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What Is AFUE?

We use a lot of acronyms in the home heating business, but some are more important than others.

Take AFUE, for example.

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Does Heating Oil Spoil?

If you’re like most people, you probably buy your heating oil a few times a year and store it until it’s ready to be used.

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Why Should I Keep Heating Oil in My Tank During the Offseason?

Heating oil might not be the first thing on your mind once Memorial Day passes and the kids are done with school here in Rhode Island – but there are at least two things you should do to make sure your heating system doesn’t create a problem for you down the road.

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Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace or Boiler?

Deciding whether to repair or replace a heating system is a not-so-fun question to answer – but it’s one that you will more than likely have to face at some point in your life as a homeowner.

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Spring: The Perfect Time to Replace Your Heating Oil Tank

If you have a steel, single-wall heating oil tank in your basement, it has a maximum lifespan of about 20-25 years or so – which means If you have a home that was built in or before 1995, you’re probably due, or perhaps even overdue, for a replacement.

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About Heating Oil Pricing: Part 2 of 2

In Part 1 of our About Heating Oil Pricing post, we talked about the many factors that make predicting oil prices a nearly impossible task.

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Hurry and Save BIG on a Home Heating System Upgrade!

There comes a time in the life of your home heating system (after about 10 years or so, on average) where it makes more sense to invest in a heating system upgrade…

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About Heating Oil Pricing: Part 1 of 2

Our customers ask us lots of questions every year, but two of the more common ones are “what will my heating oil cost this year?” and “what’s the best way to pay for it?”

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7 Things You Should Know about Today’s Oil Heat

Here are 7 facts you may not know about clean, affordable, safe and efficient oil heat:


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