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March 31, 2020

Vent free or vented gas insert – which to choose?

Whether your installing an updated system to replace your old insert or converting from a traditional wood burning fireplace to one that’s cleaner and more efficient – choosing between a vented or vent-free gas insert can be a big decision. As with making any decision, there are pros and cons to each type of insert […]

March 15, 2020

The Perils of Faulty Ductwork – are YOU at Risk?

When it comes to your HVAC system, most people think the furnace is the most important part, and while there is some truth to that, and it obviously the most costly aspect, the ductwork is responsible for actually getting the heated or cooled air to the right locations so your house can maintain optimal temperature. […]

February 29, 2020

Can a Gas Heater Work During a Power Outage?

What’s worse than having to shovel several feet of snow in the dead of a Connecticut winter? Having to do it during a power outage!  If you are lucky enough to have an on-demand generator or even one you need to manually turn on, you can still run some lights, appliances, and most importantly your […]

February 15, 2020

Can the Propane in my Tank Freeze?

Have you ever heard the old saying “Don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes”? This quote is perfect when dealing with weather in New England, especially during the Winter. We go from sunny and in the 50’s to an Arctic Cold Blast within days, sometimes even hours. If you have oil heating fuel, you’ve probably […]

January 30, 2020

What are Radiant Heated Floors and how do they work?

In New England, baseboard heaters, radiators, and forced air systems are the norm when it comes to heating your home. However, radiant heated floors, which have been around for a while and became very popular in the 70s in Europe, are becoming more and more popular in this region. If you don’t know what they […]

January 15, 2020

Do you really know how to read your oil tank gauge?

When it comes to actually looking at and reading your oil tank gauge, it seems pretty simple – just like reading the gas gauge on your car. However there’s a little more to understanding how to read it and make sure it’s working properly. The first step, while obvious, is locating the gauge on the […]

December 30, 2019

Heating Pipes – These Tips Could Save your Life!

If the Farmer’s Almanac is on point, this coming Winter will prove to be a long and cold one with lots of snow.   Beyond being prepared for cleaning up the snow and ice from driveways, sidewalks and roofs, you also need to keep your HVAC system’s vents and pipes clear from the winter elements as […]

December 15, 2019

How to Avoid Extra Heating Fuel Charges this Winter

As that temperatures drop, your indoor heating costs start going up. Even the most energy efficient home will find that they spend more money on fuel during the winter season, and while you can’t avoid the uptick in cost, there are some  charges that you can avoid if you are prepared. Here’s the top savers: […]