Scaran Blog: Archive for October, 2017

Some Benefits of Using a Boiler System for Heating

Monday, October 30th, 2017

boiler-residentialThroughout New York, there are two types of heating systems found in most homes: the forced-air furnace or the hydronic boiler. Both types of heaters have long histories, going back to times when they both used coal as fuel. In fact, when we started in business back in 1930, we delivered the coal furnaces in buildings burned to generate heat.

Today, most boilers and furnaces run from natural gas, which is also one of our specialties, as we’re an ESCO (energy service company) that allows customers to purchase their home’s natural gas directly from us. Furnaces and boilers can also operate from electricity, which generally makes them more expensive to run.

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How to Shut Down an Air Conditioner for the Season

Monday, October 16th, 2017

air-conditioning-outdoor-unitOctober is usually the last month air conditioning systems here see any work for the remainder of the year. It’s heating season once more, and that means furnaces and boilers are turning on and air conditioners are going to go into hibernation until after the spring thaw.

But wait… air conditioners shouldn’t simply be left alone after they stop work for the year. Unless you use a heat pump for your home comfort, which is both a heating and air conditioning system, you need to take a few steps to shut down your air conditioner for winter. This way, you’ll protect it and see that it’s in top shape in the spring when it’s time to arrange for its regular maintenance. These steps will also help prolong the air conditioner’s lifespan so you won’t end up replacing it years before its time.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Old Furnace This Fall?

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

home-basement-furnaceNow that it’s October, it’s a good time to start making winter preparations with your heating system. It’s always best to have these jobs done when the weather is still warm and you don’t have to worry about going without your furnace for a few hours, or even a few days. We recommend you schedule heating maintenance in Staten Island, NY during October so you’ll have plenty of time to take care of any repairs the system might need.

Or have the furnace replaced entirely.

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