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How Can I Avoid A Fuel Run-out?

Let’s face it, you’ve got a lot on your mind these days, which makes it easy to forget something simple like checking the fuel levels on your heating system. The only problem is that running out of heating oil or propane can become an inconvenient or potentially even dangerous problem for you. Besides the inconvenience […]

Heating Oil Delivery: How To Prepare Your Home

Our delivery crews take great pride in getting fuel to you and the rest of our customers in all kinds of weather conditions – but when Mother Nature is at her worst, we can use a helping hand from you. When severe weather is forecast, and in the days that follow winter storms, please help keep […]

Using Propane Safely In Severe Winter Weather

Winter can get pretty rough here in New England – often with little warning. That’s why it’s best to have a plan in place for before, during, and after a storm so you can keep your family safe in your propane powered home. 6 Winter Propane Tips Here are six things to keep in mind […]

Reasons To Choose Autogas For Your Fleet

For years, propane autogas – also known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) – has been one of the best-kept secrets in vehicle fuel in North America. But smart fleet managers are beginning to discover the autogas advantage for their school buses, service vans, truck fleets, and more. 6 Propane Perks Consider these six benefits to choosing […]

Do You Need A New Water Heater?

5 Warning Signs That It’s Time For An Upgrade With winter on the way, your water heater is going to be putting in some overtime to keep your clothes and dishes clean, and to keep the hot showers coming. If you have properly maintained it over the years, there’s a good change your water heater […]

How To Read Your Home’s Oil Tank Gauge

If you’re a will call customer, keeping a close eye on your heating oil tank gauge during heating season is important – especially in 2020, when it seems like anything can happen. Finding How Much Fuel You Have But first you have to know where to find and read that gauge (don’t worry, it’s easy). […]

How Are Your Propane Levels? Winter’s Coming!

After a very mild start to fall 2020, temperatures are finally starting to dip here in Connecticut – but we all know that the coldest weather is yet to come. The question is, will your heating system be ready for that first real taste of winter when it arrives? A sudden temperature drop can cause you […]

How To Choose A Propane Gas Log Set

If you love spending evenings in front of a fire, but don’t love all the effort it takes to make them happen, you’re not alone. That’s why people throughout Connecticut are turning to propane gas log sets – a one-click solution that brings you the warm glow of a hearth without the hassles of wood fire […]

The importance of maintenance for your furnace or boiler

The Importance Of Maintenance For Your Furnace Or Boiler

Believe it or not, the midpoint of fall 2020 is fast approaching – which means that the real cold should be arriving in New England any day now.

Is a heating system service plan worth the money?

Are Heating System Service Plans Worth The Money?

A new furnace or boiler a significant investment for any homeowner – one that should last for a decade or more if it’s properly cared for.

Tips for getting your propane fireplace fall-ready

Getting Your Propane Fireplace Fall-Ready

A propane fireplace can be a great source of cozy comfort in cold Connecticut – and with most of us spending more time than usual at home this fall and winter, a little comfort can go a long way.

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