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Common Oil Furnace Problems & Troubleshooting

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Sep 15, 2017 4:30:00 PM

Caring for your oil tank and keeping the furnace well maintained are both essential steps if your oil furnace is going to keep you and your family warm during those long winter nights. Even with regular care, though, there are some common oil furnace problems that can occur.

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Topics: heating systems

Your Guide to Heating Oil Additives

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Sep 15, 2017 3:27:00 PM

As an oil tank owner, you may already have some awareness of heating oil additives. You may even have gotten into the habit of adding some to your tank, although you may not know just how those additives are improving the life of your tank.

As a homeowner, you rely on your oil tank to get you through whatever winter might have in store, and heating oil additives could be the secret weapon to winning the battle over winter. In this post, we will explore what heating oil additives are, why they are important and how each type can help improve the life of your tank.

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Topics: heating oil

Improving Your Indoor Winter Air Quality

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Sep 15, 2017 1:14:38 PM

When it comes to indoor air conditions, people tend to concern themselves primarily with the quality of air during summer. However, indoor winter air quality is equally important.

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Topics: air filteration, home tips

How Much Heating Oil Will I Use During Winter?

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Sep 15, 2017 1:14:00 PM
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Topics: heating oil, heating systems

Underground Oil Tank: What You Need to Know

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Sep 12, 2017 12:20:55 PM

The cost of cleaning up a leak from an underground oil tank ranges from thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars depending on how much contamination has occurred — and the worst part is, there’s a good chance your homeowner’s insurance won’t cover any of the costs.

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Topics: heating oil, oil tanks

Top 5 Tailgating Food Recipes

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Sep 5, 2017 9:58:35 AM

Nothing beats being outside the stadium on a crisp Fall afternoon sharing a mouthwatering feast of high-calorie foods with your buddies. The parking lot prior to game time is a Mecca for those who prefer their meats with a side of meat, and their veggies wrapped in bacon.

To kick off the new season we’ve put together a list of our Top 5 Tailgating Foods that will have you looking like a hall of famer at your next tailgate party. You're welcome!

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Topics: fall fun

Transform Your Basement Into an Awesome Man Cave

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Aug 28, 2017 12:06:50 PM

Fall is quickly approaching which means colder weather, football, and more time inside. Do you want to create a space of your own to get the most out of the season — a space that truly showcases what you like and will be your retreat at the end of a long cold day? If so, you’re looking for a man cave.

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Topics: home tips

A Guide to Supplementing Heating Oil and Reducing Annual Energy Expenses

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Aug 23, 2017 2:45:04 PM

For homeowners across the country, heating expenses climb as the mercury drops with the return of wintry weather. Seasonal heating expenses are largely dependent on the climate you live, the structural design of the building, your heating system's operating efficiency and what method of energy you choose to generate heat.

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Topics: heating oil, heating systems, energy tips

Ways to Reduce Humidity in Your Home

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Aug 8, 2017 9:12:22 AM

Come summer time, the thermometer isn’t the only thing trending upwards. The humidity levels also start to climb. While it can have an influence on your comfort level, humidity can also cause damage to your home.

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Topics: heating systems, air conditioning, energy tips

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

 

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