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Steam Boilers vs. Hot Water Boilers

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Today, there are many different types of heating systems that can heat your home. One of the most traditional systems is a boiler system, which uses water to create heat for your home. There are two types of boilers available; here, we dive into the difference between a steam boiler and a hot water boiler.

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We’re Here for Your Heating Needs!

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Here in Pennsylvania, we’re in the midst of a pretty mean nor’easter that has brought freezing temperatures, strong winds, and lots of snow. We know you’re relying on your heat to keep you warm throughput the storm and we just want to remind you – we’re here in case you experience trouble!

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How to Seal out Drafts

Ever wonder why it takes more heat than it should to warm up your home? The culprit could be windows and doors that aren’t sealed properly. Bad seals not only let in drafts of cold air from outside, they also let the warm air in your home escape.

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6 Signs Your Furnace Is in Need of Repair

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The cold temperatures are in full swing in the northeast and at Timothy Off, we know you’re relying on your furnace to keep you and your family warm. If you’ve been experiencing problems, however, it could mean your furnace is in need of repair. Here are some signs to look and listen for.

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Space Heater Safety

During the cold months, many people opt to turn off their heat and only use a space heater where they need it. This can be a good way to save money on your heating bill, but can also be very dangerous; around 25,000 home fires start with a space heater, which means certain precautions need to be taken. Our heating service experts recommend following these tips.

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Natural Gas Users: Prepare for Higher Costs This Winter

You’ve probably heard by now that this year’s winter is predicted to be longer and colder than past winters and according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, it’s looking like that may be true (especially for those who live east of the Rocky Mountains). In fact, the Northeast is supposed to be 17% colder than last year, says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Which HVAC Filter Is Right for You?

HVAC filters are a big part of keeping your indoor air clean and extending the life of your HVAC system. At Timothy Off, we suggest changing/cleaning your HVAC filter every 1-3 months, depending on the type of filter you use, the season, and whether or not you have pets.

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How Do Hot Water Heaters Work?

While cold water is great, hot water is simply better for some things (like washing dishes, showering, or washing clothes), and you probably have a water heater to do these things. But do you know how it works? Today’s water heaters come in styles like direct, indirect, and tankless, but what’s the difference between them all? And how do they work?

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