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How Long Is Heating Oil Good For?

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jul 31, 2017 11:28:46 AM

Heating oil, or No. 2 oil as it is often called, continues to be a popular option for homeowners looking to heat their homes.

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Topics: heating oil, heating systems, energy tips

Your HVAC System And Asthma

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jul 26, 2017 4:14:13 PM

We often take the air we breathe for granted. If you’re asthmatic, though, you know every breath is precious.

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Topics: air filteration, heating systems, air conditioning

Important HVAC Questions to Ask When Buying a Home

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jul 11, 2017 9:23:57 AM

Buying a home is an exciting time. You often fall in love with the layout and aesthetics of the home, but it’s important to look at the mechanics of the home as well to avoid major problems. The HVAC system is an important part of keeping your home comfortable and safe. It’s an expensive system to replace, so having HVAC questions for the home seller ahead of time is a good way to find out if the system is in good shape.

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Topics: air conditioning, energy tips

How to Sanitize Your HVAC System and Prevent the Spread of Germs at Home

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jun 26, 2017 1:52:58 PM

Everyone wants to be healthy and keep their family healthy. However, not everyone realizes the risk that HVAC-borne germs can pose for their loved ones. Efforts to combat HVAC germs in hospitals have drawn media attention because antibiotic-resistant germs have begun to appear in the air in hospitals and because hospitals are designed to house people who are sick and thus contagious.

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Topics: air filteration, air conditioning

Don't Make These Common Home Cooling Mistakes

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jun 19, 2017 3:39:03 PM

For most of America, air conditioning has become the summertime standard. According to the Department of Energy, 75% of all American homes have air conditioning installed and use about 6% of all energy produced in this country at the cost of $29 billion annually.

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Topics: air conditioning, energy tips

Should I Turn My Furnace Off Over the Summer?

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jun 6, 2017 3:57:38 PM

It’s undeniable — residents of the northeastern United States love the reliability of their oil furnaces. Homes in the Northeast use around 87% of all the heating oil consumed each year across the U.S. And with the efficiency of oil furnaces, it’s understandable.

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Topics: heating oil, heating systems, energy tips

Benefits of Clean Fuel

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on May 15, 2017 12:19:01 PM

For homeowners, it is essential to understand what differentiates a clean fuel like propane from gasoline, oil and other types of fuel. With this information at their disposal, homeowners can make informed decisions about which type of fuel to buy.

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Topics: propane

Residential Propane Tank Safety

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Mar 23, 2017 2:43:57 PM

At Smart Touch Energy, we prioritize propane tank safety. Let's take a closer look at some of the key questions surrounding propane tank safety and how you can minimize propane tank dangers.

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Topics: energy tips, propane

A Guide to Propane Furnaces

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Mar 10, 2017 1:38:53 PM

During warm spring days and mild summer nights, people think more about cooling their homes than heating them. But when fall weather turns cold and days pass toward winter, thoughts change to throwing on an extra clothing layer, turning up the thermostat and letting the furnace take over.

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Topics: heating systems, propane

How Your Oil Heating System Works

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Mar 2, 2017 1:16:00 PM

An average of 7% of homes use oil heating to heat their homes and provide hot water for showers and washing. This 7% utilizes around 7 billion gallons of fuel every single year.

If you’re a homeowner with oil heat, you’ll want to get comfortable with your system and understand how your oil heating system works. As will all major home systems, yearly maintenance and knowledge can potentially save you from major repairs and fixes.

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Topics: heating systems

 

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