Tag Archives: Shelburne

Winterize Your Rental Home|Bryan's Fuel Orangeville

How to Winterize Your Apartment or Rental Home

If you rent an apartment or home, here’s what you can do to make sure you’re ready for winter. 1. Keep doors closed to rooms or closets that don’t need to be open to save on heating 2. Seal off gaps in the bottom of your doors or windows with a door draft stopper 3. […]

Natural Air Fresheners|Bryan's Fuel Orangeville

Best Natural Home Air Fresheners

Keep your home’s air quality fresh and your home smelling great with these great natural air fresheners! • Green tea – great for cat litter box smells • Dryer sheets – use them in your garbage bin • Apple cider vinegar – pour it down your drain if you’re experiencing unpleasant smells • Vanilla extract – perfect for stinky […]

Winter Storm Preparation|Bryan's Fuel Orangeville

Preparing Your Home for a Winter Storm

Southern Ontario homeowners see their fair share of storms in the winter. From howling winds and feet of snow to -30 degree temperatures, make sure you’re prepared for the storms ahead. • Get your roof checked to make sure it can withstand the weight of heavy snow • Get your attic floor insulated to minimize the amount […]

Home Furnace Vacation Prep|Bryan's Fuel Orangeville

Prep Your Home and Furnace Before You Go on Vacation

For many homeowners, winter is the season for heading down south for a vacation. To have peace of mind while you’re away, take these steps to prepare your home. 1. Electronics Unplug any unnecessary electronics – from TVs and charging tablets to small appliances, these all use electricity even when they’re not turned on, and […]

Small Engine Storage for Winter|Bryan's Fuel Orangeville

Storing Small Engines for the Winter

If you own a home or cottage in Collingwood, Shelburne or Orangeville, you probably own a lawn mower and other small engines. Store your lawn mower and other small machines safely and effectively this winter. How to Store Small Engines Safely • Clean machines before storing them • Empty the gas tank safely and into a […]

Gas & Fuel Appliance Safety Tips|Bryan's Fuel Orangeville

Gas and Fuel Appliance Safety

From ovens and stovetops to water heaters and furnaces, gas is a versatile form of heat with a lot of benefits. To get the most out of your gas appliances, make sure you’re following these safety tips. Stovetops • If lighting your stove requires a match, always make sure you light the match before turning on […]

Effects of Dry Air from Keeprite Furnaces|Bryan's Fuel Orangeville

Furnace Humidity Tips: Effects of Dry Air in Your Home

Ontarians know our hot and humid summer very well. We all know high humidity in your home can lead to all kinds of problems, but did you know dry air can be just as damaging? The Effects of Dry Air from Furnaces • Dry air can make your skin feel cold and itchy, as well as […]

Furnace and Fuel Safety Tips|Bryan's Fuel Orangeville

Fuel Safety: Home Projects You Should Leave to a Professional

DIY (do it yourself) projects can be fun and rewarding, and can be a great way of saving money in certain situations. But some Orangeville, Shelburne and Collingwood homeowners make the mistake of DIYing everything – which disastrous results. While aesthetic jobs like painting and small projects are great times to DIY, try to avoid […]

Energy Saving Furnace Tips|Bryan's Fuel Orangeville

Furnace Tips: Energy Saving Tips for Winter

Save some energy this winter in your Collingwood, Shelburne or Orangeville home. • Turn down the thermostat a couple of degrees. It could save you 2-3% in energy costs for every degree • Caulk drafty windows and buy thick, quilted curtains • Get your furnace maintained regularly • Close your fireplace damper when you’re not using it • Replace […]