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Your Many Water Heater Options

November 20, 2023

Traditional, on-demand, hybrid — there are many ways to heat your water. When was the last time you thought about your home’s water heater? Often, homeowners only consider the status of their hot water system when their showers start running cold. But the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has found that water heaters account for […]

How Often Should You Service Your Boiler?

November 6, 2023

Regular maintenance lowers fuel expenses and improves your home heating. What would happen if you drove your car for an entire year without getting its oil changed or having a tune-up? The chance that you’d break down on the highway would increase substantially. Your gas mileage would likely suffer, and your vehicle would experience faster […]

Are Heating Oil Furnaces Efficient?

October 16, 2023

Choose winter heating that keeps you and your loved ones reliably warm. Heating system efficiency is a serious concern in Needham, Framingham, Medfield, Wayland and other Massachusetts communities we serve. Our customers want to know they can keep their families warm and comfortable when a harsh nor’easter blows in and the temperatures stay stubbornly below […]

What’s the Best Time to Order Heating Oil?

October 2, 2023

Make sure you start the winter with a full heating oil tank. When driving past a gas station in Framingham, Holliston, Watertown, Brookline, Norfolk or another part of our service region, do you check out the fuel prices? If the price is low, doesn’t it make sense to top off your tank and save a […]

Is it Time to Change Your Furnace Filter?

September 18, 2023

This small action can improve your fuel efficiency, air quality and comfort. How effective was your home’s air conditioning this summer? As time passed, did your energy bills go up or did your central A/C start cycling more often? While there are several reasons that HVAC equipment may use more energy or cycle more often, […]

Lifespan of a Heating Oil Tank

September 5, 2023

What can I do to make my oil tank last longer? Most experts agree that if you properly maintain your home’s heating oil tank, it can last for decades — somewhere in the range of 25 years for an aboveground tank. If you bought your house in the last decade or so, there’s a decent […]

How Air Conditioning Was Invented

August 21, 2023

The compelling history of central A/C and ductless cooling. Today, it’s easy to think of air conditioning as a fact of life, but it took many years (centuries, really!) to develop the efficient, effective cooling systems we enjoy. Whether your Massachusetts home has a central air conditioning or ductless mini-split system, Needham Oil Complete Heating […]

6 Signs Your Water Heater is Failing

August 7, 2023

Contact the Needham Oil team before you lose hot water. Every month, we talk to homeowners from Medway to Wayland (and plenty of other places in Middlesex and Norfolk Counties) about their hot water systems. We understand that many people don’t think about their water heater until they suddenly find themselves without a hot shower. […]

Is Ductless Mini-Split AC Right for Your Home?

July 17, 2023

Excellent cooling without ductwork! Do you ever find yourself in a room that’s too hot even though you’re running a central air conditioning system or window A/C unit? At Needham Oil Complete Heating & Cooling, we talk to many homeowners in Norfolk and Middlesex Counties who are dealing with precisely this kind of issue. In […]

The Best Summer Thermostat Settings

July 3, 2023

Let us help you balance comfort and energy savings. How much electricity do you use to cool your home in the summer? According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), air conditioners consume about 6 percent of our country’s electricity. American homeowners spend roughly $29 billion each year to keep cool. It’s little wonder, then, […]