Archive for November, 2016

Common Heating Issues: What Is Short Cycling?

Monday, November 28th, 2016

When you live somewhere as cold as Southern Vermont, the last thing that you want to encounter is a problem of any kind with your home heating system. Unfortunately, there is simply no such thing as a heater that is truly 100% reliable. At some point you are likely going to run into trouble with your heater, which is unsurprising given how much you’ll be using it.

One problem that a lot of homeowners encounter, and one which many let slide for too long, is short cycling. In the following post, we’ll not only explain what short cycling is, but also why it is such a problem. Should your heater short cycle, be sure to schedule service with a member of our team immediately.


Call Now to Schedule Your Home Heating Oil Delivery

Monday, November 21st, 2016

We have had some very mild days recently, which has been a nice respite from the freezing weather that we’ve already experienced here in Southern Vermont. Before long, though, there really isn’t going to be much in terms of mild weather. Once winter really gets underway, you’ll be running your heater round the clock to keep your house warm and cozy.

If you use fuel that requires delivery to your home in order to heat it, we are the fuel delivery service to call. We offer a number of popular fuels for delivery, and we even offer a dual fuel discount. Check out our fuel delivery area here, and contact us if you are ready to schedule fuel deliveries in Southern Vermont or New Hampshire with a trustworthy company at a fair price.


Don’t Forget to Keep a Fresh Filter in Your Heating System!

Monday, November 14th, 2016

The furnace is one of the most popular of all home heating systems. It is a forced air heating system, meaning that the furnace heats air directly, and then distributes that heated air throughout a home via a system of ductwork. A key component in this type of heating system is the air filter.

There are air filters that have high MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) ratings, and which are designed to protect and improve the indoor air quality in your home. The standard air filter in a furnace is not really there to serve this purpose, but to protect the components in the furnace themselves from dust and dirt buildup. A dirty air filter can seriously impede your furnace in Ludlow, VT. (more…)

What to Do About Uneven Heating

Monday, November 7th, 2016

This winter is supposed to be a cold and snowy one, so you really need to know that your heating system is functioning at the top of its game. If not, you risk not only discomfort but high energy costs, as well. Heating your home evenly and efficiently should be a top priority, and we’re here to help you do so.

There are a number of different issues that can lead to uneven heating and cold spots in your home. Not all of them are the direct result of problems with your heater in Springfield, VT. Diagnosing the problem accurately is the first step in resolving the problems that are causing your home to heat up unevenly. (more…)