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Why Should You Change Your Furnace Filter?

May 14, 2021

Even though it’s May, cool temperatures have lingered here in southeastern MA and Rhode Island – which means your furnace is still working away to keep your family warm and comfortable. So here’s a question for …

Beware Of Late-Season Heating System Problems

April 13, 2021

Well, we’re heading into the last weeks of the heating season, with warmer months on the horizon here in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. But as we New Englanders know better than most, heating season ain’t …

How Efficient Is Your Heating Oil Furnace?

March 15, 2021

You can’t really go wrong when you chose a heating oilfurnace for your Rhode Island home – it can be installed in any town (no pipeline needed), you’ll never have to worry about your fuel exploding, …

What Size Heating Oil Tank Do I Need?

February 8, 2021

If you’re heating oil storage tank is more than 15 years old, it could be time to think about a replacement – especially if you have a single-walled steel tank (if you’re not sure what …

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 …