The P. Gagnon & Son Blog

PGagnon: Family-owned, Customer-focused

October 7, 2019

In 1904, the average weekly salary in the United States was $10.06. The price of a loaf of bread in Maine was 5 cents. A sirloin steak was 14 cents a pound. A pound of sugar cost 6 cents. A pound of butter cost 28 cents. A quart of milk delivered by a milkman (Google […]

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Is a heating service plan worth it?

September 30, 2019

A furnace or boiler is a significant investment any New Hampshire or Maine homeowner, and if you choose that equipment wisely it should keep your family warm, safe, and comfortable for many years to come. How many years it last depends largely on keeping your equipment properly maintained by experienced, trained technicians. Expert service is […]

Fall energy efficient tips

Fall energy efficient tips

September 23, 2019

Fall officially arrives this week, and with it will inevitably come heating bills. If you want to keep those heating bills as low as possible in the coming months, here are some of the best, most cost-effective ways to do it. No-cost efficiency fixes Program your thermostat – A programmable thermostat can help you save […]

Propane Fire Pit

What is a propane fire pit?

September 16, 2019

Now that Labor Day is behind us, summer 2019 will soon be a memory here in Southern Maine and New Hampshire. But your outdoor entertainment season can live on for at least a few more weeks with a little help from propane gas. One of the best ways to stretch your outdoor entertainment season is […]

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When is the best time to service my air conditioner?

September 9, 2019

Many people take care of their routine annual air conditioning maintenance in late spring or early summer – but sometimes life gets in the way during those busy times, and before you know it you’ve made it through most of the cooling season a visit from a heating system pro. The good news is that late […]

Is a tankless water heater worth it?

August 26, 2019

Imagine it’s a cold winter morning. You go outside, start up your car, and turn the heater on. Your car sits for about 15 minutes, getting nice and warm inside. Then you shut the heater, turn off the ignition, and go back in the house, because you don’t need your car for another half an […]

Propane for in Your Home

What can you use propane for in your home?

August 19, 2019

As home energy fuels go, propane is about as efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly as they come. But when it comes to the benefits of switching to propane in your Southern Maine or New Hampshire home, versatility might top the list. Propane: The “I can do that” fuel Let’s consider some of the many ways […]

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When is the best time to buy heating oil?

August 9, 2019

Summer isn’t typically a time when you’re thinking a whole lot about buying heating oil – but maybe you should be, especially this year. As it happens, heating oil prices are currently down about 20 percent from where they were last year at this time. In large part that’s due to changes in the unpredictable – […]

Summer Heating Oil Tank Maintenance Tips

August 5, 2019

Your heating oil tank is built to last – but most will last longer with a little routine maintenance. More importantly, a little preventive care of your oil storage tank can help prevent a costly heating oil tank repair bill down the road, or even potentially disastrous tank failure. Here are some maintenance tasks you […]

How do I keep my home from getting so dusty?

July 22, 2019

Finding a thin layer of dust on surfaces throughout your home not long after doing a deep cleaning can certainly be frustrating. The question is, why does it happen? Believe it or not, one of the key causes of that annoying layer of dust could be your forced-air home heating or cooling equipment (if you […]