Misstep turns good news into bad for Summit Natural Gas

The Portland Press Herald explains how a pricing error by Summit Natural Gas has lead to a spike in prices for Maine customers. "The proposed rate this heating season for home customers of Summit Natural Gas of Maine is the lowest since the company began operating in...

Heating oil prices drop as colder weather rears its head

Heating oil prices drop as colder weather rears its head

Mainebiz.biz reports that oil prices are falling in anticipation of a harsh winter: Heating oil prices in the state of Maine have fallen slightly as residents prepare for what the Farmers' Almanac says will be an "ice cold and snow-filled" [winter] in the Northeast....

Surprise Natural Gas Drawdown Signals Higher Prices Ahead

Surprise Natural Gas Drawdown Signals Higher Prices Ahead

Oilprice.com reports that natural gas supplies are lower than predicted following the warm summer months, which could drive up winter heating costs for homeowners: Natural gas consumption patterns are much more seasonal than for oil. Demand tends to spike in the...

Complete Spring Maintenance Checklist for Homeowners

Check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors  Your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are your first line of defense in a home emergency, and they need to be checked every so often. Many have batteries that should be replaced, and sometimes...

Spring Cleaning Guide for Homeowners in Maine, Room By Room

Start at the Top by Cleaning Your Ceilings Clean those light fixtures Your lights are a major facet of how your house feels. Open up any light covers and clean out the dead bugs and dust, and wipe them down like you would any glass surface, with a microfiber...

Home Heating Energy Options: What Warms Up Your Room

Natural Gas, Propane, and Heating Oil - Fossil Fuels Fossil fuels, like natural gas, propane, heating oil, and even coal, are actually plants, animals, and microorganisms that died millions of years ago. These elements decompose within the earth, and intense heat...