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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

Oil Tank Replacement: What You Need to Know

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jun 30, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Many Northeastern homeowners choose oil tanks for an affordable, long-term heating solution. While the low maintenance and simple design of oil tanks generally provide longevity, a replacement will be necessary once the tank approaches its life expectancy. Without annual maintenance, oil tank replacements may be required even sooner than anticipated.

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Topics: oil tanks

Best Location to Install a New Heat Oil Tank

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jun 28, 2021 3:20:01 PM

You rely on your heating oil tank to store the oil you need to keep you warm all winter long. Winters in the Northeastern United States can be bitter, so having enough oil on hand is paramount to your family's comfort. Thoughts of your oil tank may slip your mind throughout the year, but if you run out of oil or the tank malfunctions, it suddenly becomes a prevalent issue. 

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Topics: oil, oil tanks

Wi-Fi Thermostats for Oil Heat

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jun 28, 2021 3:17:24 PM

When the cold winter months of the Northeastern United States arrive, proper heating is essential. You rely on your oil heater to keep you comfortable and warm, but how often do you think about your thermostat? If you have an old-school dial thermostat, it may be time for an upgrade. 

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Topics: heating oil, oil


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