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As a new homeowner and in need of your service, I want to let you know I have been thankful for your services.

— Kathy J, Weymouth

Why It’s Important

boiler service massachusetts Massachusetts residents know they have to take winter seriously and prepare for it. Part of those preparations includes making sure your heating system is in good working order. Receiving regular boiler maintenance is an important item on every homeowner’s to-do list. And you don’t want to wait until the coldest days of winter hit to get maintenance for your boiler. Do it now. By taking care of your boiler now, you’ll have peace of mind all winter and avoid a no-heat emergency. Plus it will be easier to schedule your maintenance visit now. The colder it gets the busier we get.

Boiler Service Plans

Enrolling in a service plan for your HVAC equipment is like investing in health insurance. It creates an opportunity to find small problems and address them before they become more serious and expensive to resolve. It also keeps your heating system running at maximum efficiency and covers you if something does go wrong.

Scott Williams offers a Silver Platter heating oil service plan. It’s the gold standard when it comes to protection for your heating system. Our service plan will prevent surprise problems (and most HVAC breakdowns are preventable). Our service plan will also extend the life of your equipment and keep it running as efficiently as possible. That means you’ll use as little fuel as possible and save money on your energy bills.

Silver Platter Heating Oil Service Plan

Since the majority of heating equipment breakdowns could have been prevented with regular yearly professional maintenance, Scott Williams makes an annual tune-up the foundation of our service plans.

What is boiler maintenance? What does it involve? Here’s what we do as part of our Silver Platter heating oil service plan, which includes a 12-point tune-up for your heating system:

  • Adjust all electrodes as needed
  • Check draft
  • Clean the oil burner
  • Inspect all controls and switches
  • Inspect the pump strainer
  • Lubricate all pumps and fan motors
  • Lubricate the burner motor
  • Perform a combustion test
  • Replace the air filter
  • Replace the nozzle
  • Replace the oil filter
  • Vacuum the system and flue pipe

As a Silver Platter customer, in addition to receiving annual boiler maintenance, you’re also eligible for 24-hour emergency service 365 days of the year should you ever need repairs. And labor and material costs are covered for a wide range of repairs under our Silver Platter plan.

Maintenance Matters

You shouldn’t skip on the maintenance for your boiler. A heating system that doesn’t receive regular professional maintenance can lose up to 5% of its efficiency every year. If your heating system becomes less efficient, not only will it do less good of a job keeping your household comfortably warm all winter, but it will consume more fuel than it needs to and drive your energy costs up. Fuel costs tend to increase during the winter months, so an efficient heating system will save you a significant amount of money and an inefficient heating system will cause a noticeable increase in your fuel costs.

Scott Williams Keeps You Comfortable

You can trust Scott Williams to keep you warm all winter. We provide the best service for heating systems in Quincy, Braintree, Hingham, Cohasset, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Bridgewater, Brockton, Weymouth, and surrounding towns in Norfolk and Plymouth Counties, Massachusetts.

Contact Scott Williams today to learn more about how we can keep you comfortable.

Dear Customers,

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

This is not just impacting heating oil. Expect natural gas, electricity, gasoline, and propane to move higher too. 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 impact of Wall Street firms that jump 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. There are just too many variables to know where things will go from here.

Here are 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’d 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.

Shocking Spike in Fuel Prices

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.

To give you a sense of how this affects your heating oil price, in early March, we received notice at night from our suppliers that their prices were going up 20 cents per gallon the next day. The next day, prices went up three more times—a total of 60 cents in just 24 hours. Prices continued to surge—a total of $1.25 in one week. Normally, they might change 5 cents in a week.

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. Meanwhile, we must pay our suppliers in just ten days. We must borrow much more from the bank. 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.

Ken Williams, President
Scott Williams, Inc.

Learn Some Basics on the Fuel That Keeps You Warm.

what is heating oil massachusetts Living on Boston’s South Shore, you know how to prepare for winter. And now that summer is over and autumn is officially here, winter is just around the corner. The temperatures have begun to dip, and you may have already turned up the thermostat.

Heating season is starting. That means your furnace or boiler is going to start working harder and harder to keep you and your family comfortably warm. That also means your need for heating oil is going to increase. Thankfully, you’ve got a dependable heating oil provider. You can always count on Scott Williams for heating oil service, heating oil delivery, and great heating oil pricing.

As the seasons change and the weather gets colder and colder, you’ll have more and more of a need for heating oil. Perhaps it’s something you use without thinking too much about. But using heating oil for your home is something you can feel good about, and we want you to know the reasons why. So let’s take a look at what heating oil is and why it’s a good choice for your home.

What Is Heating Oil?

Heating oil is made from crude oil that has gone through a refining process called distillation. Through the process of distillation, hydrocarbons are removed from the crude oil and become a substance that can be further purified and blended to make the heating oil that works in your home’s furnace or boiler.

However, Scott Williams doesn’t just deliver conventional heating oil. As part of our commitment to fuel efficiency and energy conservation, we deliver B10 Bioheat® fuel, a blend of ultra-low-sulfur heating oil and 10% biofuel that’s made from renewable sources. This is just one of the ways we strive to provide our customers with the best value possible.

The Benefits of Using Heating Oil

There are a number of reasons you can feel good about using heating oil in your Massachusetts home. Here are some of the benefits heating oil offers:

  • Heating oil is safe. There’s no risk of an explosion with heating oil. It only becomes combustible once it’s been vaporized by an oil burner at temperatures above 140° Fahrenheit. Consider this: If you dropped a lit match in a bucket of heating oil, it would go out like you’d dropped the match in water. Additionally, if there is a malfunction, safety devices within your heating unit are designed to shut your furnace or boiler off before carbon monoxide poisoning becomes a risk.
  • Heating oil keeps getting cleaner. The technology you use every day—from your car to your mobile phone to your computer—is more advanced now than it was ten years ago. The same is true of heating oil. Many advancements have been made in heating oil over the years. And it keeps getting better. Much of the heating oil being used today has an ultra-low sulfur content. Scott Williams made the voluntary transition to Bioheat® fuel because we know it’s a cleaner and better fuel for our customers. We also expect using biofuel blends to become mandatory in the near future.
  • Heating oil is efficient. Modern oil heating systems have efficiency ratings as high as 95%. This means you get more warmth using less fuel. That can add up to an annual savings of 30% on average over a less efficient heating system. The choice is clear when you compare heating oil to other options. Heating oil burns up to 20% more efficiently than gas, and it’s 30% more efficient than electricity.
  • Heating oil is good for your system. When you use premium heating oil like the Bioheat® fuel Scott Williams delivers, your heating system benefits. It will run more cleanly and therefore need fewer repairs. It should also last longer, putting off the expense of a replacement. All of that adds up to savings for you.

A Heating Oil Provider You Can Trust

For all of our customers living in Boston’s South Shore, Scott Williams is a heating oil provider you can trust. We’re committed to delivering for our customers and selling our heating oil at a fair price. Whether you live in Suffolk, Norfolk, or Plymouth County, you can trust us to deliver for you.

Contact us today to learn more about how Scott Williams is going green.

To Repair or Replace, That Is the Question

furnace repair massachusettsAs someone who lives in New England, you need a heating system you can count on no matter how harsh the winter gets. And with Scott Williams, you get a company you can count on to maintain and repair your furnace. But there comes a time when it makes more sense to replace your furnace. When that day comes, Scott Williams is a provider of quality furnaces that offer improved efficiency and will lower your energy costs.

Not sure whether it’s time to repair or replace your furnace? Wondering if you can put of replacement for another year or more? Scott Williams offers free no-obligation heating system evaluations that will help you make an informed decision.

When Should I Replace My Furnace?

Here are some guidelines for determining if you should repair or replace your furnace this year.

It’s a good idea to repair your furnace if…

  • It’s less than 10 years old and in good condition.
  • Your heating costs have been appropriate.
  • You’re pleased with your level of comfort.
  • Your furnace provides reliable performance.
  • You’re planning to move within the next five years.
  • Your furnace is still under warranty.

It’s a good idea to replace your furnace if…

  • It’s more than 10 years old and in average or worse condition.
  • Your heating costs have increased inexplicably.
  • You’ve been dissatisfied with your level of comfort.
  • Your furnace breaks down often.
  • Your furnace burns too much fuel.
  • You’re planning to remain in your home for at least five more years.

What Are The Benefits Of A New Furnace?

If your furnace is on the older side and you’re planning to stay in your home for at least another five years, there are a lot of advantages to upgrading. Modern furnaces can be as much as 98.5% efficient. Upgrading to a more efficient furnace will save you money and decrease your emissions. So, especially if your furnace is older, you can save money in the long run (and do something positive for the environment) by replacing it with a new, high-efficiency furnace.

So, if you’re planning to stay in your home for the foreseeable future, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. How old is your furnace? A high-efficiency furnace can last fifteen years. However, if your furnace is ten years or older, there may be advantages to replacing it. A lot depends on how well your furnace has been maintained. Has it received annual tune-ups? If you furnace hasn’t received regular yearly maintenance, then it’s possible an expensive problem is just around the corner.
  2. How much are you spending on repairs? As furnaces age, they tend to need repairs more often. And the repairs get more expensive and more frequent with time. That’s especially true for a furnace that isn’t receiving regular maintenance. If you could buy a new furnace for twice what you’re paying in repairs, then replacement is a better value.
  3. Is your furnace efficient? An older furnace, especially one that doesn’t receive regular maintenance, might only be 60% efficient. That means you’re wasting almost half of every dollar you spend on fuel. A new furnace can be up to 98% efficient. You’ll save money for years on fuel and repair costs.

Still not sure if you should repair or replace your furnace this year? Don’t worry. You don’t need to make the decision on your own. Contact Scott Williams to request a free heating system evaluation, and one of our experts will help you make the best decision for your circumstances.

Trust Scott Williams

At Scott Williams, we repair, maintain, sell, and install furnaces. So whether you decide to repair or replace yours, we can help. And everything we do begins and ends with service.

If you live in Suffolk, Norfolk, or Plymouth County, you can count on us. Click here to see our service area.

Contact us today to schedule a maintenance or repair visit or to request a free heating system evaluation for your Massachusetts home.

A Useful Checklist

central air service massachusettsThis summer has brought record-breaking heat throughout America and even here in Boston’s South Shore. That means you’ve been relying on your AC a lot—probably more than you have in the past. When your AC has to keep up with the type of heat and humidity we’ve had this summer, it can lead to wear and tear that may cause problems for you in the future. Now is a good time to identify and address any such problems.

Your End of Summer AC Checklist

We see it all the time, periods of high heat and humidity put a big strain on cooling systems (especially if they’re older). Make sure your AC is still up to the job. Here are five things to do before the summer ends:

  1. Replace the air filter. Hopefully, you made a habit of regularly changing the air filter throughout the summer. Changing your air filters on a regular basis is a simple and cost-effective way to help your air conditioner perform better. Change them again before the start of the heating season. This is especially important if you have a combined heating/cooling HVAC system.
  2. Clean around the outdoor unit. Check for and remove anything that may block airflow, e.g., bushes, grass, nests, and leaves.
  3. Clean and clear the coils and condensate line. This is best done by a professional as part of a maintenance visit. Scott Williams provides thorough AC maintenance. We’ll make sure that your AC is in good working order so that there are no unpleasant surprises in the future. Regular professional maintenance is the best way to prevent breakdowns and keep your AC running as efficiently as possible—which will lower your cooling costs.
  4. Inspect your AC. Look and listen. Look for any obvious frayed wires or rust. Listen for unusual sounds. If you hear anything out of the ordinary, contact Scott Williams to request a service visit. Other things to look out for at the end of the summer are refrigerant leaks and frozen coils.
  5. Schedule a tune-up. Especially if you didn’t get maintenance for your AC during the spring or early summer, do it now. The end of summer or early autumn is actually a great time to schedule your AC maintenance. Tune-ups don’t wear off, so doing it now will give you one less thing to worry about next spring/summer. And if we discover your AC requires a significant repair, there will be plenty of time to order replacement parts or upgrade your system. Given the supply chain issues of late, there’s no harm it getting a jump start on being ready for next summer now.

Maintenance Matters

Whether you’re AC needs to be replaced, repaired, or just maintained, Scott Williams can do it for you. Our tune-up will ensure that your system runs as efficiently as possible, and efficiency saves you money—up to 30%. It’s also better for the environment. We can also handle any necessary repairs. Scott Williams also installs new AC systems. So if it is time for an upgrade, we can help with that as well.

Leave It to Scott Williams

Scott Williams is here to keep you warm all winter and cool all summer. From heating oil delivery to the installation, maintenance, and repair of furnaces, boilers, and air conditioning systems, we do it all for our customers in Suffolk, Norfolk, and Plymouth County. Click here to see if you live in our service area.

Contact Scott Williams today to learn more about how we can keep you comfortable.

Reasons to Avoid an Electric-Powered House

oilheat efficiency massachusettsIf you’re looking to buy a home in Boston’s South Shore, you may be weighing the pros and cons of purchasing a home that uses heating oil versus electricity. Before you jump on the electrification bandwagon, let’s take a look at some of the ways electricity falls short—especially in our region.

Heating Oil vs Electricity

There are a few reasons to choose a home powered by heating oil, especially in the South Shore. As you search for your next home, consider the following:

  1. Power outages are happening with increasing regularity. The US electric grid is imperfect and vulnerable, especially with extreme weather events becoming more commonplace. It might be hard to imagine winter weather right now, but consider what would happen if a massive winter storm left your new South Shore neighborhood in the dark. Given what winters in New England are like, you wouldn’t want to be dependent on electricity to warm your home. You’d want to have a source of heat that you can depend on every day of the year—no matter what. Heating oil gives you that assures dependability. And you can count on Scott Williams to be there with the heating oil you need. The electric company may let you down, but we won’t. We’ll deliver.
  2. A boiler or furnace powered by heating oil is more practical than an electric heat pump in places like Boston’s South Shore. Electric heat pumps become significantly less effective when the temperature approaches zero degrees. Compared to a system powered by heating oil, an electric heat pump simply won’t warm your home as effectively during the harsh New England winters.
  3. If the home you decide to purchase may need a new heating system soon, consider this: Installing a heat pump is extremely expensive. On average, a new heat pump costs $20,000. On the other hand, you can purchase a new, highly efficient boiler or furnace for less than half that amount and still reduce your carbon footprint. Scott Williams provides expert boiler and furnace installation.

Consider the Environment

In addition to the advantages to choosing a home powered by heating oil, electricity has its drawbacks. Because most of our country’s electricity is generated by coal-burning power plants, electricity is actually America’s second-largest source of greenhouse gases. It’s not the perfect green option some would like you to believe it is.

A Provider You Can Trust

Wherever you end up living in Boston’s South Shore, Scott Williams is a heating oil provider you can trust. We’re committed to delivering for our customers and selling our heating oil at a fair price. Whether you live in Suffolk, Norfolk, or Plymouth County, you can trust us to deliver for you. Click here to see if you live in our service area.

Contact us today to learn more about how Scott Williams can keep you comfortable and save you money.

Enroll & Take Control of Your Heating Oil Costs

heating oil payment options massachusettsIf you manage the budget for your family, then you know it’s harder than ever to predict how much things will cost. It seems like everything from groceries, to gas, to airfare is getting more expensive by the minute. That can make it really difficult to budget and stay on top of your household’s bottom line.

Scott Williams can’t save you money at the grocery store or the gas pump, but we can make one part of your budget predictable—your heating oil bill.

The EZ Pay Program

By enrolling in the Scott Williams EZ Pay Program, heating your home will become a lot less stressful. Here’s how it works: We review your fuel usage over the past few winters and calculate a monthly payment amount. Then, from July to June, you’ll pay 12 equal and completely predictable payments. If your actual fuel costs are more or less than we predicted, we’ll make any necessary adjustments (which are usually minor) during the winter.

So why not take the worry out of one part of your budget? Get the peace of mind that comes with knowing exactly what to expect. It couldn’t be easier. And there is no cost to enroll.

EZ Pay Program Benefits

There’s nothing to lose and lots to gain with EZ Pay Program. Consider the following:

  1. You won’t use more heating oil than you normally would. We’ll still deliver heating oil only when you need it.
  2. You won’t end up paying more per gallon.
  3. Your heating oil bills will be predictable and more manageable. That’s especially comforting given how much heating fuel prices have been fluctuating lately.
  4. You’ll have more cash on hand during the winter months because the cost of high usage months will be evenly spread out over the whole year.
  5. Even if you get multiple deliveries in a month, you’ll still pay just your one monthly payment.

Scott Williams is committed to delivering for our customers and selling our heating oil at a fair price. Whether you live in Suffolk, Norfolk, or Plymouth County, you can trust us to deliver for you. Click here to see if you live in our service area.

Scott Williams offers our customers reliable heating oil deliveries and flexible payment options. Contact us today to learn more about the payment options we offer.

Maintenance Tips for the Season

home cooling service massachusettsHere in New England, the AC season is comparatively short. However, we still get our fair share of scorchers during the summer, and you don’t want to find out your AC isn’t up to the task of keeping you and your family comfortable and cool when the temps and humidity start to rise. Spring is the ideal time to check on your AC and make sure it’s in good working order. A bit of maintenance now will save you money over time and make it less likely that your AC will conk out when you need it most.

AC Prep Checklist

Here are some things to do and consider this spring to make sure your AC is ready for the hot months ahead:

  1. Age. If your AC system is over 15 years old, now is the time to look into upgrading to a new and more efficient system. A new high-efficiency air conditioning system from Scott Williams could cut your cooling costs in half!
  2. Check your thermostat. This is the brain of your HVAC system. Make sure it’s working properly and replace the batteries.
  3. Check your vents. Move all obstructions away from your vents so cool air can enter unobstructed (e.g., drapes, curtains, furniture, etc.).
  4. Check your ductwork. Seal up any obvious leaks and fix out-of-place duct joints in exposed ductwork areas. Leaks lead to unnecessarily higher energy bills.
  5. Clear the drain line. This will prevent water from being diverted back into your home or toward your foundation and causing problems.
  6. Check your AC filter for blockages. Be sure to check your air filter monthly and replace or clean it as needed. A blocked filter will reduce your system’s efficiency. A chronically blocked AC filter could cause your cooling system to fail.
  7. Check your electrical lines. Check all electrical connections and circuit breakers. Make sure there are no wiring problems that could cause you to lose power to your AC.
  8. Clean the outdoor condenser unit. Check for and remove any debris like leaves, twigs, and nests to make sure your system has adequate airflow.

Maintenance Matters

You shouldn’t skip on the maintenance of your AC system, but you don’t have to do it yourself. Scott Williams can do it for you. Our tune-up will ensure that your system runs as efficiently as possible, and efficiency saves you money—up to 30%. It’s also better for the environment. And if any repairs are needed, we can handle that for you.

In addition to repairs and maintenance, Scott Williams also installs new AC systems. So if it is time for an upgrade, we can help. A Scott Williams professional can perform a complete comfort analysis of your home and help you make the best decision based on your needs and budget. Then we’ll make sure it’s properly installed so that you’re comfortable no matter how hot it gets.

Leave It to Scott Williams

Just as you can trust Scott Williams to keep you warm all winter, you can trust us to help you stay cool all summer. We serve Suffolk, Norfolk, and Plymouth County. Click here to see if you live in our service area.

Contact Scott Williams today to learn more about how we can keep you comfortable.

Understanding the Energy Markets & Price Fluctuations

oil prices massachusettsAs the past two years have taught us, our planet is extremely interconnected. What happens in one part of the world usually has a ripple effect that’s felt elsewhere. Fortunately, spring is here and your need for heating oil will be decreasing as the weather warms up, but if you’ve recently paid for heating oil for your South Shore home, you’ve probably noticed an increase in the price.

Why the increase? Global crude oil prices soared to over $100 per barrel for the first time in eight years after Russia invaded Ukraine in late February. As you probably know all too well by now, as the price of crude oil goes, so goes the many other products derived from it. And heating oil is no exception.

Even before the war in Ukraine further accelerated price increases, consumer spending trends—combined with persistent supply shortages—had already sent inflation rates in the U.S. to their highest levels in 40 years. 

Russia’s Role

Russia is impossible to ignore because it is the third-largest petroleum and liquid fuels producer in the world behind the United States and Saudi Arabia. It’s a major exporter of both crude oil and natural gas.

For weeks, energy prices had been rising in anticipation of the potential sanctions that could be levied on the Russian energy sector if the country went ahead and invaded Ukraine. In the frenzied world of investment, this is known as the “fear factor.” Even the hint of a possible disruption in energy supply will heavily influence the actions of commodities traders.

Once Russia invaded, the U.S. was the first country to place a ban on Russian oil and petroleum products, which accounted for about 7% of U.S. imports in 2020.

And here’s where the fear factor played an additional role. While Russian oil imported into the U.S. isn’t a significant percentage, the prospect of Europe eventually joining the U.S. in banning Russian energy imports would leave a big void to fill, and those who make their living in the oil markets don’t like that level uncertainty. This includes the speculators (who are betting on price moves) and the hedgers (who are limiting risk for their clients).

Now What?

We don’t know where things will go from here, but just like you, we hope this spike is only temporary. When the price of heating oil goes up, it hurts your budget and digs into our profits.

Even though the market is experiencing a lot of volatility right now, Scott Williams remains committed to delivering for our customers and selling our heating oil at a fair price. So whether you’re in Suffolk, Norfolk, or Plymouth County, you can trust us to deliver for you—no matter what’s happening in the world. Click here to see if you live in our service area.

Scott Williams offers our customers reliable heating oil deliveries and flexible payment options. Contact us today to learn more about how we can keep you comfortable and save you money.

Benefits for You, Your Family, and the Environment

heating oil benefits massachusettsNow that the weather is warming up, heating oil might be the last thing on your mind. Then again, with fuel prices on the rise, it may be very much on your mind. Rest assured, Scott Williams is here for our customers. We will not let you run out, and if you’re having trouble paying your bill, just let us know as soon as possible, and we will work with you.

Advantages of Heating Oil

Even with the volatility affecting fuel prices, there are still a lot of good reasons to choose heating oil. Here are a few of them:

  1. Heating oil is safe: In its liquid form, home heating oil doesn’t ignite. It must be vaporized to burn. That means that heating oil can be stored safely in your South Shore home. It represents a very low risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Additionally, modern oil storage tanks are virtually leakproof.
  2. Heating oil is efficient: Modern oil-fired heating systems can be as much as 95% efficient. That means you’re getting a lot of energy for every dollar you spend on fuel—which matters even more now that fuel prices have increased so sharply.
  3. Heating oil works quickly: Of all the heating fuels, heating oil can get your home warm in the shortest amount of time. That’s because heating oil can generate approximately 125,000 BTUs per gallon. That’s a lot of heat!
  4. Heating oil is getting greener: Heating oil has seen significant improvements over the last few decades. Modern heating oil systems burn nearly 93% cleaner than their predecessors. Modern furnaces and boilers also use roughly 700 fewer gallons of heating oil each year than their predecessors did.
  5. Heating oil promotes longevity: If you use heating oil, you’ll get great longevity from your boiler or furnace. With proper maintenance, your oil-fired heating system could last 30 years (or even longer).

Scott Williams is a trusted heating oil provider serving Boston’s South Shore. Whether you’re in Suffolk, Norfolk, or Plymouth County, you can trust us to deliver for you—no matter what’s happening in the world. Click here to see if you live in our service area.

Scott Williams offers our customers reliable heating oil deliveries and flexible payment options. Contact us today to learn more about how we can keep you comfortable and save you money.