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Heating Oil System Basics You Should Know

January 11, 2021

Heating oil is a great way to heat your home or office – it’s safe, economical, readily available, and provides more BTUs per gallon than any other home fuel source. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of inaccurate …

Is Heating Oil Really Safe For Your Home?

December 14, 2020

Heating oil has been a heating mainstay in American homes for more than 100 years – a testament to the simple effectiveness of the fuel. But how does heating oil stack up against other fuel …

What To Do When Your Heat Won’t Start

November 9, 2020

As New England autumns go, it’s been a mild one so far in 2020 – so there’s a good chance your heating system has yet to get a full workout. But we all know that …

How do furnaces and boilers work?

How Do Furnaces And Boilers Work?

October 26, 2020

Most people refer to their home heating system as a furnace, but that’s not necessarily the case: you could also have a boiler. Knowing the difference between these two appliances can come in handy when …

Why are heating oil prices so unpredictable?

Why Are Heating Oil Prices So Unpredictable?

September 14, 2020

Last month, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) provided an updated forecast for home heating oil prices in the coming year. Overall the picture looks good heading into what is predicted to be a mild …

Why should I buy a home that uses heating oil?

Why Should I Buy A Home That Uses Heating Oil?

August 10, 2020

When you buy a new (or new for you) home, there are a lot of decisions to make, including where to buy, how much to spend, and dozens of others. But one consideration you probably …

Can heating oil spoil?

Will My Heating Oil Spoil?

July 15, 2020

Most people buy heating oil a few times a year, then store in a tank until they need to use it. The question is, how long can you store heating oil before it becomes harmful …

Three things you should do for your heating oil tank this summer

Heating Oil Tank Summer Care: 3 To-dos

June 8, 2020

Heating oil tanks are pretty simple devices, especially when compared to today’s high-tech home heating equipment. But they still do require at least some care and attention to run safely and reliably year after year. Here …

Why you should keep heating oil in your tank during the offseason

Keep Heating Oil In Your Tank During The Offseason

May 11, 2020

Despite the cool temperatures here in recent weeks, heating season is winding down in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island – which means it’s important to prepare your heating oil tank for its well-earned time off. One of …

How do I keep from running out of heating oil?

How Do I Keep From Running Out Of Heating Oil?

April 13, 2020

In these unprecedented times, you’re probably spending a LOT more time at home than you normally do – which means it’s more than likely that you are using more heating oil than expected to keep …