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What's That Noise? Furnace Sounds and What They Mean

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Nov 22, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Your furnace is instrumental in keeping your home warm in the winter. Its mechanical abilities allow it to transform cold air into warm air that then travels into your house, making your living space cozy and comfortable. As your furnace ages, it's more likely to have broken parts or a decline in function. Sometimes, you may hear strange sounds coming from your furnace, ranging from dull rumblings to loud screeching and grinding.

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Topics: home tips

How to Prepare for a Winter Storm

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jan 14, 2019 10:35:57 AM

The thought of winter tends to bring on mixed feelings for most people. We picture serene scenes of sparkling snow and icicles, on the one hand, and harsh winds and hazardous conditions on the other. Even if you love winter, the reality is that winter weather can cause problems and can threaten your safety at times. Winter storms, in particular, can sweep in and potentially cause panic if you're not ready.

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Topics: home tips

How to Prep for a Fuel Delivery

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Dec 18, 2018 8:07:18 AM

Whenever you schedule to have your oil or propane tank refilled with fuel, you are calling for a service that is not generally a DIY task. Understandably, you are putting your tank in the hands of professionals who know how to handle the task at hand. You, however, are the expert on the layout of your property and how to best navigate from your driveway to the location of your heating fuel tank.

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Topics: heating oil, home tips, oil tanks

Your Home Temperature's Effect on Sleep

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Sep 5, 2018 6:41:00 AM

More than one in three Americans suffer from sleep deprivation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you're among the more than 30 percent of individuals who aren't getting the optimal amount of shut-eye you need each night, it could affect your health. In fact, the Sleep Research Society and American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommend a minimum of seven hours of sleep each night for adults between the ages of 18 and 60 years old to promote good health and well-being.

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Topics: home tips

Home Propane Safety

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jun 5, 2018 11:58:06 AM

Propane is clean, efficient and economical. Every year, an increasing number of Americans are making the choice to switch to propane. When home builders construct new houses, they are more likely to build them to run on propane.

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Topics: propane, home tips

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

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


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