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Propane safety tips for winter 2020

Propane Safety Tips for Winter 2020

Propane can really come in handy when temperatures plummet here in Central Massachusetts, providing efficient heat that can quickly take the edge off after a day battling the New England elements.


Appliances that run on propane

What Appliances Can Run on Propane?

If you have a propane furnace or boiler, you already know how efficient and effective it is. You may also know that using propane is one of the best ways to shrink the carbon footprint of your home.


Ducts airflow

Uneven Temperatures in Your Home? You Could Have an Airflow Problem

If your home uses a forced-air heating system (a furnace with vents rather than a boiler with radiators or baseboards), you may occasionally experience uneven temperatures in your home – an upstairs that gets too hot, for example.


Propane safety reminder

Propane Safety Reminders for Winter

Now that winter has officially arrived, you will probably be spending more time in your cozy home – relying on your home heating system to keep it that way as temperatures here in Central MA start to drop into the single digits.


Why do water heaters fail?

On average, a modern storage-type water heater will last about 8 to 12 years, according to Inspectapedia.com (and others). Of course, those averages don’t take into account the kind of water quality problems that we have here in Central Massachusetts, which can shorten water heater life substantially. But why does a water heater fail in […]


Checklist

Winter Checklist for Your Oil-Fired Boiler

The coldest weeks of the year are on their way to Central Massachusetts, which means your boiler and radiators or baseboards are about to be pushed to their limits to stave off another New England winter.


Estimating winter propane use

Estimating how much propane you’re going to need in a given winter isn’t easy – mostly because there are so many variables to the equation: how energy efficient your home is, for example, or the weather, or the condition of your propane heating equipment. Still, there are some rules of thumb that will help you get […]


Don't DIY

Propane Appliance Repairs: DON’T Do It Yourself

If you’re a weekend handyman or DIY-er, you may be just itching to get under the hood of your propane furnace or boiler to make that “simple” repair or adjustment.


Gas fireplace

Can Gas Log Sets Use Propane Rather Than Natural Gas?

Nothing beats a fire on a cold New England night – but sometimes the effort to get it going (and keep it roaring) just doesn’t seem worth it, especially when you have to think about clean up afterward.


Automatic delivery

The Answer to an Empty Fuel Tank? Automatic Delivery from Pioneer

Of the 1,001 things on your mind any given day, we’re guessing that checking the gauge on your heating oil tank doesn’t crack the top 100 (don’t worry, we don’t take that personally).