10 Tips to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter

Every year, without fail, Jack Frost makes an appearance. The drop in temperature is inevitably correlated to the rise in fuel payments to heat your home. According to some estimates, heating homes may account for over 70 percent of household…

Ways to Defend Against Pesky (and Problematic) Ice Dams

Folks that live in our part of the country where snow and ice are prevalent during the winter seasons must remain vigilant against potential water damage caused by ice build-up on roofs. This build-up, or ice dams, can cause problems…

Snow on Your Roof – How and Why to Remove It

Why to get it off of your home’s roof?It has been reported that a foot of heavy snow on a 1,600 square foot house can weigh as much as 14 tons. All this weight can create structural problems and harm…

Cleaning Snow Off of Your Roof

Every year the northeast experiences its fair share of snowstorms, and the snow covers everything. It’s beautiful, but it can be problematic. Have you ever shoveled your driveway and thought, “Jeez this snow is heavy.” Each shovelful getting heavier and…

Preparing Your Chimney for Winter

1. Hire a Chimney Sweep. Find a quality chimney sweep to clean your chimney. Chimneys that have not been cleaned in some time may have creosote build-up – a black or brown resident that can be crusty and flaky; tar-like…

Keep Your House Warm This Winter

Winter is here to stay for the next few months, and you may be pondering ways to keep the house warm that you potentially hadn’t tried before. Wouldn’t if be great too if you could save money while keeping the…

Winter is Coming! Here Are Our Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Winter’s return to Vermont is upon us, as many areas of the state have already been affected with some fall ‘snowliage’. With the colder temperatures come the responsibilities that home and businesses owners routinely pick up every season – shoveling…

Puff Backs: When Furnaces Attack

There are approximately eight (8) million homes that use heating oil as their primary source of heat in the U.S., and 80% of those homes are located in the Northeast. Many of these homes experience a “Puff Back” – a malfunction…