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A predictable plan for uncertain times…

A Predictable Plan For Uncertain Times…

We’re living in uncertain times – and whenever that’s true, it’s nice to find pockets of predictability that can make your life a little easier and less stressful.

Ways to keep your pool heater running efficiently this summer

Keep Your Pool Heater Running Efficiently: 5 Ways

A heated pool can be a great escape, especially with all the time we’ve spent indoors so far this year. But if you have owned a propane pool heater for a while, you know it can be an expensive luxury if you don’t take steps to keep it operating as efficiently as possible.

What is a good setting for my thermostat in summer?

What Thermostat Setting Is Best In The Summer?

A study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab revealed that almost 90 of respondents “rarely or never” adjusted the thermostat to set a weekend or weekday program – mostly because they didn’t understand how the thermostat works.

Considerations for your outdoor propane fire pit

Outdoor Propane Fire Pits: 4 Considerations

Propane fire pits allow you to enjoy your outdoor space even on chilly Connecticut days and nights – and that might be pretty important this year as we continue to social distance.

Create an outdoor staycation getaway

Create An Outdoor Staycation Getaway

For many of us, social distancing has meant a lot more indoor time this spring than we’re accustomed to – but that’s bound to change as the weather starts to heat up here in Connecticut, especially if you have a beautiful outdoor getaway to retreat to.

Preventing condensation in your heating oil tank

Heating Oil Tank Condensation: How To Prevent It

The seasons are changing here in Connecticut, and soon it will be time to give your heating system a well-earned rest of the summer.

Propane grill safety tips

Propane Grill Safety Tips: Getting Ready For Summer Fun

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and although the celebration might not be as big this year as it has been in the past, that doesn’t mean you can’t crack open your propane barbecue grill for a delicious flame-broiled meal for the family.

Choosing an HVAC filter

HVAC Filters: Choosing The Right One For Your Home

Indoor air quality in our homes is a hot topic these days, for obvious reasons – but the truth is that air quality should always be a top consideration if you want to live as healthy as possible, especially during spring allergy season.

dirty air duct

How To Improve Airflow In Your Home

Air circulation is one of the most overlooked aspects of home comfort: by keeping air moving, you will reduce accumulated dust, keep temperatures even throughout your home, and keep humidity under control. Air circulation becomes even more important when more people are home more often, as is the case for most of us right now. […]

One task to do for your water heater this spring

Your Water Heater This Spring: One Important Task

With the coronavirus keeping us at home much more than usual right now, it’s more important than ever to keep your home comfort equipment working efficiently and reliably.

Why choose a tankless water heater?

Why Should I Choose A Tankless Water Heater?

You use about 60-70 gallons of hot water every day in your sinks, showers, baths, dishwasher and washing machine.