Is your furnace old, but you don't have the funds to replace it just yet? Here are a few quick maintenance tips to extend the life of your old furnace:
- During the heating season, check the smoke as well as the inside of the furnace. If the smoke is black and the equipment seems blackened, the furnace is not burning the oil completely and fuel is being wasted.
- If you have the proper cleaning supplies, we'd recommend cleaning the blower at the start of the the season and midway through. (Depending on the type of winter you face)
- Clean soot from the stack control in the middle of the heating season.
- Regarding the blower motor, we recommend lubricating the fittings midway through the heating season with 1 cup grease or 10-weight non-detergent motor oil (not all-purpose oil).
- Lastly, it is best to clean the thermostat before heating season.
If your furnace still appears sluggish after these steps, you still have a few cost effective options:
- Call Triple-O for a Furnace Cleaning or fill out form here.
- Discuss financing a new high-efficiency furnace through Synchrony.
- Set-up a Preventative Maintenance plan for your home or business to continue proper care for your equipment - regardless of age!
As always, here at Triple-O we never sell you something that you don't need. We are happy to help discuss the best option for you and your family heading into the holiday season.
Western, NY Coldest Winter Ever?
We've had some historically bad Winters here in Western NY, but could this be the worst? According to the Farmer's Almanac, "The biggest drop—with the most freefalling, frigid temperatures—is forecasted to take hold from the northern Plains into the Great Lakes. The Northeast, including the densely populated corridor running from Washington to Boston, will experience colder-than-normal temperatures for much of the upcoming winter."
What About Snow Fall?
With cooler temperatures, specifically around the Great Lakes, comes precipitation. And lots of it. The Almanac predicts "above-normal" perception beyond just snow. "Our outlook forewarns of not only a good amount of snow, but also a wintry mix of rain/sleet." The Almanac goes on to say that some of the biggest snow storms could be taking place in mid-January in 2020.
How to Prepare?
Here at Triple-O, we specialize in furnaces. Not just install, but maintenance and adding overall longevity to your unit. Most people who own vehicles realize the significance and importance of changing their oil, yet many furnaces go "untouched" until it is too late. Don't get caught in a snow storm before you give us a call. This month, we are offering a $69 per month furnace special. Click here to schedule your FREE estimate today.
What if I Lose Power? Then What?
Often times heavy winds and ice storms can cause power outages in a home or business. Our Generac certified electricians are here to help in anyway. Don't get caught without heat or electric this Winter. Click here to set up a FREE estimate today for your home or business. Triple-O remains Western, NY's one-stop shop for all HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical needs.
Today we are going to be reviewing a product that we get many questions about: Mitsubishi Ductless Heating & Cooling Units. We want to provide you with a realistic breakdown of this equipment as you consider what heating and cooling solutions best fit your home or business.
Here are Some of the Benefits of this Technology:
At times, customers with older homes struggle to find a good replacement to oil-tanks and other out-dated heating methods. If your home does not have air ducts running throughout, we highly recommend this product. As a Mitsubishi Diamond Dealer, we would be honored to set up an estimate for your home or business.
Why Choose Mitsubishi Diamond Dealer?
An extended warranty plan is one of the many perks of hiring a Diamond Contractor®. In the case of a ductless, the five-year limited warranty plan on the compressor and parts is upgraded to a seven-year warranty when you choose a Diamond Contractor®.
If you'd like to schedule a free estimate, fill out the form here.
It is a common misconception that people believe air filters trap and reduce allergens. In reality, air filters trap dust and debris out of the system to prevent damage to the equipment, and keep it running efficiently. Special air filters are designed to trap and reduce microscopic particles that cause allergens.
Particles like mold, bacteria, and pollen slip through the large paper filters in furnace or air conditioners. Paper filters are used to trap large dust bunnies hindering the equipment' performance. This means that those microscopic particles are recycled through the air, causing you to breathe those pesky allergens in. To assist your equipment in reducing these toxins, you should invest in a HEPA filter-High Energy Particulate Air Filters. These filters reduce allergens like pollen, bacteria, and even smoke!
Not all HEPA filters are created equal. Your system may not be compatible with certain HEPA filters. Be aware of MERV ratings for filters - Minimum Efficiency Reporting System (ranges from 1-12) Our highly trained service technicians can assist you with deciding which HEPA filter is best for your equipment. If you have a general question, or would like to set up a FREE assessment please fill out the link here: FREE ASSESMENT
Unlike paper filters, HEPA filters need to be changed more frequently - sometimes more than once a month depending on your location and how severe bacteria and toxins are in the air. On top of maintaining HEPA filters, be sure your equipment is routinely maintained for proper efficiency. We offer residential and commercial preventative maintenance plans for all your equipment.
In today’s modern world, violence seems to be a recurring solution to altercations among the youth, even resulting in murder. This past weekend Triple-O sponsored a boxing tournament at Nasty Knuckles Boxing in the heart of Rochester. The event is a nationally recognized event which promotes anti-violence and positive resolution methods. The event attracted amateur boxers from Jamestown, NY to Philadelphia, PA. Sports are a powerful tool to harness stress, anxiety, and frustration. Rochester Police Chief Mark Simmons states the warmer weather also plays a role in the increase of violence, especially with the short warm months here in Rochester.
Owner of Nasty Knuckles Boxing Robert Jiles Sr. stated “we've got a lot of things going on in the city, we wanted to get everybody together and have a good time with no issues.” What an honor to have played a small part in making this event such a success.
Here at Triple-O, we don’t just work in this city, this is our home. As a business, we work hard to support great causes like this one all throughout Western NY and beyond. Check out what other local events we support here.
To check out photos from the event, check out our Facebook page