Residential Heating Tips Category

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Shopping For A Furnace

In a recent article, we discussed seven signs that your furnace may need to be replaced. Once you have made that decision, it’s time to start shopping for a new furnace. To make the buying process go successfully, make sure to avoid the following five pitfalls: 1 - Waiting too long. Don’t make the mistake of waiting too long to replace your furnace. [...]

How a Mini-Split Can Make Your Home Addition More Comfortable

More families are living with multiple generations under one roof.
  Multigenerational households are becoming more popular in the U.S. As of 2014, nearly 1 in 5 households had more than one generation living under one roof, the highest percentage since the 1950s, according to Pew Research Center. The multigenerational household looks different for each family. Sometimes a grandparent lives with an adult [...]

How to Choose a Propane Supplier for Your New Home

Choose a propane supplier that offers convenient delivery options and is dedicated to safety.
  Moving into a new home involves a lot of coordination. Between finalizing the purchase of the home, boxing up all your possessions and finally moving in, it's important not to neglect setting up utilities. Figuring out how to set up utilities when buying a house involves plenty of moving parts in and of itself. If you've never used propane for [...]

What to Know About Your New Gas Fireplace

Gas fireplaces require annual inspections and tune-ups.
  Homeowners who upgrade their wood burning fireplaces to gas models will appreciate the much easier maintenance requirements. But even though gas fireplaces are relatively low-maintenance, there are still some cleaning and upkeep responsibilities to keep in mind. Gas Fireplace Annual Maintenance Once a year, anyone who uses their gas fireplace [...]

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 [...]

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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