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Heating Oil Payment Options Explained

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Apr 9, 2018 1:29:40 PM

In the 21st century, there are lots of ways to pay for something, including heating oil. From cash on delivery to a payment plan, how do you know which option is best for you?

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Topics: heating oil, home tips

Comfort Foods to Help Keep You Warm in Winter

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Mar 20, 2018 11:38:00 AM

Winter is the time of year to throw on a cozy oversized sweater, grab a bowl of homemade mac and cheese, and enjoy the comforts of home. We all love the aroma of fresh-baked bread from the oven or mom's famous chicken soup cooking on the stove. Winter weather is the perfect excuse to embrace all that is gooey, cheesy and warm.

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Topics: home tips

How to Extend the Life of Your Oil Furnace

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Dec 12, 2017 7:59:35 AM

For a heating furnace to operate at full capacity, it must be balanced in its setting, which requires proper installation. To extend furnace life during the time you occupy a residential property, you must deal with any problems promptly and clean vents and ducts as needed.

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Topics: heating oil, heating systems, home tips

Detecting and Preventing Air Leaks In Your Home

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Dec 6, 2017 4:07:06 PM

Detecting air leaks can be an easy or difficult process, depending on where the leak is located. The signs of warm air leaking from your house are sometimes physically felt, but they often go unnoticed as you crank your heat up higher and higher. Therefore, knowing how to inspect for air leakage is important for your personal comfort, as well as for the energy efficiency of your house.

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Topics: energy tips, home tips

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes During Winter

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Nov 10, 2017 10:20:01 AM

There’s nothing funny about frozen pipes. Cold weather can be bad enough, but having water pipes freeze is something no homeowner needs. Every winter, thousands of homes suffer from frozen pipes that cost thousands of dollars of damage per building. That’s a terrible loss, but the really sad thing is that almost all repair costs of frozen pipes are preventable.

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Topics: heating systems, home tips

How To Save Money on Heating Oil

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Oct 5, 2017 12:10:14 PM

Winter is coming just as it always does. Are you ready to fight back against the cold?

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Topics: heating oil, energy tips, home tips

What Size Oil Tank Do I Need for My Home?

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Sep 22, 2017 10:15:04 AM

Being a homeowner means you always have to have one foot in the future. You're anticipating potential problems, needs, repairs and maintenance. With so much to think about, it can be easy to forget the less obvious systems in your home that need tending to. One of these systems is your oil heating system.

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Topics: heating oil, home tips, oil tanks

Prep Your House For Fall

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Sep 21, 2017 1:53:13 PM

With Fall right around the corner take a minute to review our list of cleaning tasks to prepare your home for the colder months ahead.

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Topics: home tips

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

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


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