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Vent Alarms – the Safety Feature You Probably Didn’t Know You Had!

Did you know that your oil tank is most likely equipped with a vent alarm?  A vent alarm is a small device, usually a tube, that’s installed between your oil tank and the vent pipe. It lets the delivery driver know when your oil tank is full preventing an overfill.  A mess you want to […]

How to Know if You Should Repair or Replace Your Furnace

Making the decision to repair or replace your furnace is a situation that a homeowner will most likely face at some point in their life. Sometimes the decision can be very straightforward.  A furnace that costs you hundreds of dollars each year in repairs should be replaced, while other situations aren’t as easy to base […]

Money Saving Hot Water Heater Tips

Most people don’t give their water heater a second thought unless it’s on the fritz or leaking – both are not ideal situations – however there’s so much more your water heater could be doing for you. Like saving you money! Your water heater works hard to make sure you, your home, and your appliances […]

How to prepare your home for heating fuel deliveries this Winter

If your home is reliant on heating fuel deliveries– such as propane or oil –you know it’s critical to ensure you don’t run out and find yourself in an emergency situation!  During the Winter, no one wants to run out of heating fuel, so it’s vital you prepare your home for your fuel deliveries. Winter […]

Winter Hacks to Keep Your Home Warm

With the heart of Winter about to descend on Connecticut, it’s important to keep as much heat in your home as possible. Wintertime energy spikes are driven by an increase in heating, which is the single largest user of energy in a home. All hope isn’t lost though, there are a number of simple and easy […]

ENERGY STAR – What does the rating really mean?

It’s probably pretty safe to assume that most people have seen the ENERGY STAR  logo on an appliance. Typically, you know that it means that the appliance will lower your home energy costs compared to non-rated models. But there’s a lot more to the rating than just the sticker. How did the ENERGY STAR rating […]

The best fuel to temporarily heat your construction project

Every construction project manager knows that once you hit mid to late Fall, it’s only a matter of time before you’ll need to heat your construction project, temporarily, to make it through the snow and deep freeze that will inevitably settle into Connecticut.  There are several important reasons why you need to find the best […]

I smell Oil! Is this Normal?

Heating oil has a very distinct smell. Generally, you shouldn’t smell it in your home. If you do notice a smell it could be a sign of something simple and minor or a sign of something major that needs immediate attention. Here are some reasons you may be smelling heating oil in your home: You […]