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How do I prepare my heating system for fall?

Posted: September 16, 2019

We’re into mid-September here in the Hudson Valley, and despite a late-summer surge, fall is on our doorstep. Before you know it, you’ll be relying on your propane- or oil-fired heating equipment day and night for warmth and comfort. As we bid farewell to summer 2019, there’s still time to get a jump on some […]

End of summer air conditioning to-dos

Posted: August 26, 2019

Most people here in the Hudson Valley get their annual air conditioner tune-up out of the way sometime in the spring or early summer. But sometimes life happens, and before you know it you’ve made it through most of the cooling season without routine maintenance from an A/C professional. The good news is that late […]

Is a tankless water heater right for you?

Posted: August 19, 2019

Why should you pay to heat the same water twice? That’s the question that designers of the first tankless water heaters asked themselves back in the 1930s, and the same question that today’s sophisticated and super-efficient propane tankless water heater models answer with a defiant, “heck no, we’re not doing that!” Instead, a tankless water […]

Cooking with propane

What is propane used for in homes?

Posted: August 12, 2019

Propane is great for home use – as fuels go, it’s about as efficient, safe, and eco-friendly as they come. But one of the best reasons to consider making the switch to propane – or expanding the use of propane in your Hudson Valley home – is its versatility. Simply put, when it comes to […]

Summer Oil Tank Maintenance

Posted: August 5, 2019

Summer Oil Tank Maintenance A heating oil storage tank is not a complicated piece of equipment, and with a minimal amount of proper care it can last 20 years or more. But what is “proper care?” Let’s take a look at some of the routine maintenance tasks you should perform on your fuel oil tank […]

Why is my air conditioner not working?

Posted: July 23, 2019

Summer 2019 is really putting your home cooling system through its paces here in the Hudson Valley…and one day, you might find that your home A/C system won’t answer the bell for another round. If your central air conditioner isn’t working – or doesn’t work the way it should – don’t worry – our expert A/C […]

Severe weather prep for your Hudson Valley home

Posted: July 15, 2019

It’s been a hot, sticky summer so far here in New York – and as anyone who has lived in this area for a while can attest, those conditions can give birth to violent storms at a moment’s notice. That’s why it’s so important to be prepared for severe weather in your Hudson Valley home. Here […]

Signs you need a new water heater

7 signs you need a new water heater

Posted: July 8, 2019

A water heater is a lot like a lost love – you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone, but if you were paying attention along the way, the signs were there before long before things went down the drain. Here at Bottini, we won’t offer relationship advice – but we can clue you in […]

Summer propane maintenance: What to do and when

Posted: July 1, 2019

Summer 2019 is here (finally!) – which means that soon you’ll be relying on your home cooling system to keep your Hudson Valley home comfortable (if you still need to schedule your annual air conditioning maintenance, do it soon – with a hot, sticky summer predicted, you’re going to need your A/C running at its reliable best). […]

Teaching propane safety your children

Posted: June 24, 2019

One of the most important responsibilities you have as the owner of a propane-powered home is to make sure that everyone living in the house knows what to do in a propane emergency. That includes your children – especially now that school is out here in the Hudson Valley. The challenge is that you may have […]