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Why Freon is Becoming Extinct

May 11, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency has accelerated its phaseout of R-22, commonly known as Freon. As a result, only 22 million pounds of this refrigerant will be produced this year. That number will dwindle to just four million pounds by 2019. No new or imported Freon will be allowed as of January 1, 2020. As you […]

Can You Cut Your Heating and Cooling Costs by 30%?

May 1, 2015

Why not make this the year to replace your old a/c system, furnace or boiler? Not only will your new system save you 30% or more on annual heating and cooling bills, it will do a better job of keeping your home comfortable. Our experts can help you assess your needs and choose the right […]

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Cooling Tune-Up

April 24, 2015

Nothing is worse than a broken air conditioning system on a hot summer day! That’s why we always encourage our customers to get a tune-up done on their central air systems before the first heat wave arrives. Nothing prevents breakdowns and saves money more easily than getting annual maintenance for your cooling system. If you […]

How We Helped One Customer Breathe Easier

April 17, 2015

With the allergy season upon us again, many of you have been asking us about indoor air quality products and services, and we’re pleased to have the resources and expertise to offer solutions to your problems. Here’s how we helped one customer. Doug S. used to suffer from asthma and allergies, which he could only […]

Finally, a Spring Break!

April 10, 2015

What a historic winter we all just struggled through! Boston and Needham recorded their snowiest winters on record—more than 100 inches–with almost all of the flakes coming in February. This massive amount of snow, coupled with extreme temperatures that fell below zero degrees at times, created major challenges for everyone’s personal comfort. Throughout this difficult […]

Rebates of up to $500 for a New, High-Efficiency System

March 16, 2015

Many homeowners have never had the opportunity to select the heating system in their homes. When they bought their homes, it was either the one that the builder chose for them, or the one that prior homeowners chose. Today’s new, high-efficiency heating systems have enhanced technology and control capabilities to provide optimal comfort while decreasing […]

Heating Oil’s Excellent Track Record

March 9, 2015

Focusing their attention on Boston, a group of Harvard researchers writing in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that $90 million worth of natural gas – 15 billion cubic feet – escapes from its network of aging cast iron pipes each year. Aging underground natural gas pipes can […]

Help Us Make Sure We Can Reach Your Home

March 2, 2015

This winter’s astonishing weather sometimes has us working overtime. Our drivers might contend with pulling hoses over seven-foot snowbanks to reach customers’ homes. Looking ahead, we’re all hoping for less drama as far as the weather goes. But these days, that’s far from a certainty. Whatever happens, you can count on all of us here […]

Protect Your Home from Dangerous Heat Loss

February 26, 2015

We certainly don’t begrudge anyone heading south for the winter – especially this winter. If your house will be vacant for an extended period of time this season, however, you should make arrangements to protect your home from damage that might arise from a sudden drop in or loss of heat. We’ve all heard horror […]

A Cautionary Horror Story from One of Our Customers

February 17, 2015

After more than 12 years with Needham, one of our customers responded to a low-price fuel offer from a heating-oil buying network. “When you join an oil-buying network, you don’t choose your oil company. They assign one to you,” says Ken. “But I figured my system was in good shape, and that oil is oil.” […]