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Preventing a heating oil runout

Posted: November 19, 2018

Running out of home heating oil in the dead of winter is not fun. It leads to discomfort, the potential risks of being in a dangerously cold house, and the possibility of frozen pipes which can do all kinds of damage to your Maryland home. Not to mention, a heating oil runout can clog filters […]

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Severe Weather Preparedness in Your Propane-Powered Home

Posted: October 12, 2018

With Michael bearing down on Maryland this week, it’s a good time for a reminder about preparing for and responding to severe weather conditions in your propane-powered home; as always, your family’s safety is our number one concern.

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The Benefits of Oil Heating

Posted: October 5, 2018

Considering heating oil for your new or replacement home heating system? You’re not alone: more than 8 million households across the U.S. use heating oil to keep them warm all winter long, and for some pretty good reasons.

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Refer a Friend to Q-Dog and Get .10¢ off Every Gallon of Heating Oil You Buy from Us!

Posted: August 27, 2018

Are you happy with the fuel delivery service you’re getting from Q-Dog? Why not share the love and get a .10¢ discount on every gallon of fuel you buy from us for a whole year?

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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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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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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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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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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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