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01 December 2019
Home Heating & Comfort Upgrades in PA | Deiter Bros.
Is your home ready for winter in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania? Find out if you need a new boiler, furnace, or other HVAC products.

 

5 Things Your Home Might Need this Winter

The holidays are almost here! And with them comes winter weather like snow, ice, and below-freezing temperatures. Is your home equipped with everything you need to keep your family safe and warm through the coldest months of the year? Use this checklist to evaluate if it’s time to upgrade your heating system or add a new energy-saving product to your home in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania.

 

Energy-Efficient Heating and Home Comfort Products

1.      Home Heating System

How old is your boiler or furnace? If it is 15 years or older, you should seriously consider investing in a new high-efficiency model. You could save up to 30% per year on annual oil or propane heating bills! Plus, new high-efficiency boilers and furnaces require less frequent service calls.

 

2.      Hot Water Heater

You rely on your hot water heater all year long, but especially during the winter. It is essential for daily household chores like laundry, showering, and dishwashing. If your oil or propane hot water heater is outdated, it likely costs a chunk of change to operate. New high-efficiency hot water heating systems deliver more readily available hot water and are much more cost effective than older models.

 

3.      Humidifier

Indoor air quality is a major component of your family’s comfort and health. If the air in your home is too humid, you might notice musty smells and condensation on the inside of your windows. If your home is too dry, you might notice shrinking hardwood floors and chronic health issues like sore throats and dry itchy skin. Either issue can be remedied by humidifier systems.

 

4.      Radiant Heat

Working on a new home building project or an addition to your current living space? Consider radiant floor heating! Radiant floor heating is one of the most popular heating methods for new construction and remodeling. It delivers efficient, event heating throughout your home.

 

5.      Programmable Thermostat

Adding a programmable thermostat to your home is an easy way to manage your energy use. You can set the thermostat to automatically lower the heat while you are out of the house or asleep. This is a great tool to keep energy use and costs low.

 

Contact Deiter Bros. to learn more about heating system and water heater installations, and to ask questions about additional HVAC products that can help improve your home comfort this winter. 

28 October 2019
Bad Habits for Hot Water Heaters in PA & NJ | Deiter Bros.
How is your Lehigh Valley hot water heater holding up? If it’s less than perfect, click here to see Deiter Bros.’s top tips to keep it running safely.

 

Bad Habits That Harm Your Pennsylvania Home’s Water Heater

Unlike your furnace, boiler, or air conditioner, your hot water heater is a home comfort appliance you rely on throughout the year. Now think about the appliances and fixtures you use every day in your home. How many of them rely on your water heater, and how quickly does it produce the hot water you need? Without an efficient water heater, household activities like dishwashing, showers, and laundry can cause daily frustration. Read these helpful hints to make sure you’re not unintentionally harming your Greater Bethlehem, PA home’s water heater.

Bad Habits to Avoid

1.      Running out of Oil or Propane

Experiencing a fuel runout isn’t ideal for any home comfort appliance. An empty oil tank or propane tank will result in a forced shutdown of your water heater (and furnace or boiler, for that matter) which will put you in a stressful and inconvenient no-heat situation. At Deiter Bros., our experts recommend signing up for automatic fuel delivery or placing fuel orders before your oil or propane tank starts to run low.

2.      Skipping Annual Maintenance

Foregoing your annual water heater tune-up is a surefire way to overlook any small issues before they become large problems. Be sure to contact us to schedule an annual preventative maintenance tune-up, or simply enroll in our water heater maintenance agreement.

3.      Allowing Your Water Heater to Be Inaccessible

PA hot water heaters (both direct and indirect) need space to breathe. Along with being a fire hazard, things piled on and around your water heater will prevent it from getting the air it needs to function properly. Besides, having easy access to your water heater makes it easier to inspect for safety and efficiency.

4.      Letting Your Water Heater Age Significantly

Water heaters last around 10-12 years. After that, their efficiency is significantly compromised and repairs are more frequent, costing you more in fuel bills to get the same amount of hot water you’re used to. If your water heater is starting to get old, consider a high-efficiency upgrade to maximize your home’s safety, comfort, and oil or propane budget.

Want to Protect Your Hot Water Heater?

Contact the expert HVAC service techs at Deiter Bros. today to order propane or oil, schedule a water heater tune-up, enroll in a maintenance agreement, or book an equipment replacement. We’re here for you with the best service in Lehigh Valley.