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Heating Oil Alternatives: Can I Put Diesel Fuel in My Home Heating Oil Tank?

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on May 9, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Living in the Northeast, cold winters are another day in paradise for us. However, even the most seasoned Northeasterners are prone to temporary setbacks. Perhaps the one we all hope to avoid the most is running out of fuel for our home heating oil tanks. Luckily, standard turnaround times allow for heating oil delivery within three business days — but you can get service as fast as same-day delivery from local oil distributors.

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Topics: heating oil

Can You Mix Kerosene and Home Heating Oil?

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on May 2, 2022 8:00:00 AM

If your home's heating system uses oil, there might come a time when you find yourself wondering if you can mix kerosene with heating oil.

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Topics: heating oil

11 Ways to Keep the Heat Out and the A/C in This Season

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Apr 25, 2022 12:23:31 PM

In the summertime, A/C, or air conditioning, is essential for maintaining a comfortable home. We depend on this utility to help us sleep better and work from home at the hottest times of the year. However, running your A/C too often can increase your utility bill and have a detrimental effect on the environment.

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Topics: heating systems, air conditioning

Single-Wall vs. Double-Wall Fuel Tanks

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jan 26, 2022 2:40:17 PM

Many people in the Northeast rely on heating oil to warm their homes. If you're one of them, you want to ensure your fuel tank is full — but you also must ensure you have the best fuel tank for your home and situation. This way, you and your family can stay toasty throughout the fall and winter.

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Topics: heating oil

How Much Heating Oil Will I Use During Winter?

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jan 4, 2022 12:45:00 PM

Winter may technically be three months on the calendar, but everyone knows the chilly or freezing weather often lasts longer than that.

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Topics: heating oil, heating systems

How to Read Your Oil Tank Fuel Gauge

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Dec 13, 2021 11:34:12 AM

If you live in a home with a fuel oil system, you know the importance of having enough oil to keep the house warm — especially during the winter months. Even if you have an automatic delivery service set up, regularly checking your home's heating oil tank ensures you avoid running low on oil. 

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Topics: heating oil

Horizontal vs. Vertical Heating Oil Tank

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Nov 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM

In a world where many energy options exist for heating your home, you may find yourself considering heating oil. Or, perhaps you've been using heating oil for years and have decided to upgrade your fuel storage tank.

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Topics: heating oil, heating systems

What's That Noise? Furnace Sounds and What They Mean

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Nov 22, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Your furnace is instrumental in keeping your home warm in the winter. Its mechanical abilities allow it to transform cold air into warm air that then travels into your house, making your living space cozy and comfortable. As your furnace ages, it's more likely to have broken parts or a decline in function. Sometimes, you may hear strange sounds coming from your furnace, ranging from dull rumblings to loud screeching and grinding.

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Topics: home tips

How to Clean Your Oil Tank Vent Whistle

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Nov 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM

If you are one of many homeowners who use an oil tank to heat their home, you know that there are several crucial steps to maintaining it properly. From servicing your oil furnace and tank regularly to keeping up with new oil deliveries, proper maintenance is essential for your home's proper heating safety and efficiency.

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Topics: heating oil, oil, oil tanks

What Temperature Should My Central Heating Boiler Be Set At?

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Nov 2, 2021 11:56:29 AM

It can be challenging to determine the best temperature for your central heating boiler. With fluctuating exterior temperatures and varying hot water needs, the settings for your boiler may differ greatly from the next person. Knowing what type of central heating boiler you have in your home and typical temperature settings will help you determine the best temperature for your boiler or hot water cylinder. Learn what the recommendations are so you can heat your home efficiently.

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Topics: heating systems

 

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