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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 […]

Always keep oil in your storage tank…here’s why

Always Keep Oil In Your Storage Tank: Here’s Why

March 17, 2020

Heating oil tanks are pretty simple devices, especially when compared to today’s high-tech oil-fired furnaces and boilers. But they still do require at least some care and attention to run safely and reliably year after year. The first and most obvious way to care for your heating oil tank is to have it professionally inspected […]

At what temperature should I set my water heater thermostat?

Water Heater Thermostat Temperature: What Should I Set Mine At?

March 9, 2020

If we asked you for ideas on how to save energy at home, one of the first that might come to mind is lowering the thermostat setting on your home heating system. But there’s another thermostat in your home that can also help you save money: your water heating thermostat. When most water heater manufacturers […]

Key impacts of Bioheat® fuel

Five Key Impacts of Bioheat® Fuel

February 24, 2020

Bioheat® is fast becoming one of the most in-demand alternative fuels in the nation – and for good reason (actually several, as you’ll see). But Bioheat is much more than simply another in a long list of home energy sources – from production to end use, it’s a fuel that has widespread impact on lives […]