It’s getting cold out and the worst is yet to come. And the only thing standing between you and a big problem this winter is your heating system. And at this time of year, you want to make certain your heating system runs smoothly. That’s why Tragar Home Services and other organizations like the New York Oil Heating Association recommend that you have regular maintenance and an annual heating system tune-up. But even if you do all that, your heating system only works if you have the oil to fuel it. Tragar will make certain that will happen.
With temperatures starting to drop, it’s time to think about preparing for winter. That’s not always a pleasant thing. Winter means cold, snow, ice, shovels and the pain associated with clearing your walks, patios, and driveway. Your driveway is particularly important because you have to be able to get your vehicle out to get to work or school. You may have a job that requires you to be at work regardless of what the weather conditions are. Your driveway is often one of the most difficult shoveling jobs. Let’s face it, it takes up a lot of space. Wouldn’t it be great if the snow and ice on your driveway would simply disappear? Tragar Home Services can make that happen!
Tragar Home Services Protects You From Old Man Winter
Tragar is your headquarters for all your winter energy needs. We’ve been providing heating services to our Long Island customers for more than 60 years. At this time of year, we often help customers start up their boiler and make certain they’re in good working order. As winter progresses, we’ll make sure our oil heat customers receive their deliveries on time and if any of our customers are experiencing problems with their boilers, we’ll be there to fix it. And if you’ve had enough of digging out your driveway. Tragar can help put that shovel in storage by installing a heated driveway on your property.
How Our Hydronic Radiant Heat System Works
Heated driveways are an alternative to more traditional snow removal techniques like shoveling, snow blowing or salting your driveway. According to the Spruce, they are designed to heat the ground and prevent snow and ice accumulation even before the first snowflakes fall.
Tragar will install a hydronic radiant heat system underneath your driveway. We can also heat your front steps, walkways or other pathways and patios. The system involves installing cross-linked polyethylene, known as PEX tubing, underground. This tubing runs outside your home and then underground, where it will coil underneath your driveway and walkway. Then the tubing runs back inside your home.
The tubing is filled with water and Glycol, which is a type of antifreeze. Glycol will prevent the tubing from freezing up even if you leave home for a few days in the dead of winter. The water in the tubing will not freeze in temperatures as low as 40 degrees below zero. The water and Glycol circulate in a continuous loop into and out of your home. When the system is turned on, your home will remain heated.
Unlike electrically heated driveway systems that often involve using electrically heated mats, hydronic radiant heat covers more ground and is far less expensive.
Tragar Lets You Retire That Shovel
Let Tragar get you out of your driveway any time you want. We’ll give the shovel a rest, along with the aching back. You also won’t have to worry somebody having a slip and fall injury on your property. You have enough to worry about this winter without wondering how you’ll get to work. Contact Tragar about our heated driveways today.
It’s a tricky time of year when it comes to weather. You may need to wear a sweater one day and the next day you’ll be wearing a T-shirt. The day after that you might be wearing a heavy jacket. There are even a few days when you might be changing clothes to fit the climate. If you’re having trouble deciding what you’re going to wear every day, you can imagine the difficulty you have when deciding whether or not to leave your air conditioner on this time of year. Tragar Home Services are your heating and cooling system experts, and we want to help you navigate the minefield of changing weather. It’s October, should you still run your air conditioning system? Tragar wants to tell you what to consider.
Things sure change fast this time of year. Summer has ended, school is back in session and we’re getting to the time of year when the weather can change from day to day, or even from hour to hour. But that’s going to change too and we’re going to have nothing but cold weather. Fall is here. Winter is coming, and you need to be ready for all of it. Fortunately, Tragar Home Services can help you stay warm all winter long.
It’s certainly not unusual to see a garden hose or sprinkler running on Long Island during warm weather months. But you might not be aware that your home water system might be posing a danger to you and your family. That’s because you need a backflow prevention system to prevent water from things like hoses and sprinklers from seeping back into your drinking water. This can create problems and many areas require backflow prevention systems. If you’re unsure whether or not your home or business is up to code, Tragar Home Services can help.
Don’t get caught this winter with a heating system that’s on the fritz. Head any potential problems off at the pass with the preventative maintenance and peace of mind an annual heating system tune-up provides.
How’s this for a summer nightmare? It’s one of the hottest days of the year, during a time when air conditioning usage is at its peak when all of a sudden, your power goes out. It could be a big deal or a small deal. Many Long Islanders lost power in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, for example. Other power outages are quick and end in an hour or two. Either way, a summer power outage can be at least a major annoyance and sometimes a dangerous proposition. At Tragar Home Services, keeping homes cool is our business and we want you to know what you should do if you lose power.
It’s August and that means it’s crunch time for your air conditioner. This is not the time of year you want to have problems with your cooling system. You need everything to be in good working order and you also want to get everything you can out of your air conditioning as the mercury goes up. If you have concerns, Tragar Home Services can give you peace of mind. We’re home cooling experts and we can make sure everything’s operating at peak efficiency.
Do you get an uneasy feeling about your air conditioner every time you leave your home? Are you uncertain about whether or not you need to keep your air conditioner on or off in the heat of summer? Do you hate entering a hot home when you get home from work? Are you unsure about cooling your home overnight and during the day? If you need help figuring out how to adjust your thermostat, so you can stay cool without emptying your wallet, Tragar Home Services wants you to know about Smart Thermostats that will figure things out for you.
If you’ve been sweltering through the summer, it’s time to do something about it. Even if you have an air conditioner, it may not be cooling your home sufficiently. Your wall unit may not be the right size and you can only cool one room per wall unit. If you’re feeling the heat and you want it to end, you do have an alternative. You can consider installing central air conditioning from Tragar Home Services.