Are you shocked and dismayed every time you open your heating bill? If you’re like most Long Island residents, wintertime brings month after month of ever-increasing energy costs. It’s no surprise many homeowners are looking for alternative methods to heat their homes this year. One option worth considering is to install a heat pump.
Lots of companies claim to put the customer first. At Tragar Home Services, it’s not just talk. Like our customers… we live, work, and play on Long Island. We are a part of the community, which is why making our customers happy and exceeding their expectations is our top priority. We can literally bump into our clients during everyday activities, which means we’re held accountable in a way national companies aren’t.
That commitment to superior customer service is one of many things that sets Tragar apart from the so-called competition. It all combines into something we call “The Tragar Difference.”
The days are getting shorter and shorter lately as we head toward another winter. That also means we’re taking out the heavier blankets and bedding – and shutting the windows to keep the heat in our homes from escaping. Our home heating situation is never too far from our minds during these winter months.
Many homeowners on Long Island are in houses or units that don’t have even heating throughout… some rooms are just warmer or colder than others. One of the ways to help offset that is through the use of heat pumps. These HVAC units are designed to move warm air from one source to another. While they are useful units that help to keep your home comfortable, are they able to work well in the cold winter months?
It’s that time of year again! Fall is in the air as the days get shorter and the air gets crisp and chilly. If we have air conditioner units in our windows, we’re taking them out and storing them. If we have heating units, we’re starting to use them regularly.
Maybe this year your home heating unit doesn’t feel like it’s working as well as it did last year. Or maybe it feels like your heating unit hasn’t been working as well as it used to for a long time. It could even be that your heating unit seems to heat your home as well as it has, but it’s using more power and costing you more money to give you the same results. These are all likely signs that it’s time to upgrade your home heating unit to one of the modern heating systems. So how do we go about that?
Controlling the temperature and humidity in your basement is important for your comfort and the overall health of your home. Most basements run 15 degrees cooler than your main level floor and may not have been originally built with use beyond storage in mind.
While it’s easiest if your basement already has access to existing HVAC and ducting, there are a lot of ways to efficiently heat and cool your finished basement.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul is, as of this writing, finalizing a state budget that includes a ban on natural gas, oil, and other fossil fuel hook-ups in new construction by 2027. The governor originally announced the plan in her State of the State speech on January 5, 2022 – as part of a multifaceted approach to combat climate change.
As the leaves start to fall and the days grow colder, many homeowners are beginning to prepare for the snowy season ahead. A little preparation can help avoid big problems down the road. So, here are some common questions and advice to help you prepare and protect your HVAC systems during the winter. [Read more…]
We here on Long Island in the fall tend to experience a couple of weeks of gorgeous, near perfect weather before the temperature really drops, and we’re breaking out the sweaters, hoodies, and heavy coats. This year is no exception. As a result, many Long Islanders are quickly switching from cooling their homes to heating them. [Read more…]
The indoor air quality in our homes is incredibly important to our health. After all, most of us spend the majority of our time indoors where pollutants tend to be twice the concentration. And let’s face it; we also want a home that smells nice. Bad odors not only make your home unpleasant, but they’re also a good sign that some kind of pollutant is infiltrating your home. Our minds may jump to the likely culprits like a trash bag ready to be taken out or spoiled food in the refrigerator, but the odor may be coming from your HVAC system. [Read more…]