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Right-sizing a water heater

Right-Sizing a Water Heater

We’ve all been there: you’re in the middle of a wonderful hot morning shower, when suddenly you’re shocked by a blast of cold water.

Why does my furnace keep running?

Why Does My Furnace Keep Running?

Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing.

Take heat, for example: If your oil furnace keeps running after it reaches the temperature on your thermostat, it can cause problems…

Reading your heating oil tank gauge

Reading Your Heating Oil Tank Gauge?

Reading your heating oil tank gauge might be the most basic task you’ll have this heating season. If you’re a will-call customer, it’s also one of the most important, since it stands between you and a no-heat emergency.

Benefits of an oil-fired central heating system

Five Benefits of an Oil-Fired Central Heating System

More than 8 million smart homeowners and home builders across the country – especially here in Rhode Island and the rest of New England – continue to make heating oil their fuel of choice for their central heating systems.

Heating oil gelling

What Is “Gelling”?

If you live in a cold climate like ours here in Rhode Island and have an outdoor heating oil tank, using common heating oil can cause a number of problems for your system.

Vents airflow

Hot and Cold Spots in Your Home? You Could Have an Airflow Problem

If you own a forced-air heating system (a furnace with vents rather than a boiler with radiators or baseboards), you may sometimes experience uneven temperatures in your home – an upstairs that gets too hot, for example.

Furnace installation

Five Problems Caused by Poor Furnace Installation

A big-box hardware store will often sell you on an oil-fired furnace by telling you about its vaunted 90+ AFUE (fuel efficiency) rating.

Water heater troubles

Why Do Water Heaters Fail?

On average, a conventional storage-type water heater will last about 8 to 12 years, according to Inspectapedia.com (and others) – about half as long as a furnace or boiler.

Winter checklist

To-Do List for Your Oil-Fired Boiler

Winter is almost here, which means your boiler and radiators or baseboards are about to run the gauntlet of another Rhode Island winter.

How much heating oil will I use this winter?

Planning ahead is a good thing during winter in New England, and one of the most important considerations when it comes to keeping your family warm and comfortable is to have a sense of how much heating oil you’re going to need for the season. The problem is that with so many variables in the […]