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Seven ways to stay cool for less this summer

Nothing is cooler than stepping into an air conditioned home in summer – except finding ways to keep that home cool for less money. As we speed toward the dog days of 2018 here in Northern Bergen County, here are … Continue reading

Experts predicting “blazing hot temperatures” for the Northeast – get your A/C maintenance done now!

After the roller-coaster winter and cool spring we just had, you may be counting the days until the summer heat rolls into Bergen County. But be careful what you wish for. Experts say that an exceptionally hot summer is on … Continue reading

Nine Benefits of Converting Your Home to Natural Gas

If you’re like many homeowners we know, you’ve probably at least kicked around the idea of converting your home’s heating system to natural gas. We don’t blame you! It’s pretty easy to make a compelling argument for making the switch … Continue reading

Three lessons learned in winter 2017-18

It’s spring – according to the calendar, anyway – which means it’s time to start looking to the warmer days and colorful blooms to come. But before we put away the shovels and snow blowers, let’s take a look at … Continue reading

Should I repair or replace my home HVAC system?

Deciding whether to repair or replace a furnace or air conditioner is not a fun question to answer – but it’s one that you will more than likely have to face at some point in your home-owning life. Sometimes the choice … Continue reading

Bolkema Service Plans: Economical Peace of Mind

Well, 2018 has been a roller coaster ride so far (weather wise, at least), with temperatures twice diving 30 degrees inside a 24-hour period since Christmas week (which seems like a long time ago, doesn’t it?). Yes, in our brave … Continue reading

Four Ways to Think Ahead in 2018

A New Year is upon us – which means it’s time to start thinking ahead. How can you make 2018 easier and less stressful when it comes to your home comfort and energy bills? Here are four suggestions to get … Continue reading

What is AFUE?

You’ve probably heard the term AFUE before. But do you understand what it means – and what it means for your heating bills? AFUE stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. The higher the AFUE rating, the more efficient your heating … Continue reading

Cut Your Water Heating Bills With These Four Tips

Did you know that about 20 percent of your annual energy bill comes from heating water? It makes sense when you consider all the showers, loads of laundry, and dishwashing you do over the course of a year. But it’s … Continue reading

When It’s Time for a Heating System Upgrade, Call the Pros at Bolkema

A heating system is among the biggest investments you will make as a homeowner – one that will last a decade or more if you maintain it properly. But even the best equipment will eventually either break down or lose … Continue reading