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gas tank monitor massachusetts Think about all the ways technology has changed our everyday lives over the last couple of decades.

We can now keep in touch with our loved ones near and far through texting, video calls, social media platforms, and email. Managing our finances has become easier than ever. We can securely make purchases, pay bills, or transfer money from anywhere with a single click! Thanks to cutting-edge wireless and cellular technology, we now have access to maps on our phones and in our vehicles that allow us to explore unfamiliar places with ease and avoid the headache and hassle of traffic.

Now, technology makes managing your propane supply a piece of cake with a Tank Utility wireless propane tank monitor from Pioneer Oil and Propane!

With our wireless propane tank monitoring, you can bid farewell to facing harsh weather conditions just to check your propane tank gauge levels. Forgetting about checking your propane tank gauge will no longer be an issue because this remarkable technology does it for you! Now that’s a real game changer!

How do wireless propane tank monitors work?

A wireless propane tank monitor is small, but mighty in what it does for you.

Our monitor, fitted with a sensor cable that reads propane levels in your tank, is equipped with the same advanced wireless and cellular technology as today’s smartphones. This revolutionary feature allows us at Pioneer Oil and Propane to remain updated on your propane supply at all times. We track your propane levels in real-time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

With Pioneer Oil and Propane’s innovative wireless propane tank monitor, you can be worry-free; the moment your fuel reaches a predefined level as we will get an alert. By quickly arranging a propane delivery before your tank runs low, we guarantee that you’ll never have to fret about running out of gas again! Thanks to the Tank Utility app, you can also have this information at your fingertips.

Are there other advantages to wireless propane tank monitoring?

Wireless propane tank monitoring is a wonderful service for all people who use propane in their homes because now, having propane will be work- and worry-free.

There are, however, certain propane customers for whom wireless propane tank monitoring is even more beneficial. These customers include:

People who travel often or live away from home for part of the year. Being away from home for long durations, such as when you travel frequently for business or are a snowbird living somewhere warmer in the winter, can make the exact amount of propane you need hard to predict. This is why wireless propane tank monitoring is an invaluable tool: It guarantees that you’ll never be left short on fuel and eliminates any unwanted expenses from unnecessary deliveries.

People who own more than one property. Do you own a second home, short-term rental property, multi-family residence or investment property? With wireless propane tank monitoring, you can have the assurance that your other properties are sufficiently stocked with propane and don’t need to physically visit each site to view their propane levels. The Tank Utility app also lets you monitor all your accounts.

People who manage affairs for elderly parents or relatives. As a caretaker, you are no stranger to the tireless effort that comes with this role. Fortunately, wireless propane tank monitoring can simplify your workload and alleviate some of your stress — granting you additional time to focus on other tasks related to providing care.

Never worry about running out of propane again! Get in touch today with Pioneer Oil and Propane to enroll in our wireless propane tank monitoring.

Make sure you can get your propane and heating oil delivered!

fuel delivery massachusetts Between nor’easters, Alberta clippers, and run-of-the-mill snowfalls, winter weather can get challenging here in New England.

That weather also poses challenges when it comes to your heating oil delivery and propane delivery. We’ve put together some tips to help you make sure that your deliveries can occur without worry.

Give us access to your fuel tank

Winter snow and ice can make clearing your driveway and walkways an unpleasant job, yet it is essential. If the Pioneer Oil and Propane fuel delivery drivers are not able to safely navigate your driveway or get to your fuel tank or fill line, we unfortunately will not be able to deliver your fuel.

Please clear your driveway to a width of 10 feet to accommodate our fuel delivery trucks. If there is an incline on your driveway, we recommend adding de-icer or sand for extra traction as these trucks are much bigger than average cars.

To ensure access to your fuel tank or fill line during winter months, create a clear path that is at least one foot wide between it and your driveway. When you hire someone for snow removal services, kindly remind them not to block this route while they are working. Additionally, guarantee the visibility of the tank/fill line even after a heavy snowfall by placing a tall pole next to it with either a colorful flag or ribbon on top.

If you are going to be away when your fuel delivery is scheduled, please arrange to have your driveway and the walkway to your tank or fill line cleared. Also, if you have a gate, please make sure that someone is on hand to unlock it when we make a delivery.

Protect of your fuel tank

Be aware of the risks associated with snow accumulating on propane and heating oil tanks. A heavy load can cause cracks or make the legs buckle, resulting in a potential fuel leak. To ensure the safe removal of excess snow, use only a broom; never employ an ice scraper or shovel as they could damage the tank or its components.

It’s critical to ensure your propane tank is clear of snow. When temperatures plummet, the liquid propane in your tank contracts and decreases its pressure. Snow blocks the sunlight that should be warming the tank and the propane inside it so it stays at a proper pressure.

Keep in touch with Pioneer Oil and Propane

If you’re an Automatic Delivery customer of Pioneer Oil and Propane, please let us know if you have any travel plans where you’ll be away from home for more than a week or so. Our calculations determine when you’ll need more heating oil or propane use your prior fuel history. If we know you won’t be home and thus not using as much fuel, an unneeded delivery may be prevented.

Enroll in wireless propane tank monitoring

As a Pioneer Oil and Propane propane delivery customer, you can rest easy knowing that your fuel needs can be taken care of with our Tank Utility wireless propane tank monitoring. No more worries about running out because you get your propane delivered right when you need it!

The monitor is attached to your tank, and it uses wireless technology like a smartphone, enabling us to be informed in real time of the exact propane amount in your container 24/7. When your propane levels reach a certain threshold, our monitoring system will automatically alert us, and we’ll schedule a delivery to your home. To keep an eye on your fuel supply, take advantage of Pioneer’s convenient and easy-to-use Tank Utility app!

Become a Pioneer Oil and Propane customer for the most dependable heating oil and propane delivery in Central Massachusetts!

Pioneer Oil and Propane can help your business prosper!

propane for business massachusetts Given propane’s many advantages, including its versatility and efficiency, it is clear why this fuel source is ideal for numerous businesses located in Central Massachusetts. Therefore, it makes sense that these companies prioritize finding a commercial propane services provider they can rely on.

Pioneer Oil and Propane has many years of experience in providing comprehensive commercial propane services to businesses from Worcester to Athol to Fitchburg.

With our large and reliable propane supply, ample storage room, and a well-maintained fleet of delivery trucks, you can always count on us to deliver the bulk propane your business needs. Our deliveries are always made by our team of qualified and experienced drivers to ensure safety standards are met. In addition, we offer commercial propane tank installation services.

With our extensive experience in commercial propane services, we utilize the latest in technology and communications to manage our responsibilities and provide prompt responses to customer inquiries. Additionally, our team has the expertise necessary to tailor services specifically for your business.


Propane is a workhorse on construction sites!

Propane forklifts have many advantages over electric and gasoline forklifts. Refueling is fast and easy, just swap out the empty cylinder for a full one. Electric forklifts can take eight hours to recharge. They have more power than electric forklifts, and, unlike electric forklifts, can operate in wet conditions. You can also use propane forklifts indoors, something you cannot do with gasoline forklifts.

Winters here in Central Massachusetts can get rough. Propane-powered temporary heating and ground-thawing equipment keep construction projects moving forward while keeping workers safely warm and protecting materials such as paint or stucco from damage.

Propane generators provide on-site charging for equipment.

Hospitality and tourism

Hospitality and tourism play a vital part in our area’s economy. It brings in more than $500 million each year and more than $10 million in tax revenue and supports more than 3,200 local jobs.

Propane is the perfect gas for cooking in commercial kitchens because it provides power to appliances such as ovens, cooktops, griddles, pizza ovens and more. This will help your chefs turn out large quantities of food while maintaining top quality.

Outdoors, propane can be used to create comfortable spaces for dining and entertaining with outdoor heating, grills, fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, and insect traps.

Propane commercial dryers not only improve the efficiency of the housekeeping staff at your hotel, resort, or inn but can also save you money. Propane models dry linens 25% faster than electric dryers and create fewer wrinkles.


Here in New England, summer thunderstorms and hurricanes, and winter nor’easters can cause power outages that can last for days if not weeks.

Those power outages can be devastating for a wide range of businesses and institutions.
Propane standby generators are vital for many businesses, including retail and grocery stores, hospitals, schools, nursing homes, and other enterprises. Not only do they protect people and property during power outages, but they also keep HVAC systems running to protect essential business technology like servers and computers.

Propane is a more dependable energy source for generators than gasoline because propane doesn’t degrade and lose quality over time as gasoline does. Furthermore, those who use propane generators don’t have to depend on a natural gas utility or its questionable infrastructure.

Are you ready to put Pioneer Oil and Propane’s commercial propane services to work for your business? Get in touch with us today to set up a consultation!

Pioneer Oil and Propane helps you get the right one for your home!

cost of heating system massachusetts With fall weather firmly entrenched here in Central Massachusetts, you’re using your home’s heating system regularly again.

You may also be noticing that your boiler or furnace has gotten up in years and is not performing as well or as efficiently as it used to and may be considering replacing it. Here are the current national average costs for heating installation:

Furnace: $4,697
Boiler: $5,806

Note that, again, these are national average costs. Several things could make a new boiler or furnace for your home less or more expensive. Pioneer Oil and Propane is here to help, with expert furnace and boiler installation services, as well as help with financing and rebates that can help you save money on your new heating system.

Now, let’s investigate what can affect the cost of a new furnace or boiler.


With so many different boilers and furnaces on the market, it’s hard to know which one is right for you. It’s important to consider more than just the name. We can help you figure out what kind of heating system will work best for your home and your budget.


The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted supply chains across industries, including the HVAC industry. The effects of the pandemic have resulted in shortages of labor as well as materials such as copper and aluminum.

At Pioneer Oil and Propane, we know that a functional furnace or boiler is key to a comfortable home. If your system is getting old, it might be time for an upgrade. To ensure that you have the best experience possible, we only work with top-quality suppliers. We’ll visit your home, assess your furnace or boiler, and give you a complimentary estimate for a replacement, all without obligation.


The cost of your new heating system installation may go up or down depending on the size and location of your unit. If, for example, you have a large home, you will need a bigger unit which impacts both the product’s price and the installation process. Additionally, where you place your furnace or boiler can add to how easy or difficult it is to install; thus affecting the final cost.

Changing energy source

Although it may cost more upfront to upgrade your electric furnace to an oil- or propane-fired system, you’ll save money in the long run with its efficiency and comfort. You’ll need to add a heating oil or propane tank to your home as well as oil or gas lines, and you may have to make other adjustments.


We will make sure that your new heating system can accommodate any additional living space in your home, such as an addition or a finished basement, or attic. If the unfinished spaces in your home didn’t originally come with ductwork or baseboard radiators, you will likely need to add them now, which will increase the cost.

We have recently learned how important it is to have clean, safe air in our homes. If you are upgrading your furnace, you may want to consider adding indoor air quality equipment such as an air purifier or a humidifier. This will be an extra cost, but it will be worth it for the improved air quality in your home.

If your furnace or boiler is getting on in years, now is the time to start planning its replacement. Contact Pioneer Oil and Propane for more information and a FREE estimate!

Trust Pioneer Oil and Propane with your business’s heating oil service needs!

heating oil for business massachusetts There are many reasons businesses choose to use heating oil, but one of the biggest is its impact on the bottom line. Oil heating systems can cost up to 25% less to purchase and install than gas-fired furnaces or boilers, making them a wise investment for any business.

Heating oil brings various benefits to your Central Massachusetts business, and Pioneer Oil and Propane is here to provide you with the dependable heating oil delivery services that you need. We are a responsive, local business that understands what it takes to keep your company running smoothly and provides the personalized services you need.

Our commercial fuels experts will go over your business and the space you need heated and come up with a customized commercial heating oil delivery schedule that is also flexible.

Heating oil has changed!

Heating oil has often gotten a bad rap in terms of being seen as somehow “dirty.” But, thanks to technological innovations and advancements, today’s heating oil isn’t the same as it was a generation or two ago.

One of the biggest changes was the introduction of ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO). Since 2018, all heating oil delivered in Massachusetts has been required to meet ULSHO standards of 15 parts per million (PPM) or less sulfur content. Traditional No. 2 heating oil contains an average of 4,000 ppm.
This more than 99% reduction in sulfur in heating oil has led to greenhouse gas emissions being reduced by 70%.

This is just the beginning of the benefits of getting your commercial heating oil from Pioneer Oil and Propane. That’s because we only deliver Bioheat® Fuel, a blend of ULSHO and biodiesels, which are made from natural and renewable resources including:

This creates a fuel that is not only better for the planet but better for your business! That’s because Bioheat Fuel’s cleaner burning makes your commercial heating system run more efficiently, cutting your heating costs. The dramatic reduction of sulfur plus the biodiesels also causes less wear on parts so repair costs and the costs that come with potential downtime are reduced.

Heating oil’s advantages for your business

Oil-fired heating systems provide numerous benefits that other energy sources lack. Oil-fired furnaces and boilers, for example, can heat your spaces faster than any other energy source, including natural gas. They are also durable, easy to maintain and repair, while providing efficiencies of 95% or higher. That means almost every penny your business spends on heating oil goes toward heating rather than being lost in combustion.
Not only are oil-fired furnaces and boilers effective, but they also last a long time. With proper maintenance, these systems typically have a lifespan of 30 years. Comparatively, natural gas-fired furnaces and boilers fall short with an average life expectancy of 11 to 14 years.

If you’re trying to heat a large space such as a manufacturing plant, warehouse, retail store, or distribution center, using heating oil can save you a lot of money!

If you’re looking for commercial heating oil services you can count on, contact Pioneer Oil and Propane today to set up a consultation!

Count on Pioneer Oil & Propane for your heating oil needs!

oil tanks massachusetts Although heating oil tanks are designed to be durable, they will eventually need replacing.

If your heating oil tank is more than 20 years old, you should begin planning its replacement. Tank failure can be a huge inconvenience not to mention the expense that comes with repairing it—you don’t want to be caught off guard.

Pioneer Oil and Propane will take care of everything when it comes to your heating oil tank installation, from meeting all regulations and codes to obtaining any required permits, to disposing of your old heating oil tank. We’ll even make sure you’re aware of any municipal or state fees for tank disposal.

We offer Tank Secure heating oil tank protection plans.

Before you go shopping for a new heating oil tank, there are a few things to consider.

The size of your heating oil tank

The two figures you’ll need to know are the capacity of your heating oil tank (measured in gallons) and the dimensions of the tank. The capacity is usually stamped on the side of the tank, but if not, you can estimate it using its height, length, and width. Home heating oil tanks typically come in a 275-gallon size and are either vertical (275V) or horizontal (275H). They can come in either a horizontal or vertical orientation and have a dimension of 44 inches high by 60 inches wide and 27 inches deep. However, there are other tank sizes available that depend on the orientation of the installation, including:

Other factors when buying a heating oil tank

The most important step is to take measurements of the area where you will be installing your new heating oil tank to make sure that it will fit.

When installing a new heating oil tank, you can use this general measure: A 275-gallon tank is typically enough for a two-bedroom home while a three- to four-bedroom home usually requires one with a 300- to 500-gallon capacity. If you have a larger house, multiply these estimates according to the number of rooms in your house.

Talk to the heating oil experts at Pioneer Oil and Propane about your current and future needs. If you’re planning on expanding your family or having elderly parents move in, you’ll need more heating oil, so you may want a larger tank than your current one.

A larger tank can give you a measure of security during winter, as Central Massachusetts is vulnerable to nor’easters and other rough winter weather. This is because these situations prevent prompt refilling of heating oil in your tank, meaning that you are more likely to get through a bad snowstorm or cold snap without worrying over your heating oil supply. Having a larger tank also means that you won’t have to schedule heating oil delivery as frequently. This makes you less vulnerable to sudden price spikes during the heating season.

Have questions about your heating oil tank? Get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help!

Learn more about this revolution in home heating oil!

bioheat supplier massachusetts For many years, heating oil had a negative stigma of being “dirty.” Not any longer, thanks to the emergence of Bioheat® fuel!

Pioneer Oil and Propane, which specializes in providing only Bioheat fuel, can supply heating oil delivery of Bioheat fuel to your home or business in Central Massachusetts.

Bioheat fuel is a combination of ultra-low sulfur heating oil and biodiesels that create a cleaner burning fuel, which helps the environment. Additionally, Bioheat fuel is better for your heating system as well as your bank account!

We’ve put together some common questions people have about Bioheat fuel so you can learn more about it.

What are biodiesels?

The biodiesels in Bioheat fuel are natural and renewable, such as:

Biodiesel alternatives are being developed. According to new research from Michigan State University, switchgrass, a biofuel crop, may help protect the environment when grown on low-value agricultural land.

This helps our nation’s farmers, as it offers a new source of biodiesel used in Bioheat fuel and may help them earn more money by growing crops on portions of their land that were previously unproductive.

What are the environmental benefits of Bioheat fuel?

Bioheat fuel not only benefits the environment but also in multiple ways. The most prominent way is by significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As the quantity of biofuels increases, the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions becomes greater. Bioheat fuel is a significant component of the effort to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2050 in the heating oil sector.

The more biodiesels are utilized in Bioheat fuel, the less we rely on oil drilling both here and abroad.

By taking these products and converting them into biodiesels for Bioheat fuel, we are keeping waste out of landfills.

Are there different kinds of Bioheat fuel?

The only distinction among Bioheat fuels is the level of biodiesels in them. Here’s how to have an idea of how much of your Bioheat fuel is biodiesel.

A Bioheat fuel supplier will often provide a letter B followed by a number indicating the percentage of biodiesels in their product. The amount of biodiesel in the fuel is represented by this figure. There are also different names for each level of biodiesel content.

Bioheat® fuel: Blends ranging from 2% to 5% biodiesel (B2–B5)

Bioheat Plus® fuel: Blends ranging from 5% to 20% biodiesel (B5–B20)

Bioheat Super Plus® fuel: Blends with 20% biodiesel and above (B20+)

Does Bioheat fuel save me money?

Bioheat fuel helps you save money in multiple ways! Since Bioheat fuel burns considerably cleaner than traditional No. 2 heating oil, your home’s boiler or furnace runs much more efficiently resulting in saving money on your home heating costs. Bioheat fuel leaves fewer deposits on heat registers, resulting in less wear and tear on your heating system. You’ll have fewer breakdowns and repair expenses, and the life expectancy of your heating system may be lengthened by several years!

From Worcester to Leominster and all around Central Massachusetts, you can trust Pioneer Oil and Propane for dependable delivery of Bioheat fuel to your home. Become a customer today!

Dear customers,

On October 5, OPEC announced it was slashing production by two million barrels a day. Within just three days, our suppliers had increased the cost of heating oil by 70 cents per gallon. That’s right, 70 cents per gallon. Ridiculous!!

This is not just impacting heating oil. Expect natural gas, electricity, and gasoline to move higher too (fortunately, propane has not moved nearly as high this entire year.) Of course, this is not simply about supply and demand. We’ve learned that when prices move this far, this fast, you can always see the fingerprints of Wall Street firms that jump in to take advantage of the momentum to make a quick buck (or should we say millions of bucks.) It frustrates the heck out of us.

Of course, things can turn around just as quickly. We saw prices spike in spring only to drop by over a dollar in summer. We are hoping for the best, but there are just too many variables to know where things will go from here.

A few things to bear in mind:

  1. We hate high prices and volatility just as much as you do. It hurts our customers, hurts our company, and makes planning very difficult.
  2. This year supply issues could become problematic. While we have excellent relationships with our suppliers, it is imperative that you go on (or stay on) automatic delivery. This way, if we go on “allocation” from suppliers, have drivers out sick because of COVID or face severe weather, we can manage capacity better and keep you warm.
  3. Don’t be surprised by big bills. If you’ve already signed up for our Monthly Smart Pay Payment Plan, you made a smart move! If you haven’t, it is not too late. If you’d just like to know how much you used last year, so you can project this year’s bills more accurately, call us. This is going to be painful, but it will be helpful to be able to plan for it.
  4. If you are having trouble keeping up with your payments, it is critical that you call us as soon as you realize there’s an issue. We can work with you, but only if you communicate with us early.

I will try to keep you informed as events unfold. There are many things we can’t control. But we will always prioritize our existing customers over new ones. We will go the extra mile to keep you safe and warm. And we will be there when you need us.

Keeping you in the loop about fuel prices

Posted: May 26, 2022

We know many of you are looking at energy cost increases and wondering when this will end, and we don’t blame you. Our goal is to keep you in the loop as much as possible, even though the situation remains very fluid.

Last week, our suppliers again raised prices by more than 65 cents per gallon over a few days. The reasons are complicated and seem to be affecting heating oil and diesel fuel much more than gasoline.

The driving factor is that heating oil in our area is in short supply now. In fact, if you look at prices on the commodities exchanges, they show heating oil at a dollar less than we can get it! That never happens. It’s called “basis blowout” and reflects a disconnect between the markets and actual supplies.

Good News and Bad News

The good news is that the supply issues are happening because the markets expect heating oil prices to go lower by a fair amount over the next several months. Fuel suppliers are reluctant to purchase fuel now and get stuck with higher-priced product. The bad news is that it is causing prices to be artificially higher now, and no one really knows for sure what will happen with the Ukraine war. By the way, we are seeing the same kind of surges in natural gas and electric costs.

What we are doing about it

We decided to hold off most deliveries except for those customers who seemed to be running low. It didn’t help that we’ve had an unusually cold spring, and people are still using their heat. Beyond that, we want to urge people to get on our budget billing program, which allows us to spread your fuel payments over 11 months. If prices stay high next year, it will be much easier to manage your bills if you don’t have to pay for all of your deliveries in just five months of fall and winter.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call our office. We are here for you.

Shocking Spike in Fuel Prices

Updated March 11, 2022

Unsurprisingly, we’ve been getting many calls around two connected issues: the surge in fuel prices and supply concerns. People are astounded by how much prices have risen and how fast. So are we. They are also concerned that there will be interruptions in supply that will cause them to run out of fuel. 

The Russian invasion of Ukraine shocked energy markets, sending crude oil to record territory and spiking all energy prices. We’ve had increases from our heating oil suppliers of over $1.25 per gallon in less than a week. Propane prices have been better but still increased over 40 cents per gallon. And the situation remains very fluid.

What’s Coming Next?

We don’t know where things will go from here. One thing we can tell you is that we hate this as much as you do. Some people are under the misconception that when prices rise, we make more money. The opposite is true. People cut back usage. They have trouble paying their bills, and our receivables skyrocket. It is an awful mess for everyone.

One thing you can count on is that we will not let you run out. We have been in business for many years and have very strong relationships with suppliers and financial institutions. We are already getting calls from customers who are with other companies that can’t say the same. These customers are unable to get deliveries for 20 days out. You don’t have to worry about that with us.

If you are having trouble paying your bill, talk to us before it becomes a problem. Many times, we can work out something to give you more time, especially if you’ve been with us a while. We can also set you up on a monthly payment plan.

Nothing will make us happier than when prices start dropping. Until then, trust us to look out for you, and let’s pray for the people of Ukraine.  

Joey Grigarauskas
General Manager

Reliable propane delivery from Pioneer Oil and Propane lets you enjoy all propane has to offer!

propane delivery massachusettsIf you have propane in your home, you’re likely aware of its versatility and energy efficiency, and other benefits it offers for your Central Massachusetts home.

Beyond that, however, you may not know much about propane. However, we have compiled some information to help you out.

What is propane?

Propane’s full name is liquified petroleum gas (LPG). The chemical formula for propane is C₃H₈.

English academic and industrial chemist Edmund Ronalds discovered propane while researching chemicals in light crude oil from Pennsylvania in 1864. The next major breakthrough in propane came in 1910, courtesy of American chemist Walter O. Snelling. At the time, Snelling worked for the U.S. Bureau of Mines in Pittsburgh, and he was investigating evaporation and storage methods for gasoline when he made his discovery: certain evaporating gases could be transformed into liquids. Out of all the gases, propane was most plentiful. Snelling then found a way to bottle the liquid gas, which eventually resulted in the establishment of the propane industry. He went on to sell the patent for propane to Frank Philips, founder of Philips Petroleum, for $50,000 three years later. That’s about $1.4 million in today’s money. 

Adding an odorant is customary during propane processing since the gas doesn’t have a smell itself. Ethyl mercaptan is generally used for this purpose. To assist with the identification of propane leaks, this odorant, which is frequently compared to rotten eggs, is included. If you detect that smell in your house, follow propane safety guidelines, and get everyone out as soon as possible. Once safely away, call 911 and Pioneer Oil and Propane.

Where does propane come from?

In the United States and Canada, approximately 70% of the domestic propane supply is produced as a by-product of natural gas processing. The recent increase in shale gas production has helped to meet this need. Our propane supply is also derived from crude oil refining.

When natural gas is processed, it produces liquid components like propane, butane, methane, and ethane. Propane is then distributed through pipelines, tankers, ships, trains, and trucks to bulk distribution facilities. The propane is distributed to local vendors, such as Pioneer Oil and Propane.

We provide safe and dependable propane delivery to households and businesses in Worcester, Auburn, and Sturbridge, as well as other communities in our service area. With Automatic Delivery and wireless propane tank monitoring, you can be assured you’ll always have the propane you need to keep your home warm, safe, and comfortable.

Is propane good for the environment?

Propane is an efficient, clean-burning energy source that was chosen as an alternative energy source in the 1990 Clean Air Act and 1992 National Energy Policy. Because propane does not contain methane like natural gas, it is not a greenhouse gas. In the rare event of a leak, propane has no detrimental impact on the air, soil, water, aquatic life, marine life, or plant life.

Not only is propane cleaner burning, but it also provides superior energy efficiency. Today’s propane heating systems and appliances are more efficient than ever, with some models boasting efficiency ratings of 95% or higher. With propane, you’ll reduce your home’s carbon footprint without having to give up any comfort or convenience.

Become a Pioneer Oil and Propane customer and get the most dependable propane delivery in Central Massachusetts!

Expert maintenance from Pioneer Oil and Propane helps keep your furnace going strong!

hvac tune up massachusettsAs fall progresses, our service department gets busier. That’s why Pioneer Oil and Propane urges customers to contact us now to schedule an annual maintenance tune-up for your home’s furnace before chilly weather sets in.

The sooner you make an appointment for your tune-up, the easier it will be to schedule one that works with your schedule. You won’t have to wait as long, either.

All of our service plans come with an annual maintenance check to keep your furnace in working order and include money-saving coverage many parts and repair expenses!

Benefits of a furnace tune-up

The annual maintenance service at Pioneer Oil and Propane ensures that your furnace is in excellent working order, and ready to keep you warm throughout another Central Massachusetts winter. However, that is only the beginning of what a tune-up may do for you!

Cut your heating costs. Properly maintaining your furnace will allow it to function at its highest level of efficiency. This, in turn, could save you money on propane or heating oil costs!

Keep your furnace going longer. When properly maintained, furnaces run more smoothly and have fewer breakdowns. This can extend the length of time your furnace lasts considerably.

Keep the warranty valid. You might be jeopardizing your warranty by not getting a yearly professional maintenance tune-up for your furnace. No warranty could put you on the hook for repair costs in the future.

Should I repair or replace my furnace?

Once your furnace starts to age, you’ll have to decide on whether it’s worth repairing or if you should get a new one. Our team of experienced technicians will help guide you and give an honest opinion on what we think is the best solution for your needs.

In some cases, repairing your furnace may be the best option. If it is younger than seven years old, repairs might be simpler and less expensive. If you want to move in the next year or two, repairing may be the best option. Finally, a new heating system just is not in your budget right now.

There are times, however, when replacing your furnace is the correct decision.

Age and condition. A furnace typically has a life expectancy of 10 years, so if yours is nearing or past this age and has not received professional maintenance recently, it may be time for a replacement.

Repair costs. If furnace repairs will amount to more than half the price of a new one, it’s usually smarter to get a new furnace. You’ll be more comfortable, save money on your energy bills in the long run, and enhance the value of your property.

Efficiency. If furnaces aren’t taken care of, they lose efficiency over time. An older furnace’s efficiency may be as low as 60%. A new furnace offers efficiencies as high as 98%, meaning you’ll have lower energy costs for years to come.

Today is a great time to get in touch with Pioneer Oil and Propane to schedule your furnace’s annual maintenance tune-up!



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No one can match our track record of dependability, our deep roots in the community or our extraordinary employees. And no one focuses on customer needs like Pioneer Oil and Propane. We’re the company who will: Pioneer Oil and Propane does all of that—and much more—for you!