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Help – My Heater Won’t Start!

Posted: December 14, 2018

Waking up with no heat is something we don’t really think about until it happens – which is usually on one of the coldest days of the year…

Three things you can do to help us keep your deliveries coming this winter

Posted: December 3, 2018

Winter is just a few short weeks away – which means that sooner or later, our fleet drivers and technicians will be faced with conditions that challenge us to provide the safe, on-time heating oil and propane deliveries that our Maryland customers have come to expect –and rely on – every day. You can help […]

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Furnace Efficiency Ratings 101

Posted: November 27, 2018

The efficiency rating of your furnace is one of its most important features – but what makes a furnace “high efficiency”?

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Thank You for Choosing Carroll Home Services!

Posted: November 19, 2018

It’s that time of year again – time to share a meal with our loved ones and remember all the things that we are grateful for in our lives.

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Why You Should Always Keep Your Heating Oil Tank at Least Half Full

Posted: November 12, 2018

Heating oil tanks are not complicated devices – certainly not as complicated as today’s high-tech boilers and furnaces – but they do require at least some TLC to run safely and reliably year after year.

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Improving Furnace Efficiency in Your Maryland Home

Posted: November 6, 2018

Most modern furnaces can reach efficiencies of 90 percent or more – which means better system performance and lower heating bills for you, especially when replacing an aging heating system.

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Avoiding Heating Oil Runouts

Posted: October 29, 2018

Running out of home heating oil in the middle of a Maryland winter is no fun – but a quick turn of the weather here or a bout of forgetfulness there and you could end up in a no heat emergency.

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Propane Fireplaces: A Practical Luxury

Posted: October 15, 2018

If you’ve always wanted a fireplace for your Maryland home but never thought it was a practical investment of your time or money, you might want to rethink that notion.

Propane: the “I can do that” fuel

Posted: October 9, 2018

Never underestimate propane: not only is it one of the most efficient and eco-friendly sources of energy around, it’s also one of the most versatile. The truth is, propane can power just about any appliance inside or outside your Maryland home – and often do the job better and with fewer harmful emissions than other fuels. […]

Gas generator

Six Benefits of a Propane Whole House Generator

Posted: October 2, 2018

It seems like every time we turn on the news these days there’s a story about severe weather somewhere in the country – and we’re certainly not immune from Mother Nature’s fury here in Maryland.

Five common fall allergens – and how to protect against them

Posted: September 28, 2018

When most people think of allergies, they think of springtime – but fall is also a big allergy season, with its own challenges for managing symptoms and controlling exposure to airborne nasties.

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Five Reasons to Switch from Electric to Propane

Posted: September 18, 2018

If you use electricity to power your Maryland home, you’re missing out on the many benefits that clean, green propane provides.

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Why Is Fall a Good Time to Schedule an A/C Tune-Up?

Posted: September 10, 2018

Cooler weather is on its way to Maryland, and chances are you’ll only need your air conditioner a few more weeks before you can shut it down for the season.

Water heater

Spoil the Rod, Spare the Tank: The Small Device That Protects Your Water Heater

Posted: September 5, 2018

Looking at that big tin can sitting in your basement, you wouldn’t guess that there’s a lot of science that goes into the design of a water heater – but looks can be deceiving.

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Cooler Weather Is Coming – Be Prepared with These Seven Suggestions from Carroll!

Posted: August 30, 2018

You wouldn’t know it if you looked at the forecast this week, but believe it or not fall is just around the corner – which means that it’s just a matter of time before cool days and nights start to arrive here in Maryland.

For everything you need in home heating, trust the pros at Carroll Home Services – keeping Maryland homes warm for more than a century! Contact us to get started today!