Tag Archives: water

How Does Oil Heat Work and What are the Benefits?

In New England, many homes are heated by oil using either a furnace or boiler system. Although we all know that furnaces and boilers burn oil to produce heat, most of us aren’t familiar with the details and in-depth workings of our heating systems. For both furnaces and boilers, you keep extra oil in outdoor […]

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 […]

My basement flooded – is my furnace ok?

Flooding in CT, no matter what time of year, is just inevitable for some homeowners. Not only can it be a huge, expensive mess to clean up, but a flooded basement can be very overwhelming to deal with and cause some serious dangers. If your basement has taken on water, here are three things you […]

My furnace is starting to rust – what’s causing it?

When you think of rust, you might think that a rusting furnace is kind of odd because it’s is usually associated with water. A furnace doesn’t use water to produce heat, it uses air, so why would it rusting? A furnace, when properly maintained, can last a long time, but wear and tear takes its […]

How long is my heating oil good for?

Did you fill your oil tank up at the very end of the heating season, and now the oil is just sitting, unused in your tank? Are you wondering if it has a shelf life – is my oil still good, can it go bad, will it hurt my furnace to use “old” oil, am […]

Want to reduce your energy costs – try a hybrid hot water heater

With electricity rates constantly on the rise, it’s no surprise that consumers are always looking for ways to reduce the amount of energy they consume. Even with changing all your lights to LED’s, living in the dark, and using your electronic devices sparingly, you may find that your bill has barely moved! Why? Your water […]

Why we inspect your oil tank before we fill it

Many homeowners and business owners understand the importance of having a home or building inspection before purchasing a property or the importance of a yearly inspection of their heating, venting, and air conditioning system, but they don’t realize the importance of having their heating oil tank inspected. While the property owner typically owns the tanks, […]