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How Much Heating Oil Should I Expect To Use This Winter?

One question we get from customers frequently is “how much heating oil will I use this winter?” That’s not an easy question to answer, because there are so many variables to take into account. Here are just some of the factors that influence how much fuel you’ll need: The weather How airtight your home is […]

Should I Convert From Oil Heat To Natural Gas?

Homeowners all over New York State and throughout the country, especially in the Northeast, rely on home heating oil to keep them warm and safe throughout the winter – something people have done for more than a century. Yet some of those homeowners continue to wonder whether or not to switch their heating system to […]

How To Get Ready For A Heating Oil Delivery

Mother Nature has been kind to us so far in fall 2020, with summer making an early-November comeback and temperatures nearing record highs throughout the Hudson Valley. But don’t expect our dear old Mother to stay quiet for long. As wintry days arrive in Dutchess and Ulster County – and arrive they will – it’s […]

Common heating problems you may encounter this fall

Five Common Heating Problems You May Encounter This Fall

The leaves are falling in earnest here in the Hudson Valley, and we all know that means colder weather is on the way. Soon your heating system will be on the job day and night working to keep your family safe and comfortable. Sometimes the strain of that workload proves too much for your furnace, […]

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 […]