Category Archives for "Heating"

When To Turn On Your Whole Home Humidifier For The Season

When To Turn On Your Whole Home Humidifier For The Season You should turn on your whole home humidifier when the air inside your home becomes dry, falling below 30% moisture content in the air. Your home should be between 30% - 50% relative humidity ideally. Some people choose to wait until their humidity falls below 30%, or simply turn...

Why Am I Using So Much Heating Oil And How Can I Save Oil?

Understanding what the simple adjustments are that we can make to maximize our oil furnace efficiency is the first step to saving real dollars. And understanding how much oil an optimally operating furnace should use can help us understand when it may be time to call in a HVAC expert. 5 Reasons You're Using Too Much Heating Oil If you...

How Long Does It Take To Install A Furnace? | John Cipollone

How Long Does It Take To Install A Furnace In A Main Line Home? In general, the time it takes to install a furnace is usually between four and eight hours. However, the important part of the process happens before the actual installation day! What To Expect Before, During, And After A Furnace Installation When you need to replace your...

What The Inflation Reduction Act Means For Homeowners

The Inflation Reduction Act You may have heard about the Inflation Reduction Act, and maybe not. In a nutshell, it’s a significant piece of federal legislation that passed this past August, aimed, in part, at fighting climate change and putting incentives in place for businesses and homeowners to adopt more eco-friendly practices, including increasing energy efficiency. So What Does That...

Does A Gas Furnace Need to be Cleaned?

Does a Gas Furnace Need to be Cleaned?Can I Clean It Myself? In a simple word, yes! Regular cleaning and maintenance of your gas furnace can help extend its lifespan- and save you significant money as well! Well-maintained gas furnaces can last up to 15 years or more! With regular maintenance and tune-ups, homeowners can improve their indoor air quality,...

Why Are Ductless Mini Splits Better Than Radiator Heating

Why Mini Splits Beat Radiator Heat Everytime! If you are the proud owner of an older home, you are no doubt enjoying the solid construction and craftsmanship. The hardwood floors, the substantial moldings and hardware all make older construction desirable and worth needing to deal with the lack of recent technological advancements - like a robust HVAC system. Older homes,...

High-Efficiency Upgrades For A Home With Old HVAC

High-Efficiency Upgrades For A Home With Old HVAC Whether you moved into an older home that has an old HVAC system, or you simply have an old HVAC system in the home you are currently living in, an upgrade to a high-efficiency system could be one of the best decisions you make for your home.  A lot of times, homeowners...

Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace?

Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace? Picture this scenario:  It is a Sunday afternoon. It is 25 degrees outside and your furnace just isn’t delivering the kind of comfort that you are accustomed to. The thermostat is registering 64 degrees inside but it is set for 70. The furnace is working but it is struggling to maintain a comfortable...

How Long Does A Furnace Really Last?

How Long Does A Furnace Really Last? If well taken care of, two things in your house can last up to 15 years: your furnace and a pet turtle. Well, technically, pet turtles can live as long as 30 years, while other species can live up to 100 years, but we digress. When it comes to your furnace, we recommend...

The Pros And Cons Of Oil Heating

The Pros And Cons Of Oil Heating Here in the Haverford area and throughout PA, about 15% of homes rely on oil heat exclusively. If you are looking for a new home, one of the things to consider is how a home is heated and cooled, since this will significantly impact your monthly budget. You should know about the pros and...

How Long Do Oil Tanks Last

How Long Do Heating Tanks Last?If you have a home with oil heat, have you ever wondered how long your oil tanks last and how you know when they need replacing?  This is a common question we get from our customers here at John Cipollone, Inc.  Especially if you are moving to a home in the Villanova area with oil...

How Long Does Heating Oil Last?

How Long Does Heating Oil Last (And When Is It Time To Order More)? Heating oil lasts 18 to 24 months with additives mixed in before delivery. After that, it becomes unstable. Mixing additives after delivery won't extend the oil's life. But, it's rare for oil to sit that long in a tank without being used. When people ask this...

The Importance Of Having A Pre-Season Heater Tune-Up

It’s easy to take home heating for granted. When the temperature dips in the fall, you switch on your thermostat and go on with your day.  Unless, of course, nothing happens. Or something goes wrong later on. Or, your utility bill is suddenly way higher than it was last year.  The truth is, a lot can go wrong with a...

Learn The “Cracked Heat Exchanger” Scam [And How To Avoid It]

The Having a working heater is a necessity in the dead of winter. When you find out that yours isn't working, there's no time to waste getting it fixed. That makes emergency furnace repair an easy target for scammers. In particular, we're talking about the "cracked heat exchanger" scam. It's a ruse that can end up costing you thousands of dollars....

Why Is My Heater Blowing Cold Air In My Havertown, PA Home?

Why Is My Heater Blowing Cold Air In My Havertown, PA Home? Fall is here! Those first few chilly nights mean blankets, sweaters, and … a blast of frigid air from your vents?! That's not right! There are a few reasons why the heating and cooling system in your Havertown, PA home is blowing cold air. You can fix some of them yourself. Others will require a call for furnace repair. Either...

Three Rebates For New Heating & Cooling Equipment [2021]

2 Payment Options Updated January 26, 2021 Homeowners in Havertown, PA — and across the Delaware Valley — have three great ways to save on new energy-efficient heating and cooling this year. And, we here at John Cipollone can help you make the most of these opportunities! If you’re considering an upgrade for your home heating or central air, early 2021 is a...

Four (Sometimes Subtle) Signs You Need a Boiler Repair

7 Four (Sometimes Subtle) Signs You Need A Boiler Repair Four (Sometimes Subtle) Signs You Need a Boiler Repair in Havertown, PA No heat or no water are obvious signals that it’s time to call your trusted HVAC company for a boiler repair. But, you can spot subtle signs that lead to big problems like those. And, when you know what they are, you can head them off. In this...

Avoid Heating Repair Scams in Havertown, PA: Four Tips

1 How to Avoid Heating Repair Scams This Winter in Havertown, PA How to Avoid Heating Repair Scams This Winter in Havertown, PA Your furnace is crucial for a comfortable home in the winter. And, unfortunately, scammers know this. As a result, people out to cheat you start showing up in the cold weather with various heater repair scams. They can end up costing you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. And,...

10 Winter Home Prep Tips for Havertown, PA

1 10 Winter Home Prep Tips for Havertown, PA How to Prep Your Havertown, PA Home for Winter Winter can be anything but a wonderland if you haven’t prepared your home for the season. Skyrocketing energy bills, drafty rooms, and furnace problems can make the cold months miserable. But, it doesn’t to be that way. In this post, we’re outlining ten ways to prepare your house in Havertown, PA,...

4 Signs of a Broken Heater in Havertown, PA

2 Heater Repair Man - Havertown, PA Even if you’re getting hot air in the house, there could still be a problem with your HVAC system. Four signs of a broken heater are: Your energy bill suddenly increases Your carbon monoxide detector is going off You hear gurgling, banging or other noises The house doesn’t get as warm as it should You might notice these even when...

Oil Heat Vs Gas Heat

John Cipollone Truck How is oil heat safer and more convenient than gas? Last time, we looked at the economic reasons to switch from gas to oil heat. That is, the ways you can save money by converting. But even though dollars and cents are really important, they’re not the only things to consider. There’s also safety to consider, for instance. And that...

4 Benefits Of Regular HVAC Maintenance In Your Main Line Home

6 Air Filter Change Have you ever driven a car without having the oil changed in a few years? Probably not. And if you did, that car probably didn’t run too well. Nor did it last as long as it should have. Well, the same applies to your HVAC system!  Having regular service maintenance done on your HVAC system ensures that it’s running well...