It’s been a hot, sticky summer so far here in New York – and as anyone who has lived in this area for a while can attest, those conditions can give birth to violent storms at a moment’s notice. That’s why it’s so important to be prepared for severe weather in your Hudson Valley home. Here […]
Summer 2019 is here (finally!) – which means that soon you’ll be relying on your home cooling system to keep your Hudson Valley home comfortable (if you still need to schedule your annual air conditioning maintenance, do it soon – with a hot, sticky summer predicted, you’re going to need your A/C running at its reliable best). […]
One of the most important responsibilities you have as the owner of a propane-powered home is to make sure that everyone living in the house knows what to do in a propane emergency. That includes your children – especially now that school is out here in the Hudson Valley. The challenge is that you may have […]
If you’re using gasoline to power your commercial lawnmowers and landscaping equipment right now, you’re missing out on some big propane benefits. Why switch to propane for your commercial landscaping business? Consider these propane benefits: Lower cost – Since propane isn’t taxed and generally carries a lower per-gallon cost than gasoline – which means it will […]
Have you ever done a deep cleaning of your Hudson Valley home one day, only to notice a thin layer of the dust accumulating on your countertops and knick-knacks just a few days later? Talk about frustrating! The question is, why does it happen? Believe it or not, one of the main culprits for excessive […]
Did you know that an average of 10,200 home fires each year are started by grills?
That’s according to the National Fire Protection Association (and they ought to know). Some other cautionary NFPA statistics: more than 19,000 patients visit the ER each year due to injuries involving grills, including 9,300 thermal burns.
If we asked you to name two things that you’re almost always looking to do more of in today’s fast-paced, nothing-in-moderation world, saving money and simplifying your life would probably be at or near the top of that list. But how often do you get a chance to do both at the same time? You […]
A build-up of carbon monoxide in your Hudson Valley home can be dangerous – or even deadly. That’s why NY State requires carbon monoxide detectors in most homes, including all newly constructed homes. But a carbon monoxide detector won’t help much if you don’t know what to do when it goes off. To keep your family […]
As Memorial Day creeps up on us, we’re sure you’re fantasizing about the day when you won’t have to set the thermostat for “heat” anymore this spring…and believe us, it’s coming sooner or later.
Stop us if you’ve heard (or experienced) this one: It’s a hot, late-spring afternoon in the Hudson Valley and your family is psyched for a barbecue when you reach for the bag of briquettes –only to realize that there’s not enough to cook the thick hunk of meat that’s been marinating in your fridge for […]