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How can I save money with my programmable thermostat?

How To Save Money With A Programmable Thermostat

About 90 percent of Americans say they have “rarely or never” programmed their thermostat because they don’t know how it works, according to a recent study. That’s a shame, because using a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways to save energy and lower heating bills. If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat, […]

HEAP cooling assistance available in NY state

HEAP Cooling Assistance Available In New York State

It’s been a scorching hot summer so far here in Dutchess and Ulster counties, which means two things: your A/C has been working overtime, and you have the bills to show it. If those bills are too much for you this COVID-challenged summer, there could be relief in the form of Cooling Assistance from the […]

When should I buy my heating oil?

Heating Oil: When Is The Best Time To Buy?

If you use heating oil as your primary fuel, you know how frustrating it can be to have to purchase it during a price spike. The good news is that more often than not, you can avoid that problem by buying oil before winter begins. Heating oil: Buy now, save later On a hot summer […]

Is heating oil safe?

Heating Oil: Is It Safe For My Home And Family?

Americans have been using oil to heat their homes for more than 100 years – which isn’t surprising considering how effective it is at pumping out the BTUs. But how safe is heating oil as a source of home energy? As it turns out, it ranks at the top on that score, too. Unlike natural gas […]

Preventing water build-up in your oil storage tank

Prevention Tips For Water Build Up In Your Oil Storage Tank

Heating oil tanks are simple devices, but they do require at least some attention to run safely and reliably year after year. The first and most obvious way to care for your heating oil tank is to have it inspected by a professional every year, or at least every other year. But the second way […]

Why do heating oil prices change so much?

Why Do Heating Oil Prices Change So Much?

If you have been buying heating oil for a long time, you might notice that the price per gallon that you pay can change quite a bit from season to season – and even within the same season. But why does that happen? The truth is, heating oil prices depend on a number of factors […]

Get free peace of mind with automatic heating oil delivery from Valley Oil

Automatic Heating Oil Delivery: Get Free Peace Of Mind!

If you’re like most people, you have better things to do with your time than watching your fuel gauge throughout the long heating season – which is exactly what you’ll have to do if you want to avoid running out of heating oil in the Hudson Valley. But there’s a better way to manage your […]

Prepare for home heating oil delivery

How To Prepare For A Home Heating Oil Delivery

At Valley Oil, we take pride in delivering discount heating oil in the Hudson Valley in any weather – but we can’t do that without your help! Please help us keep our promise to you of reliable, on-time deliveries – and keep our crews stay safe – by making these preparations for a heating oil delivery. […]

How To Read Your Oil Tank Gauge Properly

If you’re a will call customer (that is, if you choose to manage your own heating oil deliveries rather than opting for automatic delivery from Valley Oil), one of the most important responsibilities you have is to keep an eye on your heating oil gauge – especially when temperatures drop here in the Hudson Valley. Fuel […]

How To Prevent Your Oil From Freezing

Heating oil is one of best ways to heat your home or commercial space here in the Hudson Valley: it’s safe and efficient, and burning it produces more heat than any other fuel. Another great characteristic of fuel oil is that it can be stored for at a later date, which means you can order […]