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Vent-Free or Vented Gas Logs: Which Should I Choose?

You may have already made the decision to add a convenient, realistic, and beautiful propane gas log set to your existing masonry fireplace (good choice!), but do you understand the differences between vented and vent-free options?

Fireplace gas log set

What Is a Propane Gas Log Set?

Everyone loves sitting in front of a fire on a cold New England night – but most of us don’t love buying or chopping wood, getting the fire started, and cleaning up the ashes later.

Heating oil tank

What Size Oil Tank Do I Need for My Home?

Heating oil tanks are built to last – but not to last forever.

If your heating oil is starting to show its age – or if you know that your tank is at least 20 years old…

On off switch

Why Does My Gas Furnace Keep Turning on and Off?

Your gas furnace is designed to turn on for as long as it takes to keep your home at the temperature you’ve set on your thermostat.


How Do I Choose a Propane Fireplace

Nothing beats settling in front of a warm fire on a cold New England night after a long day of work and family craziness – except doing it at the click of a button, without the cleanup hassles.

Inspection checklist

Heating System Inspection Checklist and Problems – Part 1 of 2

A heating system inspection is one of the more important home comfort investments you’ll make in your Connecticut home – it will keep your equipment running safely and efficiently through the long, cold New England winter.

Water heater

Is a Propane Water Heater Better Than an Electric One?

Imagine opening your refrigerator and seeing a gallon of milk. Now imagine seeing 60 of those.

Aboveground propane tank

How Long Does a Propane Tank Last – and Other Important Questions

The propane tank is the heart of your propane-powered home, pumping propane gas to appliances that will keep your family warm and your home more fun and comfortable all year long.

Propane patio heater

Choosing a Propane Patio Heater for Your Outdoor Space

With all the heat we’ve been experiencing here in Connecticut this summer, it’s easy to forget that cool evenings could be heading our way less than a month from now.

Propane green fuel

Is Propane a “Green” Fuel?

One of the more important qualities to consider when you’re thinking about which fuel to choose for your Connecticut home is the impact it has on the environment.

Which is better?

Propane or Natural Gas: Which Is Better for Your Home?

Choosing between natural gas and propane as a home energy source can be difficult: both options offer high efficiency performance and good value.