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Grilled Peaches Combine Tastes of Summer

Summer is the time when people fire up their grills, and cooking out becomes the norm. Grilled meats and veggies are certainly staples of the season, and nothing smells more delicious than a steak and some peppers and onions grilling over an open flame. But did you know your barbecue is also the perfect place to whip up a delectable dessert or two?

Peaches offer one of the favorite flavors of summer, too. As tasty as they are fresh from the farmers’ market, the sweet fruit is also outstanding from the grill. That’s why we’re sharing a flavorful, rum-infused recipe for marinated grilled peaches, from Rock Recipes. Enjoy!

Rum Marinated Grilled Peaches

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe peaches
  • 4 oz. amber rum
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp. cinnamon sugar
  • Vanilla ice cream

Directions

  • Halve peaches and remove pits. Place in baking dish, centers up.
  • Dissolve brown sugar in rum; pour over peaches making sure holes are filled with liquid.
  • Cover dish with plastic wrap tightly; place in fridge anywhere between 2 hours and overnight.
  • When ready to grill, remove peaches from baking dish and reserve marinade.
  • Sprinkle cut sides of peaches with cinnamon sugar; grill over open heat a couple of minutes per side.
  • Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, drizzle with reserved rum marinade.

If your home is feeling as hot as your grill this summer, it’s probably time to call All Seasons. We can help you get the air conditioning you need, or repair the one you have. Just give us a call at 631.694.1616 and we’ll be happy to help you get the cool comfort you need to feel just peachy!

Keeping Cool During a Heat Wave

August is upon us, and that often means that we’re in for a few scorchers. If you’re concerned about getting too hot when the sweltering temperatures hit, you’re not alone. Most people look for ways to stay cool, especially those who are at high risk for heat-related illness, such as older people, small children, those with heart and lung concerns and those who work outside in the heat. Special precautions need to be taken to stay healthy when the heat index is high. The N.Y. State Dept. of Health offers some tips on how you can stay cool.

Of course, one of their top recommendations is that you use an air conditioner to cool down, or go to an air-conditioned building. If you don’t have an air conditioner, you may want to consider having one installed, especially if you have the risk factors above that could cause heat-related illness. If you don’t, some municipalities offer cooling centers in case of heat emergencies. Find out where those are located, as well as other air-conditioned buildings you can go to, such as malls, libraries, cafés, or friends’ homes.

Here are a few other ways you can keep cool during a heat wave:

  • Make sure you drink lots of fluids. Water is best. Stay away from alcohol, as well as beverages high in caffeine and/or sugar.
  • Take cool showers or baths.
  • Take breaks from physical activity, especially outside. Avoid it if you can during the hottest part of the day, usually between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing made from natural fabrics helps you stay cooler.
  • Stay out of direct sunlight, if possible. Make sure you use sunscreen and wear a straw or mesh hat.
  • Time spent in parked cars should be kept to a minimum. This especially goes for pets, kids, the elderly and those with special needs.
  • Make sure you keep an eye on your neighbors, particularly the elderly or those with health concerns or special needs.

If you decide air conditioning will help you best beat the summer heat, make sure you choose a contractor who’s fully licensed, insured and reliable. You’ll want someone who not only can install your system, but offers quality equipment and full service, including maintenance and repair, after the sale. All Seasons provides all of this and more. We’ve been helping people with their home cooling needs since 1968 – we’re the comfort control people! Our technicians are trained to provide expert, professional installations and quality customer service. Just give us a call at 631.694.1616 and we’ll help you find the right AC for your home this summer.

Need Better Indoor Air? All Seasons Can Help.

When the weather is hot and humid, even with air conditioning in your home it can be easier to notice unpleasant odors. In the summertime, people experience different indoor air concerns than winter, when the air can be dusty and dry. Warmer weather means cooking and pet odors linger, molds and pollens thrive and damp air can make your home sticky and uncomfortable. Improving your indoor air quality doesn’t have to be difficult, though. The right HVAC professional can install the products you need to breathe easier.

Improving the air in your home does more than just keep odors and moisture at bay. It also helps make the air you and your family breathes on a daily basis healthier. Many products are very effective at removing mold, pollen, pet dander and even bacteria from the air in your home. That’s good news for anyone who suffers from respiratory issues like allergies and asthma. When you work with All Seasons, we’ll help you discover what products will make the air you breathe fresher and healthier.

We’re pleased to offer our customers a comprehensive list of indoor air quality solutions that can help with specific needs:

Purifiers

The air inside your home is often circulated and re-circulated, blowing around airborne pathogens that can cause problems for everyone. That’s especially troublesome for those with breathing or immune system concerns. Air purifiers effectively remove bacteria, pollen, animal dander and other pollutants as small as 0.01 microns. That’s 18,000 times smaller than the head of a pin!

Ultraviolet Air Purification

Installing a top-quality ultraviolet air purifier eliminates mold and bacteria. Plus, it kills the organisms that can grow in your home’s cooling system. When you choose a UV air purifier from us, you’ll enjoy improved air quality and an increase in the performance of your home comfort system.

Filtration

One of the simplest ways you can keep the air in your home cleaner and fresher is by regularly change your system’s air filter. Air filters trap pollutants, allergens and other microscopic particles that can cause your indoor air to be of poor quality. All Seasons can install your air filters for you. We’ll help ensure that you and your family are breathing cleaner indoor air, and that your system has a longer life.

Air Cleaners

Is there someone in your home who is sensitive to odors, chemical vapors, cooking fumes and other airborne contaminants? Then you might want to consider an air cleaner for your home from All Seasons. Our home air cleaners help get rid of odors and chemical vapors. What’s more, they also eliminate other contaminants like pollen, dirt, pet dander, mites, bacteria, viruses and mold.

Fresh Air Ventilators

This type of ventilation system will bring fresh air into your home without losing heating or cooling energy. Their unique energy exchange system transfers the heating and cooling energy from the stale air being exhausted from your home to the fresh air the ventilation fans bring into your home.

When you call All Seasons, you can expect professional, expert product installation from our talented team of skilled technicians. Better indoor air means less time dealing with sneezing, sniffling, and itchy eyes and nasal passages, and more time enjoying your home! Just give us a call at 631.694.1616 and we’ll be happy to help you with all your air quality needs.

It’s Never Too Late for Ductless Air Conditioning

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With summer in full swing, chances are you’ve been relying on your air conditioning system to keep you cool. Chances are, you need your AC to make your home a comfortable retreat from the heat outside. Maybe this summer, though, you’ve noticed your air conditioning isn’t keeping some areas in your home as cool as you’d like.

Spaces in your home that lack ductwork are hard to keep cool and can make your central air conditioning system work overtime. If you’d like to balance out your home’s cooling system and bring comfort control to all areas of your home, ductless AC is an option.

Ductless AC works without needing to add ductwork.

Ductless air conditioning is made to work without adding additional ductwork to your home. Since many ductless systems also provide heating, you’ll be able to keep your space comfortable year round. This type of system is perfect for an addition, converted attic, finished basement or sunroom. Because you won’t have to worry about the mess that comes with additional ductwork, you can have a ductless air conditioning system installed in your home at any time. And, you won’t have to worry about a lot of disruption to your daily life.

When you install a ductless air conditioner in your home, you’ll also find that they blend seamlessly into their surroundings. They’re made to perfectly complement home décor, and are slim and unobtrusive. But even more importantly, ductless systems are also quiet and energy efficient. They offer greater comfort control than traditional window AC units. That means, your views stay clear while saving you money on your energy bills. And, they help balance the existing cooling and heating in your home. Your central AC and furnace will run better and more efficiently, helping them last longer.

If you’ve noticed spaces in your home that could benefit from ductless, or you’d like to learn more about how ductless systems can keep your home’s comfort level balanced, All Seasons can help. We’ve been helping people with their home cooling needs since 1968 – we’re the comfort control people! Our technicians are trained to provide expert, professional installations and quality customer service. Just give us a call at 631.694.1616 and we’ll help you discover if ductless air conditioning is right for you.

Summer Brunch? Serve Up Some Frittata Realness!

Have friends visiting this summer? Instead of going out, why not serve them a delicious, homemade brunch right at your home? With this onion frittata recipe from Bon Appétit, you can kick your eggs up a notch. Fresh fruit salad, mimosas and crusty artisan breads are the perfect complements to this tasty recipe that is sure to please your guests. And, it’s easy to prepare – your company will only think you spent hours in the kitchen!

Onion Frittata

Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs
  • ½ cup finely grated Parmesan
  • 3 large fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 3 large fresh sage leaves, minced
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh rosemary
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1/3 cup whole-milk ricotta

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Whisk first seven ingredients in medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in ovenproof, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, sauté until soft (about six minutes).
  • Reduce heat to low and stir in egg mixture. Spoon ricotta evenly over the mixture. Cook until the frittata starts to set (about 2 minutes).
  • Place pan in oven and bake until set (about seven to nine more minutes).
  • Remove from pan, cut into wedges and serve either hot or at room temperature.

Keeping your guests fed is one way to show them you care, keeping them comfortable is another. Trust All Seasons to help ensure your air conditioning system is running perfectly. When you need help, call us at (631) 694-1616, and we will be happy to help you with all of your home comfort needs.

Our HVAC Boat Keeps Your Fire Island Home Ship-Shape!

Fire Island, known for fabulous sunsets and being a lively summer spot, is home to seasonal and year-round residents alike. But, unlike other locations on Long Island, Fire Island can be hard-to-reach when it comes to things like an air conditioning system in need of repair. Most companies rely on the ferry schedule to get island residents the help they need.

When you choose All Seasons for the HVAC needs of your Fire Island home, we’ll come right to you, in our special HVAC boat!

Just like our trucks, we keep our HVAC boat fully stocked with all the necessities, so we’ll be able to help you in case of emergency – or even when you just need maintenance or a new installation. No matter what your need, we want you to rest assured we’re ready to assist you, whether you’re a seasonal Fire Island resident or live there year-round.

You can call on the All Seasons for more than just emergencies, too – we offer complete comfort services to Fire Island residents and businesses, which include air conditioning, heating, commercial HVAC and indoor air quality, all performed for you by our team of talented HVAC technicians.

So let our HVAC boat keep your Fire Island residence or business in ship-shape – when you need help, call us at (631) 694-1616, and we will be happy to help you with all of your home comfort needs.

What Type of Air Conditioning is Right for Your Home?

Over the years, home air conditioning has changed a great deal. Many homes now have some form of air conditioning system. Besides cooling, people have found that AC has many additional benefits, like keeping the air cleaner and keeping humidity levels lower. But, if your home wasn’t built to support an air conditioning system (homes that use radiator heat are an example), you might not be sure what options you have. The good news is, you don’t have to go tearing out walls and adding ductwork. There are some great ductless options available for homeowners, too.

Ductless air conditioning is made to work without adding additional ductwork, and because it often comes with a heating component, it can help your home stay comfortable year round. And, unlike window air conditioning units that can be clunky, loud and obstruct your view, ductless AC is made to perfectly complement your surroundings. Most units are slim, unobtrusive and blend seamlessly with any décor. What’s more, they’re quiet and energy efficient, so you can be cool and comfortable while saving on your energy bills. All Seasons offers top of the line ductless AC systems, and installs them quickly with minimal mess.

Of course, if you have ductwork in your home, central air conditioning may be the right choice for you. We are pleased to provide our customers with the best quality Carrier® air conditioning equipment on the market. We offer the best installation policies and practices, too, to ensure that you’re fully satisfied. Carrier offers an air-conditioning system that’s perfect for Long Island living, too – the Infinity® 17 Coastal. This model offers up to 17 SEER, meaning it’s highly efficient, and special features perfect for coastal living.

The Carrier Infinity 17 Coastal is made to withstand the rigors of coastal living, like salt air, and is backed by one of the best seacoast warranties you’ll find for an air conditioner. It also offers quiet performance, high efficiency and excellent dehumidification. Not to mention, it uses the environmentally friendly refrigerant Puron®, which will not harm the ozone layer, and is ENERGY STAR approved.

Of course, if you already have air conditioning installed in your home, you can count on All Seasons to keep it working perfectly all summer long. We are pleased to offer service and maintenance, as well as air conditioning repair. We’re a full-service air conditioning contractor serving Nassau County, Suffolk County and Fire Island since 1968. We’re dedicated to providing the best AC solution available for your home for your unique needs.  Just give us a call at (631) 694-1616 and we’ll be happy to help you.

All Seasons Becomes 5-Time Carrier President’s Award Recipient

For the fifth year in a row, All Seasons Air Conditioning of West Babylon, N.Y., has been named a recipient of the prestigious Carrier® President’s Award. According to Carrier, “President’s Award recipients are businesses that far exceed high expectations, not only as a Carrier dealer, but also as one of our Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers – who are held to an even more exacting set of standards. A President’s Award winner is a company that we at Carrier Corporation recognize and hold up to other dealers as an example of true excellence. It is an enterprise whose leadership, integrity and performance we hope all dealers will aspire to emulate.”

For more than 40 years, All Seasons has been providing expert installation of air conditioning and heating equipment. With an average of 20-plus years in the HVAC field, All Season’s technicians are among the most highly trained in the industry, according to Dennis. He cites this high level of skill as one of the many reasons why All Seasons has become a trusted expert in the HVAC industry. “Renowned architects have come to appreciate our expertise,” Dennis said. “They often consult with us when designing new systems, or when they need solutions to problems with existing ones.”

Dennis’s company employs 26, and they boast a fleet of 16 trucks – and one boat.

“We serve Nassau County, Suffolk County and Fire Island,” he explained. “We have a boat so that our Fire Island customers won’t have to rely on the ferry schedule for their repair needs. We can get out to them quickly and get them the help they need.” It’s this kind of out-of-the-box, customer-focused thinking that has helped All Seasons succeed.

“Our goal is to always provide our customers with the best possible service,” Dennis said. “Hard work and honesty with your customers, and your vendors, bring rewards.” That’s why achieving the Carrier® President’s Award has been such an important accomplishment for Dennis and his entire team at All Seasons. “It’s a good feeling to be recognized as an accomplished dealer,” he said.

Dennis is pleased to be able to provide his customers, both residential and commercial, with quality Carrier® heating and cooling equipment. “Carrier® is a quality product and serves us well in the quality we bring to our customers,” he said. “Being recognized for our dedication to the product means a lot to our team here at All Seasons. We will strive to maintain our status as a President’s Award winner.”

Symbolic Meanings of 5 of Your Favorite Spring Flowers

One of our favorite parts of the spring season is the bounty of flowers in bloom. The white winter landscape gives way to bright, cheerful colors dotting the scenery. Shades of pink, yellow, orange and red suddenly appear everywhere, and we can’t help but feel energized. We all have a favorite spring flower, but we might not actually know the symbolism behind it.

Here are five favorite spring flowers and their meanings:

  • Anemones: Anemones come in many different shapes and colors and their meanings are as varied. In Western culture, the anemone has come to symbolize both the rebirth of spring and mourning. In Eastern culture, though, the flower can mean bad luck, ill tidings and illness.
  • Dahlias: Dahlias are gorgeous pom-pom shaped flowers that come in numerous shades and range in intensity from peachy whites to deeply purple. Some have more rounded petals while other varieties have pointed ones. Classically, the dahlia symbolizes gratitude and dignity.
  • Gerber Daisies: As colorful as spring itself, the friendly-faced Gerber daisy mean purity, beauty and innocence. When you make them a part of your living space, they bring a cheerful, energizing feel to the room that everyone will enjoy.
  • Peonies: Ah, romance… that’s what the grandly beautiful peony symbolizes. They also can mean wealth, good fortune and royalty. Regardless of meaning, the pink and white flower’s large blooms make a bold statement when you add them to your bouquet.
  • Tulips: Tulips are a favorite spring flower of many, and symbolize love’s perfection. Depending on their color, they express love in different ways: yellow, the color of friendship; red, romance and white, pure love.

Of course, as beautiful as they may be, spring blooms may also bring along with them spring allergies! If you’re sneezing, have itchy, watery eyes or are simply concerned about the health of the indoor air you and your family are breathing, you should know you can rely on us to help. We can install a number of indoor air quality products in your home that will help keep allergens at bay not just in the springtime, but all year through.

New Take on a Classic – Dilled Deviled Eggs

If you celebrate Easter with small children, chances are you have an abundance of hard-boiled, colorful eggs around this time of year. If you’re left wondering what to do with all of them, why not try out this tasty take on an old classic? Dilled deviled eggs bring some new flavors to the table that will make your dish the one everyone asks for! This recipe calls for just a few simple ingredients that can help you kick your deviled egg game up a notch!

Dilled Deviled Eggs

Ingredients:

  • 1 dozen hard-cooked eggs, peeled and rinsed
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. dried dill weed
  • 1 tsp. ground mustard
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes
  • ½ tsp. seasoned salt
  • 2 small dill pickles, thinly sliced
  • Paprika (if desired)

Directions:

  • Slice eggs in half lengthwise and remove yolks.
  • Place yolks in bowl and mash.
  • Stir remaining ingredients into yolks and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Fill hollows in egg white halves with mixture, either with spoon or piping bag.
  • Sprinkle with paprika if desired.
  • Top each deviled egg with pickle slice.
  • Refrigerate for one hour, or until ready to serve.

And, for egg-ceptional spring maintenance services, contact All Seasons. We’re the comfort control people! We can help you get your air conditioning system in tip-top shape and ready for the warmer weather ahead – no yolks about it!