What does a furnace reset button do?

You’ve seen it before – that easy-to-spot red reset button on your oil-fired furnace. But what is it there for, and when should you use it? A reset button is actually part of a safety mechanism in your furnace designed to shut down the unit automatically when the oil burner flame goes out. Sometimes, however, the […]

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Can Propane Freeze inside Your Tank?

As we saw last week, it can get pretty cold when it wants to here in the Hudson Valley – a good reason why it pays to have a healthy supply of propane on hand to keep you warm, safe, and prepared for the worst this winter.

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Thank You – From Our Family to Yours

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude – and there is nothing we are more grateful for than loyal customers like you.

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Save on Utility Bills This Heating Season with These Tips from Porco Energy

Everyone likes to save money – and most of us want to learn ways to tread a little more lightly on the planet.

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Furnace or Heat Pump: Which Is Right for Me?

If you have an electric heat pump, you may have chosen it because of its reputation for being one of the most efficient ways to heat your home. And that’s true – but not always.

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Save Money and the Planet with Your Water Heater

Imagine a gallon of milk in your refrigerator. Now imagine 60 of them.

If you live in an average American household, that’s about how much hot water you use every day…

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Preparing Your Gas Fireplace for Fall and Winter

If you have a propane gas fireplace or hearth, congratulations – you’ve got yourself a living room centerpiece, an efficient space heater, and off-the-grid heat source in one stunning, easy-to-use package.

What are those odd smells coming from my furnace?

You’re going to be relying more and more on your furnace to keep you warm and safe in the colder days ahead, and generally speaking your equipment will do its job without complaint. But sometimes, your furnace will let you know when it’s not happy – and it will often do that in the form of […]

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Six Reasons to Have a Whole House Propane Generator

It seems like every time we turn on the news these days, we hear about some kind of extreme weather – high winds, driving rains, floods and more – wreaking havoc.

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What Is a Propane Fireplace Insert?

Wood burning fireplaces are an amazing feature to have in your Hudson Valley home, but let’s face it: they aren’t the most convenient or efficient option when it comes to planning a cozy evening.