveness and optimal energy efficiency too. Oh, a no sporadic flames, of course. To keep your furnace in great shape like this, you will want to schedule furnace maintenance in Staten Island, NY on an annual basis. This service will help ensure your system works the way it should when you need it most.

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3 Ways We Can Help Your Boiler

November 16th, 2020

woman-with-radiatorWe know that all of us are getting a little tired of being inside for a majority of the time. At least the cold weather helps incentivize keeping to the great indoors. We know that there aren’t many people who would want to spend extra time outside when it is cold and wet. The question that we have for you is this: How comfortable is your indoor space going to be these next few months?

A comfortable home can make it even easier to just curl up on the couch to read or watch the game. A cold home, however, may leave you seeking warmth and comfort somewhere else. If your home seems to edge more towards the “uncomfortable” category because of a faulty boiler, we want you to know that we are here to help.

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Is Your Heater Dirty?

November 2nd, 2020

gas-furnace-burners-combustion-chamberThere are plenty of different issues that your heating system can run into. Did you know that getting dirty can be one of them? We know it can be a surprise but it is true. If the internal workings of your heating system become overly dirty, it can hinder its ability to create heat and can even create a safety risk if allowed to go unaddressed for too long.

So, how do you handle a dirty heater? While it can help to run a dust rag over the inside of your furnace blower door, we urge you to leave the rest to a professional technician. We can address the dirty build-up in your heater and a variety of other issues with our heating maintenance in Staten Island, NY.

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Filters and Purifiers Can Help Your Home

October 19th, 2020

dusty-surfaceHave you ever walked down the street and found yourself hit by a heavy wind full of leaves, dirt, and other debris? If you have, you know how unpleasant it can be to be enveloped in dirty air. While this is usually just a problem with the outdoor environment, there is also a chance that your home’s indoor environment can also create a problem that is similar to this. This means that you have poor indoor air quality.

While keeping your doors and windows closed against the invasion of any outdoor contaminants, this won’t do much to get rid of the particles that are in your home already. Thankfully, our team can help you out. With our help and the systems and solutions we provide, you can get a boost to your indoor air quality that improves your home comfort.

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Do You Struggle With Humidity Control?

October 5th, 2020

When we talk about humidity, it is likely that your first reaction is to groan. Humidity is often related to the idea of discomfort, heat, and mold. But this isn’t always the case.

The truth is that balanced humidity in your home is always better than none at all. Too much or too little humidity can impact your indoor air quality in Staten Island, NY but thankfully there are solutions available. If you are curious about how we can help with your home humidity levels, you can find out more by reading on.

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Kick Off Fall With Heating Maintenance

September 21st, 2020

wrenchesSome people may still be reeling from the high heat of summer but fall has stepped up to the plate and temperatures are already dropping. Most of us can feel safe in shutting down our air conditioners for the year at this point. The next step, of course, is preparing our heaters for the winter chill to come.

If you haven’t scheduled your heating maintenance appointment just yet, you still have plenty of time to do so. With that said, we don’t suggest delaying too long! Getting your heating maintenance taken care of early on is always better, especially because of how much it helps your comfort.

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3 Problematic Sounds From a Water Heater

September 7th, 2020

woman-listeningHow can you tell your water heater is in trouble without losing any access to hot water in your home? Listen to your system! No, your water heater isn’t going to start forming words one day out of the blue. But it does have a way to tell you something is up that needs your attention: it is going to make strange noises that should tell you it is time to call for water heater repairs.

But what are these noises and how do you know that you need to listen for them? We can answer these questions and more for you below. When you are ready, we can also be the ones to fix your faulty water heater too!

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