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Why are heating oil prices so difficult to predict?

Why Are Heating Oil Prices Difficult To Predict?

May 25, 2020

If you’ve been buying heating oil for a while, you know how much its price can vary from year to year – sometimes even from month to month. The question is, why? The reality is that heating oil prices are influenced by a complex mix of constantly changing factors. Factors involved in heating oil price changes […]

Why it’s important to keep heating oil in your storage tank during the summer

Why It’s Important To Keep Heating Oil In Your Storage Tank During The Summer

May 18, 2020

You may not know it by the weather we’ve been having, but summer is less than a month away – and soon it will be time to shut down your heating system for a few months of well-earned rest. But before you do that, we suggest doing two things (if you haven’t already): call for routine […]

Oil fired heating system basics

Oil Fired Heating System Basics

May 12, 2020

Heating oil is a great way to heat your home or business – it’s stable, safe, and affordable, and it provides more BTUs per gallon than any other home fuel source. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation circulating about heating oil that might put doubt in people’s minds about using it. The good news is that […]

Top reasons you should service your A/C in the spring

Service Your A/C: Top Reasons For Doing It In The Spring

May 4, 2020

“C’mon,” we sometimes hear our customers say, “is a tune-up really necessary for your central air conditioner every year?” The simple answer? Absolutely. Let’s face it: an air conditioning system is a major investment that needs to be protected – and having your A/C professionally maintained every year is the only proven way to keep […]

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SmartPay Makes Your Heating Bills More Predictable

April 27, 2020

When things are as unpredictable as they are right now, anything we can do to add a little certainty to our lives is a good thing. That’s where the SmartPay Plan from Needham Oil Complete comes in. If you are a “will call” fuel delivery customer, you have probably gotten your share of surprising (and […]

Check your water heater for sediment this spring

Water Heater Sediment: Spring Check-up

April 20, 2020

With all the time we’re spending at home these days, keeping home comfort equipment running reliably has become a priority for most of us in central MA – and one of the most important pieces of home comfort is your water heater. One critical maintenance task for owners of conventional water heaters (ones with a storage […]

Is it normal for my heat pump to run all the time?

My Heat Pump Runs All The Time. Is It Normal?

April 13, 2020

If you’ve recently purchased your first heat pump – or your first house that uses one – you may have noticed that it runs more frequently than a conventional heating or cooling system. Not to worry – it’s actually designed to work that way. Unlike a central heating or cooling unit, your heat pump does not […]

Ductless A/C 101

Ductless Air Conditioning 101

April 7, 2020

You’ve probably seen ductless air conditioners or ductless A/C heat pumps in restaurants and other commercial spaces before – they’re the long, wide units that mount to interior walls rather than windows. But how much do you know about these high-tech, high-efficiency cooling options? Here are some ductless cooling basics to get you up to […]

Improve HVAC air quality

Improve HVAC Air Quality: Four Ways

March 30, 2020

One of the big questions surrounding coronavirus is what role airborne transmission plays in its spread. According to the CDC, the virus is primarily passed either through direct contact with a person or through large droplet transfer – that is, through coughing and sneezing within a fairly close range of other people. However, that doesn’t […]

Nip spring allergies in the bud with a with a whole-house air purifier

Whole-House Air Purifier: Nip Spring Allergies In The Bud!

March 23, 2020

Spring is upon us here in New England, and with it will eventually come the pollen and other allergens that make some of our lives miserable this time of year. To add to the problem, allergens usually get worse – sometimes much worse – when you go inside: the EPA estimates that indoor air can […]