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What to do if You Run Out of Heating Oil

Running out of heating oil is one of the worst nightmares a homeowner, especially in the winter can have. But if it happens – don’t panic.  Below is a check list to help you get through it! Step 1. Make sure you are actually out of oil. This might seem obvious but there are a […]

How Accurate is My Fuel Tank Gauge?

If you read our previous blog on reading your oil tank gauge, you already know how to properly read it and the signs to look for to in the event that it needs to be replaced. If you haven’t read the blog yet, you can access it here. Since heating oil tanks have remained relatively […]

How to Know if You Should Repair or Replace Your Furnace

Making the decision to repair or replace your furnace is a situation that a homeowner will most likely face at some point in their life. Sometimes the decision can be very straightforward.  A furnace that costs you hundreds of dollars each year in repairs should be replaced, while other situations aren’t as easy to base […]

How to prepare your home for heating fuel deliveries this Winter

If your home is reliant on heating fuel deliveries– such as propane or oil –you know it’s critical to ensure you don’t run out and find yourself in an emergency situation!  During the Winter, no one wants to run out of heating fuel, so it’s vital you prepare your home for your fuel deliveries. Winter […]

Winter Hacks to Keep Your Home Warm

With the heart of Winter about to descend on Connecticut, it’s important to keep as much heat in your home as possible. Wintertime energy spikes are driven by an increase in heating, which is the single largest user of energy in a home. All hope isn’t lost though, there are a number of simple and easy […]

I smell Oil! Is this Normal?

Heating oil has a very distinct smell. Generally, you shouldn’t smell it in your home. If you do notice a smell it could be a sign of something simple and minor or a sign of something major that needs immediate attention. Here are some reasons you may be smelling heating oil in your home: You […]

How long is my heating oil good for?

Did you fill your oil tank up at the very end of the heating season, and now the oil is just sitting, unused in your tank? Are you wondering if it has a shelf life – is my oil still good, can it go bad, will it hurt my furnace to use “old” oil, am […]

I need a new oil tank – what size should I get?

Heating oil tanks are meant to last a long time, but not forever. If you are looking to replace your current tank due to old age or a leak, you may be wondering if you should go with a different size. The first step is to determine what size tank best fits your needs. Before […]

How to Avoid Extra Heating Fuel Charges this Winter

As that temperatures drop, your indoor heating costs start going up. Even the most energy efficient home will find that they spend more money on fuel during the winter season, and while you can’t avoid the uptick in cost, there are some  charges that you can avoid if you are prepared. Here’s the top savers: […]

Now is the best time to fill your heating fuel tanks – here’s why!

It’s officially Fall here in Connecticut. After a HOT Summer, I’m sure many of us are looking forward to turning off the AC and smelling that crisp, cool Fall air, enjoying some football, and spending some quality time outside enjoying the more moderate temperatures. There’s nothing quite like Fall in New England. Before you head […]

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