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When Is the Best Time to Buy Heating Oil?

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jul 9, 2018 10:04:19 AM

Heating oil, also known as No. 2 Fuel Oil, has been used to heat homes since the invention of the oil burner in the 1920s. Since then, it has remained a popular option for millions of Americans in regions with freezing, snowy winters.

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Topics: heating oil, oil

Heating Oil Payment Options Explained

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Apr 9, 2018 1:29:40 PM

In the 21st century, there are lots of ways to pay for something, including heating oil. From cash on delivery to a payment plan, how do you know which option is best for you?

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Topics: heating oil, home tips

NEVER pay for a "Cap" or "Fixed" price plan

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jan 18, 2018 7:03:00 AM

Heating oil customers throughout New England and the Mid Atlantic are bombarded with offers from heating oil suppliers to lock in their price for the winter either through a price “cap” or a fixed price plan. While on the surface these offers can be appealing, they are really a marketing and retention tool for oil companies that, over the last 10 years, have cost consumers significant amounts of money.

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Topics: heating oil, cap plan, fixed price, oil

How to Extend the Life of Your Oil Furnace

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Dec 12, 2017 7:59:35 AM

For a heating furnace to operate at full capacity, it must be balanced in its setting, which requires proper installation. To extend furnace life during the time you occupy a residential property, you must deal with any problems promptly and clean vents and ducts as needed.

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Topics: heating oil, heating systems, home tips

How To Save Money on Heating Oil

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Oct 5, 2017 12:10:14 PM

Winter is coming just as it always does. Are you ready to fight back against the cold?

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Topics: heating oil, energy tips, home tips

What Size Oil Tank Do I Need for My Home?

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Sep 22, 2017 10:15:04 AM

Being a homeowner means you always have to have one foot in the future. You're anticipating potential problems, needs, repairs and maintenance. With so much to think about, it can be easy to forget the less obvious systems in your home that need tending to. One of these systems is your oil heating system.

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Topics: heating oil, home tips, oil tanks

Your Guide to Heating Oil Additives

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Sep 15, 2017 3:27:00 PM

As an oil tank owner, you may already have some awareness of heating oil additives. You may even have gotten into the habit of adding some to your tank, although you may not know just how those additives are improving the life of your tank.

As a homeowner, you rely on your oil tank to get you through whatever winter might have in store, and heating oil additives could be the secret weapon to winning the battle over winter. In this post, we will explore what heating oil additives are, why they are important and how each type can help improve the life of your tank.

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Topics: heating oil

How Much Heating Oil Will I Use During Winter?

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Sep 15, 2017 1:14:00 PM
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Topics: heating oil, heating systems

Underground Oil Tank: What You Need to Know

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Sep 12, 2017 12:20:55 PM

The cost of cleaning up a leak from an underground oil tank ranges from thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars depending on how much contamination has occurred — and the worst part is, there’s a good chance your homeowner’s insurance won’t cover any of the costs.

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Topics: heating oil, oil tanks

A Guide to Supplementing Heating Oil and Reducing Annual Energy Expenses

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Aug 23, 2017 2:45:04 PM

For homeowners across the country, heating expenses climb as the mercury drops with the return of wintry weather. Seasonal heating expenses are largely dependent on the climate you live, the structural design of the building, your heating system's operating efficiency and what method of energy you choose to generate heat.

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Topics: heating oil, heating systems, energy tips

 

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