6 Products for a Connected Smart Home

6 Products for a Connected Smart Home

By now you’ve probably heard about smart homes, connected devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Not only can this technology simplify your life by allowing the majority of your home to be controlled from a single device from any location, it can also reduce costs and conserve energy. Take a look at some of the ways you can utilize smart home technology in your own home:

Fuel Your Backyard Fun with Propane

Fuel Your Backyard Fun with Propane

Summer in New England often feels too short but we make the most of it by getting outside as much as possible. Wouldn’t it be great if you could extend your backyard fun well beyond summer? With propane, you can! We’ve highlighted the various ways propane can transform your outdoor space so you can take that evening dip in your pool or enjoy dinner on the patio in the fall!

1.  Propane Grills
When you think of summer, you think of family gatherings and cookouts. Enjoy an effortless BBQ with a propane grill that turns on and off with the flip of a switch, heats up fast, and cooks food evenly so you spend less time cooking and more time with your family. And there’s significantly less cleanup involved than with other kinds of grills.

2.  Propane Fireplace or Fire Pit
What’s better than ending a long day of fun with s’mores around the fire? A propane fireplace or fire pit delivers the warmth and flicker of real flames in the click of a button and there’s no cleanup or firewood to store!

3.  Pool Heater
No need to reach for your towel when the sun goes down! A propane pool heater will keep the water at your desired temperature and heat more efficiently and effectively than electric heaters. And with a heater, you can extend your swimming season well into September.

4.  Patio Heaters
In New England, not every summer night is a hot one. Don’t let a cool evening stop you from entertaining on the patio. A propane patio heater (or two) is the perfect way to stay comfortable outside – they can raise the air temperature by up to 30 degrees.

5.  Flame Lighting
Looking to create the picture-perfect ambiance for your backyard space? Propane flame lighting makes for a memorable effect and works anywhere from entryways and walkways to decks and patios.

6.  Outdoor Kitchen
If you want to take your backyard space to the next level, an outdoor kitchen might be just what you’re looking for! With the versatility and efficiency of a full outdoor kitchen, including a grill, oven, hot water, and even refrigerator, you won’t have to run back inside for anything!

The outdoor fun doesn’t have to end at sunset! With these propane amenities, you can fuel your backyard fun all summer long and well into the fall. As your trusted energy advisor, we’re happy to answer any questions, so don’t hesitate to contact us.

Benefits of a Home Heating Budget Plan

Benefits of a Home Heating Budget Plan

As we approach summer in New England, we are happily turning down the thermostat, putting away the snow shovel, and pulling out the grill. The last thing we want to think about is next winter, but now is the perfect time to plan ahead and budget for your heating bills!

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring has officially arrived! That means it’s time to start thinking about your spring cleaning. Whether you look forward to the task of deep cleaning your home or completely dread the thought of it, we’ve got you covered. Our checklist focuses mainly on appliances and items often overlooked.

Cybersecurity at Home

Cybersecurity at Home

By: Tim Sutherburg, Manager of Information Security at Dead River Company

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and our Manager of Information Security at Dead River Company, Tim Sutherburg, is sharing a few tips on how to protect yourself online.