HVAC

Tips for Staying Cool This Summer Without Breaking the Bank

During those dog days of Summer when the air conditioning is calling your name, it can be tempting to crank the temperature down as low as it can go. It might be instant cooling relief in the moment, but you might get a little heated when you get your energy bill! Here are some tips […]

AFUE Rating – What is it and What Is Considered “Good”?

AFUE is one of the most important measures for heating appliances, including furnaces, boilers, or water heaters. If you haven’t heard the term AFUE before or don’t know exactly what it means – don’t worry, you aren’t alone. An AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating – often displayed on a yellow sticker on the unit – is […]

Condensing Vs. Non-Condensing Boilers

As the weather starts to warm up, you’re probably not thinking about your heating equipment or about anything having to do with condensing, but the best time to plan a replacement for your old boiler is when it’s not in high demand – aka during the warmer months of the year. When it comes to […]

What does Baribault Fuel check for when Doing My Annual Furnace Tune-up?

The key to saving energy and money when it comes to heating your home is improving efficiency and one of the simplest and easiest ways to do that is by scheduling an annual system tune-up. The best time to schedule a tune-up service is when you aren’t using your system, so either before winter arrives […]

Go Green – Use Propane

We are hearing more and more about climate change and the importance of reducing our ‘carbon footprint’ by switching to cleaner, green energy to help protect our environment. Many of us aren’t able to run out and trade in our gas-powered vehicles for Teslas, but it is important to make sure you are well-informed, especially […]

How to Know if You Should Repair or Replace Your Furnace

Making the decision to repair or replace your furnace is a situation that a homeowner will most likely face at some point in their life. Sometimes the decision can be very straightforward.  A furnace that costs you hundreds of dollars each year in repairs should be replaced, while other situations aren’t as easy to base […]

How to prepare your home for heating fuel deliveries this Winter

If your home is reliant on heating fuel deliveries– such as propane or oil –you know it’s critical to ensure you don’t run out and find yourself in an emergency situation!  During the Winter, no one wants to run out of heating fuel, so it’s vital you prepare your home for your fuel deliveries. Winter […]

ENERGY STAR – What does the rating really mean?

It’s probably pretty safe to assume that most people have seen the ENERGY STAR  logo on an appliance. Typically, you know that it means that the appliance will lower your home energy costs compared to non-rated models. But there’s a lot more to the rating than just the sticker. How did the ENERGY STAR rating […]

I smell Oil! Is this Normal?

Heating oil has a very distinct smell. Generally, you shouldn’t smell it in your home. If you do notice a smell it could be a sign of something simple and minor or a sign of something major that needs immediate attention. Here are some reasons you may be smelling heating oil in your home: You […]

How to Improve Airflow in Your Home

Airflow, or circulation, is often overlooked when we think about comfort and the temperature of our home. It actually plays a pretty important role though; it reduces the accumulation of dust, helps keep the temperature even, and often affects humidity level. It can even play a vital role in reducing the number of germs and […]