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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

Fall is coming – Here are three ways you can plan ahead!

Summer is still in full swing here in Northern New Jersey and the Hudson Valley – but before you know it, cool days and nights will arrive, ushering in a new heating season. Yes, ready or not, it’s time to … Continue reading

Before You Call For Air Conditioning Repairs

It often happens on the hottest days: you turn on your air conditionerand… Nothing. Don’t worry – Bolkema’s expert team of repair technicians is ready for any A/C emergency, any time. Before you contact us for service, it pays to … Continue reading

Make Your Heating Oil Bills More Predictable In The Year Ahead With Bolkema’s EZ Pay Budget Plan!

In today’s crazy world, a little predictability is probably a good thing – especially when it comes to your monthly bills. That’s why Bolkema offers our EZ Pay Budget Plan. Here’s how it works: we’ll divide your estimated annual heating … Continue reading

Five Tips To Prepare For Springtime Power Outages

Spring storms can wreak havoc on your home, causing power outages that can be inconvenient or even dangerous for your family. To protect them and your valuables, follow these guidelines: Have an emergency plan – Keep phone numbers of doctors and … Continue reading