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Forced Air vs. Radiant Heat: Pros and Cons

Posted: February 11, 2019

The way you heat your home has a big impact on how much you pay to stay warm – and how warm you feel in your space.

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Four Reasons to Love Carroll Home Services

Posted: February 4, 2019

It’s February, and love is in the air here in Maryland…especially when it comes to our customers. The truth is, we love what we do, and the people we do it for (aww) – and based on our customer reviews, that feeling is mutual.

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Carbon Monoxide Safety

Posted: January 28, 2019

Most of us know that Carbon Monoxide (CO) is dangerous. But do you know how to avoid a dangerous buildup of it in your home – or what to do if you experience CO poisoning?

Eight ways to improve winter air quality in your Maryland home

Posted: January 21, 2019

Dust. Mold. Dead skin. Pet dander. Toxic cleaners. Formaldehyde-filled furniture and construction supplies. An increasingly airtight American home is full of pollutants like these – contaminants that strain indoor air quality, particularly during the overly dry, window-closing winter months. While indoor pollution may be especially harmful for the youngest and oldest of us – along with […]

What to Do If a Water Pipe Bursts

Posted: January 14, 2019

Our plumbing experts wanted to share advice on what to do if a water pipe actually bursts while you’re home. Extreme cold weather raises the risk of frozen pipes.

2018 to 2019

2019 Resolutions: Keys to Better Health, Lower Bills, and a Smarter Home

Posted: January 7, 2019

Believe it or not, 2019 has arrived – and that means it’s time once again to make your New Year’s Resolutions.

What are the ideal settings for my thermostat?

Posted: December 28, 2018

Managing the temperature of your Maryland home with a programmable thermostat is of the easiest ways we know to cut your energy costs; if you use it correctly, a programmable thermostat could save you as much as ten percent on your monthly heating bill. But what are the ideal settings for your programmable thermostat? Let’s […]

Season's Greetings

Season’s Greetings from Carroll Home Services!

Posted: December 18, 2018

As we enter the holiday season and prepare to ring in 2019 (can you believe it?), we wanted to take a moment to thank you for choosing Carroll Home Services to provide reliable heating oil or propane gas deliveries for your Maryland home.

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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 […]

Furnaces 101

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.

Warm home

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.

Cold at home

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.

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!