Category : Heating Information

A New Technology Could Turn Summer Heat into Winter Heat

Have you ever been shivering in the middle of winter and found yourself daydreaming about the hot days of summer? Well according to researchers at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA), you may soon be able to use that summer heat to keep yourself warm during the winter.
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Natural Gas Costs to Increase This Winter

According to ACCUWeather and the U.S. Energy Information Administration, this year's winter is set to be colder and longer than past winters (especially if you live east of the Rocky Mountains). In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the Northeast will be 17% colder than it was last year, although the colder temperatures may be slow to start.
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Make Sure Your Heater Is Ready for the Cold

Fall is officially here and while temperatures are still pretty warm, they won't stay that way for much longer. Once the cool, crisp nights kick in, you'll want your heater to take the chill off. But if you wait until you're cold to turn it on for the first time, you may find out that there's something wrong with it and be stuck waiting for a repair.
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9 Fun Facts About Insulation

Many homeowners don't realize how important insulation is for their home. Insulation not only reduces the transfer of sounds, but also reduces the transfer of heat to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Because energy costs have risen in the past century, a properly insulated home is a must. Here are some fun facts about insulation from our heating and cooling service company.
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4 Ways Snow Can Affect Your Heater

This past weekend, winter storm Jonas dropped well over two feet of snow in much of the Northeast and at Oliver, we were getting calls left and right because of it. One of the most popular issues in the area was a heater that simply stopped working, which can happen during a snowstorm. Here are six ways the snow can affect your heater.
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Home Heating Costs: What to Expect This Winter

Slowly but surely, the temperatures have been dropping and it's finally starting to feel like December weather. While the cold is great for the holiday vibe, it's not so great for the wallet, and many homeowners are wondering what kind of energy rates they'll expect to see this winter.
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6 Heating Myths, Busted

Even though we made it through November without snow, that doesn't mean it's not right around the corner - and with it, freezing cold temperatures. Our heater installation company has heard plenty of heating myths over the years, so we thought we'd bust some of them.
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5 Fall HVAC Tips for Every Homeowner

Fall is in full swing and the nights have been getting pretty chillly, which means you may have already turned on your heat. Before it gets even colder, though, take a moment to do some quick HVAC maintenance. A well-maintained HVAC system will last longer and will perform better, keeping you warmer.
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Is Your Water Heater Using Too Much Energy?

Have you been pretty energy efficient lately (turning off appliances, lowering your thermostat, etc.) but still notice that your gas or electric bill is high? The culprit may be your water heater. To find out if it is, ask yourself these questions.
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A Few Questions to Ask Before Replacing Your HVAC System

If you think your HVAC system needs to be replaced, knowing which company to call may be a little confusing. At Oliver, we recommend speaking to and getting estimates from at least three different HVAC contractors. This way, you can compare opinions and pricing. Below are a few questions we recommend asking your contractor before making a decision.
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