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The Most Effective Way To Heat Your Home

Colder weather is fast approaching, and for homeowners in colder regions of the country, that means it's time to consider the best heating options. Heating has come a long way since the time of wood-burning stoves; There are a number of more efficient, cleaner selections to choose from, but it's important to consider each option carefully to decide which [...]

7 Safety Tips for Gas Fireplaces

A gas fireplace can turn a ho-hum living area into a space that is warm and inviting, even on the chilliest of nights. Compared to wood-burning fireplaces, gas-powered options are simple to use and convenient. You do not need logs and kindling to light them. All you need to do is press a button or flip a switch to get a cozy and comforting [...]

Benefits of Automatic Heating Oil Delivery

When it comes to keeping your home or business in Southern Maryland warm throughout the fall and winter, you have options. If you are like 5.7 million other households in the United States, you might use oil to heat your home and, to a lesser extent, water. Some houses use propane, rather than oil or natural gas, for heat and hot [...]

Selecting the Right Heating Equipment for Your Home

How to Select the Right Heating Equipment Selecting the right heating equipment for your home can make a major difference in your family’s comfort and your home’s energy efficiency. Finding the right type of heating equipment is reliant on a number of factors, including the size of your home, the climate you live in and the type of duct work you can [...]

5 Steps of Shopping For A Furnace

In a past article, we discussed five pitfalls to avoid when shopping for a new furnace. We emphasized the importance of replacing your furnace before any problems develop, considering a full system replacement and choosing the right installer for the project. While the process of installing a new furnace may seem overwhelming at first, it can be [...]

What to Do If You Run out of Heating Fuel

In Southern Maryland, temperatures drop to 32 degrees Fahrenheit or colder on about 80 days out of the year. On those chilly days, you want to come home to a house that is warm and cozy. Your home's furnace has an essential job of providing heat to your home and keeping you and your family members safe and warm.While an ounce of prevention is [...]

What to Consider When Buying a New Home

Homeownership is the American dream, and buying a house is a rite of passage for many people. However, when you own your home, you are responsible for its upkeep, care and any repairs or maintenance — unlike when you rent a home and can report any problems to the landlord for them to fix. You are also more likely to stay in a home you own [...]

How To Enjoy Endless Hot Water While Saving Energy: The Tankless Water Heater

Do you like taking cold showers? Probably not. If you have a large family, then getting a hot shower in the morning can be a struggle. Sometimes by the time you get to take a shower, the hot water has already run out. Nothing starts your day out on the wrong foot like having to take a cold shower. Did you know there's a way to have virtually endless hot [...]

9 Propane Safety Tips for Home Heating

It's crucial you take the right safety precautions with your home heating propane tank.
With cooler months in the forecast, people will be loading up on propane to warm their houses. Propane gas provides many additional benefits for homeowners, as you can use it for heating water, cooking, washing and drying. It is important to think about safety first as you fire up your propane appliances in the fall and winter. Propane [...]

Replacing The Batteries In Your Thermostat

Thermostats are vital to HVAC systems. Where old thermostats used Mercury and dials to control the temperature, modern thermostats are digital and allow homeowners to control the temperatures in their homes by simply pressing a button. It also signals to the system when to switch from heating and cooling based on the owner's preferences. Most thermostats [...]
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