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Summer energy efficiency tips for your Northern NJ home

Summer is in full swing here in NJ – time to set your thermostat for “cool” and get that central air conditioner up and running! …but just remember to do it smartly. Try these 10 cost-effective tips to help you cool … Continue reading

Six HVAC tips for your pet-friendly home

Pets give us all kinds of love – and sometimes that love comes in the form of a little shed fur and dander, just for good measure. If you have a forced air HVAC system in your Northern NJ – or … Continue reading

Be Prepared: A Severe Weather Checklist from Bolkema Fuel

Chantal. Humberto. Nestor. Sebastien. No, they’re not the names of your hipster neighbors, or characters from a new show on Netflix – they’re hurricane names. More specifically, they’re names for 2019 Atlantic hurricanes that we could be hearing a lot … Continue reading

Cooling cleaner: Freon, R410A, and the future of eco-friendly air conditioning

Air conditioning has become so commonplace in our every day lives that most of us can’t even imagine a summer in NJ without it. Unfortunately, the magic cooling gas at the heart of many air conditioners (Freon, a.k.a. R-22 refrigerant) … Continue reading

When was the last time you checked your furnace’s air filter?

Your furnace has been working hard this winter, laboring day and night to keep your northern New Jersey home warm and comfortable. One consequence of your heating equipment running all-out like that is that your furnace’s air filters are also … Continue reading

Choosing a fleet fuel provider

To keep a commercial fleet up and running productively, you have to make smart choices – the first and most important of which is who your fuel provider will be. A top-notch fleet fuel provider won’t just help you keep … Continue reading

Preventing Fuel Run-Outs

Life is busy these days – and the busier it gets, the easier it is to forget the little things, like checking the gauge on your heating oil tank. The problem is that running out of heating oil isn’t a … Continue reading

10 Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency in Your Northern NJ Home This Winter

Winter is upon us here in Northern New Jersey, and soon your heating bills will rise as temperatures continue to fall. The question is how much will they rise? The answer to that question is “It depends.” If you want … Continue reading

Why Have a Whole-House Humidifier?

Did you know that the average humidity in New Jersey drops by 10 percent or more between the summer and winter months? Ten percent may not seem like much, but over-dry air in your home can lead to problems ranging … Continue reading

Do You Have a Generator Readiness Plan?

Having a whole house backup generator is a great way to face severe weather events here in the Northern New Jersey area, where power failure related complications could create dangerous problems for your home and family. But a generator will … Continue reading