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Why Heating Oil Trumps Electricity

September 13, 2021

Five Reasons Electricity Isn’t the Answer To Everything There is a current push across the country to convince homeowners to switch to electricity for everything—including heating their homes. You may be wondering if you should make the switch in your South Shore home. At Scott Williams, we urge you to think twice. Although advocates for […]

Heating Oil Tank Summer Care Tips

August 23, 2021

As Labor Day creeps upon us here in Massachusetts, you’re probably thinking more about barbecues and getting in some last-minute visits to the Cape than you are about your heating oil tank. But it’s probably a good idea to devote at least a little brain matter to that beast in your basement or backyard. For […]

Why Schedule Heating Maintenance Now?

August 2, 2021

As temperatures rise in August, we realize that most of you put aside thoughts of your heating systems – you’d rather be working on your tan (which is understandable). But now is actually one of the best times of year to get your heating system maintenance and heating repairs out of the way, for several important […]

Get Greener This Summer! Here Are 10 Ways To Do It.

June 21, 2021

Your central air conditioner usually accounts for about half the energy your home uses during the summer – a pretty lofty number. The good news, if you’re concerned with the amount of energy your home uses, is that there are easy ways to lower that number. Here are ten great ways to get you started […]

An Investment In Summer Comfort & Peace Of Mind

May 18, 2021

Professional annual service is a must for your central air conditioner: it will help you avoid repairs, keep your equipment running reliably and efficiently for years, and may even be needed to keep your warranty active. But the annual tune-ups from many HVAC contractors don’t do much more than give you a standard inspection before […]

Time For Your Home’s A/C Maintenance!

April 19, 2021

You might be tempted to pass over your annual A/C maintenance this spring, especially if your cooling system ran well last year. The problem with thinking that way is that it doesn’t take into account the small things that happen almost imperceptibly behind the scenes in your cooling equipment – wear and tear that diminishes […]

No Heat? 5 Things To Do Before Calling For Service

March 22, 2021

Your home heating system is on the job for three-quarters of the year here in Massachusetts, so it’s no surprise that you’ll occasionally encounter an issue with your equipment – especially if you have an older furnace or boiler. But before you contact a technician for heating repairs, it’s a good idea to do a little […]

What Size Heating Oil Tank Do I Need

February 8, 2021

If your heating oil tank is more than 15 years old, the time to replace it could be drawing near – especially if you own a single-walled steel model (if you’re not sure what kind of tank you own, just ask). When you’re shopping for a new heating oil tank, one of the big questions […]

How To Prepare For A Heating Oil Delivery

January 18, 2021

Our heating oil delivery teams are on the road week after week, putting in long hours to get you the fuel you need to keep your family safe and warm throughout the long Massachusetts winter. But sometimes, especially when Mother Nature is at her worst, we can really use your help. Please keep our crews […]

Oil Heat Vs. Natural Gas Home Heating

December 21, 2020

Many South Shore homeowners rely on home heating oil to keep them warm and safe throughout the winter –but some of them continue to wonder whether switching to natural gas might be a better move in the long run. Why Heating Oil? Here are four reasons why sticking with heating oil is the way to […]