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Winter Survival Guide

hvac service massachusetts We’re in the thick of winter now. Having a comfortable and warm home is critically important. Hopefully your heating system is up to the challenge. But it’s important to know how to tell when your heating system isn’t working as well as it should be and what to do if it fails altogether and you find yourself without heat.

Know this, whatever you need, Lombardi Energy Services is here for you. We install, maintain, and repair boilers and furnaces. So whether you need your system repaired or maintained or whether it’s time to replace your boiler or furnace and upgrade to a more efficient and reliable system, we can handle it.

What Do I Do When There’s No Heat?

No heat on a cold day is a real problem. It’s uncomfortable and potentially dangerous for you and your family. And it could lead to frozen or burst pipes that require costly repairs. Should you call for heating repair when the heat in your home isn’t coming up? You certainly can, but first, we recommend that you take the following troubleshooting steps:

  1. Check how much heating oil you have. If you have less than 1/8 of a tank, call Lombardi Oil & Gas immediately for a heating oil delivery. If you have more than 1/8 of a tank, go to step 2.
  2. Raise the temperature on your thermostat to at least five degrees higher than the current room temperature. (You might also need to set your thermostat to “auto” or “heat” and the fan switch to “on” or “auto.”) If your heating system doesn’t start up after a few minutes, go to step 3.
  3. Make sure all your system’s power switches are set to the “on” position. If they are, go to step 4.
  4. Check your fuses and circuit breakers. If everything is as it should be, go to step 5 if you have a boiler and step 6 if you have a furnace or heat pump.
  5. If you have a hot water boiler, go to step 7. If you have a steam boiler, check the water level in the gauge glass. It should be at least ½ full. If it is, go to step 7.
  6. If you have a furnace or heat pump, turn off the system’s power and then make sure your filters are clean and all vents are open and unobstructed. Confirm that the gas control valve to the furnace is open. If everything is as it should be, go to step 7.
  7. Press and hold the “reset” button on the burner for 3 seconds. Make sure you never push this button more than once. If your heat still doesn’t come on, it’s time to contact Lombardi for service.

Other Signs It’s Time to Call for Heating Repair

Your heating system doesn’t have to fail completely to need attention. The best way to avoid unexpected breakdowns and repairs is to make sure your heating system receives annual maintenance. This will also help your heating system run as efficiently as possible, which is good for your budget. An annual tune-up for your furnace or boiler is included in Lombardi’s Heating Oil Service Plan.

Your heating system may be in need of repairs, and you should call Lombardi Energy Services if you notice any of the following:

  • Your heating system is producing a strong and persistent weird smell.
  • Your heating system generates insufficient heat or has trouble starting.
  • Your heating system is making strange noises.

Lombardi Energy Services delivers comfort and peace of mind to our customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Whether you’re in Amesbury, Byfield, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, Seabrook, West Newbury, or any of the surrounding areas, we’re here for you.

Contact us today to learn more about our Heating Oil Service Plan and get the most out of your boiler or furnace.

Frequently Asked Questions

heating oil tank massachusetts This month marks the beginning of winter. However, chances are you’ve already turned up the thermostat in your North Shore area home to get comfortable. And you’ll find yourself relying even more on your heating system to keep you warm and comfortable all winter long. However, keeping your home warm enough isn’t just about comfort, it’s also about health and safety. Having no heat on an extremely cold day is dangerous and could lead to expensive problems like frozen or burst pipes.

Especially this season, it’s important to know at least the basics about your heating oil system and keep an eye on your heating oil tank. So Lombardi Oil & Gas is here to answer some frequently asked questions about heating oil tanks.

What Are Common Heating Oil Tank Sizes?

Heating Oil tanks come in a variety of sizes. Which is right for your home will depend on your family’s needs and your budget. Here’s an overview of the most common residential heating oil tank sizes:

  • 110 gallons (29 x 28 x 44 inches)
  • 165 gallons (29 x 28 x 61 inches)
  • 275 gallons (43 x 28 x 61 inches and 51 x 30 x 54 inches)
  • 400 gallons (64 x 30 x 68 inches)

Is It Okay to Have an Empty Tank?

You never want to let your heating oil tank get close to empty. When that happens, debris can clog your oil filters. That can reduce the efficiency of your heating system or cause it to fail. So by keeping enough oil in your tank, you can avoid some very costly problems as well as a no-heat emergency.

How Do You Read Your Oil Tank Gauge?

Especially if you haven’t signed up for Lombardi Energy’s Automatic Delivery service, keeping an eye on your heating oil level is very important. And you’ll need to check your gauge with more frequency as it gets colder, because your heating system will be using more and more heating oil to keep you and your family warm.

Here’s how to check your heating oil gauge:

  1. Look for a clear glass or plastic cylinder near the top of the tank. It should look like your car’s fuel gauge with the following symbols: F, ¾, ½, and ¼. There should be a red marker or float indicating the tank’s fuel level. If it’s not visible, you tank is either empty or almost empty.
  2. Make sure the gauge is working properly. Remove the outer case and gently press down on the float. It should bob back up to where it was. If it doesn’t, the gauge isn’t working properly, and you should call for service.
  3. When your gauge gets close to ¼, it’s time to order more fuel. The colder it gets and the larger your home is, the faster your heating system will go through oil and the sooner you should order more.

What Brand of Heating Oil Tank Is Best?

At Lombardi Energy, we recommend Roth heating oil tanks. And we’re here to help you decide which tank is best for you. The compact tanks we sell offer the following characteristics:

  • They’re double walled for maximum leak protection.
  • They’re easy to handle and transport, with wide handles.
  • They have a removable base.
  • They’re up to 50% lighter than their conventional counterparts.
  • They have double ring caps that eliminate odor during fill-ups.
  • They feature a unique expansion system. This allows for easier fill-ups.
  • They are tested with incredibly high standards.
  • They’re specially lined to remain rust-free.

Additionally, all of the tanks we sell are kid-safe, have a 30-year warranty, and come with a cover for outside use. These durable tanks are constructed to be corrosion resistant and leakproof.

Let Lombardi Energy Services Deliver for You!

Lombardi Energy Services delivers comfort and peace of mind to our customers in Amesbury, Byfield, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, Seabrook, West Newbury, and surrounding areas. Whether you need reliable and convenient heating oil delivery or a new heating oil tank, we’re here for you.

Contact Lombardi Energy Services today to learn more about heating oil tanks or to request a free consultation.

water heaters massachusetts Lombardi Energy Services doesn’t want you to take your water heater for granted. Your water heater is an important part of your Northeastern Massachusetts or Southern New Hampshire home. It’s an easy thing to forget about when it’s working well, but take a moment to consider how important a role it plays in the comfort and function of your household. It generates all the hot water you and your family need to bathe, clean your clothes, wash your hands, clean your dishes, and more.

Consider this as well, up to 30% of the average household’s energy costs go towards heating water. So in addition to having the right water heater for your home, you also want to make sure it’s working as efficiently as possible.

You can depend on Lombardi Energy Services for all your oil-fired water heater needs. That includes water heater installation, maintenance, and repair.

Water Heater Types

If you’re in the market for a new water heater or simply want to better understand how the water heater you already have works, keep reading for a summary of the different types of water heaters.

Conventional or Storage Water Heaters have a tank that stores and keeps water hot until it’s used. They usually cost less to purchase and install than tankless water heaters, but they’re also less efficient than tankless water heaters. That’s because any hot water in the tank that isn’t used and cools below a certain temperature has to be heated again. Sometimes again and again and again.

Tankless Water Heaters heat water on demand to efficiently provide a virtually endless supply of hot water. With a tankless water heater, gone are the days of waiting to take a hot shower because all the hot water has been used up. And since a tankless water heater doesn’t have to expend energy reheating water that has cooled down in a tank, it could save you up to 40% on your water heating costs versus a conventional water heater. Tankless water heaters also take up less space (they’re about the size of a carry-on suitcase) and last twice as long as conventional water heaters. And since there’s no tank, there’s also no risk of tank corrosion or tank failure.

Indirect-Fired Water Heaters use your home’s boiler to heat your water. They’re very efficient, especially when your heating system is already running to warm your North Shore-area home. In fact, when your boiler is running to heat your home, it doesn’t cost you anything more to heat your home’s water with an indirect-fired water heater. However, because they must be integrated with your home’s heating system, installation is more expensive than with conventional or tankless water heaters.

Direct-Fired Water Heaters are a type of conventional water heater found in homes with furnaces. With a direct-fired water heater, heating oil gets burned in a combustion chamber under the tank. The heated flue gases then heat the water in the tank. The tank’s insulated walls help keep the water as warm as possible. The water heater turns on automatically whenever the water in the tank falls below a predetermined temperature.

Maintenance Matters

Since water heating accounts for so much of your home’s energy costs, you literally can’t afford to have an inefficient system. Regular maintenance keeps your water heater running at peak efficiency, and that saves you money all year long.

Lombardi Energy services offers a water heater service plan as an add-on to our other service plans. Our water heater service plan includes an annual tune-up and 15% off parts and labor costs (other than a system replacement).

Delivering Comfort

Lombardi Energy Services delivers comfort to our customers in Amesbury, Byfield, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, Seabrook, West Newbury, and surrounding areas in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Whether you need a new water heater or simply want the water heater you already have maintained or repaired, we’re here to help.

Contact Lombardi Energy Services today for reliable and friendly service. We’re here to help with all your heating needs.

An Important Reminder for Our Heating Oil & Natural Gas Customers

heating service massachusettsProfessional maintenance is important. It helps keep your appliances running efficiently. Some appliances lose 5% of their efficiency every year they don’t receive maintenance. Appliances that run efficiently save you money on your energy bills and do a better job of keeping you and your family comfortable.

Professional maintenance can also catch small problems before they become larger and more expensive to fix. You don’t want any unpleasant surprises this winter. Maintenance now will give you peace of mind that you’ll have a comfortable winter.

Make sure your appliances are running efficiently and problem-free. Don’t put off getting a tune-up this fall.

Lombardi Energy Services offers service plans for our heating oil and natural gas customers. Our service plans include maintenance for boilers, furnaces, and water heaters.

Heating Oil Service Plans

These plans help you maximize your savings and benefits all year long. Choose the one that best suits your needs. Each one also includes an annual maintenance visit. Sign up to keep your home heating equipment running at its highest efficiency.

Regular maintenance for your heating system could save you as much as 10% on every heating bill. It will also increase the longevity of your heating system and save you money on repairs and replacement.

Natural Gas Service Plan

You can enroll in our Natural Gas Service Plan alone or combine it with any of our other plans for additional discounts. In addition to an annual tune-up, you’ll receive 24-hour emergency service. Maintenance will keep your system running efficiently and safely.

Why Do I Need Annual Maintenance for My Boiler or Furnace?

Receiving annual maintenance will keep your boiler or furnace running smoothly. Given how harsh the winters can get in the North Shore area of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, you want to know your heating system is up to the task of keep you and your family comfortably warm all season long.

With regular maintenance, you minimize the need for repairs for your boiler or furnace. Regular maintenance is so important, we include it in our service plans.

Here is an overview of the benefits of regular maintenance for your boiler or furnace:

  • A check of the safety and operating controls
  • An extension of the life of your heating system
  • An increase in your system’s operating efficiency
  • A lowering of your heating costs by up to 10%
  • The maintenance of your warranty coverage
  • A reduction in the need for emergency service and costly repairs

Why Do I Need Annual Maintenance for My Water Heater?

Especially once winter hits, you don’t want to be in a home without warm water. That’s why it’s important to get maintenance for your water heater now. Your water heater could be responsible for up to 30% of your home’s energy costs. With water heating accounting for so much of your home’s energy costs, you don’t want to pay more than you have to due to an inefficient system. Regular maintenance will help ensure the efficiency of your water heater, and that will save you money all year long.

You can get a water heater service plan as an add-on when you sign up for one of our other service plans. Our water heater service plan includes an annual tune-up, which will offer you the peace of mind you deserve throughout the year. You’ll also get 15% off on any parts and labor (other than a system replacement). This will help minimize the need for other repairs and will keep your water heater running smoothly and efficiently all year long.

Lombardi Oil & Gas Delivers Comfort

Lombardi Energy Services delivers comfort to our customers in Amesbury, Byfield, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, Seabrook, West Newbury, and surrounding areas in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Contact us today for reliable and friendly service.

5 Tips for Lowering Your Energy Costs

vacation energy savings massachusettsIf you’re planning a summer get-away, almost every part of it is going to cost you more than it would have a year or two ago. Everything from gas to airline tickets to car rentals prices has increased this year. Lombardi Energy Services offers pricing and payment programs that fit a range of budgets. If you sign up for our budget plan, we’ll estimate your heating costs and divide it into 12 equal payments. If you sign up for our fixed pricing plan, you can lock in a predetermined per gallon price. We also offer a discount to customers who pay promptly.

Our pricing and payment plans can help you stay in control of your budget all year long. Want to save on your energy costs while you’re away on vacation? We can help you with that as well. Here are our five tips for saving energy (and money) while you’re away on vacation.

5 Money-Saving Tips

Add the following five items to your pre-vacation checklist, and you could save a significant amount of money on energy costs while you’re away. Every bit counts.

  1. Adjust the temp on your AC. Don’t waste money and energy keeping an empty home cool. Set the temperature on your AC to 85 degrees Fahrenheit for the duration of your trip. If you have a programmable thermostat with a calendar feature, you can change the settings for the dates you’ll be away and set your regular settings to resume a few hours before your return. That way you’ll save energy, but you’ll also come home to a comfortably cool home. Want to save money after your vacation is over? Schedule a maintenance visit for your AC system. A well-maintained system lasts longer and runs more efficiently. And efficiency saves you money.
  2. Adjust the temp on your water heater. Heating water can account for up to 30% of your home’s energy costs. There’s no need for your water heater to work as hard when no one is home. Many water heaters have a vacation setting. If yours doesn’t, set the temperature to 70 degrees Fahrenheit before you leave on vacation. Lombardi Energy Services also provides water heater maintenance and repair.
  3. Unplug energy-sucking appliances. We call certain appliances “energy vampires,” because they suck up energy even when they’re not being used. Unplug anything with a digital display or indicator light or that is usually on standby mode rather than completely off. Here are some things you can unplug: coffee makers, toasters, miscellaneous kitchen appliances, chargers, power strips, TVs, washers & dryers, computers, printers, clocks, radios, virtual assistants, and gaming consoles. If you aren’t planning to record shows on your DVR, you can also unplug your modems, routers, and cable boxes too.
  4. Make use of timers and motion sensors. Unplugging your appliances will help you save on your energy bill, but you don’t want to unplug everything. A home that is always dark can attract burglars. For some cost-effective ways to deter burglars, add motion sensors to you outdoor lighting and put a few indoor lights on timers.
  5. Close your blinds and curtains. This is a good money-saving habit to keep when you’re back from your trip as well. Close your home’s blinds and curtains to the sun. That will put less demand on your AC. It’s also a good safety measure because outsiders won’t be able to see into your home.

Let Lombardi Oil & Gas Deliver for You!

Lombardi Oil & Gas delivers comfort and peace of mind to our customers in Amesbury, Byfield, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, Seabrook, West Newbury, and surrounding areas. Click here to see if we serve your Massachusetts or New Hampshire community.

Contact us today to sign up for automatic delivery, to enroll in one of our payment plans, or to learn more.

Lombardi Delivers Comfort

hvac tech massachusettsHave you noticed a rise in your energy bills? If it’s not due to an increase in usage, there’s a good chance your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system has lost some of its efficiency and is overdue for maintenance. Lombardi Oil & Gas delivers the highest level of service on heating and cooling equipment.

HVAC Maintenance Is Important

Getting regular professional HVAC maintenance is a good idea for the following reasons:

  1. Savings: You’ll save money by getting ahead of avoidable and costly breakdowns. You’ll extend the life of your system and delay the cost of replacement. You’ll also maintain the efficiency of your system (which will keep your energy bills as low as possible).
  2. Health: You’ll improve the air quality of your New England home. This is especially important if you or anyone in your household has allergies or asthma.
  3. Comfort: A well-maintained HVAC system will do a better job of cooling and heating your home efficiently and effectively, so everyone will be more comfortable.
  4. Safety: Regular HVAC maintenance can identify any potential problems that might lead to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in your home.
  5. Eco-Friendly: An HVAC system that receives regular maintenance is better for the environment versus one that doesn’t because it consumes less fuel.

The Lombardi Oil & Gas Air Conditioning Service Plan includes an annual tune-up. You’ll also save 15% on parts and labor. Click here to learn more.

Do You Need HVAC Repairs?

Here are some of the tell-tale signs that your HVAC system needs repairs:

  • An unexplainable rise in your utility bills
  • Inconsistent airflow
  • Increased allergy symptoms when inside
  • Strange noises coming from your system (buzzing, clanging, popping, rattling, whistling, etc.)
  • Strange smells (e.g., musty or scorched odors)
  • Uneven temperatures throughout your home

If you’ve noticed any of the above, contact Lombardi Oil & Gas to request service.

Lombardi Oil & Gas Delivers Comfort

Whether you need HVAC equipment installed or repaired, Lombardi Oil & Gas delivers comfort in Amesbury, Byfield, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, Seabrook, West Newbury, and surrounding areas. Click here to see if we serve your Massachusetts or New Hampshire neighborhood.

Contact us today for reliable, friendly service.

Is A Mini-Split Right for You?

ductless cooling massachusettsNow that summer is here, you’re going to want to do all you can to stay cool. Perhaps you’re considering installing a ductless air conditioner in your New England home. Here’s what ductless mini-splits offer you:

  • An interior wall-mounted unit with an outdoor compressor
  • A great alternative to window units
  • Zoned room-by-room cooling
  • No need for ductwork (making them great for older homes and independent spaces)
  • Models that are ENERGY STAR–rated
  • Supplementary heating and hot water heating options

If your home doesn’t already have ductwork for central AC, installing it could cost you thousands on top of the thousands of dollars for adding central air conditioning. Avoiding that up-front cost is a great reason to consider ductless.

If you choose ductless AC for your home, you won’t just save on installation versus central AC, you’ll also enjoy long-term savings. Ductless mini-splits may cost more in upfront costs (equipment and installation) versus a window unit, but you’ll make that money back over the lifetime of the unit in operation costs.

Advantages of Mini-Split Cooling

Here are some of the advantages ductless mini-splits offer:

  • Energy efficiency: Ductless mini-splits can use up to 40% less energy than window units. That means you won’t have to wait to save. Your energy costs will be lower with a ductless system versus a window unit from day one.
  • Power: Mini-splits are capable of cooling multiple rooms and large spaces—better than any window unit could—and using less energy.
  • Precision: Mini-splits work with smart thermostats and give you the ability to target cooling to specific zones of your home. And you can do it from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • Permanence: Once installed, your ductless mini-split will stay put all year long—unlike a window unit you might remove every fall.
  • Quiet: Mini-splits operate more quietly than window AC units.
  • Aesthetics: Unlike a with a window unit, you don’t lose a window or the light it lets in with a mini-split.
  • Safe & Clean: Mini-splits don’t let bugs, dust, dirt, and pollen in the way a window AC does. It also doesn’t leave your window more vulnerable to an intruder the way a window-mounted unit does.

So if you’re considering a ductless mini-split, come to Lombardi Oil & Gas. We offer dependable AC installation and repair around the North Shore. And we’re here to answer all of your cooling questions and help you choose the system that’s best for your home, budget, and needs.

Lombardi Oil & Gas Delivers Comfort

Whether they need HVAC equipment installed or repaired, Lombardi Oil & Gas delivers comfort to our customers in Amesbury, Byfield, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, Seabrook, West Newbury, and surrounding areas. Click heree to see if we serve your Massachusetts or New Hampshire neighborhood.

Contact us today for reliable, friendly service. And make it a cool summer.

Don’t Let Your Tank Sit Empty!

heating oil delivery massachusettsAs a New England resident, you are used to relying on your heating system to keep you warm and comfortable all winter. If you’re a responsible heating oil customer, you never want to get caught with an empty heating oil tank, so you’ve either signed up for automatic delivery or you vigilantly check your tank’s level and call for a delivery before it gets too low.

Now that things are finally beginning to warm up, you may be tempted to stop thinking about your heating oil tank or to let it run down to less than you would in the winter. However, that’s a bad idea.

There are a number of reasons it’s a good idea to keep your heating oil tank full all spring and summer long. And if you’re a Lombardi Energy & Gas customer, we can help make that affordable.

An Empty Tank Can Cause Problems

When your heating oil tank is allowed to get close to empty, debris can clog your oil filters. That is likely to reduce the efficiency of your heating system or even cause it to fail. Both of those scenarios will cost you more money in energy and/or repair costs. Especially during the warmer months, whenever your tank levels get low you need to worry about condensation. Water tends to collect in an empty tank. That water can cause rust, and that rust can cause your heating system to fail. So by keeping a full tank, you can avoid some very costly problems.

Keep a Full Tank & Save Money

At Lombardi Energy & Gas, we offer our customers several ways to manage their bills so that keeping a full tank year-round isn’t a financial burden. Here are some of the payment plans and discounts we offer our customers:

  • Budget Plan: Regardless of how much or how frequently you order heating oil, your yearly heating costs are split into 12 easy (and predictable) payments. Your heating oil bill is the same each month—even high usage months when you might need more than one delivery.
  • Fixed Pricing Plan: Lock in a predetermined per gallon price that you’ll pay for the duration of the time you’re enrolled. You won’t have to worry about price fluctuations, because your per gallon price will be set.
  • Cap Pricing Plan: For a small fee, we purchase a predetermined amount of heating oil for you at a capped price. You’ll never pay more than the capped price for your heating oil, and if the price of oil drops, you’ll pay the lower price.
  • Prompt Pay Discount: Save money on your bill by simply paying for your heating oil within 10 days of delivery.

Avoid the problems (and additional costs) that can arise when you allow your heating oil tank’s level to get too low. With so many ways to save on and manage your heating oil bills, it’s a good idea to keep your tank full all year long.

Let Lombardi Energy & Gas Deliver for You!

Lombardi Energy & Gas delivers comfort and peace of mind to our customers in Amesbury, Byfield, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, Seabrook, West Newbury, and surrounding areas. Click here to see if we serve your Massachusetts or New Hampshire community.

Contact us today to sign up for automatic delivery, to enroll in one of our payment plans, or to learn more.

Some Important Steps to Prep Your AC

ac summer prep massachusettsNew England was hit with a particularly harsh winter this year, and now spring is finally here! As things start to warm up, now is a good time to think ahead to the summer and make sure your AC is ready to handle even the hottest of days ahead.

If your AC is more than 15 years old, now is a good time to replace it. Old ACs can have a SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating as low as 6. Modern units have a SEER rating of 15 or higher. That difference adds up to hundreds of dollars spent or saved on your cooling bills during just one season. A low SEER rating also means you won’t have reliable cooling on those days when you need it most.

Important AC Prep

Before you turn on your central air conditioner for the first time this year, do the following to make sure it’s ready to keep you and your family cool all summer long:

  1. Check the thermostat. Your thermostat is essentially the brain of your HVAC system. If it’s not working properly, nothing else will either. This is a good time to replace the batteries. And if you don’t already have a programmable thermostat, now is also a good time to install one. Programmable thermostats are a simple and cost-effective ways to manage your summer cooling bills.
  2. Check your vents. Makes sure your vents are free and clear of anything (e.g., drapes, curtains, furniture, etc.) that could stop cool air from entering your living spaces.
  3. Check your ductwork. If you have a duct leak, up to 15% of the air you pay good money to cool could be getting lost between the walls of your home. Seal up any obvious leaks and fix out-of-place duct joints in exposed ductwork areas. If your cooling system is more than 5 years old, it may be a good idea to invest in professional duct sealing. Some leaks are either too small to see or are out of sight and behind walls.
  4. Clear the drain line. If your drain line is blocked, water could get diverted back into your home or toward your foundation. Make sure your drain line is free of debris.
  5. Check your AC filter. A blocked air filter reduces efficiency, and a chronically blocked AC filter could cause your cooling system to conk out. Starting now and throughout the hot months, make a habit of checking your air filter at least once a month. Replace it (or clean it if you have a model that can be cleaned) as needed.
  6. Check your electrical lines. Wiring problems could cause you to lose power to your AC. Check all electrical connections and circuit breakers now.
  7. Clean the outdoor condenser unit. Check for debris like leaves, twigs, and nests. Your condenser unit should never be covered when it is in use. There needs to be adequate airflow throughout the entire home cooling system chain.

Once you start using your AC, keep an eye out for signs of a refrigerant leak. Without sufficient refrigerant, your unit won’t be able to generate cold air. Signs of a refrigerant leak include poor cooling, ice on the evaporator coils, and fluid spots near your AC condenser.

Professional AC Maintenance

The absolute best way to prepare your air conditioning unit for the hot weather ahead is to have it inspected and serviced by a home cooling expert. Lombardi Energy & Gas offers an Air Conditioning Service Plan that includes preventative maintenance and discounts for service visits. During your maintenance visit, a certified technician will take care of the steps listed above, replace worn parts, lubricate your system, and ensure that your home cooling equipment is operating optimally so you can count on it all summer long.

Lombardi Energy & Gas Delivers Comfort

From delivering heating oil and natural gas to providing HVAC service, Lombardi Energy & Gas is proud to deliver comfort to our customers in Amesbury, Byfield, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, Seabrook, West Newbury, and surrounding areas. Click here to see if we serve your Massachusetts or New Hampshire neighborhood.

Contact us today for reliable, friendly service.

Now is the best time to get a new boiler or furnace

hvac upgrade massachusettsAs the weather starts to warm up, you might be ready to put winter completely behind you. But now is actually a great time to start thinking about next winter. Spring is a convenient time to upgrade to a high-efficiency heating system that will save you money (and be better for the environment) come next winter.

Be green. Save some green.

Lombardi Energy & Gas stays on top of the latest in heating oil technologies that promote conservation and energy efficiency. When you purchase a high-efficiency heating system, in addition to reaping the benefit of saving on your energy bills, you’ll also be producing fewer emissions, which is good for the environment. So, in addition to saving some green (money), you’ll also be making your home greener (i.e., energy-efficient).

Benefits of a high-efficiency heating system

The newest heating systems are extremely efficient. By upgrading to a new model, you could see your energy consumption decrease by up to 40%. Here are some additional benefits to upgrading your heating system:

  • You’ll have improved comfort control.
  • Your new heating system will operate more safely and efficiently.
  • Your new boiler or furnace will have a longer lifespan than its predecessor.
  • You’ll increase the value of your home
  • Your new heating system will produce fewer emissions.
  • Your new boiler or furnace will operate quietly.
  • You’ll notice lower energy costs and fuel usage.
  • You’ll have superior airflow.
  • You won’t have to worry about a breakdown for a long time (especially if you sign up for a maintenance plan with Lombardi Energy & Gas).

Choose Lombardi Energy & Gas

Now is a great time to upgrade your heating system, and Lombardi Energy & Gas will ensure that you get the best boiler or furnace for your household’s needs. Then one of our professionals will install your new heating system to maximize its efficiency (which will also minimize your energy costs and carbon emissions).

Lombardi Energy & Gas is proud to deliver comfort to our customers in Amesbury, Byfield, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, Seabrook, West Newbury, and surrounding areas. Click here to see if we serve your Massachusetts or New Hampshire neighborhood.

Contact us today for reliable, friendly service. We will give you a free consultation about the right heating system for your home and budget.

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