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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

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

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

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

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

Calibrate Your Thermostat for Greater Accuracy

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Aug 23, 2016 8:30:00 AM

A thermostat is the main point of interface between you and your HVAC system. When your thermostat is accurate, it’s easier to make fine adjustments that will keep your home comfortable and your utility bills low. Like all components of your home HVAC system, thermostats require periodic repairs and maintenance to keep working their best over the long term. Here’s what you need to know to calibrate your thermostat.

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Topics: heating systems, air conditioning

Oil Furnace Troubleshooting: What to Do When Your Burner Keeps Tripping the Reset Button

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Aug 8, 2016 2:59:11 PM

Is the reset button on your oil burner constantly tripping? Do you know what to do if it does? Resetting your oil burner is one of the most frequently misunderstood aspects of furnace maintenance in homes that rely on fuel oil. In this article, we’ll attempt to dispel some of the more common myths by providing practical advice that will keep your HVAC system working its best for years to come.

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Topics: heating systems

 

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