Tevis Energy News & Articles

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Which Is More Efficient A Fireplace Or Furnace?

January 17, 2023

As the winter progresses, it isn’t surprising that you’ll spend more time inside. You need a heat source that can keep you warm without paying a fortune. Many homes have fireplaces and furnaces, both of which come with impressive features and drawbacks. This article compares fireplace vs. furnace efficiency from a practical outlook.

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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Standby Generator

January 9, 2023

Keep your standby generator in good shape so you can rely on it when you need it most. Still, standby generators, like other machines, will reach the end of their service life at some point, even if they are well maintained. This article discusses some of the signs for a standby generator replacement.

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Can I Put Diesel Fuel in My Home Heating Oil Tank?

January 4, 2023

A temporary setback we all wish to avoid during the cold winter is discovering that our heating oil tank has run out of fuel. Fortunately, diesel is a viable alternative to keep your home warm while you wait for a heating oil delivery. This article discusses how to use diesel in your oil tank.

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How Does An Oil Heating System Work?

December 27, 2022

Oil heating systems offer clean and environmentally-safe operation, with a lifespan that is twice as long as other fuel systems. They are worthy investments for your home as they are highly efficient and cost-effective. However, most don’t quite understand how an oil-fired heating system works. Read on to learn more.

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When To Repair Vs. Replace Your Heating System

December 19, 2022

You can depend on your heating system during winter. Regardless of the low temperature outside, it can keep your home warm. However, HVAC problems will develop as time passes. Eventually, you will be forced to decide between a heating system repair vs replace. This article discusses what you should consider.

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How To Troubleshoot Common Winter Furnace Problems

December 12, 2022

All homeowners should learn how to perform simple furnace troubleshooting skills. They are highly useful during the coming cold months. Furnaces are generally durable, but they aren’t invincible. These tough systems will eventually show problems that impact your home’s comfort and safety. This article shares some standard furnace troubleshooting methods.

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Safety Tips For On-Site Fuel Storage Tanks

December 5, 2022

It makes more sense to install on-site fuel storage tanks than to rely on distant gas stations every day. You won’t have to worry about foul weather, long lines, and supply shortages. You don’t have to worry about safety as long as you follow the tips outlined in this article.

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What Do Heating Oil Additives Do?

November 28, 2022

Oil-heat users are always interested in finding ways to extend their oil tank’s lifespan. It is a vital component of a heating system, and no one wants to replace it ahead of schedule. With this, most have heard of additives. This article shares some vital information on heating oil additives and their effect on your fuel.

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Does Propane Freeze?

November 21, 2022

Homeowners may, however, be hesitant to use propane due to worries that it will freeze in the cold winter. That begs the question, does propane freeze? In this post, we’re going to be looking at propane, whether it freezes in cold weather, and what steps to take to protect your propane system in winter.

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