Can you feel it? Fall is finally here, beckoning in cooler nights and maybe even a frost or two. While it’s still perfectly pleasant during the day, we know that cold weather is looming in the distance, and it’s important to remember that your home may not be perfectly cold-weather ready!
Everyone knows the Saturday morning drill of waking up, glancing over the growing list of projects, and decide which ones can wait another week or two (or five). However, it’s important to begin protecting your home from the cold as soon as possible to avoid damage with an early, unexpected frost or freeze.
Fortunately, there are several simple steps to get your home ready for cooler temperatures without calling a professional or breaking the bank. Weatherproofing can be simple and cost-effective, especially if it’s done early in the season.
Goodbye summer, hello fall! The leaves will be changing soon, the temperatures will cool, and your windows will be thrown open wide to beckon in the crisp fall air. With that in mind, perhaps it’s about time to give your HVAC system a quick check before the seasonal transition from air conditioning to heat takes full effect.
Today, we want to take a look at some simple, effective ways to prep your HVAC system for the transition from cool to heat. As always, we encourage you to seek advice from a professional on the Young’s Home Comfort team if something appears to be damaged or missing from your unit upon inspection.
During the 20th century, oil heat got a bad rap for being inefficient, unreliable, and dangerous. In order to stay in business, oil companies around the world have put their heads together and come up with solutions to each complaint that surrounded heating oil. Today’s heating oil is biodegradable and 95% cleaner than it’s ever been!
We know that summer is in full swing – but is it ever too early to refill your oil tank for the chilly fall nights that are looming ahead? If you don’t refuel now and get stuck one night in autumn’s chill, fear not! Young’s Home Comfort is here to provide 24-hour emergency oil delivery service.
Now, obviously it’s never ideal to wake up to a cold house. Particularly in the winter months, running out of oil can have disastrous consequences in the form of frozen pipes, drafty windows, and over-stressed HVAC units. To avoid running out of oil and subsequently needing our 24-hour emergency oil delivery service, we recommend that you enroll in our automatic delivery service!
Over the years, technology has made enormous strides. Advances in automotive engineering, chemistry, personal electronics, and more have flooded the globe, changing us as humans along the way. With all of the new technologies, it only makes sense that some of the advances would alter how we stay comfortable in our homes. That’s where programmable thermostat’s come in, and they’re shaking up the home comfort game.
Programmable thermostats are a piece of technology that everyone saw coming, but no one quite understood until it arrived. Now that it’s here, we’re wondering how we ever survived without it! Today, we want to take a look at some of the features latest and greatest programmable thermostats, and how they measure up against a traditional thermostat.
Are you as excited for springtime as we are? Fresh breezes, birds singing, and warmer nights – what’s not to love? Spring is also a great time to save some money on your energy bills with proper preparation.
Spring is in the air – can you feel it? Flowers will be blooming soon, birds will return from their months away, and you might even find the temperatures high enough to crack your windows open after a long, cold winter. You’ll need air conditioning in your home before you know it; is your HVAC system ready?
Many folks believe that the cheapest time to replace your air conditioner is in the winter, when you’re not using that system at all. The rationale behind this claim is that companies aren’t as busy in the winter, since furnaces are in use instead of air conditioning units. However, most legitimate HVAC companies are just as busy in the winter as they are in the summer, since a true HVAC company will provide both heating and air conditioning services.
We rely on our oil tanks all winter for consistent, reliable heat in our homes. We often take them for granted, simply expecting them to maintain a comfortable temperature without even checking on their overall health.
At Young’s Home Comfort, we want to keep you safe and comfortable all winter long. That’s why we want to delve into the importance of oil tank inspections, and what these inspections can turn up. By understanding what your oil tank does and knowing the signs of potential problems, you can eliminate costly repairs and keep your furnace running smoother, longer.
Pets are some of the best family members we have: they always love us, they make us smile and laugh, and they’re always excited when we come home to them. Our four-legged friends are just as much a part of the family as anyone else – but their presence can be more of a strain on your HVAC system than you realize.
Animal hair and dander in the air can wreak havoc on your HVAC system, but that’s not all; keeping your home as clear of hair and dander as possible means less stuck in the air ducts and floating around in the air. To help keep your HVAC system in tip-top shape, follow these simple tips and tricks that will keep your pets happy too!
As the days grow colder, you’ve probably reached for your thermostat to keep it cozy in your home. You’ve likely also heard advertisements from local HVAC companies to schedule a tune-up of your system before the cold really sets in. But why? Your system works perfectly fine, right?
At Young’s Home Comfort, we firmly believe in the importance of yearly system tune-ups. Today, we want to highlight just a few reasons why a simple HVAC tune-up could be the difference between keeping your home comfortable and waking up feeling the icy chill of a broken furnace.