St. Patrick’s Day is Around the Corner – Get Your Slow Cooker Ready!

St. Patrick’s Day will be here before you know it. One tradition that many people enjoy is the annual corned beef and cabbage feast that graces tables all across America. If you and your family enjoy this celebratory fare, then this year you have the luck of the Irish, because preparing it just got a lot simpler! This one-pot slow cooker recipe courtesy of the Martha Stewart website takes minutes to prepare, and yields a hearty meal in just a few hours.

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage


  • 2 celery stalks, cut into large pieces
  • 1 small onion, wedged
  • 6 sprigs thyme
  • ½ head cabbage, wedged
  • 3 carrots, cut into large pieces
  • ½ lb. small potatoes, halved
  • 1 3-lb. corned beef brisket and enclosed spice packet


  • Place celery, carrots, onion, potatoes and thyme in 5-6 qt. slow cooker.
  • Place the corned beef fat side up on top of vegetables.
  • Sprinkle with spice packet.
  • Add enough water to cover meat and vegetables, about 5 cups.
  • Cover and cook either on high for 4 ¼ hours, or 8 ½ hours on low.
  • Arrange cabbage over meat, cover, and cook an additional 45 minutes (or 1 ½ hours on low).
  • When done, slice brisket thinly against the grain, and serve with vegetables and cooking liquid.

Another great tradition is choosing us to help you with your home comfort needs.

We’ve been keeping people comfortable for 50 years, and we can help you, too! Whether you need heating, cooling or indoor air quality products, you can trust us to offer you the best products and services available. Just give us a call at (631) 694-1616 to learn more.

Seven Ways You Can De-Stress This Midwinter

Winter can be a time of year when stress levels are on the rise. The days are shorter, and that means less sunlight. Not to mention, winter weather often means that commutes to work are difficult and people are cooped up indoors. When you add this all together, you might find yourself feeling tired, agitated and maybe even a little blue.

An article in The Huffington Post shared a few pointers that can help when you’re trying to put the stress on hold and relax. We’re sharing seven of they way they mentioned that can help you de-stress and shake the doldrums. And the best part? These tips will cost you little to nothing, and have scientific backing behind them.

Seven Ways You Can De-Stress

Take a Walk. While this isn’t always possible in the winter, a quick walk can do wonders for your stress levels. That’s because even moderate exercise can help boost your endorphin levels, which in turn lower stress hormones.

Talk to Your Plants. If you don’t have a houseplant, consider buying one. Plants can help purify your air, and help calm you. Studies have shown that people physically respond to an environment with plants better than one without.

Unplug. We live in an age where it’s hard to step away from the computer screen, but we need to unplug for less stress and better sleep. Take breaks during the day if you’re on the computer a lot, and turn it off an hour before bed.

Phone a Friend. In a study of middle school children, it was found that when the teens spent time with their closest friends, the production of stress hormones decreased. Psychologists agree that it is the same for adults.

Go Bananas. Or potatoes. Eating either provides your body with the potassium it needs to help regulate blood pressure and increase energy.

Break Out the Crayons. Adult coloring books are popular for a reason – repetitive motions using fine motor skills, like those required in coloring or other crafts, can help reduce anxiety and relieve stress.

Tune In. The old saying, “music soothes the savage beast” has truth in it – it tends to slow the heart rate, reduce blood pressure and can even decrease stress hormone levels. Bonus – it also helps increase levels of “happy” neurochemicals like dopamine in your brain.

And at All Seasons, we’ll do our part in helping to reduce your stress.

You can count on us to help you with your heating and cooling needs – whether you need maintenance, repair or a brand-new installation. We take your comfort seriously and strive to meet your needs promptly, professionally and thoroughly. Just give us a call at (631) 694-1616 and we’ll make your home comfort needs worry-free!

All Seasons Celebrating 50 Years of Service

Reaching 50 years is a milestone that’s often difficult for a business to reach. At All Seasons, we’re pleased to be celebrating a half a century in 2018. We’ve achieved this milestone because of one thing – our customers. We work hard to serve you in the best way possible, and your satisfaction is always our top priority. Because of that, we’ve earned a reputation for excellence in air conditioning and heating, and we attribute that to our expert technicians.

With an average of more than 20 years experience, our technicians are some of the most highly trained in the industry. Renowned architects have come to appreciate our expertise, often consulting with us when designing new systems and when they need solutions to problems with existing ones. And, residential customers appreciate our personalized service and our commitment to keeping their families comfortable year round.

We’ve been providing expert HVAC services since the 1960s.

We started All Seasons in 1968 by offering customers quality products and services that provided year-round comfort, both at home and in the office. Since then, we’ve grown as an expert in the installation and servicing of air conditioning, heating, humidification, indoor air quality and air management systems. Today, we have the staff and technology to meet all your comfort needs, from basic units, to custom-designed systems.

All Seasons provides our customers with the best HVAC products from premier manufacturers like Carrier®, Mitsubishi® and Daikin®, as well as services that will exceed expectations. You can rely on us to provide:

And not to mention, we even have an HVAC boat, to better serve our customers who live on Fire Island!

Everything we do is about making our customers’ lives better – and more comfortable. That’s why we’ve succeeded in HVAC for 50 years, and why we hope to for another 50. The best quality, the best products and the best service. When it comes to your comfort, your best choice in a heating and cooling company is All Seasons. To find out how we can help you with any of your residential or commercial HVAC needs, just give us a call at (631) 694-1616.

Can’t Get All of Your “Ducts” in a Row? Choose Ductless!

Has the time come to upgrade your old electric heating system? If you have an electric system, you know it can be costly. Not to mention, baseboard heating can be a concern when it comes to your home furnishings, toddlers or pets. What if there was a choice that not only would provide you with an energy-efficient heating system – but could also offer air conditioning in the summer? The good news? There is – ductless heating and cooling.

Of course, the main advantage of a ductless system is that it can be installed in your home without the need for additional ductwork. That means you won’t have to deal with messy construction in order to have better home comfort. Ductless systems are built to provide targeted comfort in areas of the home where ductwork is impossible or impractical, which makes it the perfect solution when it comes to replacing electric or radiant heat.

Modern ductless can even work in colder climates.

And, today’s ductless systems are equipped with advanced technologies that allow them to operate efficiently, even in colder climates. With a mini-split system, you can provide ductless heating and cooling throughout your home. Since each unit is independently controlled, you can perfectly adjust your home comfort to just the right level. What’s more, ductless systems offer incredible efficiency – the Department of Energy indicates that today’s systems can reduce electricity usage by close to 50 percent, when compared to baseboard heat.

Another benefit to choosing ductless is better air quality in your home. In addition to heating and cooling your home, your ductless system will also help to dehumidify your home. Because excess moisture is removed from the air, problems like mold and mildew are reduced – and that makes the air you breathe safer and cleaner. Plus, ductless systems operate quietly, and are manufactured with specialized compressors that are built to have a longer life.

Getting ductless for your home is as easy as calling All Seasons.

Ductless heating and cooling provides better comfort year in and year out. At All Seasons, we can expertly install your ductless system. Want to learn more about how you can enjoy year-round comfort – as well as year-round energy savings? Ask us about ductless today. Just give us a call at (631) 694-1616 and we will be more than happy to help.

Season’s Eatings! Try This Recipe at Your Holiday Party.

It’s the holiday season, and that means you’ll probably be attending a party or two. And, during this time of year, there’s no shortage of delectable snacks. If you need to come up with a dish to pass, we have a recipe for a tasty treat that your friends and family are sure to enjoy. Bring delicious holiday flavor to the party with this great cheese ball recipe from Taste of Home. A fun blend of holiday flavors, this recipe will no doubt be a hit!

Holiday Gorgonzola-Cranberry Cheese Ball


1 8 oz. package softened cream cheese

4 oz. crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

1 cup dried cranberries

2 tbsp. each of finely chopped onion, celery, green pepper and sweet red pepper

¼ tsp. hot sauce

¾ cup chopped pecans


Combine cheeses in a small mixing bowl. Add in all other ingredients except nuts. Combine until all ingredients are well distributed; roll into a ball. Wrap ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour, or until firm. Roll chilled cheese ball in pecans. Serve with an assortment of crackers.

Furnace breakdowns seem to come at the worst time – like during a holiday get-together. You should know, when you call All Seasons to help in a heating emergency, we’ll be there. We try to help keep your season bright by getting you the repair services you need. Simply give us a call at (631) 694-1616 and we’ll be happy to help.

7 Ways to Stretch Your Energy Dollars this Winter

Winter is on its way, and that means you can expect colder weather ahead. Nobody likes to think about the high costs associated with winter utility bills, but they’re an unfortunate reality. Luckily, there are ways you can help keep them at a dull roar – and put more money in your pocket when Old Man Winter comes to call. In an article in US News & World Report, author Niccole Schreck offers some pointers on how to save.

Here’s how you can stay cozy – and energy efficient – this year:

Follow the sun. Open south-facing curtains and let the sunlight naturally warm your home during the day. Close curtains in the evening when the weather gets chillier to keep the heat in and the cold out.

Get cozy. When you’re hanging out around the house, bundle up in warm sweaters and socks and throw on a pair of fuzzy slippers. Curl up on the couch or in your favorite easy chair under a comfy fleece throw.

Become a warm air fan. If you have ceiling fans in your home, you know they can help you stay cool in the summer, but did you know they could help keep you warm in the winter? Change them to clockwise on a low setting to keep the warm air circulating in your home rather than hanging out on the ceiling.

Go programmable. Choosing a programmable thermostat can help you keep your home at an optimal, energy-saving temperature all throughout the day. Program it at a warmer temperature when people will be milling around your home, but keep it a few degrees cooler when you’re at work or during sleeping hours.

Change your furnace filter. A blocked, dirty furnace filter not only spews dusty air all around your home. It also forces your furnace to work harder – and that means higher utility bills. Not sure how to change your furnace filter? All Seasons can send one of our professionals to your home to show you how – or do it for you!

Get down with LED. LED holiday lights use about 75 percent less energy than traditional holiday lights, and last about 25 percent longer. And, unplug your lights when you’re not home or before bed. Even if they’re not in use, they can still sap energy if they’re plugged in.

Keep it insulated. You can only do so much to save energy if your home lacks the proper insulation. Homes that don’t have enough insulation lose heat in the winter and gain heat in the summer, making comfort systems inefficient. If you can, invest in better insulation, but at the very least seal drafts around doors and windows with foam weather stripping and fill in cracks with spray foam.

Want to learn more about how you can enjoy better efficiency in your home this winter? Simply give All Seasons a call and we will be happy to assist you. Just give us a call at (631) 694-1616 and we’ll help you stay warm and toasty all winter long.

How Can a Heating Maintenance Agreement Help if You Need a Repair?

Many times, when customers think of a maintenance agreement, they think it’s just about having their HVAC equipment checked out on an annual basis. But when you choose a service contract from All Seasons, you’ll get the maintenance you need – and much more. That’s because our service contracts are comprehensive plans that benefit customers on many different levels.

Here’s what a service plan from All Seasons can do for you:

  • Lower utility bills: When your equipment is properly maintained, it runs better. And when it runs better, it uses less energy – which ultimately saves you money on your energy bills. Your motors will run more efficiently. Because filters will be clean, air will flow more freely, helping your equipment operate more easily.
  • Extended equipment life: Imagine if you never changed the oil in your car, installed new wiper blades when the old ones wore out, or put on a new set of tires… your car probably wouldn’t last too long. Your comfort equipment is the same way. It’s a complex machine, and needs yearly fine-tuning to make it last.
  • Maintenance of equipment history: With a service plan, we’ll maintain records on your home comfort equipment. Because we’ll know when check-ups are due, we’ll call you to schedule. And we’ll have the information available to us that will help you maintain warranties and keep track of concerns and repairs.

Speaking of repairs, having a service contract can also help in the event you need repair services. That’s because our customers with service contracts receive preferential service. You’ve invested in us, so we invest in you – by providing you with 24-hour emergency service and placing you at the top of the list when we have multiple calls. Because we’re already checking your system on a regular basis, you can expect repairs to likely be fewer and less costly, too.


And, new customers can save 25 percent on a new service contract when they sign up before December 31, 2017. Visit our specials page and fill out our convenient contact form to get the maintenance contract you need before this offer ends!

Need a New Furnace this Winter? Consider High Efficiency.

If you’ve been thinking about installing a new furnace in your home, you probably want to find one that will provide you with years of use, as well as energy efficiency. At All Seasons, we always strive to provide our clients with the best furnaces on the market today. We sell and install quality Carrier® products that are manufactured to provide the best in durability and efficiency.

Your furnace system is one of the largest consumers of energy in your home. If it’s an older furnace, it’s likely that it also is an inefficient one. So if you’ve been paying a lot to have repairs made and you’ve seen your energy bills on the rise, then you probably should think about how installing a new, high efficiency furnace could benefit you. Not only will your family enjoy better comfort, but also you’ll save significantly on your utility bills.

High efficiency furnaces can help you save on your energy bills.

Carrier offers ENERGY STAR® qualified furnaces ranging from 95.5 to 98.5 percent efficiency. That means these furnaces provide your home with the comfort you need and experience less than five percent heat loss. What does that mean for you? A warmer, more comfortable home without the high utility bills! Not to mention, our factory-trained technicians will install your new furnace promptly and to perfection.

As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, our team of licensed, certified technicians has been specially trained to offer expert HVAC installation. We keep our trucks fully stocked with everything we need for any job. As a result, you can count on your furnace being installed quickly and professionally. When you decide you need a furnace, one of our furnaces specialists will meet with you, and help you select the most efficient system for your needs and lifestyle. Your furnace installation will always be specific to the unique needs of your home.

If you’d like to upgrade to a newer, more efficient furnace system this year, you can count on us to help. We’re the comfort control people! Just give us a call at (631) 694-1616. We’ll be happy to help you get a furnace that keeps you and your family warm and toasty – and keeps your utility bills from breaking the bank!

Celebrate the Flavor of the Season with This Tasty Pumpkin Recipe

When fall rolls around, everything turns to pumpkin! Pumpkin spice coffee and sweet treats like pumpkin muffins and donuts are everywhere – people can’t seem to get enough of this cheery member of the squash family. If you have a fall get-together, why not bring along some of the favored flavor of the season? We’re sharing a tasty recipe for pumpkin cheesecake bars – they’re a great dessert for fall and will be the star of the show, for sure! We found this recipe on Taste of Home, and think you’ll find it as yummy as we did!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 8-oz. package cream cheese
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter until crumbs form. Add pecans; set aside ¾ cup for topping.
  2. Press remaining crumb mixture in greased 8×8 baking pan. Bake at 350º F for 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Place pan on wire rack.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar together until smooth. Add pumpkin, eggs, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice; blend. Pour over baked crust. Sprinkle with remainder of pecan crumb mixture.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Cut into bars to serve. Refrigerate.

While these pumpkin cheesecake bars are indeed delicious, nothing takes the cake quite like a comfortable home. When you choose All Seasons, you can count on us taking care of all your home comfort needs, from heating, to cooling, to indoor air quality. Just give us a call at 631.694.1616 and we’ll help you stay comfortable all year long.

Pick the Perfect Apple this Fall!

Looking for something fun to do on a weekend this fall? Why not try apple picking? It’s the perfect autumn activity, and one the whole family can enjoy together. There are many places on Long Island where you can go and pick your own apples, as well as numerous farmers’ markets that sell many different varieties. But, before you go picking (or purchasing), what’s your apple IQ?

Here are a few factoids that may help you on your apple adventure from the New York Apple Association.

  • New apple varieties are being created all the time. New to the scene are the RubyFrost® and SnapDragon® varieties. The RubyFrost is a brilliant red apple with crisp texture and sweet-tart taste, and the SnapDragon is a hybrid of the Honeycrisp and is very crunchy with a spicy-sweet flavor.
  • Empire apples were developed at Cornell University in the 1940s. They are a blend of two all-time favorite apple varieties, Red Delicious and McIntosh. They are very crisp, have a white flesh, are sweet-tart and juicy, and are super versatile. They can be used for eating right off the tree, or for salads, sauces, baking and pies.
  • Rome apples are one of the most widely grown in New York State, although they originated in Ohio in the early 1800s. People love these tart apples for baking and cooking because they keep their shape and their tart flavor. Choose them for a delicious side of fried apple slices the next time you have pork chops!
  • Want an apple that lasts a long time and packs an awesome crunch? Then choose Zestar!®, a relatively new variety. This apple was developed at the University of Minnesota, is perfect for eating, and has a sweet-tart flavor. It lasts for days outside of the fridge, and can last for weeks when refrigerated.
  • If you want an apple that’s perfect for all your cooking and baking needs, choose the 20 Ounce. This great big apple is great for pies, baking and applesauce. In fact, it was probably the kind of apple your grandmother used in her apple pies!

After your apple-picking adventure, it’s always great to come home to a warm, cozy house. You can rest assured that your home will be comfortable all year long when you choose All Seasons for your home comfort needs. We’re a full-service HVAC company, offering heating, cooling, air quality solutions and more. Just give us a call at 631.694.1616 and we’ll help you stay comfortable, no matter what the season.