How Heating Oil Gets to Your Home

Posted: June 21, 2021

Did you ever think about all of the work that’s involved before heating oil actually reaches your fuel storage tank? It starts with heating oil being refined from crude oil, which is a complex mix of hydrocarbons plus oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur. The refining process separates crude oil into different “fractions.” The lighter fractions eventually […]

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How To Extend The Life Of Your Heating Oil Storage Tank

Posted: May 27, 2021

If you have plenty of heating oil in your storage tank right now, that’s good news. In warm weather, empty space in your oil tank can create problems for both the tank and your heating oil inside. When there’s a lot of empty space in an oil tank, condensation can form. Water, which is denser […]

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New Equipment Rebate Program For Heating Oil Consumers Launches Soon

Posted: April 14, 2021

With support from the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association (MEMA) is ready to restart a highly popular program on May 1, 2021: heating oil equipment rebates for consumers. Here are the program’s highlights. Funds are limited and offered on a first-come, first served basis Customers’ home or business must be […]

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Tips To Conserve Energy And Save Money

Posted: March 22, 2021

With spring finally here, now is a great time to make some home improvements, especially in terms of improving energy efficiency. Follow these tips to save money and increase your comfort throughout the year. Saving Energy Besides partnering with your liquid heating fuel company to replace low-efficiency heating equipment and schedule heating system maintenance in […]

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Bioheat® Fuel Leads The Way To A Cleaner World

Posted: February 22, 2021

Right now, Bioheat fuel is the only home energy source that can make an immediate impact on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for our climate. The heating oil industry’s embrace of renewable Bioheat fuel is transforming home heating and helping to create a better future. In fact, the heating oil industry has made a commitment […]

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How To Read Your Oil Tank Gauge

Posted: January 18, 2021

If you’ve been an oilheat consumer for many years, you’re familiar with reading your oil tank gauge and knowing when it’s time to call for more fuel. To avoid this task, you may have asked your oilheat company to put you on their automatic delivery schedule so you don’t have to worry about running out […]

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Sensing Problems In Your Oil-Heated Home

Posted: December 7, 2020

Every problem has a symptom, and frequently, it is accompanied by something you see, hear, smell or even feel. Use the gift of your senses to uncover common problems you might encounter in your oil-heated home. Seeing Icicles? If there are icicles hanging from your roof, you could be facing double jeopardy. First, there’s the […]

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When To Replace Your Oil Boiler

Posted: November 13, 2020

If you have a hot water (hydronic) system, water circulates around your oil boiler’s combustion chamber. A circulator pumps the hot water through pipes to heat baseboards or radiators. Eventually, the water returns to the unit to begin the cycle again. Steam boiler systems work similarly except they generate steam, which rises up to radiators […]

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Bioheat®–an Alternative Energy Source in Massachusetts

Bioheat®–An Alternative Energy Source

Posted: October 29, 2020

Last year’s resolution by the heating oil industry to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 represented a significant step forward by the industry to help ease the effects climate change. The resolution also puts the industry on the path to achieving a 50% blend of renewable Bioheat® – a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating […]

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Oilheat for Your Massachusetts Home: Is it Safe?

Is Oilheat Safe For Your Home?

Posted: September 30, 2020

Families throughout the Bay State rely on oilheat to keep their homes warm throughout the winter—and even for some of fall and spring as well. This fuel is a safe, efficient option, with many benefits. Is it flammable? For many people, the word “oil” causes confusion, and raises concerns about flammability. The truth is, heating […]

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