The P. Gagnon & Son Blog

5 Signs of Water Heater Failure

November 20, 2023

Stay in hot water with P. Gagnon & Son! The water heater, often overlooked, quietly operates in the background of your home, ensuring a steady supply of hot water for bathing, cleaning, and cooking. Its reliability and efficiency make it an indispensable appliance for everyday activities. It is crucial to give proper attention to your […]

Furnaces vs. Boilers: What’s the Difference?

November 6, 2023

Get the best energy efficiency and comfort from your heating equipment. Every home is unique, and at P. Gagnon & Son, we’re fortunate to serve a fascinating range of homes in Maine’s York County and New Hampshire’s Strafford and Rockingham County. Some are recently built, while others have decades of history. They come in many […]

Are Oil-burning Furnaces Efficient?

October 16, 2023

Stay warm this winter with service from P. Gagnon & Son! The efficiency of your home’s oil-fired furnace is incredibly important, as it can have a huge impact on your heating costs and the comfort of your home this coming winter. P. Gagnon is here to help you with furnace maintenance from our team of […]

How Long Will My Full Tank of Heating Oil Last?

October 2, 2023

Stay warm this winter with heating oil delivery from P. Gagnon & Son! With cooler weather arriving here in the Seacoast Region, many of us are looking ahead to all that fall and winter bring. One of those things is the need to keep our homes safe, warm, and comfortable. P. Gagnon & Son is […]

Should I Insulate My Water Heater?

September 18, 2023

How to cut your water heating energy costs While many of us think about our home’s heating and cooling systems first when it comes to essential equipment, don’t forget your water heater! For starters, it’s a major factor in your home’s comfort, whether it’s hot showers and baths, clean laundry, clean dishes, or a clean […]

How To Change A Furnace Filter

September 4, 2023

Save money and protect your furnace Regularly changing the air filter of your furnace is a simple and quick task that should not be overlooked. It ensures optimal performance and efficiency, promoting a healthier and more comfortable environment for you and your loved ones. Don’t underestimate the impact of this small yet crucial maintenance routine. […]

Converting a Home to Propane from Electric

August 21, 2023

Enjoy the benefits of propane in your home! If you use electricity for home heating and water heating, you could be paying too much to keep your home comfortable. Are you tired of heart palpitations when you open the electric bill each month? P. Gagnon & Son has a solution: Convert your home to propane! […]

How Often Should I Flush My Water Heater Tank?

August 7, 2023

P. Gagnon & Son helps you take care of your water heater Day in, day out, your water heater is on the job to make sure you have hot water for your showers, bath, dishwasher, washing machine, handwashing, and cleaning. To keep your water heater running smoothly and at peak energy efficiency, you should have […]

What Causes Sludge in My Heating Oil Tank?

July 17, 2023

Tips to prevent sludge and what to do if you have it Heating oil tank sludge, a combination of dirt, rust, and oxidized fuel, is the primary cause of heating system problems. The sludge is thick and black and can clog filters, increasing the strain on the equipment to produce heat, resulting in reduced efficiency […]

Safely Handling Your Propane Grill Tank

July 3, 2023

Enjoy summer grilling without worry When powering your grill, firepit, or other outdoor devices, propane grill tank cylinders are a convenient and practical option. However, it is crucial to follow safety measures for storing, handling, and using them. First up is storage. Propane cylinders should never be stored inside or in enclosed or covered areas […]