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Home Heating Oil Additives and Grades: What’s the Difference?

Just as with the different octane ratings of the gas you put in your car, the different grades of heating oil come down to a standard of measurement of performance. Premium gas, having higher octane, provides more efficiency during combustion and better fuel economy, and is better for your car’s engine since it keeps it cleaner. The same is true for the fuel oil you buy for your home.

Why Should I Have a Home Energy Audit?

Do you want to save money and make your home more healthy, safe, and comfortable? A home energy audit is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and then provides ways to make your home more energy efficient- resulting in lower energy bills.

Is It Worth it to Install a Whole-House Water Filtration System?

A whole-house wa­ter filtration system provides protection throughout the entire home. Even for those with treated city or municipal water, this type of system is recommended. Accord­ing to the Centers for Disease Control; even though Environmental Protection Agency regulates and sets standards for public drinking water, many Americans use a home water treatment unit to:

  • Remove specific contaminants
  • Take extra precautions because a household member has a compromised immune system

Posted 7/31/2018

Avoid Costly Mistakes when Hiring an HVAC Contractor

Hiring an experienced contractor is key to making sure your installation and service is completed properly and to your satisfaction.” said Dale Gerber of Homestead Comfort, located in Ellington, Connecticut. Dale and his brother Jeff are the owners of this local family-owned business providing heating, cooling, plumbing, water, oil delivery, and home energy solutions. These are some of the recommendations they make to homeowners prior to hiring an HVAC contractor:

Posted 6/29/2018

Summer Weather is Finally Here. Is Your A/C System Working?

It seemed like it took forever for summer weather to appear, and now that the heat of summer is finally upon us, you may find that your system is not working properly. If this is the case and you need a service call, you are not alone. This happens to many people this time of year and despite doing their best, many HVAC companies get backed up with service calls. One of the benefits of a Maintenance Agreement is that you are already in the schedule for a visit.

Posted 6/18/2018