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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 […]

Your Business’s Boiler System: Time For A Tune-up!

November 20, 2020

Boilers are a powerful and efficient way to power the central heating system in your office space, able to keep large work areas at comfortable temperatures without blowing dust around the way a commercial forced-air HVAC system might. But like any heating equipment, commercial boilers will only do their job well if they are regularly […]

Closing a second home for the winter? Don’t forget these 8 things

Closing A Second Home For The Winter: 8 Fall To-Dos

October 27, 2020

We’re about a month into fall 2020, and COVID – combined with a mild start to fall – is keeping many of us in our summer homes a bit longer than usual. But we New Englanders know well what kind of weather is coming once the leaves have fallen (if not sooner): most of us will have to […]

The importance of preventative heating maintenance in anything-can-happen weather

Preventative Heating Maintenance: Why It’s Important

September 21, 2020

With crazy weather and dramatic shifts in temperature becoming more common these days here in Massachusetts, it’s more important than ever to be prepared when it comes to preserving your home comfort. The best way to do that? Get a heating system tune-up every year. Routine Tune-ups Matter While routine heating system maintenance is always […]

When should I replace my heating or cooling equipment?

When To Replace My Heating Or Cooling Equipment

August 17, 2020

Nothing lasts forever…not even your home comfort equipment. A boiler might last 20 years – a high-efficiency furnace 15. A conventional water heater? About 10 years, with a tankless water heater nearly doubling that lifespan. The point here is that eventually, as a homeowner, you’re going to have to make an investment in new heating and […]

Safeguard against volatile heating oil prices with Price Cap price protection

Price Cap Price Protection: Safeguard Against Volatile Heating Oil Prices

July 20, 2020

We recently talked about the benefits of making your home heating oil payments more predictable in the coming year with our E-Z Pay option – something particularly important in light of ongoing COVID-19 challenges. But there’s an even better way to make heating oil payments more manageable in 2020-21: combine EZ Pay with Price Cap […]

Five signs it’s time to replace your water heater

Your Water Heater: Five Signs It’s Time To Replace It

June 15, 2020

Your water heater is one of those appliances that you don’t appreciate until it stops working – you know, when you’re shocked by ice water in the shower or can’t wash your dishes, or when you discover an unexpected pool of rusty water in your basement. Water Heater Trouble Signs The good news is that your […]