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What to do if You Suspect an Oil Leak in Your Home

Other than checking the fuel gauge to see how much oil is left in the tank, most homeowners don’t tend to give their oil tank much attention. And what most of the 6 million homeowners using oil for heat don’t realize is that oil tanks do not last forever, and they can “spring a leak”.  […]

Should I Convert from Oil to Propane?

Even though oil heating fuel is a safe, clean way to heat your home, we often get asked by homeowners if they should make the switch to propane. Converting to clean, green propane can make sense for many people. There are 4 main benefits homeowners can expect when switching from oil to propane. Cost Savings: […]

How Does Oil Heat Work and What are the Benefits?

In New England, many homes are heated by oil using either a furnace or boiler system. Although we all know that furnaces and boilers burn oil to produce heat, most of us aren’t familiar with the details and in-depth workings of our heating systems. For both furnaces and boilers, you keep extra oil in outdoor […]

The Real Cost of Heating with Electricity

With legislation aimed at eliminating fossil fuels to attain net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 across the country, many people are left wondering if heating their homes with electricity is the way to go. This might sound like a great idea in theory, but there’s much more to the story. While Baribault Fuel firmly believes in […]

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 […]

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