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Propane vs Electric Smokers: What’s the Big Difference?

Posted: October 16, 2019

Fuel sources are a source of endless debate, pontificating and disagreement in the world of barbecue, grilling and smoking.

In the olden days before refrigeration, meat and other foods were smoked to preserve it.

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How to Know How Much Gas is Left in Your Propane BBQ Cylinder

Posted: October 11, 2019

Everyone knows that there are still some beautiful fall days ahead here in the Hudson Valley. So if you haven’t covered and packed away your outdoor grill yet, you naturally want to make sure you have enough propane left in your grill’s tank for your next fall cookout.

Get the most out of your heating oil

How Long Should 100 Gallons of Heating Oil Last?

Posted: October 10, 2019

We get it. You want to get the most out of the heating oil you get delivered by Bottini Fuel. Especially when we in upstate New York are facing a winter where temperatures average in the 30s for highs and in which AccuWeather predicts we will have above-normal snowfall. Brrrr!

How to Dispose of Propane Tanks

Posted: September 24, 2019

If you’re doing your fall clean-up and decluttering around your Hudson Valley home, it may be tempting to just put your old and empty portable propane tank out with the rest of your garbage on trash day. Don’t do it. For a lot of reasons. Most trash haulers won’t even take propane tanks, no matter […]

What is the best month to buy propane?

Posted: September 23, 2019

Believe it or not, Fall starts this week – and despite the unseasonably warm temperatures we’ve seen in the Hudson Valley in recent weeks, there’s no denying that crisp days and nights will be on the menu in the not too distant future. Among other things, that makes right now – late September and early […]

How do I prepare my heating system for fall?

Posted: September 16, 2019

We’re into mid-September here in the Hudson Valley, and despite a late-summer surge, fall is on our doorstep. Before you know it, you’ll be relying on your propane- or oil-fired heating equipment day and night for warmth and comfort. As we bid farewell to summer 2019, there’s still time to get a jump on some […]

End of summer air conditioning to-dos

Posted: August 26, 2019

Most people here in the Hudson Valley get their annual air conditioner tune-up out of the way sometime in the spring or early summer. But sometimes life happens, and before you know it you’ve made it through most of the cooling season without routine maintenance from an A/C professional. The good news is that late […]

Is a tankless water heater right for you?

Posted: August 19, 2019

Why should you pay to heat the same water twice? That’s the question that designers of the first tankless water heaters asked themselves back in the 1930s, and the same question that today’s sophisticated and super-efficient propane tankless water heater models answer with a defiant, “heck no, we’re not doing that!” Instead, a tankless water […]

Cooking with propane

What is propane used for in homes?

Posted: August 12, 2019

Propane is great for home use – as fuels go, it’s about as efficient, safe, and eco-friendly as they come. But one of the best reasons to consider making the switch to propane – or expanding the use of propane in your Hudson Valley home – is its versatility. Simply put, when it comes to […]

Summer Oil Tank Maintenance

Posted: August 5, 2019

Summer Oil Tank Maintenance A heating oil storage tank is not a complicated piece of equipment, and with a minimal amount of proper care it can last 20 years or more. But what is “proper care?” Let’s take a look at some of the routine maintenance tasks you should perform on your fuel oil tank […]