AFUE rating for a furnace

What Is a Good AFUE Rating for a Furnace?

November 25, 2019

You’ve probably heard the term AFUE before. But do you understand what it means? AFUE stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. Think of AFUE like MPG for your car: the higher the AFUE, the more efficient the equipment. AFUE is used to display the energy efficiency of appliances that burn fuel, including furnaces, boilers, and […]

Home heating system

How Do I Know When It’s Time to Replace My Heating System?

November 18, 2019

It’s an age-old question – especially if you’re facing costly heating repairs: should I invest in a new heating system? Sometimes, the answer to that question is easy; sometimes not so much. But there are questions you can ask yourself that will help you get to the bottom of a choice you can live with. […]

The Needham Oil Complete difference

The Needham Oil Complete Difference

November 11, 2019

Knowledgeable. Professional. Cheerful. Courteous. Kind. These are just some of the words our customers have used to describe the expert, NATE-certified technicians and support team we’ve assembled here at Needham Oil Complete over the years, leading to a 4.8 (out of 5) average score on ReviewBuzz®. That score is something we’re pretty proud of here […]

Growing the Needham Oil Complete family

Growing the Needham Oil Complete Family

November 4, 2019

The decision to grow a business isn’t something to be taken lightly – especially when you’ve been around for 150 years the way we have at Needham Oil Complete. When you choose to do it, you have to be sure the move adds value for the communities and people your business serves, and that the standard […]

Home heating oil

Why Should I Buy a Home That Uses Heating Oil?

October 21, 2019

Buying a new home is a decision that’s made up of dozens of smaller choices, including where to live, what type of home to buy, and more. But two of the most overlooked factors that come into play when evaluating a home purchase here in Massachusetts are also two of the most important: the kind […]


What is ULSHO?

October 7, 2019

Did you know that today’s heating oil burns 95 percent cleaner than it did 50 years ago? In large part, that’s due to the removal of sulfur from the fuel – a process that has happened slowly over time (but more quickly in the last five years here in New England). Today’s super clean ultra low […]

House dust

What Causes Excessive Dust in My House?

September 30, 2019

Have you ever done a deep cleaning of your Middlesex or Norfolk County home one day, only to notice dust on your floors and shelves just a few days later? Believe it or not, the cause of that dust layer could be your HVAC system. The good news is, if that’s the case, is that […]

Automatic heating oil delivery

What Is Automatic Heating Oil Delivery?

September 24, 2019

Life can get pretty busy these days – especially during the fall and winter months, with school, work, and even the holidays vying for our attention at every turn. The last thing you need to think about is keeping the heat on, right? That’s why we offer automatic heating oil delivery to customers in our Middlesex […]

Heating oil tank

Can Heating Oil Spoil?

September 17, 2019

Running out of heating oil in the middle of a Central Massachusetts cold snap is never fun. To avoid that problem – and perhaps to save a little money with off-season fuel fill-ups – most of us buy our fuel oil in batches throughout the year, so our heating system ready for action once the […]

Furnace rust

What Does Rust on My Furnace Mean?

September 9, 2019

An oil-fired furnace is a reliable way to heat your Massachusetts home, and if it’s properly cared for, it should last a long time. But eventually, wear and tear will take its toll, and you might start noticing some problem signs. Like rust, for example. The question is what would cause a furnace to rust, […]