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  • Dispelling Heating Oil Myths
    Oil has been used as a source of heating fuel for over a century, but few people really understand the liquid, and the benefits that it offers. While widely considered to be inferior to other heating sources, there are a number of rumors, myths, and so-called facts that simply aren’t true.
  • Bioheat – What is Bioheat?
    Briema Bioheat refers to heating oil that is combined with biodiesel. This petroleum based oil is one of the renewable fuels in the US market. It is obtained from various natural sources such as animal fats, soybean oil, and corn oil. These fats and oils have fatty acids, which are used to produce the biodiesel.
  • Heat Pumps – What Does This Technology Offer?
    In the last few months, heat pumps have been extremely popular. Many companies have been coming up with promotions and product launches for these pumps to attract more customers. Due to the increasing popularity, customers have been intrigued with this technology. Most of these pumps are available at affordable prices.
  • Reasons to Leave your Heat on During the Cold Winter Months
    Many homeowners think that by turning the heat off when they are not home, they can actually save a lot in the long run. However, nothing could be further from the truth! By turning the heat off, you will not only have to pay more for heating oil, but also risk the entire heating system’s safety due to unforeseen damages. These alone can make you take thousands of dollars out of your pocket.
  • Interesting Facts About Heating Oil
    Also referred to as fuel oil, the heating oil is a low-viscosity petroleum product that is widely used in the US for heating residential homes. This product is refined from crude oil and it can be efficiently heated up in order to warm up the house. Somewhat similar to diesel fuel, the heating oil has higher contents of sulfur and it also comes in a bright red color.
  • Energy Saving Tips
    Summer may be closing in but lets not forget that the weather makes it feel as though we are still in the middle of winter. Many of us have been trying to cut down the prices of our bills by keeping the heating off. However we are paying the price by living in freezing cold temperatures which simply is not healthy. Here are ten much safer energy saving tips which will keep those bills as low as possible.
  • Why Opt For An Oil Company To Install Your HVAC Air Conditioning System?
    If you have invested in a HVAC air conditioning system, then you surely know that these structures are far too complex for you to install them all by yourself, especially if you have no experience in the field. It is important to find a trustworthy, professional, experienced and reliable company that will offer you top-notch AC installation services at affordable prices. Here are some of the most notable reasons why you should opt for an oil company to install your HVAC air conditioning system:
  • All You Need To Know About Oil Heating Systems
    The use of heat oil is increasingly gaining popularity throughout the United States and research by the Department of Energy shows that it indeed has a lot of benefits. If you haven’t joined this party yet, then here’s what you have been missing.
  • Is it Possible to Convert Oil Heat to Gas Heat?
    There’s plenty of benefits that come with the incorporation of gas heat into your home’s climate control. Lots of people that use oil heat are simply using it because they’ve got no access to natural gas. Burning oil can incur significantly varying energy bills during winter months, resulting in unexpectedly high bills. Gas heating, on the other hand, is mainly made in the US. This is beneficial because it puts a cap on the pricing fluctuations, making it a very sensible option for people that have the ability to connect to local gas lines.
  • Heating Oil Facts
    Oil does not burn when it is a liquid. Oil will not burn unless it is preheated to 140 degrees and is non-carcinogenic. Gas can be damaging and dangerous. Whether it’s a gas leak in the house or a rupture in a gas line on the street, explosions and deadly accidents can occur. If there’s a malfunction with oil heating, there are early warning signs like smoke or soot that are more obvious and give time to react, unlike the odorless fumes. of natural gas.
  • How Much Heating Oil Will I Be Required to Burn?
    Predictions can be tough to make, but it is a safe bet the temperature is going to drop over the next few days. In colder climates, a furnace is going to work a lot harder to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. In order to determine when your home might require a heating oil refill, we use a complex computer system capable of arriving at accurate determinations.
  • Efficient Oil Companies
    Getting an oil company to do an ac installation in your company or home can be a daunting task. With referrals from your friends and families and the numerous searches, you do online it can get even more complicated as the options seem to be endless. At the end of the day, you should always remember that you are making a permanent installation and you won’t get it fixed again tomorrow hence you should make a very informed decision. This is indeed a long term investment, and you will need to get value for your hard earned bucks.
  • What Stays On at Your Home Controls Your Oil Usage
    Here’s the scenario. You went for vacation and left home for a couple of weeks. You have turned all the appliances off, including the thermostat for as far as it would go. Fast forward to when you came back when you find out that you still used oil/propane. How is that possible?
  • Keep Your Furnace Air Filter Clean and Functional
    Not many people keep a new and inspected furnace air filter but fewer still commit to such complex undertakings. Brands from the older generation could manage running hot water with low air-flow. Furnace air filters have always had some drawbacks and many of them needed adjusting but changing your furnace air filter is now a necessity. Old furnace models could tolerate hot temperatures with minimum air flow but over time efficiency demands increased and heat exchangers came thinner with a higher risk of cracking due to overheating.
  • Heating Oil Consumers Take a Break From Soaring Prices
    Heating oil consumers in the country have had to put up with ever increasing costs of home heating oil prices for the last decade or so, but this time the US Energy Information Administration is reporting a drop in prices as natural gas takes the heat in hiked costs. Oil customers are expected to spend 2% less to heat their homes this year and although this might not appear to be a major drop in cost, it represents a significant shift from previous forecasts.
  • Propane 101 – Heating with Propane
    Propane is also known as Liquefied Petroleum (LP) gas. It is a by-product of crude oil and natural gas refining, popularly used as a source of fuel. It is a non-toxic, colorless and odorless gas. About 97% of propane that is used in the U.S is majorly produced in North America. A unique odor is added to liquefied propane at the refinery for it to be detected easily. It is a hydrocarbon (C3H8), gas that burns much cleaner in comparison to diesel, gasoline and other fossil fuels.
  • Simple Tricks To Help Lower You Heating Costs
    Power bills can shoot up during winter due to home heating but there are ways to lower energy consumption without losing comfort. Integrating these simple tricks won’t take more than thirty minutes of your time and most of the materials needed are cheap and easily accessible so you should be able to see a quick return on your investment.
  • Heating Oil Expenditure To Drop 2% This Winter States EIA Report
    Expenditure on heating oil is expected to drop by 2% this winter. That’s according to the October 2013 Short Term Energy And Winter Fuels Outlook report released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). In comparison there is expected to be a rise of 13% in the expenditure on natural gas.