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How To Read An Oil Tank Gauge

With the temperatures as low as they have been, we know the system in your Massachusetts home is working overtime. If you’re a heating oil customer, we strongly recommend automatic delivery as the best way to ensure that you will not run out of fuel, even on the coldest days. We track the oil usage […]


Do You Need A New Air Filter?

Whether you have a propane furnace or heating oil furnace, the heating system in your Massachusetts home works hard to keep you and your family warm—especially now. Making sure your furnace has a clean air filter is the easiest way to keep your furnace running smoothly. The air filter keeps hair, dust and other particles […]


10 Common Programmable Thermostat Mistakes

Throughout each day, even in the coldest temperatures, your preferred home temperature will likely vary depending on the time and your whereabouts. You’ll find that you’re better able to manage your heating oil– or propane-fueled system efficiently—and cost effectively—with the help of a programmable thermostat. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind: Avoid […]


Heating Tune-Ups: How Often Do You Need One?

As a homeowner, you know how important proper furnace care is, and that includes routine heating service. The best way to keep your furnace in tip-top shape is to stay on top of inspections and tune-ups. This means you should be sure to have your system tuned up annually—even if it’s running just fine. When […]


House Vent Pipe Tips For A Safer Winter

In order to keep you and your family warm and cozy all winter, your heating system needs a clear path for airflow. A big snowfall can really stand in the way of the clear airflow you need—and having a high-efficiency system won’t even help. Here’s some background: The heating system in your home has an […]


How To Prep Your Water Heater For Winter

Throughout the winter, your comfort depends quite a bit on how well the water heater in your Central Massachusetts home can do its job. We’ve identified a list of steps you can take to ensure that you are maximizing your water heater’s potential—and energy efficiency—all season long. Do a temperature check. Water that’s 120°F is […]


Common Winter Heating Problems Solved

Even if your boiler or furnace has served you well for years, we’ve identified a few heating problems you could run into as the temperatures drop—and what to do to solve them. You have a carbon monoxide (CO) leak. If you hear a CO detector in your home sounding its alert, get everyone—pets included—out of […]


Airflow Problems In Your Home

In many homes with more than one floor, the upper floor (or floors) often feel much warmer than the first level when the heat is running. In most cases, this is the result of an airflow issue, which can be caused by a number of possible culprits. Many of the causes of poor airflow are […]


Cold-Weather Propane Safety: What You Should Know

Your propane tank and appliances will be working hard over the next few months. As the temperatures drop, put these tips into place for propane safety at home this winter! Make sure your carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are working properly. If you haven’t already done so, install at least one CO detector on each level […]


How To Lower Your Propane Bills This Winter

5 Ways To Improve Home Energy Efficiency As we head toward Thanksgiving and the cold weather settles in, heating bills often increase. We’re here to deliver some good news: this doesn’t have to be the case! Here are a few suggestions that will help lower costs in your propane-heated Massachusetts home this winter. Schedule your […]