Residential Heating Tips Category

How To Prepare For A Power Outage This Winter

Having a preparedness kit and a standby generator can help homeowners prepare for blackouts.
Winter weather can be unpredictable at times. A snowstorm can ramp up in speed and intensity very quickly, and soon a flurry can turn to a blizzard. Maryland homeowners are no strangers to the meaner side of winter storms. According to Maryland Manual On-Line, the average annual snowfall in the state is 20.6 inches, though some parts of the state can see [...]

What Can I Do If One of My Rooms is Always Cold?

A gas fireplace could be the solution to your always cold room.
If there is a cold room in your house, the problem has likely been caused by dirty vents, cracked ductwork, worn insulation or faint drafts. Read on to learn how to fix a cold room in your home. Check for Simple Problems If one room in your house is colder than the rest, the first things to inspect are the heating vents, ductwork and thermostat [...]

3 Essential Tips to Ensure Your Home HVAC System Survives a Winter Storm

Home HVAC system maintenance is the first step in keeping your house warm all winter long.
  Winter weather can be a bit unpredictable. Sometimes it seems as though storms brew up overnight and skies can turn from blue to gray in a matter of minutes. This year, the Farmer's Almanac estimates that Maryland will experience a particularly snow-filled winter, the Annapolis Patch reported. The 200-year-old publication also recommended that [...]

How to Get The Most From Your Oil Heat System

Winterize your windows to keep your home warm this winter.
A warm home in the middle of a cold Maryland winter is a wonderful thing. When you walk in from outside where ice, snow, and wind keeps you chilled, you're immediately greeted with friendly warmth. An oil heating system can keep your home toasty warm all winter long. But there are some things you should do to ensure you're getting the most out of your [...]

Labor Day Safety Tips

Labor day safety tips
Labor Day weekend is the last chance to squeeze out a vacation, go to the beach, or fire up the grill. No matter how you are celebrating, we have a few tips to help keep you safe: If You Are Traveling: Carry an emergency kit in the trunk of your car. Check the weather, and try to plan to drive in the optimal conditions for that day. Have a [...]

4 Handy Tips to Keep Your Generator in Optimal Shape

Regular maintenance of your home generator helps ensure you have power when you need it.
Owning a home generator is the perfect way to ensure you maintain power during outages. Since generators are often left to sit idly until they're needed, it's important that you take the steps necessary to ensure it works when you need it most. The last thing you want is to experience a power outage and have your generator not fire up. Plus, spending a [...]
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