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Three Common Home Heating Mistakes to Avoid

Posted: January 24, 2024

Don’t Trade Safety for Savings When we come home at this time of year, we expect to warm up quickly, especially for anyone who uses home heating oil. And why not? Heating oil is renowned for warming homes evenly and efficiently. But when outdoor temperatures take a dive into the single-digits and the wind chill […]

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Maintaining Heating Oil Efficiency During Winter

Posted: December 20, 2023

Advice for Conserving Fuel, Lowering Heating Costs Besides partnering with your home heating oil company to replace old, worn-out heating equipment and scheduling regular heating system maintenance, you can do your own self-audit to find areas where you can make efficiency improvements. Here are some suggestions. Weatherize and Insulate Caulk any air leaks around exterior […]

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How Does a Heating Oil System Work?

Posted: November 20, 2023

An Introduction to Heating Oil System Controls Your heating oil system can either be a furnace or a boiler. A furnace refers to the heating unit in a warm air, or forced air, system. After the air is heated in the furnace, a blower forces it through ducts. The warm air is then released through […]

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What To Look for If You Lose Your Home Heating

Posted: October 16, 2023

Power Problems, Thermostat, Fuel Level and More A lot of people look forward to the fall season. The heat and humidity disappear, multi-colored leaves add beauty to the neighborhood and thoughts turn to preparing for another holiday season. Children and adults alike also look forward to sharing some Halloween fun with friends and family. But […]

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Tips to Conserve Energy and Save Money

Posted: September 18, 2023

Small Changes at Home Can Add Up to Big Savings There are many ways to conserve energy and lower your costs. Some are easy and bring you small savings, but these can add up! Others take more work and require an investment, but this can result in big returns, such as upgrading to a high-efficiency […]

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What Is B100 Bioheat® Fuel?

Posted: August 29, 2023

The Key to Reaching Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Bioheat® fuel is not only helping to reduce carbon emissions right now, it will continue to reduce emissions each year as it evolves into B100, an all-biodiesel home heating fuel. That’s why Bioheat fuel is playing an important role in helping Massachusetts reach the net-zero carbon emissions goals […]

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What Influences Heating Oil Prices?

Posted: July 28, 2023

Factors that Drive Energy Prices While your Massachusetts heating oil company cannot control what happens in the global energy markets, it’s helpful to have some understanding about why heating oil prices rise and fall on a steady basis. It begins with crude oil prices, which is usually the most important factor in the pricing of […]

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What’s the Difference Between Heating Oil and Fuel Oil?

Posted: June 20, 2023

Home Heating Oil Can Go by Different Names Have you ever referred to the fuel in your heating oil tank as fuel oil? Have you ever described it as Bioheat® fuel? First, it’s perfectly all right to refer to the heating oil that powers your furnace or boiler as fuel oil, but be aware that […]

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Why Should You Keep Your Heating Oil Tank Full During Summer?

Posted: May 25, 2023

Prevent Condensation, Extend Tank Life Did you know that condensation build-up on your interior tank walls can shorten tank life? Hot, humid days and cooler nights in the summer create the ideal environment for condensation buildup inside your tank. And if your storage tank is aboveground, outdoors and in an unshaded area, it’s especially vulnerable […]

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Bioheat® Fuel & The Road Ahead

Posted: April 26, 2023

Outlook for a Cleaner Future in Massachusetts The heating oil industry remains committed to helping the Commonwealth reach the net-zero carbon emissions goals outlined in the state’s Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2050. And thanks to the advancement of the industry’s solutions, significant carbon reduction can be achieved immediately. Heating oil companies in Massachusetts […]

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