Tag Archives: Sue Santopietro

What to do if You Run Out of Heating Oil

Running out of heating oil is one of the worst nightmares a homeowner, especially in the winter can have. But if it happens – don’t panic.  Below is a check list to help you get through it! Step 1. Make sure you are actually out of oil. This might seem obvious but there are a […]

Home Builders: The Propane Advantage for New Construction

With home sales inventory at an all time low, many buyers are turning to purchasing land and having custom homes built rather than waiting for their dream home to hit the market. When choosing how to power your home, there are a lot of things to consider – availability of fuel sources, cost to install, […]

How Accurate is My Fuel Tank Gauge?

If you read our previous blog on reading your oil tank gauge, you already know how to properly read it and the signs to look for to in the event that it needs to be replaced. If you haven’t read the blog yet, you can access it here. Since heating oil tanks have remained relatively […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Improve Airflow in Your Home

Airflow, or circulation, is often overlooked when we think about comfort and the temperature of our home. It actually plays a pretty important role though; it reduces the accumulation of dust, helps keep the temperature even, and often affects humidity level. It can even play a vital role in reducing the number of germs and […]

How to Choose the Right HVAC Filters for Your Home

Filtering out particulates has become quite the hot topic lately, especially when talking about air quality in indoor spaces. To be honest, the air quality inside your home should always be a priority – after all it has a tremendous effect on your health during flu and allergy seasons. Air quality becomes especially important if […]