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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

Three steps for setting your programmable thermostat

According to a study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, about 90 percent of Americans say they “rarely or never” program their thermostat. That’s a shame, because it’s one of the easiest ways we know to save 10 percent or … Continue reading

We Love It When You “Like” Us on Facebook!

Want another great way to stay up-to-date on the latest news from the friendly, hard-working people here at Bolkema? Then “Like” us on Facebook! Check out the Bolkema Fuel Company Facebook page regularly for: Energy saving tips Valuable coupons Special … Continue reading

10 signs your air conditioner needs to be repaired or replaced

We often take our air conditioning system for granted as we work our way through the peak heat of summer here in Northern New Jersey and lower New York State – until it starts demanding our attention, often in some … Continue reading

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