Tackle Water Heater Maintenance to Keep the Hot Water Flowing Freely

water heater maintenance, Long Island, New YorkThere’s a familiar chill in the Long Island air. Fall is here, with winter soon to follow and that means dropping temperatures. Keep the temperature of your water comfortably warm with water heater maintenance now to avoid any issues over the winter. Continue reading “Tackle Water Heater Maintenance to Keep the Hot Water Flowing Freely”

Caulking and Weatherstripping Can Effectively Seal Air Leaks

seal air leaks with caulk, Long Island, New YorkAir leaks are one of the biggest reasons conditioned air goes to waste. Gaps and cracks in the walls, ceiling, ductwork and around windows and doors allow the air you pay to heat or cool to escape to the outside. Continue reading “Caulking and Weatherstripping Can Effectively Seal Air Leaks”

Let the Energy Star Be Your Guide When Replacing Your A/C or Furnace

energy star, Long Island, New YorkIt’s been more than 20 years, but one star on the horizon still provides as much illumination as it did in 1992. It’s the Energy Star, and it should serve as your guiding force if you’re about to replace your air conditioner or furnace. Continue reading “Let the Energy Star Be Your Guide When Replacing Your A/C or Furnace”

5 Compelling Reasons to Give Geothermal Cooling and Heating Serious Thought

geothermal heating and cooling, Long Island, New YorkThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) agree that geothermal cooling and heating is the most cost effective, environmentally friendly way to keep your home comfortable. Continue reading “5 Compelling Reasons to Give Geothermal Cooling and Heating Serious Thought”

The Heat Lurking in Your Attic: Is It Creeping Into Your Home?

heat in attic, Long Island, New YorkIf only heat in attic spaces stayed up there, it wouldn’t be a problem. But when solar energy radiating through the roof raises attic temperatures up to 150 degrees in summer, it becomes an issue for the whole house, not just the attic. Continue reading “The Heat Lurking in Your Attic: Is It Creeping Into Your Home?”

Taking Charge of Summertime Cooling Costs: 10 Foolproof Tips

summertime cooling costs, Long Island, New YorkTrying to stay comfortable in Long Island’s mid-year heat and humidity can get expensive, but these 10 tactics will give you a good head start on controlling your summertime cooling costs. Continue reading “Taking Charge of Summertime Cooling Costs: 10 Foolproof Tips”

Your Geothermal Installation: Moving Heat to Keep You Cool

geothermal installation, Long Island, New YorkAny air conditioning system works by removing heat from your home, but a geothermal installation removes that heat using less energy. It does this by utilizing the constant temperatures found a few feet below ground. Continue reading “Your Geothermal Installation: Moving Heat to Keep You Cool”

Manual J: Insist on It, as a Rule of Thumb

manual j, Long Island, New YorkIf you’re thinking about upgrading your air conditioner this summer, you should be familiar with Manual J. Continue reading “Manual J: Insist on It, as a Rule of Thumb”

Call on T.F. O’Brien, and Count on Courteous, Expert Service

t.f. o'brien, Long Island, New YorkThere are very few businesses around today that were around in 1934. T.F O’Brien Cooling & Heating has stood the test of time, and the HVAC customers of Long Island have been the beneficiaries of that longevity. Continue reading “Call on T.F. O’Brien, and Count on Courteous, Expert Service”