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Why Is Changing Your Air Conditioning Filter So Important?

Routine maintenance is critical to keeping your home cooling system running at its reliable best—a big reason why we strongly recommend getting regular professional maintenance for your A/C each year. But one of the most important preventative measures you can … Continue reading

Five Energy-Saving Tips For Summer

If you hesitate to turn on your air conditioning because you’re afraid of higher energy bills, it’s time to get real about energy efficiency. The good news is we have five simple tips that will help you save energy without … Continue reading

Five Common A/C Mistakes That Homeowners Make

A central air conditioning system is one of the most significant investments a homeowner will make in their own comfort—but not every homeowner gives their cooling system the care it needs to keep it running at its reliable best year … Continue reading

Is Spring A Good Time To Replace Your Heating Oil Tank?

If you have a steel heating oil tank in your basement, it has a lifespan of somewhere between 15 and 20 years (see table below) which means that if your northern New Jersey home was built in or before 2000, … Continue reading

Simplify Your Heating Oil Bill With No-Fee EZ Pay

If you’re a Bolkema heating oil customer (or ready to become one), there’s a great way to simplify your life and bring you greater peace of mind in the heating season ahead: sign up for our EZ Pay budget plan! … Continue reading

Home Energy Saving Tips For The Winter Season

Cold winter nights—the real deal, extra blanket and a cup of something hot required ones—have officially arrived here in northern New Jersey, with the polar vortex making an appearance for the first time since 2019. With plummeting temperatures, the job … Continue reading

How Should I Maintain My Water Heater?

Like any major appliance, your storage-type water heater needs periodic TLC to run at its best. But what are the most important ways to care for your water heater? Here are three things you should do regularly to keep your … Continue reading

Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

Your furnace’s job is to heat your home until it reaches the temperature you’ve set on your thermostat—but sometimes it doesn’t stop there. If your furnace keeps running even though it has already done its job—or if it keeps running … Continue reading

7 Ways To Lower Your Heating Costs This Winter

It’s been a mild fall so far in northern New Jersey – but we all know that won’t last. Soon, cold days and nights will arrive – along with higher heating bills. The good news is that with a little planning … Continue reading

A Heating Service Plan Can Save You Money

A heating system is a significant investment for your northern New Jersey home – one that should keep your family warm and comfortable for many, many years to come. But it only will last that long if you give it the … Continue reading