How to Turn Up the Warmth Without Turning Up the Heat

Writing a heating and cooling blog can be tricky around this time of year. All it takes is an unseasonably warm winter – or for that matter, an unusually mild summer – to make topics like “How to Keep Your Home from Feeling Cold” seem a little misguided. Continue Reading... Read More

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The Superbowl of Home Heating: Oil vs. Gas

Our country loves the Superbowl, so much so that we use this unofficial holiday to pit other things against each other, from beers to chicken wings to puppies. We’re not immune to this trend either. Consider this blog post the Superbowl of home heating, where we put oil heat up against gas. Both types of heat offer pluses and minuses, so it’s important to review your furnace installation options before you make your pick. Oil heat Oil heat has typically been much more costly than gas heat, with annual heating bills in the range of $2,000-$2,500. We should… Read More

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Checking Your Home for Winter Damage

Our corner of Pennsylvania welcomed the new year with a stretch of unseasonably warm weather. At one point in early January, temperatures got into the high 60s. But our luck can’t hold forever. Cold weather and winter storms will eventually return. And with those conditions comes the risk of property damage. In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at some ways you can protect your home – and your heating and cooling system – this winter.\ Continue Reading... Read More

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The Season of Dry Air

It’s the season for chapped lips, for itchy, dry skin. For waking up with sore throats and the occasional bloody nose. In other words, it’s winter, when the air in your home is typically dryer than normal. In this week’s blog post, we’ll explore some ways you can make your home more comfortable, including investing in a whole house humidifier. Continue Reading... Read More

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