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Dangers of setting your thermostat too low in winter

Are You Setting Your Thermostat Too Low in Winter? Here Are 2 Dangers To Watch For.

February 3, 2020

When it comes to setting your thermostat temperature, how low should you go? It could be tempting during the winter to take the load completely off your furnace or boiler by dropping temperatures quite a bit at night, or to turn off your heating system altogether when you’re away from home (or if you own […]

Does cold weather affect your water heater?

Does Cold Weather Affect Your Water Heater?

January 27, 2020

During winter in Massachusetts, your furnace or boiler works hard 24/7 to keep your family safe and warm. But it’s not the only home comfort equipment that’s putting in overtime during the winter months. Your water heater works considerably harder in the winter here in New England than it does at any other time of […]

Improving indoor air quality during winter

Improving Indoor Air Quality During Winter

January 20, 2020

Did you know that the concentration of pollutants in your indoor air could be 10 times higher than that of outdoor air? That’s the price we pay for having homes that are more airtight and efficient: air that is inside your home tends to stay there – as does the dust, mold, dead skin, pet dander, […]

Home heating tune-up

Why Do I Need a Professional Heating Tune-Up Every Year?

January 13, 2020

Heating season is in full swing here in Central Massachusetts, and if you haven’t had your heating system professionally serviced this year, you may think you can put it off until next fall. After all, you haven’t had any issues with your equipment so far, right? The problem with that way of thinking is that […]

New Year's resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions for Your COMPLETE Home Comfort

January 6, 2020

With a New Year (actually a new decade!) underway here in Massachusetts, it’s time once again to make our resolutions. Why not make some that will make you more comfortable, save you some money, and make life easier in your Middlesex or Norfolk County home? 6 Home Comfort New Year’s Resolutions Here are six home […]

Ductless Heating: Supplementing Your Oil Heat

December 23, 2019

When it comes to heating your home, heating oil is the BTU king, providing more comforting heat than any other home energy source. But there are times when even the best oil-fired furnace or boiler can’t keep pace with the heating challenges of your home. For example, if you’ve done significant renovations that added square […]

Help Us Keep Delivery Flawless This Winter

December 16, 2019

Needham Oil Complete drivers pride themselves in delivering heating oil in even the most drastic of MA weather conditions – a big part of the reason why 475 of our 503 online reviewers have given our company a five start rating. But they can’t do it without your help. To make sure that everyone – including your […]

My Heat Isn’t Working! What Do I Do?

December 2, 2019

It’s hard to believe it, but December is here – which means that winter 2019/2020 is just a few weeks away. As we near the coldest time of the year here in New England, your heating system will be pressed into service more than ever to keep you comfortable in your Central Massachusetts home. But what […]

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

Is It 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. […]