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