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The Challenges Of Cooling Historic Homes

July 3, 2023

Historic homes usually aren’t structurally made to handle most modern air conditioner designs. These homes aren’t fitted with ducts. To add central air conditioning, it would require adding ductwork, affecting the home’s aesthetic value. Therefore, ductless air conditioning systems are the most viable option. This article discusses ductless air conditioning for historic homes.

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Common Air Conditioner Problems You May Face This Summer

June 5, 2023

Summers are hard to endure without air conditioning. Therefore, homeowners should have a reliable air conditioner to deal with the sweltering heat. By learning about the usual problems your air conditioner may encounter and the corresponding preventive measures, you can improve your comfort and reduce stress during this time of year.

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What Is A Double-Wall Heating Oil Tank?

May 1, 2023

Homeowners in the eastern portion of the United States commonly use heating oil as a way to heat their homes. It is stored in a tank on the property and pumped into the boiler or furnace to begin heat production. Consider getting a double-wall heating oil tank when you’re facing an oil tank replacement.

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10 Ways to Save Money on Heating Oil Costs

April 3, 2023

During winter, homeowners rely on oil-fired boilers and furnaces for relief from the cold. Turning off the heating system to save money is not an option. However, you can certainly lower your heating oil expenses in other ways. This article shares ten ways to accomplish this without compromising your home’s comfort and safety.

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What Size Oil Tank Do I Need?

March 6, 2023

If your home uses fuel oil, you need to think about your heating oil tank size when it comes time for your tank’s replacement. The tank capacity will depend on your home’s size and several other factors. This article discusses what you should consider when choosing the heating oil tank size for your home.

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6 Common Household Products That Pollute Your Home’s Air

February 6, 2023

Regardless of how clean you keep your home, you can always make it cleaner and safer. For example, many products that have been trusted for many years are not as safe to use as you thought. This article includes how several common household products significantly lower air quality and what you can do about it.

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How Does Oil Heating System Work?

January 4, 2023

Many homes use heating oil for heating because an oil-fired system offers clean and environment-safe operations. They also last twice as long compared to other fuel systems. Oil heating systems are highly efficient, cost-effective, and have impressive AFUE ratings. This article answers the question, “How does an oil heating system work?”.

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What Do Heating Oil Additives Do?

December 5, 2022

Consumers of fuel oil are interested in doing whatever it takes to keep their oil tanks in great condition. For example, as an oil-heat user, you may already be using heating oil additives or at least question their function and effectiveness. This article discusses what you need to know about fuel oil additives.

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Can I Put Diesel Fuel in My Home Heating Oil Tank?

October 5, 2022

The cold, unpredictable weather and staying safe means you don’t have the time to wait when you run out of heating oil. You will need a way to keep warm. For times such as these, diesel fuel may be the alternative you require. However, using diesel is not as simple as a fill-and-go.

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Oil Tank Condensation: What You Ought To Be Aware Of

October 3, 2022

Oil heating systems use oil tanks for fuel storage and security. This situation works well, but it is not perfect. Water can make its way inside the heating oil tank, which can cause oil tank condensation problems. This article discusses more on oil tank condensation and the best methods to prevent it.

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How to Read Your Heating Oil Tank Gauge

September 6, 2022

Reading the heating oil tank gauge should also be done regularly for will-call of C.O.D. oil deliveries. This task should be made into a habit so you know how much fuel remains in your oil tank. The information in this article will help you schedule heating oil deliveries on time.

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Why Use A Ductless Air Conditioner For An Oil-Heated Home Without Ducts?

August 1, 2022

Hydronic heating are usually utilized in most oil-heated homes, meaning these homes do not have HVAC ductwork in place. Therefore, during summer, oil-heat homeowners tend to use window air conditioners for cooling than central air systems. Using this type of system may have been logical in the past. However, ductless AC systems has changed this.

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