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How Much Heating Oil Will I Use During Winter?

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Sep 15, 2018 1:14:00 PM

Winter may technically be three months on the calendar, but everyone knows the chilly or freezing weather often lasts longer than that.

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Topics: heating oil, heating systems

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: energy tips, heating systems

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: home tips, heating oil, heating systems

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

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

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 systems, heating oil, 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: air conditioning, heating systems, 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

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, air conditioning, heating systems

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: energy tips, heating systems, heating oil


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