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Choosing the Best Air Conditioner for Your Home

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on May 14, 2018 8:42:59 AM

You need air conditioning.

Maybe the window units you've been using don’t provide enough cooling anymore or your older air conditioning system isn’t giving you the cooling power you want. Perhaps you’ve decided to equip your house with a central air conditioning system. Deciding what system to use, how much cooling power you need and how much energy efficiency can you afford are all important questions.

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Topics: air conditioning, home tips

What to Know When Buying a Home With Propane Heat

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on May 1, 2018 2:41:40 PM

Are you looking to buy a home with propane heat? If you're like millions of Americans, you probably have no idea what heating with propane entails. You might have used it to fire up the grill, but you've never incorporated it into your home — until now. That can be a little bit intimidating, but it doesn't have to be.

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Topics: propane, home tips

Understanding Home Heating Systems

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Apr 18, 2018 2:43:25 PM

If you're like most homeowners, you don't really think much about how your house is heated — until the heat stops working. And then you panic. Not only can replacing your heating system be a big expense, but these days there are so many options available to you. It's downright overwhelming.

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Topics: heating systems, energy tips

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

What to Do If You Run Out of Heating Oil

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Feb 7, 2018 9:33:52 AM

You’re relaxing in your toasty living room on a frigid mid-winter night. Temperatures outside are sub-zero, but you’re nice and warm in your well-heated surroundings. Then, your heater stops. Your stomach drops — what now? You start to panic when you realize you don’t know what to do if you ran out of fuel or heating oil. How will you survive the cold? How will you keep your family warm?

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Topics: oil

NEVER pay for a "Cap" or "Fixed" price plan

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jan 18, 2018 7:03:00 AM

Heating oil customers throughout New England and the Mid Atlantic are bombarded with offers from heating oil suppliers to lock in their price for the winter either through a price “cap” or a fixed price plan. While on the surface these offers can be appealing, they are really a marketing and retention tool for oil companies that, over the last 10 years, have cost consumers significant amounts of money.

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Topics: heating oil, cap plan, fixed price, oil

What You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jan 17, 2018 2:18:42 PM

There’s a reason why carbon monoxide is considered a silent killer. It is odorless and colorless, meaning many people have no idea that it is present in the air. On the other hand, it’s also lethal.

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Above-Ground vs. Underground and Outside vs. Inside Tanks

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jan 3, 2018 9:48:00 AM

When it comes to heating your home or business, few factors are more important in the long run than which type of tank you choose to use. There are tanks that rest above the ground or those that are buried below it, as well as tanks left outdoors and those kept indoors.

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Topics: propane, oil, oil tanks

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

 

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