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Basement Flooding Prevention & Response

The average basement flood causes about $4,000 in property damage here in Long Island – and that number could rise substantially without knowing how to deal with a flood before, during, and after it happens. The good news is that with quick thinking and action and a proactive approach, you can greatly reduce the likelihood […]

How Long Is Heating Oil Good For?

Most people buy heating oil a few times a year, then store in an oil tank until they need to use it. The question is, how long can you store heating oil before it becomes harmful to use in your furnace or boiler? The good news is that common No. 2 heating oil has a […]

Proper Humidity Levels: A Key to Home Comfort

You probably don’t think much about the humidity of your Long Island home (unless you have a damp basement), but it plays a big role in the comfort and health of your family – not to mention the wellbeing of your home itself. Over-dry air can do everything from worsening asthma symptoms to damaging valuable furniture, […]

What Is a Seer Rating, and Why Does It Matter?

If you’re considering a new central air conditioning system and haven’t shopped for one in a while, you’re going to encounter a number of acronyms in your research. One of the most important of these acronyms is SEER, which is an abbreviation for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. Here is some basic information about SEER to […]

What Is A Mini-Split Air Conditioner

You’ve probably seen mini-split air conditioners before – perhaps in a restaurant or store, tucked high on the wall or above a doorway. What you definitely did not do is hear that mini-split. That’s because mini-splits (also called ductless systems) are among the quietest cooling systems around – a big advantage over window units in a […]

How To Reset Your Home’s Thermostat

Like most personal electronics, your thermostat sometimes needs a reset. If you find yourself having some issues with your home heating or cooling system, especially after a power failure (or after someone has fiddled with the settings), a re-boot should be among the first things you try to get things back to normal. Consult your […]

Five Mistakes That A/C Owners Make

A central air conditioning system is one of the biggest expenses a homeowner will ever incur – but not every homeowner gives their cooling system the care it needs to keep it running at its reliable best year after year. Here are some of the most common mistakes homeowners make when it comes to caring […]

Why Your A/C System Makes You Cough

The Battle For Cleaner Home Air Have you ever turned on your central air conditioner and suddenly found yourself coughing or sneezing? It’s not your imagination: it could be allergies, and your air conditioner could be making the situation worse. Air conditioners don’t make allergens, but they do move air – and that air could contain […]

Diesel Fuel For Commercial Landscaping

A Great Fuel Alternative When it comes to commercial landscaping equipment, gas is usually king. But many landscaping business owners today are looking for other cost-effective and eco-friendly fueling options to set them apart from the crowd and keep their business profitable. One of those options is commercial diesel fuel. Although diesel and gasoline both […]

7 Energy Efficiency Tips For Spring

Weather is warming up here in the North Fork – but you’re still going to need your heating system for a while since average temperatures in eastern Long Island can dip into the 50s well into June). Shoulder seasons like this one can bring some unexpectedly high energy bills as chilly nights stick around in April […]