Tag Archives: Susan Santopietro

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 […]

How to tell how much propane is left in your BBQ tank

May and Memorial Day especially are the unofficial start of the BBQ season. That means it’s time to break out the grill, give it a thorough cleaning, throw some steaks on it, and have your first backyard cookout of the year. What’s worse than overcooked meat during BBQ season – running out of propane in the […]

What factors affect the price of heating oil?

It seems like oil prices are always changing and knowing what influences heating oil prices can be one of your best ways to plan a winter budget that keeps your home warm and your wallet happy. Many local and international forces that come into play when suppliers set the price you’ll pay for oil. So […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]