How to Manually Check the Heating Oil Level in an Oil Tank
When you heat your home with home heating oil, it is important to keep an eye on the tank level just like you watch the fuel gauge in your car. Some oil tanks have external floating gauges that you can simply look at to determine how much fuel you have left. However, most oil tanks do not have...
How to Clean an Air Conditioner
Keeping your air conditioner clean will prevent expensive repairs and increase the efficiency and reliability of your unit. While you may want to leave some air conditioner cleaning to the professionals, you can use the tips in this...
What is Furnace Short Cycling
One of the most frustrating heating issues during the winter is furnace short cycling. The...
Why Ice on Your Air Conditioner Requires Immediate Repair
Most people, when they find ice forming on their air conditioners, think that it’s a sign that the system is working properly. However, this is not the case.
Top 3 Heating and Air Conditioning System Maintenance Tips
For optimal operation, your heating and air conditioning system needs periodic maintenance. Ricotta Heating & Air, the premier heating and cooling contractor in St.
Why Heating Oil Prices Are Continuing to Fall
Several factors are contributing to a drop in heating oil prices that hasn’t been seen for over a decade in some parts of the country.
What if I Run Out of Heating Oil?
There may come a day when your heating oil tank runs out, so it's good to know what measures to take when that day arrives.
Plumbing, Electrical & HVAC Tips
Check out our blog for the latest tips, tricks and news on plumbing, electrical and HVAC repairs and more. Learn about these critical elements in your home.
How Do Heat Pumps Work? » Sterling Heating & AC
Categories October 25, 2013 The heat pump is a comprehensive heating and cooling solution. If you’re in the market for a new home comfort system, you may want to consider the heat pump. It works just like an air conditioner with one major added advantage: that it also works as a heater during the colder months. It is often paired with a furnace to create a hybrid system. This versatility makes them unique among your cooling options, although they tend to be most efficient in moderate temperatures. In this post, we’d like to run you through the basics of how heat pumps work, so that you can make an informed decision about what’s right for you, your home, and your budget. Heat Pump Basics A heat pump is a device for transferring heat…
How to Stop Door Drafts Around Entry Doors
Learn how to remove old, damaged weather stripping around a steel entry door and replace it with new magnetic weather stripping and a new door sweep.