5 Scary Things that Can Happen if You Don’t Get Heating Maintenance

spooky house with bats and full moonIt’s that spooky time of year again, and pretty soon our neighborhoods will be full of pumpkins, fall decorations, and trick-or-treaters. While the autumn season is definitely fun-filled, it’s also a time to think about the cooler weather ahead. That might include getting your lawn and garden prepared for chillier weather, making sure your home is draft-free and maintaining your home’s heating system.

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For some, annual heating maintenance might not seem important. They might think of it as an unnecessary expense, or they might figure that since their heating system is working fine, they don’t need to worry about it. But the truth is, not getting your heating system annual maintenance can have some unfortunate consequences.

What can happen if I don’t get fall heating maintenance?

Not sure that annual maintenance is necessary for your heating system? Here are just a few of the “gremlins” that might pop up when equipment hasn’t been properly maintained:

  1. Small issues may become larger, more expensive ones. When a qualified technician cleans and checks your heating system on an annual basis, they’ll be far more likely to discover any small problems with your system that can be easily remedied. If these problems go unnoticed, however, they can get worse over time, leading to system breakdown.
  2. Your heating system may fail prematurely. As we mentioned above, an annual checkup helps to determine the health of your heating system. When you don’t get your system regularly maintained, it may not last as long. And that means an expensive system replacement you may not have planned for.
  3. Your indoor air quality may suffer. When heating systems aren’t properly maintained, they can become very dirty, as dust and other particles tend to accumulate in heating systems and ductwork. That means that the air circulating around your home through the air ducts will be full of these particles, causing your air quality to be less than optimal.
  4. The warranty on your system may be voided. Most heating equipment manufacturers require regular maintenance in order to keep the warranty on the system intact. Failure to get your system maintained may void the warranty – causing you to have to pay out of pocket for expensive repairs or replacement.
  5. Energy usage may increase. When your system isn’t properly maintained, the inner components tend not to work as efficiently. And, if your system’s filter is clogged, that can add to system inefficiency. Because your system has to work harder to heat your home properly, it will have to use more energy – and lead to an increase in your utility bills.

Getting heating maintenance isn’t tricky, though – it’s as easy as calling T.F. O’Brien.

When you call on T.F. O’Brien for your heating system maintenance, we’ll walk you through the details of our maintenance programs. We service nearly every make and model of gas heating equipment ever made. And what’s more, heating system maintenance will help your system achieve peak performance, and help you save on future energy bills and repair costs.

When you need heating system maintenance for your Long Island home, T.F. O’Brien is ready to help. Simply give us a call at 516.488.1800 – and we’ll make sure your heating system is gremlin-free.

Keeping Your Cool While Your AC is Down

two girls drink waterDuring the summer months, your air conditioner works hard to keep your home cool and keep the humidity down. Because it has to work overtime, sometimes problems can spring up. Many times, it’s because the air filter on your system has become clogged and dirty. When your AC is running frequently, it’s important to check the filter regularly – and change it out or clean it if you notice it has become dirty. If this isn’t the problem, it could mean your system needs repair.

While most HVAC contractors work hard to help you get your air conditioning system up and running as quickly as possible, it may take longer in the midst of a summer heatwave. That’s because many people find themselves in need of an AC checkup when their systems are working overtime. We understand that waiting for a repair can mean your home may get a little too warm while you wait. In this article, we’ll share some tips on how you can keep cool while waiting for service.

5 Ways You Can Stay Cool While Waiting for Repairs

Of course, make sure to call your HVAC dealer as soon as you notice any issue with your air conditioning system. That way, you’ll not only get scheduled for a repair visit as soon as possible, but you may save yourself from a larger and more expensive repair need. While you wait for repairs, these tips may help you keep your home and family cooler:

  1. Make sure all windows are closed – and keep them closed. When you run your AC, you should keep windows closed anyway, as this helps keep the indoor air a more consistent temperature and keeps your system from having to work harder than necessary. If your system stops working, keep the windows closed, so the cooled air stays inside – and the hot outside air stays out!
  2. Close window blinds or curtains. This is especially true for any windows that get direct sunlight. The heat of the sun can quickly warm up your home, so keeping curtains or blinds closed can help prevent that.
  3. Don’t use any heat-producing home appliances. Avoid using your stove or oven while your air conditioning is out of order, as these appliances can quickly heat up your home. Additionally, you might want to consider avoiding using the clothes dryer, especially if located near your immediate living space.
  4. Wear lightweight, natural fiber clothing. Choose fabrics like cotton and linen that are both breathable and help keep moisture at bay. Heavier fabrics like polyester can keep body heat and sweat in – making you feel hot, sticky, and uncomfortable.
  5. Drink plenty of water and keep your body cool with it, too. Water is one of the best choices when it comes to keeping your body cooler and hydrated. If you find yourself without AC during a heat wave, keep jugs or bottles of drinking water in the fridge. You can also take cool showers or mist yourself with cool water using a spray bottle.

By keeping these tips in mind, you and your family will be more comfortable while you wait for your technician.

T.F. O’Brien can help you get the air conditioning repairs you need.

At T.F. O’Brien, we strive to get you the air conditioning repairs you need, promptly and professionally. At the first sign of trouble with your AC system, give us a call at 516.488.1800, and we’ll get an appointment scheduled with you.  And, as a full-service air conditioning contractor, you can trust us with any need you might have, including maintenance, repair, or ductless cooling. We’ll help you keep your cool this summer – and for years to come!!

Help Your AC Perform More Efficiently This Summer

Close Up Of Woman Holding Smart Energy Meter In Kitchen Measuring Energy EfficiencyOnce summer rolls around, people start to think of vacations, relaxation, and fun in the sun. Of course, during the summer people rely on their air conditioning systems to stay cool and comfortable, so their thoughts might also turn to those higher energy bills. Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can make the most of your home’s air conditioning system, which can help you save energy as well.

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One way you can easily help your air conditioning system perform at optimal levels is by making sure it gets the maintenance it needs yearly. Regular maintenance will help ensure your system is clean, all moving parts are in good working order, refrigerant levels are where they should be, and there are no foreseeable issues with your system. And, there are a few ways you as a homeowner can help your AC operate as efficiently as possible. Keep reading to learn more!

5 Ways to Save Energy While Keeping Cool This Summer

  1. Make sure your ceiling fans are rotating counterclockwise. This will help push air down and create a cool breeze throughout your home. It will also help your room’s temperature stay more consistent, so your air conditioning system won’t need to work so hard.
  2. Keep curtains drawn when the sun is at its highest. If you have a window that gets direct sunlight, you’ll probably want to keep the blinds or curtains drawn during peak sunlight hours. That’s because the heat of the sun can quickly warm up your home, forcing your AC to put in overtime – and use more energy.
  3. Check your air filter frequently. When your air conditioning system operating regularly, it’s important to make sure the air filter is clean and free of dirt, dust, or other debris that may collect there. You should change out a dirty, clogged filter right away, as this can cause your AC system to work much less efficiently, and can even reduce the quality of your indoor air.
  4. If you’re using window air conditioners, consider making the move to ductless. If your home (or a specific area in your home) lacks ductwork and you rely on window AC for cooling, you may want to consider making a switch to ductless air conditioning. Ductless systems often use 40 percent less energy to operate than a standard window unit, provide more effective cooling, and are significantly quieter and less obtrusive.
  5. Have an old thermostat? A programmable one can help you save. If your thermostat is on the nostalgic side, it might be time to switch it out with a more modern model. Most of today’s thermostats are programmable, so you can set them to automatically change temperatures in your home depending on when you are home, away, or sleeping. Or, opt for a smart thermostat that can work with your home automation system (Echo or Nest Hub, for instance) and even “learn” your family’s habits, so the temperature is always at an optimal, energy-saving level.

T.F. O’Brien is ready to help your home’s AC system operate at its best and most efficient.

You can count on T.F. O’Brien to help you stay cool and comfortable this summer. We can help you with any air conditioning need you may have, from maintenance and repair to installation of high-efficiency AC systems, including ductless. To learn more about how we can help you keep your home cool – and help your system operate as efficiently as possible – simply give us a call at (516) 488-1800 and we’ll be happy to schedule an appointment with you.

Why Get AC Maintenance for My Home? Here are 5 Great Reasons.

air conditioning maintenance tools For most homeowners, saving money on household expenses whenever possible is always a priority. Often, people often decide to cut corners when it comes to routine maintenance for their home comfort system. While saving a few dollars might seem like a good idea at the time, it can often lead to expenses that far exceed the cost of maintenance.

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There are many tangible reasons for getting maintenance each spring for your home’s air conditioning system. While it’s understandable that you want to save money where you can, in this article we’ll illustrate exactly how you’ll save money in the long run by choosing AC maintenance. Keep reading to learn more!

5 Ways Air Conditioning Maintenance Can Help You Save Money

  1. Lower Energy Use. When you choose to have a qualified professional service your air conditioning system each spring, you’ll help your system operate more efficiently. That can mean savings on your utility bills!
  2. Reduced Need for Repair. A well-maintained system is far less likely to break down, which can mean expensive repairs or even replacement. And often, small problems are caught and can be remedied before they become larger and more costly ones.
  3. Better System Longevity. When you take good care of something, it tends to last longer. This goes for your clothing, your car, and yes, your home comfort system. You’ll save money by not having to replace your system unexpectedly or prematurely.
  4. More Effective Cooling. When your system gets the maintenance it needs, it will operate more effectively. You won’t have to keep turning the thermostat down to effectively cool your home – which means less energy is used.
  5. Maintained System Warranty. Almost all quality home comfort products come with a manufacturer’s warranty. Unfortunately, many people don’t read the fine print, which often requires regular maintenance to keep the warranty in place. And without it, you could be facing some out-of-pocket expenses that would have been covered otherwise.

Can T.F. O’Brien help me get the air conditioning maintenance I need?

We definitely can! All you need to do is call us at 516-488-1800, and we’ll be happy to schedule your spring air conditioning maintenance appointment. And remember, we can help with any other AC service you might need, including repair, replacement, or ductless air conditioning.

Preparing Your Home for the Fall Season Ahead

Person removes leaves collected in gutter during fallWhile the weather on Long Island stays milder a bit longer than it does for our neighbors to the north, once the fall season arrives, many of us start to think about the cooler temperatures ahead. Often, we take advantage of the sunny days we have left before winter arrives to get our home ready for the chilly weather. Making sure that your home is comfortable year-round is an important part of homeownership.

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Fortunately, there are some simple measures you can take to get your home ready for the changing seasons, most of which you can DIY. Below, we’re sharing a few tips that can help you prepare your home this autumn – both inside and out! Keep reading to learn more!

5 Tips to Help You Get Ready for Autumn

  1. Check your home for drafts. Drafty windows and doors mean that conditioned indoor air is escaping outside, and the outdoor air is coming in. That can defeat the purpose when it comes to heating or cooling your home and can cause you to use much more energy than you normally would. Weatherstripping is inexpensive and easy to apply.
  2. Clean out your gutters. During the summer and fall months, your home’s gutters can collect lots of organic material, like leaves, twigs, and other vegetation. Free-flowing gutters are important for helping to keep your roof safe and sound once the snow starts to fly. That’s because when it melts, clear gutters will direct it away from your home. But if they’re clogged, that melted snow won’t have anywhere to go – and that can lead to icy buildup.
  3. Take care of the lawn and other outdoor needs. Clean your summer patio furniture and put it into storage for the cooler months to come. Fix any cracks in your driveway or pathways, and make sure your garden hose is drained and disconnected. And, fertilize your lawn to help prevent the winter cold from taking its toll on it.
  4. Change batteries in your smoke alarms and CO detectors. During the month of October, the National Fire Prevention Association, or NFPA, focuses its efforts on fire safety. They encourage homeowners to thoroughly check smoke and carbon monoxide alarms during this time and to make sure fire safety equipment has fresh batteries. It’s a simple step that can make an incredible difference.
  5. Change your HVAC system’s filter. A clean filter can help ensure that your home comfort system is operating at its best and most efficient. It’s also a great time to call your HVAC contractor and get your annual heating maintenance scheduled. That way, you can rest assured that your heating system is clean and running properly, so once the snow flies you’ll have the home heating you and your family need.

Let T.F. O’Brien help you get the annual heating maintenance you need.

If you’re ready to add heating maintenance to your fall routine, T.F. O’Brien will be more than happy to help you! Our experienced technicians are able to provide comprehensive maintenance on virtually any make or model of heating system. So, even if you didn’t install your furnace, boiler, or heat pump with us, we can still help make sure it receives the maintenance it needs. Simply give us a call at 516.488.1800 and we’ll be glad to schedule an appointment with you.

Keep Your HVAC System Effective & Efficient with ESP

livingroom sales discussion copyYou might not think of it very often, but your home’s heating and cooling system does some of the most crucial work in your home. When your HVAC system operates smoothly, it’s easy to forget about how hard it works to keep your family warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If your system breaks down, however, its necessity usually becomes readily apparent.

Unfortunately, in many homes, the HVAC system is neglected. Without the proper care, your heating and cooling systems can’t perform as well as they could and may even break down more often or sooner than their properly-maintained counterparts. As you know, here at T.F. O’Brien, we’re huge proponents of getting your HVAC system the maintenance it needs. While we might seem overly enthusiastic about regular maintenance, we suggest it to our customers with good reason.

When you invest in the ESP program for your home, you’re safeguarding your HVAC equipment – and your family.

At T.F. O’Brien, we believe in providing our customers with a comprehensive plan that can help them preserve their comfort and stay more comfortable, no matter what the weather. When you invest in our Energy Savers Plan, or ESP, you’ll find that there is no stone left unturned when it comes to caring for your HVAC equipment. Learn more below about the incredible benefits you’ll enjoy when you choose to enroll in the ESP program:

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  • Your system will last longer. Regularly scheduled maintenance helps your equipment enjoy a longer life for many reasons. First of all, your system will be inspected, cleaned, and tuned up yearly. That in and of itself will promote longer system life. What’s more, these regular inspections will help our technicians find any minor issues before they become larger ones that could render your system irreparable. Not to mention, regular maintenance helps to ensure your warranty stays intact – keeping you from having to pay out-of-pocket should the need for a repair arise.
  • Regular maintenance can help keep you and your family safer and healthier. Like any mechanical equipment, your system may rely on electricity and fuel to perform. That’s why it’s so important to make sure everything is operating effectively within your system, as faulty electrical connections or gas valves can be dangerous if left unchecked. Additionally, getting the necessary maintenance will help ensure that it’s clean – meaning less dirty air circulating throughout your home.
  • Enrolling in ESP ensures personal, 24/7 service. At T.F. O’Brien, we know our customers have a lot to think about – and their HVAC maintenance is probably not the number one item on that list! That’s okay – we take a proactive approach to HVAC maintenance. When enrolled in ESP, we’ll call you when it’s time to schedule your appointment. And, you’ll always get a live person – not a recording – when you contact us with your needs. Aside from making sure your heating and cooling system get the maintenance they need, membership in ESP has additional privileges as well – our enrollees get priority service after-hours, nights, weekends, and holidays. Plus, they receive 50 percent off on future diagnostic calls and 15 percent off on repairs.

Enrolling in the Energy Savers Plan is as easy as calling T.F. O’Brien.

As you can see, numerous benefits await you when you enroll in the ESP program with T.F. O’Brien. Whether you’re in the process of purchasing a brand-new system, or you’d like to make sure your current system lasts longer and stays effective and efficient, getting the preventive maintenance it needs can help.
Give us a call at 516.488.1800 to find out more about the ESP program and how you can enroll right away!

Do You Have ESP? If Not, T.F. O’Brien Can Help You Get It!

You don’t have to have special intuition to know that the heating system in your home works hard every day during cooler weather – that’s a given. And as such, it’s important for you to maintain your heating system on a regular basis. Your heating system is a complex machine, and making sure that all the moving parts are operating correctly is crucial in helping it last longer and work more effectively and efficiently.

How can you ensure your system works great, year after year? By getting ESP – that is, our Energy Saver Plan. While our technicians are not exactly psychics, they are able to properly maintain your system and troubleshoot it promptly and professionally if there seems to be anything not working quite right. They’ll make sure your heating system is running effectively and efficiently, and help you save if you need repairs.

When you participate in the ESP program, there are many benefits you’ll enjoy.

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Our Energy Saver Program is designed to help homeowners keep their home’s HVAC system running smoothly. It provides vital maintenance that can help your home stay more comfortable, and your system last longer. When you sign up for ESP, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:

Tune-Up & Safety Check

  • Preventive maintenance tune-up inspections
  • Priority tune-up scheduling
  • Venting & CO safety testing
  • Extended system life
  • Maintenance of warranty
  • Maintenance of optimal system efficiency

Repairs

  • 15% parts and labor discount
  • 50% off all diagnostic charges
  • 50% overtime discount
  • Evening/weekend priority service
  • 1-year warranty on all work

Getting ESP is as easy as giving T.F. O’Brien a call today.

We see better comfort and efficiency in your future – and all you need to do to get it is to sign up for ESP!
Just give us a call at 516.488.1800, and we will be more than happy to help.

Not Convinced You Need Heating Maintenance? Here Are 7 Benefits.

For some people, getting annual heating maintenance is an expense they think is unnecessary. We can understand that. Often, homeowners are unaware of the benefits of getting annual maintenance, so they don’t make it a priority.

At T.F. O’Brien, our goal is always to first inform our customers of the benefits of any services we provide, so they can make their own decisions. While we encourage you to get the annual maintenance you need, we also want to explain to you why it’s important. That’s why we’re sharing this list of benefits with you.

7 Benefits of Annual Heating Maintenance

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  1. Better Efficiency: Heating systems get dirty. As the air flows through them, so do any particles that might be floating around in that air. When you get annual maintenance, your technician will clean your system thoroughly and replace the filter. And that makes your system run more smoothly and efficiently.
  2. Lower Energy Bills: When your system is cleaned on an annual basis, it runs better, as we said above. Systems that are bogged down with dirt and gunk have to work much harder than they did when they were new. Annual maintenance eliminates the gunk and dirt, so your system can operate much more easily – and that saves on energy bills.
  3. Improved Air Quality: A neglected heating system usually means a neglected air filter as well. If you’ve ever changed your filter, you know how much dirt, dust, and other particulates can collect there. By getting your system cleaned and your filter changed, those particles will be trapped – and kept from infiltrating the air in your home.
  4. Warranty Maintenance: Many homeowners are unaware, but most equipment brands require maintenance regularly to maintain the warranty on the system. If you don’t get the required service, your warranty becomes invalid – and that can result in having to pay for costly repairs you otherwise wouldn’t have to.
  5. Fewer Costly Repairs: Another benefit of having your system checked out yearly is the ability of your technician to catch small issues before they become larger ones. Some issues can be fixed without having to install new parts – but left unattended can lead to very costly repairs down the road, or worst-case scenario, needing a heating system replacement.
  6. Longer Equipment Life: Think about it this way – if you didn’t get your car inspected annually, change the oil, and get new tires when needed, you probably wouldn’t expect it to last long. The same thing goes for your heating equipment. By getting regular maintenance, you can help it last longer, which will save you on the unexpected expense of a premature replacement.
  7. Improved Equipment History: When you have your system maintenance done by a professional on an annual basis, they’ll keep a record of both the inspections and anything that might have needed extra attention on your system. That way, should you need a repair, your technician will have a record of system performance to help with troubleshooting.

Getting the annual heating maintenance you need is as easy as calling T.F. O’Brien.

At T.F. O’Brien, we know the real benefits of getting annual maintenance, and our skilled technicians can help ensure your equipment runs effectively and efficiently this winter, and for years to come.

All you need to do is give us a call at 518.488.1800, and we’ll schedule an appointment for you.

Resolve to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient in 2020

tfobrien energy efficiencyIt’s that time of year again – when everyone starts thinking about their New Year’s resolutions. Many times, they revolve around weight loss and fitness, and sometimes achieving personal and professional goals. One resolution that can help both you and the planet in 2020 is to conserve energy. And it’s a resolution you can keep pretty much effortlessly, especially when you start at home.

There are many ways you can make your home a den of energy efficiency, and they’re a lot simpler than you might think. We’re sharing a list below of seven ways you can very easily start making you home more efficient today. The best part (aside from the money you can save on your utility bills)? Most of these solutions are set it and forget it! Just make a couple of simple changes and you’ll start saving energy right away and all year long.

Seven Easy Ways You Can Resolve to Save Energy This Year

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  1. Change over to energy efficient lightbulbs. Change out your old, incandescent bulbs with halogen, compact fluorescent or LED bulbs. They offer much better energy efficiency AND they last much longer than their incandescent ancestors. (Most homes have 40 or more fixtures that require bulbs, so choosing energy efficient ones is sort of a big deal.)
  2. Lower your thermostat. We’re not saying you have to run around the house in long johns and a parka all winter long, but if you remember to lower your thermostat just 3-5 degrees before you leave the house, you can save energy. Want to save even more? Drop your thermostat 10 degrees or so during the workday and save up to 15% every year. If you have a programmable or smart thermostat, it’s even easier, because you can set it to change when you leave for work – or change it yourself right from your phone!
  3. Make sure windows and doors are sealed. Drafty windows and doors let the warm air out and the cold air in, which makes your heating system have to work even harder. And the reverse is true in the summer, letting your conditioned air out and the hot, sticky air in. So making sure any gaps or cracks around windows and doors are sealed is an inexpensive way to reduce energy usage, and ultimately costs.
  4. Not using it? Unplug it. Cell phone chargers, battery chargers and, small appliances like toasters and electric can openers can all be energy vampires when they’re not in use, sucking the energy right out of your outlets and costing you more money when it comes time to pay your utility bills. If it doesn’t need to stay plugged in to operate properly – unplug it, and potentially save 10% annually on your energy bills in the process.
  5. Wash with cold water whenever possible. Not yourself, unless you want to. We’re talking about your washing machine. Most detergents are available in cold water formulas that do a great job of getting your clothes fresh and clean. And did you know – 90 percent of the energy used by your washer is for heating water. So, washing in cold can save YOU cold, hard cash.
  6. Get an HVAC tune-up for your heating and air conditioning equipment. By getting your equipment tuned up on a yearly basis, you’ll also be helping it stay energy efficient. A qualified technician, like the ones right here at T.F. O’Brien, will make sure your heating and cooling equipment is running at top efficiency. Not to mention, a tune-up can help keep your system from breaking down prematurely, and as a result needing expensive repairs or replacement.
  7. When getting a new computer, switch to a laptop. Thinking about replacing your old desktop computer? When it comes time for new technology, consider getting a laptop. Why? They’re up to 80% more efficient than desktop models, and you can take them anywhere with you!

Want to learn more about making your home energy efficient? Call T.F. O’Brien.

At T.F. O’Brien, helping you enjoy the most energy efficient home comfort is important to us. We work hard to help you get the services and equipment you need to save energy, save money and save the planet!

To learn more about energy-saving equipment and products, just give us a call at 516.488.1800 – and we’ll resolve to help you make your home more efficient in 2020 and beyond!

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Talking Turkey About HVAC Repair – What You Need to Know

heating_repair_toolsIf your heating system isn’t doing its job the way it used to, you might be thinking about repairs and the costs associated with them. Depending on how extensive the need, repairs can be simple and fairly inexpensive – or extensive and quite costly. Many times, though, people aren’t sure whether fixing the system is a better choice than replacing. There are a few factors that can help you make the decision. In an article on Money.com, repair versus replacement is discussed.

There are a few questions you might want to ask yourself when considering repair versus replacement.

Nobody really wants to think about the costs of repairing or replacing a heating system, especially around holiday time. But if you’re faced with deciding about this expense, it’s important to take a few different factors into consideration.

  • Has your system broken down frequently and needed costly repairs? If yes, then you’re probably in a place where you really need to consider a new installation. This is especially true if you have an older furnace that’s no longer under warranty. The good news is, today’s furnaces are far more energy efficient than their predecessors, so chances are in the long run, you’ll actually be saving money.
  • Have you regularly had your heating system serviced? If the answer to that is no, then there’s no better time than the present to call a reputable HVAC dealer and get maintenance scheduled. Sometimes, a system can operate less effectively and efficiently simply because it’s dirty. And, annual maintenance helps ensure your system gets any minor repairs it may need – before they become larger, and much more expensive, problems.
  • Have you considered any ductwork issues? If you have a forced-air heating system – one that relies on ductwork to deliver warmed air throughout your home – then it’s always a good idea to have your ducts checked before determining that your heating system is the problem. Dirty, blocked ductwork can cause major problems with system efficiency – and indoor air quality.
  • How’s your home insulation? If you don’t have proper insulation in your home, no heating system, high-efficiency or not, is going to be as effective as it can be. Sometimes getting better insulation for your home can result in much better efficiency – up to 25 percent if you currently have poor insulation in your home. Another benefit to ensuring your home is properly insulated is that, when the time comes to replace your heating system, you can often choose a smaller sized (and therefore less expensive) system.

Let T.F. O’Brien help you with your heating repair or replacement needs.

At T.F. O’Brien, we’re experts when it comes to your home comfort, and our goal is to always keep you and your family comfortable as efficiently as possible. We’re always more than happy to get our customers’ heating systems ready for the winter ahead, whether you need maintenance, repair or replacement. All you need to do is give us a call at 516.488.1800 to schedule an appointment with us today.