What is your minimum delivery?
Our minimum delivery is 100 gallons. We are happy to help you depending on financial situations, therefore, we ask that you contact us so that we can work with you and ensure that your home is warm.
Is there anything I need to make sure that automatic delivery remains on schedule?
All you need to do is ensure that we have access to your delivery area. During the winter months, we ask that you clear your delivery area (fill pipe) of any snow so that we can maintain your delivery schedule without interruption.
What is the current price of home heating oil?
We operate on a day-to-day basis with our pricing, as markets are continually fluctuating. Our current oil price is located on our home page of our web site.
How do I schedule a delivery?
We provide automatic delivery service so you do not have to call to schedule a delivery. Our system uses the latest computer model, which predicts when you need oil and will top off your tank automatically. If you prefer to call in and order a minimum delivery, we recommend 24 hour notice in the winter months.
Will it damage my furnace or boiler if I run out of oil?
It is better for your heating system NOT to let it run out, but it seldom causes damage. We recommend that you refill your tank at or around ¼ of a tank.
How often should I have my oil furnace cleaned and serviced?
We recommend annual preventative maintenance tune-up for both your heating and cooling systems. It is usually best to have these tune-ups scheduled before periods of heavy use. (eg: April & May for cooling systems and July – October for heating systems) This way you can be assured that your systems will be at peak performance and efficiency when you need them the most. Keeping your system properly maintained will lower energy and repair cost, prevent breakdowns and prolong the life of your equipment.
"Thank you for reminding me to clean my heating unit. You always keep me up to date on repairs.
Thank you for all your good service. Would recommend you to anyone." —Ann Marie - Lowell, MA
At what temperature should I set my thermostat?
Normal heating settings are 68- 72 degrees. Normal cooling settings are 75 -80 degrees. On average, every 1 degree of temperature change is equal to about 10% energy savings. We recommend that you install a programmable thermostat to save you money.
Do you offer gas services too?
Yes, we are much more than a heating oil company. We can take care of all your gas heating needs including installations, tune-ups and repairs. We also offer air conditioning and plumbing services too.
I have heard that oil heated homes are more comfortable than homes heated with natural gas. Why?
Oil heat burns 400 degrees hotter than natural gas, resulting in a comfortable home that heats up faster. Because oil heat has a higher burn temperature, it provides a more even temperature in all rooms throughout your home. Oil heat is the warmest heat coming out of a heat vent. It warms our home quickly, safely and cost effectively. It is not surprise that most people who convert to natural gas or electricity regret their decision.
Isn’t heating oil more expensive than natural gas?
First, it is important to know that prices for all home heating options are going up. But unlike home heating oil, natural gas just doesn’t seem to adhere to the old adage of “what goes up must come down.” Once the big utilities raise prices for natural gas, they almost never go back down again. Your local heating dealers keep heating oil prices as low as possible through competition and a variety of service options. Secondly, you have control of your consumption.
I have been told that I should convert my oil heat system to natural gas for electricity. Is this true?
No, it is not. Conversion is extremely expensive process. In most cases, the thousands of dollars you spend to convert to natural gas are never recovered. It is almost always more cost effective to upgrade your existing system. New oil heat furnaces are state-of-the-art and will heat a home with efficiency approaching 90% and more. A fact that prospective buyers will appreciate.
Do you offer free estimates and quotes?
Yes. You can contact us and we will be happy to schedule a time and date that is suitable for you.
How often should I change my filter?
At the risk of telling you something you are tired of hearing; replace the air filter in your furnace on a regular basis. Dirty air filters reduce the amount of air flowing through a system and make the furnace work harder to maintain the temperature. We estimate every 6 months. At that time, we also recommend that you change the batteries in your smoke detectors
Is oil heat safe?
Yes, oil is very safe. May say it may be considered the safest type of heat because it will not explode. Inhalation of fumes is not fatal.