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What to Do When Your Heater Won’t Start

The calendar says it’s still fall here in Long Island, but you wouldn’t know it if you stepped outside: most of us are already relying on our heating system every day to keep our families warm, safe and comfortable.

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Avoiding a Holiday Plumbing Emergency in Your North Fork Home

The holidays are the perfect time for great food, family, fun. They also present “perfect storm” conditions for plumbing emergencies, with a house full of people putting a big strain on the pipes in your North Fork home.

Alphabet soup

What Is AFUE?

If you have shopped for home comfort equipment recently, you have more than likely encountered a virtual alphabet soup of acronyms in your research – SEER, EER, and HSPF, to name a few. One of the most important of those acronyms is AFUE, or Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency.

”When should I replace my heating oil tank?”

Yesterday’s heating oil tanks may look like they’re built to last forever, but the reality is they aren’t – and they don’t.

Stress free

Three Easy (and Early) Ways to Take the Stress out of the 2018/19 Heating Season

Well, here we are on the verge of fall here at the North Fork (believe it or not…especially with the weather we’ve been having).

Washing A/C filter

Have You Checked Your A/C Filters This Summer?

Your central air conditioning system can last 15 years or so, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) – but only if it is well maintained.

What is a SEER rating?

If you’re considering a new central air conditioning or mini-split system and haven’t shopped for one in a while, you may be surprised at how many acronyms you’ll encounter along the way.

Configuring smart thermostat

Smart Thermostats – Are They Worth It?

One of the most cost-effective and simple ways to cut your energy bills – this summer and beyond – is to install a programmable thermostat in your home; in fact, the EPA estimates that you can save up to $180 every year just by installing one and using it effectively.

A/C technician

Time for an Air Conditioning Upgrade? Four Factors to Consider

If you’re ready for a new home cooling system and it has been a while since you’ve shopped for one, you’re probably in for two surprises. First, you’ll quickly learn that today’s high-efficiency cooling options offer better performance and higher efficiency than ever before – and second, that the price of those performance improvements is a more complicated buying experience.

Air conditioner tune-up

The Importance of Routine A/C Maintenance

People sometimes ask us, “Is an air conditioner tune-up really necessary every year?

Our answer is always the same, in capital letters, with an exclamation point: “YES!”