Tag Archives: Baribault Fuel

August 15, 2020

How to Use Your HVAC System to Keep Germs Out of Your Home

We seem to be sanitizing everything these days because being safe and staying healthy has become the #1 priority for many of us during the pandemic. Did you know that your HVAC might be contributing to the spread of dirt, grime, and germs? While we don’t deal with as many germs in our homes as […]

July 15, 2020

My basement flooded – is my furnace ok?

Flooding in CT, no matter what time of year, is just inevitable for some homeowners. Not only can it be a huge, expensive mess to clean up, but a flooded basement can be very overwhelming to deal with and cause some serious dangers. If your basement has taken on water, here are three things you […]

June 30, 2020

My furnace is starting to rust – what’s causing it?

When you think of rust, you might think that a rusting furnace is kind of odd because it’s is usually associated with water. A furnace doesn’t use water to produce heat, it uses air, so why would it rusting? A furnace, when properly maintained, can last a long time, but wear and tear takes its […]

June 15, 2020

How long is my heating oil good for?

Did you fill your oil tank up at the very end of the heating season, and now the oil is just sitting, unused in your tank? Are you wondering if it has a shelf life – is my oil still good, can it go bad, will it hurt my furnace to use “old” oil, am […]

May 31, 2020

I need a new oil tank – what size should I get?

Heating oil tanks are meant to last a long time, but not forever. If you are looking to replace your current tank due to old age or a leak, you may be wondering if you should go with a different size. The first step is to determine what size tank best fits your needs. Before […]

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 […]