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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: […]

November 30, 2019

Thermostats – the brains of your heating operation

When it comes to your heating system, thermostats just don’t get the attention they deserve for the very important role that they play in heating your home. You probably have multiple thermostats in your home which is used at least 6 months out of the year – year-round if you have central AC as well. […]

November 15, 2019

Warning signs it’s time to replace that propane or natural gas furnace

The trees have shed their leaves, the days are getting shorter, and cold weather is going to be here to stay – with predictions of a very cold winter too. Is your furnace prepared to get you through the winter and keep you and your family warm? Your gas or propane furnace is one of […]

October 30, 2019

A Guide to Cleaning Your Radiators and Baseboards

When it comes to taking care of Fall cleaning and prepping for Winter the “to do” list can get quite long. While many people focus on the yard and exterior of their home, it’s easy to forget that there’s quite a bit to do inside as well – like cleaning your heating appliances. Similar to […]

October 15, 2019

Why a Clean Chimney May Need a Boiler Tweak

With cooler weather creeping in – thoughts of sipping coffee, hot chocolate, or other libations in front of a roaring fire with smoke emitting from the chimney being to set it. But before those delightful thoughts can become a reality, there are some housekeeping items that must be attended too, such as: Do you have […]