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What a boiler check should include

Here’s a checklist to keep handy when a technician conducts a maintenance check on the boiler in your home or business.

Every boiler – No matter the type of boiler, the tech should inspect the water and air temperature settings to make sure they are operating at peak efficiency at the temperature you want.  more

Will your furnace work another winter?

Furnaces are a lot like cars. They usually can run for 15 to 20 years, maybe more if they’re well-maintained. Probably less if they’re neglected.

In general, oil-fueled furnaces have the longest life expectancy, and gas-fired furnaces have the shortest, says Bob Vila, the legendary expert on home repairs, rebuilding and innovations.

Like cars, furnaces need more attention as they age. more

Rebates make heat pumps more affordable, cut power usage and your carbon footprint

Rebates and tax credits are making heat pumps and other appliances more accessible to New Yorkers eager to save money and help the environment.

Buy a heat pump and you can collect a tax credit worth $2,000, or 30 percent of the cost.
This applies to all households regardless of income. more

What HVAC “SEER” means to NYC, LI

A new federal regulation means air conditioning systems are stepping up their game.  more

Heat pumps: 3 more advantages

Energy efficiency isn’t the only reason to install a heat pump in your home or business. more

‘Water hammer’ beats a system badly

Don’t ignore unusually noisy clanging and banging in your steam pipes. more

When furnace temps don’t match

You set the thermostat at a certain temperature, but the furnace never seems to generate enough heat to match your chosen temp. Instead, the furnace stops for a while. more

What a furnace checkup gets you

When you consider a furnace check-up, be sure to ask what it includes, and get it in writing.

An in-depth furnace inspection will examine all furnace parts – thermostat, filters, ignition switch and more. more

Why commercial boilers struggle

Commercial boilers are durable, capable of providing steady, worry-free service.

Until…

Here are some of the most common causes and fixes for commercial boilers. more

Boiler leak? Solutions here

Boiler leaks can be caused by a variety of factors.

One reason is the nature of a boiler, which constantly heats and cools. This frequent contraction and expansion may lead to a stress fracture and a leak. more