Preparing Your Air Conditioner for the Summer

Posted by Brittney Sanders on 5/27/20 3:00 PM

With warmer weather ahead, our day dreams start to shift focus to 90 degree weather, popsicles, and swimming pools…and then reality hits. You suddenly remember the all-important and much needed air conditioning tune-up on your “to-do” list. Well, since it is inevitable if you plan on staying comfortably cool this summer, we might as well focus on the nitty gritty details to perform your own A/C checklist if you will. 

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How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing | Shipley Energy

Posted by Gabby from Shipley Energy on 3/7/19 10:57 AM

 

When water freezes, it expands about 9% in volume. As the water expands, it puts a great force on the inside of the pipe and when pressure gets too high, the pipe ruptures. A ruptured pipe can reap havoc on your home.

Make sure your home is protected with these 10 Tips to prevent pipes from freezing.

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Are AC Units Safe? Protect Your Family | Shipley Energy

Posted by Shipley Energy Team on 6/15/16 12:00 PM

It’s that time of year again, where the air is so hot and stifling that you crave the relief of walking into a cool, air-conditioned building or home. Your unit works well and keeps your house cool on the hottest days, so no worries right? WRONG.

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Caring For Your Air Conditioner As Summer Approaches | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 4/18/16 2:33 PM

There isn't a better time than early spring to get your air conditioner ready for the hot summer months. With your system lying dormant for the winter, you need to take special care to avoid running into issues when you need your air conditioner most!

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Does My Furnace Need To Be Replaced? | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 2/23/16 9:00 AM

It's never too late (or too soon) to think about upgrading your furnace. There are a lot of signs to indicate that it's time for a replacement, but below are five of the easiest ways to tell that it's time to upgrade!

Topics: Natural Gas, Propane, Heating Oil, Electricity, HVAC

Winter Hacks To Keep Your Home Warm | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 1/14/16 8:30 AM

It took some time, but winter is finally here! As you know, wintertime energy spikes are driven by an increase in heating, the single largest user of energy in a home. Luckily, there are a number of simple and easy steps that you take now in order to help conserve energy, lower your bills, and help keep you warm this winter.

Topics: Home Efficiency, HVAC

Power Outages: Be Ready When It Happens | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 10/20/15 8:11 PM

When it starts getting colder and the snow starts to fall, the last thing you want to worry about is what to do if your home loses power. There are some easy steps you can take before a power outage occurs that will make the loss of power a little bit more bearable. The list below is some things we suggest doing in the event that if something happens, you won’t be totally in the dark.

Topics: Electricity, HVAC

Heating Oil 101: Become An Expert | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 10/14/15 6:00 PM

Approximately 18 million American households use heating oil to heat their homes in the winter. Of those 18 million, most of those houses came be found in the Northeast. Even though it is so common, there are still many people who have questions about it. We’ve put together a small list of facts about heating oil to help answer a few of those questions!

Topics: Energy, Heating Oil, HVAC, History

Propane: Facts To Know | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 10/7/15 5:00 PM

Propane, also known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a gas that is typically compressed and stored as a liquid. It is a relatively new form of energy but it has an extremely interesting, although brief, history. Aside from its origins, there are many interesting things about propane that you may not know.

Topics: Propane, Energy, HVAC

Fall Energy Maintenance Checklist | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 9/24/15 10:27 AM

Fall is officially here.  For many, in addition to the appearance of pumpkin spiced everything, this signals the end of the cooling season and in a couple of weeks, the first time you’ll turn on your heat.  There are a number of things to check before you fire up your long-dormant furnace.                                                                                    

Topics: Home Efficiency, HVAC