Tevis Energy News & Articles

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Boiler Vs. Furnace: What Are Their Differences?

October 9, 2023

There’s often confusion among some homeowners regarding boilers and furnaces. This is understandable, given that both systems provide heating for homes. However, this is where their similarity ends. Choosing between the two depends on your heating needs and setup, so it is important to understand their disparities, advantages, and distinctions.

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Why Use Propane For Your Standby Generator?

October 2, 2023

While searching for a standby generator, you may realize that different fuels can be used to power whole-house generators. With a propane-fired backup generator, you can enjoy several benefits, including cost savings, power supply reliability, and more. This article discusses why a propane standby generator is the best choice for your home.

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What Does AFUE Rating Really Mean?

September 25, 2023

As per Energy Star, your home’s cooling and heating system is responsible for almost half of your total energy costs. For your heating systems, you should familiarize yourself with AFUE because it directly impacts your energy consumption and bills. This article discusses the AFUE rating and all you need to know about it.

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How Does Sludge Form In A Heating Oil Tank?

September 18, 2023

One challenge that can compromise your heating oil tank is the accumulation of sludge. Fortunately, you can take steps to delay its onset, ensuring a healthy fuel oil tank that lasts as long as its supposed to. This article delves into the world of heating oil tank sludge and how to prevent it.

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How Do I Connect My Smart Oil Gauge To Alexa?

September 11, 2023

Connecting your smart oil gauge to your Alexa device can make your life more convenient. This integration allows you to easily check the fuel level, monitor consumption patterns, and book oil deliveries via voice commands. This article discusses steps to connect your smart oil gauge to Alexa for a smooth and hassle-free experience.

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What Is Mechanical Ventilation & How Does It Impact Your Home Comfort?

September 4, 2023

Indoor comfort constitutes more than just heating and cooling. The “V” in HVAC, which stands for ventilation, is also important. Neglecting this vital aspect of home comfort results in problems despite having the best air conditioner and furnace at home. This article discusses mechanical ventilation and its significance in your home.

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What To Do With Your Air Conditioner When Summer Ends

August 28, 2023

During the fall, many homeowners focus on home heating and forget about their hard-working air conditioning units. However, it’s important to close down the air conditioner properly. Doing so extends its lifespan and sets it up for another successful season. This article explores several effective end of summer AC tips.

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7 Industries That Use Bulk Fuel Delivery the Most

August 21, 2023

Your operation relies heavily on fuel to keep things running. Now, buying fuel in bulk might not seem like everyone’s cup of tea. However, for some sectors, it’s a defining factor between staying ahead or falling behind. Let’s look at seven industries where bulk fuel delivery service really makes a difference.

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7 Reasons Your Filter Isn’t Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

August 14, 2023

The air in your home may appear clean, but it often contains tiny particulate matter that is not easily visible to the naked eye. These microscopic particles can easily affect your respiratory health over time. To enhance indoor air quality, it’s important to have effective filters that can capture these foreign particles.

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