Welcome to autumn, when one day is cool and the next is warm, back, and forth. You want to be comfortable while also not turning your heat on too soon. Deciding when to turn on your heat is key. If you’re a new homeowner or just want to learn how to manage your heating system better, read on. [Read more…] about When Should You Turn Your Heat On?
As temperatures cool, and you start reaching for sweaters and hoodies, it’s time to schedule your fall HVAC maintenance, if you haven’t already. Yearly maintenance is essential for a good-working system and autumn is the best time to make sure your system is running effectively and efficiently. [Read more…] about 5 Reasons You Need a Fall Maintenance Checkup
Here on Long Island, many homes still have oil burners. For a time, it was cheaper to have oil come in through New York ports, but over time the price of other heating sources decreased. According to the US Energy Information Administration, heat using natural gas has seen significant savings over oil-based heating. [Read more…] about Can I Keep My Oil Burner If I Convert to Gas?
No one likes a home that is too cold or too hot, yet even when it becomes obvious that you need to install a new boiler, HVAC system, air conditioner, etc., people often hesitate because the upgrade process is intimidating. Solving that dilemma is just one of the many reasons we created our Comfort Advisor program. [Read more…] about Why You Want a Tragar Comfort Advisor Appointment
Utility costs frequently surprise new homeowners. While smart home buyers research utility costs in their area so they can properly plan a budget, the actual costs are frequently higher. Even if the buyer asked the seller for examples of their utility costs during negotiations, lifestyle differences and temperature comfort preferences could increase costs by 25 percent or more. [Read more…] about New Home Owner Series: Ways to Save on Utility Costs
Every Long Island homeowner’s goal when winter rolls around is to stay warm. The best way to achieve that goal all winter is to think ahead. Your current heating system might not be doing the job anymore, or maybe it always left something to be desired. So instead of waiting until the cold rolls back around, start thinking about if it’s time you upgraded the heating system for your home. [Read more…] about Reasons to Upgrade Your Heating System During Spring
Winter isn’t just staying inside where it’s warm when you’re a homeowner. Extreme cold, nor’easters, snow squalls, sleet, snow and high winds can damage your new home or just make life miserable. Let’s tackle some of the most common questions we receive about winter storm prep from our customers, especially the new homeowners. [Read more…] about New Home Owner Series: Winter Storm Preparedness
Winter cold can be miserable enough but cold zones in your home make it worse. Those are areas that, for whatever reason, tend to be noticeably and even measurably colder than other parts of the house. Maybe it’s the area at the end of the house’s heat circuit so its shorter heating duration is a problem. Maybe it’s a new addition. Or maybe it’s that side of the house that seems to take a beating in the cold from wind and shade. [Read more…] about Ductless Heat: Adding a New Zone
Spending the winter in a warmer climate is far better than being in frigid New York, but those same freezing temperatures you’re fleeing can damage your home. Snowbirds need a way to monitor and protect their homes from anywhere and a smart thermostat is a fantastic option. [Read more…] about Smart Thermostats for Snowbirds
A heating emergency is more than just an inconvenience. It can be dangerous to you and your family. Losing your heating is something that usually doesn’t happen often and you should take every precaution to prevent it. Tragar Home Services can help make sure your boiler remains in good working order and we’ll also make certain your oil is delivered on time. We can always be there in the event of an emergency, but it’s important to understand that loss of heat and other winter emergencies can and do happen. Tragar will work hard to keep those emergencies as brief as possible, but we also want you to be prepared when they happen.