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Carbon Monoxide Safety and Awareness

Posted: August 6, 2018

We make sure we focus on talking about safety regularly, since it is always the number one priority here at Q-Dog.

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Five ways to upgrade your summer with the power of propane

Posted: July 3, 2018

When it comes to summer fun, propane can be an unsung hero in your Maryland home, operating behind the scenes to make every part of the season better.

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Heating oil tank

Why You Should Keep Your Heating Oil Tank at Least Half Full During the Offseason

Posted: June 4, 2018

You probably don’t do a lot of thinking about heating oil once the calendar flips to June here in Maryland – but if your tank is sitting empty waiting for an early fall fill-up, you should be.

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Barrel of oil flame

Does Heating Oil Spoil?

Posted: May 11, 2018

Most customers (you, probably) buy heating oil several times a year, usually in large amounts; the oil is then stored until it’s ready to be used. But how long can heating oil stay “fresh” for, and what are the consequences of burning it after it has sat in your tank for too long?

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Heating oil tank gauge

How Do I Read My Heating Oil Tank Gauge?

Posted: April 18, 2018

Knowing how to read your tank gauge is important – but don’t worry, it is a pretty easy thing to do. If you’ve never done it before, it’s a good idea to learn how to do it now, before you’re left with a heating oil run-out during the next cold snap.

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Myth or fact

Five Heating Oil Myths and Facts

Posted: March 15, 2018

Americans have been using oil to warm their homes since the first forced air furnaces fired up in the 1930s – yet it remains one of the most misunderstood sources of home energy to this day.

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Vacation checklist

Winter Getaway Checklist

Posted: January 30, 2018

Thinking about leaving the Old Line State for a little warm-weather getaway in the coming weeks? Excellent! Just make sure you do these six things to avoid unnecessary winter “surprises” when you get back:

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2018 snow

Q-Dog: Here for You in 2018

Posted: January 3, 2018

Brrrrrr…The New Year has arrived and brought in winter with a bang! Yet, our trucks and crews have been on the road every day keeping families like yours warm and safe.

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Blue flame number 7

Seven Facts about Propane That You Might Not Know

Posted: December 7, 2017

Ask many people about propane and they’ll immediately think about the white tank under their barbecue grill. But there’s much more to propane than a good cookout.

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Financial help puzzle piece

Need Assistance to Pay Your Fuel Bill in the Coming Months? Now Is the Time to Apply

Posted: November 7, 2017

Paying to keep your family safe and warm through the cold Maryland winter can be a challenge if you have recently lost a job or if money is tight at home.

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