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Benefits of Clean Fuel

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on May 15, 2017 12:19:01 PM

For homeowners, it is essential to understand what differentiates a clean fuel like propane from gasoline, oil and other types of fuel. With this information at their disposal, homeowners can make informed decisions about which type of fuel to buy.

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Topics: propane

Residential Propane Tank Safety

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Mar 23, 2017 2:43:57 PM

At Smart Touch Energy, we prioritize propane tank safety. Let's take a closer look at some of the key questions surrounding propane tank safety and how you can minimize propane tank dangers.

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Topics: energy tips, propane

A Guide to Propane Furnaces

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Mar 10, 2017 1:38:53 PM

During warm spring days and mild summer nights, people think more about cooling their homes than heating them. But when fall weather turns cold and days pass toward winter, thoughts change to throwing on an extra clothing layer, turning up the thermostat and letting the furnace take over.

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Topics: heating systems, propane

How Your Oil Heating System Works

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Mar 2, 2017 1:16:00 PM

An average of 7% of homes use oil heating to heat their homes and provide hot water for showers and washing. This 7% utilizes around 7 billion gallons of fuel every single year.

If you’re a homeowner with oil heat, you’ll want to get comfortable with your system and understand how your oil heating system works. As will all major home systems, yearly maintenance and knowledge can potentially save you from major repairs and fixes.

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Topics: heating systems

Ultra-Low Sulfur Heating Oil and Premium Fuels

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Dec 28, 2016 11:09:17 AM

Outside of the Northeastern U.S., few people realize home heating oil is now a clean-burning, eco-friendly source of thermal energy. If you live in one of the states that have already mandated the switch to ultra-low sulfur heating oil, also known as ULSHO, however, you’ve probably already heard about the merits of this new and improved version of an old petroleum product.

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Topics: heating oil

Why You Should Care About Degree Days

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Dec 27, 2016 2:39:14 PM

No one enjoys paying higher home heating bills during an unusually cold winter or spending the extra money on increased electric bills due to the hot summer months. As expensive as monthly energy costs are for homeowners, however, they generally represent a more significant expenditure for businesses with large facilities.

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Topics: energy tips

What Is a Prime and Start?

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Nov 22, 2016 12:28:48 PM

In our busy daily lives, we can often let household maintenance go by the wayside. It could be dishes, laundry or a good floor cleaning. For homeowners with an oil-based heater, getting heating oil for your furnace is also often on that list. Whether you simply forget to refill it or try to use every last drop of oil before your next delivery, letting your oil furnace run low can be risky, both to your furnace and to the quality of your home’s heat. If your furnace runs low, you may be risking it running dry.

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Why You Should Buy a Home That Uses Heating Oil

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Nov 7, 2016 4:30:00 PM

The Benefits of Using Oil Heat in Your Home

When purchasing a new home or making renovations to your current one, you already have so many factors to consider. Between wall coverings and flooring options, one of the biggest considerations on your plate should be your home’s heating system.

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Preventing Home Heating Oil From Freezing

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Oct 12, 2016 1:56:02 PM

If you’re like most people living in cold-weather climates, once the temperature starts to drop, you don’t care how your home heating system works. You just care that it works and works well. Come late November, the last thing you want is for your oil-tank heating system to break down or suffer from reduced efficiency, just as temperatures are starting to drop and heating oil prices are adjusting to their seasonal highs. That’s why it’s essential to maintain both the system and the heating oil it burns. Using a home heating oil treatment as a preventative measure can help ensure that your heating system produces ample heat and maintains its efficiency throughout the winter.

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Topics: heating oil

Common Oil Furnace Problems

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Oct 10, 2016 4:30:58 PM

Caring for your oil tank and keeping the furnace well maintained are both essential steps if your oil furnace is going to keep you and your family warm during those long winter nights. Even with regular care, though, there are some common oil furnace problems that can occur.

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Topics: heating systems

 

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