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How Much Propane Will I Use This Summer?

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on May 31, 2022 10:14:05 AM

Many people with propane appliances tend to use more gas in the winter than in the summer. However, you will still use propane even during the summer months. While the summer heat will replace the need for fireplaces, furnaces, and space heaters, propane can power numerous other appliances in your house, like your water heater and outdoor appliances like pool heaters or grills. 

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Topics: heating oil

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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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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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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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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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

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

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

How to Remove Sludge and Clean a Heating Oil Tank

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Dec 22, 2020 2:24:38 PM

Heating oil tanks accumulate thick, gel-like sediment, also known as sludge, over time. Every few years, as the sludge begins to grow, you might find yourself unsure of what to do. Is it a big problem? Do you need to clean it? Is it so bad that your tank needs replacement? Don't let heating oil sludge cause you stress this winter. Be proactive by cleaning your tank or calling in a professional to take that sludge off your hands.

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