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Home heating resources & FAQs

Are you looking for information about your home heating system? We have curated our best resources focused around home heating services and appliances, such as furnaces and hot water heaters, in order to keep you informed about your home. Doing something research and identifying any issues yourself can save you and your family a ton of time and money because you may ultimately not need to help of a professional. Therefore, we hope you find our articles to be a good place to start. We have covered a number of home heating topics, from very basic how-to guides, to detailed articles about the inner workings of your system that may be used to diagnose more severe issues, should they arise.

Your Heating Equipment Maintenance Checklist

Get the essential tips on maintaining your home's heating system from the exp... Read full story ›

How to Keep Your House Warm This Winter

The onset of colder winter months means figuring out how to keep your house w... Read full story ›

Fire up your heating system now, so you're ready when the temps drop later.

Most people only think about switching on their heating system when they real... Read full story ›

Ten life hacks for saving on your home heating bill this winter

Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter who pays your own utilities, you’ll be... Read full story ›

How to Choose a Tankless Water Heater For Your Home, Your Needs, & Your Budget

How do you choose the right one for your home and your budget? Petro is here ... Read full story ›

HVAC Packaged Unit vs. Split System: Differences, Benefits, & How to Choose

Learn about two options for your home’s HVAC system, an HVAC packaged unit & ... Read full story ›

When should you repair or replace your furnace?

Here are some issues to keep in mind when deciding whether to repair your cur... Read full story ›

The 6 Best Home HVAC Systems

According to the United States Department of Energy, HVAC systems account for... Read full story ›

Boiler vs. Furnace: What's the Difference?

Choosing the right method for heating your home is important. There are a var... Read full story ›

Steam Radiator vs. Forced Hydronic Baseboard Boilers

Learn more about the different between a steam radiator, and a forced hydroni... Read full story ›

HVAC Installation & Repair Services

Whether you're looking for a new, efficient HVAC system for your entire home ... Read full story ›

HVAC Basics: What is HVAC and What Does It Stand For?

Learn more about the basics of HVAC systems, including what HVAC stands for, ... Read full story ›

Tankless Hot Water Heaters vs Tank Storage Water Heaters

Learn about the difference between tankless hot water heaters and tank storag... Read full story ›

How your oil home heating system works

3:11 - Learn more about how your home oil heating system works from the exper... Read full story ›

Boiler and furnace tune-up benefits & tips

Learn more about the benefits of a furnace or boiler tune-up and when to sche... Read full story ›

When is it time to replace your water heater? Repair or replace guide to water heaters

1:40 - Everything you need to know to keep your water heater functioning effe... Read full story ›

We've got the tips you need to keep you – and your home – safe during the big freeze

Learn more about how to stay safe and warm during extreme cold temperatures. Read full story ›

The homeowners' guide to propane vs. natural gas: a comparison of differences, cost, efficiency and safety

Find out the differences between propane and natural gas, including cost and ... Read full story ›

Green heat: eco-friendly home heating options

“Dirty” home heating options and older heating systems are inefficient and, t... Read full story ›

Winter home heating safety tips

1:00 - It's a fact. During the cold winter months, you just cannot be home wi... Read full story ›

Heating Oil and Propane Delivery Tips

Snow and packed ice make it challenging to access your home for deliveries. T... Read full story ›

Propane 101: It's not just for BBQs anymore!

Today, you can count on propane for so much more than small heaters and backy... Read full story ›

3 reasons your furnace cycles on and off frequently

Have you ever thought "Why does my furnace keep shutting off?" You are not al... Read full story ›

Winter storm safety tips

Make sure that you and your home are prepared for any winter storms by using ... Read full story ›

How to save energy in the fall & winter

Install a programmable thermostat and be sure to set temperatures lower at ni... Read full story ›

Hot water not working? Try these water heater troubleshooting tips.

If there’s one thing nobody enjoys, it’s being treated to a surprise cold sho... Read full story ›

Need Help?

If you aren’t able to find the information you are looking for, don’t hesitate to call a Petro Home Services home heating professional. We offer everything from equipment installation, to repairs and replacements. If you have questions about your home heating system, or are having issues that you are unable to identify through basic internet search, please contact us today.