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Vent-Free vs. Direct-Vent Fireplaces

September 27, 2019

There’s nothing quite like a roaring fire to keep you warm inside your home during the coldest months of the year. You can collect firewood and build a real wood fire whenever you want flames for warmth and comfort, but that’s a real hassle, isn’t it? Due to the great ambiance and low maintenance, many…

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Team Members Raise Money for Florida Resident

September 16, 2019

Team Members Raise Money for Florida Resident Members of our Mission Critical team recently had the opportunity to answer the prayers of a man in need. Jim is a Florida resident who had fallen upon hard times prior to Hurricane Dorian. Having recently lost his wife to cancer and had his house foreclosed on, Jim…

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Should I Invest in a Backup Generator for My Home?

September 13, 2019

In February of 2016, a tornado touched down in Appomattox, Virginia, destroying homes and businesses. Two years later, another tornado caused serious damage in tiny Elon, west of Brookneal. And who can forget the devastating effects of “Snowmageddon” or the mighty summer derecho that knocked out power for two to three weeks in many areas…

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How Much Propane Do You Need to Fuel Your Home?

August 30, 2019

Thousands of homes in Virginia and beyond run on propane heat — if yours is one of them, knowing how much fuel you need to keep on hand is essential. Running out suddenly, particularly in the middle of a long winter, is inconvenient, expensive and can potentially cause damage to your heating system. To help…

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Can I Paint My Propane Tank?

August 15, 2019

If you’re like many southern Virginia homeowners, you take pride in the appearance of your property and work hard to maintain its curb appeal. While your propane tank provides essential fuel for your home, it can also be an eyesore — especially if the paint is fading or it’s covered with rust spots. The good…

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How to Properly Dispose of Old Propane Tanks

July 31, 2019

Propane tanks don’t last forever. When they finally reach the end of their useful life, you’ll need to dispose of them properly. Can you throw away propane tanks? Unfortunately, you can’t just take your old tanks to the curb with the rest of your trash — they often contain residual amounts of propane that can…

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Top Propane Appliances You Need This Summer

July 18, 2019

Summertime means warm weather and spending lots of time outside. Whether you like to lounge by the pool, sit on your deck with a great book or host barbecues for friends and family, there’s always something fun or relaxing to do during those hot months. There are several propane appliances you can install in your…

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How to Lower Your Summer Energy Bill

July 1, 2019

Summer means going on family vacations, having barbecues with friends and family and spending as much time out in the sun as you can. However, the weather also brings higher temperatures — and for many, higher energy bills. It’s hard to keep your energy bill down all summer, but there are many ways to lower…

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Why Does Propane Cost Less in the Summer?

June 26, 2019

If you pay close attention to your propane energy bill, you’ve probably noticed that your bill is actually lower in the summer. You may take it as a pleasant surprise and then put it out of your mind, but have you ever wondered why that is? You’re not the only one with a lower propane…

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The Best Summer Grilling Tips for Your Family

When the nice weather hits, your first reaction is to get the grill out from the garage and fire it up for the first grilling of the season. While it’s tempting, taking some time to ensure your grill is safe — especially the first time you use it each season — is worth the effort….

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Protect Your Investment with Propane Grill Maintenance Tips

June 23, 2019

Proper barbecue grill maintenance seems obvious to many of us. There’s nothing less appetizing than seeing dried, burnt food on a grill when you’re about to cook a juicy steak, fresh fish or tasty vegetables. But there’s a lot more to proper propane grill maintenance than keeping the cooking surface clean. The quality of your…

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Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

June 19, 2019

Is it time to replace that aging water heater in your home? Are you building a new house and need to choose a water heater? These days, there are more options than ever when it comes to water heater types. You could go with a “traditional” tank model or opt for a tankless unit. In…

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