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How Often Should I Be Adding Refrigerant to My A/C?

January 30, 2023

What to know about refrigerant in your central air conditioning system “How often should I be adding refrigerant to my A/C?” is a question we get a lot here at Needham Oil Complete Heating & Cooling…and the answer is a simple one: Never. You shouldn’t have to add refrigerant to a central air conditioner because […]

Can a Ductless System Be a Whole House Heating and Cooling Solution?

Get comfort and energy efficiency with a Mitsubishi ductless system from Needham Oil Complete Heating & Cooling! Ductless mini-split systems have long been used as an energy-efficient and versatile air conditioning solution for situations where supplemental heating and cooling are needed – a home addition, for example. But can a ductless system handle the rigors […]

Your Winter Heating Oil Delivery Checklist

January 16, 2023

5 things to consider when preparing for your fuel delivery It’s a busy time of the year for just about everyone. People are catching up with the responsibilities of daily life after the holidays. And for many MetroWest homeowners, that means filling their heating oil tanks. Needham Oil Complete Heating & Cooling has heating oil […]

How Do Whole-House Air Purifiers Work?

January 4, 2023

With temperatures outside reaching arctic levels at this time of year, you’re probably spending much more time indoors. An alarming statistic from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reveals that air indoors is up to five times more polluted than outdoor air! Your ducts and air vents can circulate bacteria, viruses, debris and other pollutants, negatively […]

What’s the Right Heating Oil Tank for You?

December 19, 2022

Standard tank sizes and what kinds of homes they serve If you’ve lived in your house for ten years or less, there’s a decent chance that you have never had to replace your home’s heating oil tank. There’s a good reason for that: oil tanks can last for decades without issue. But when your tank […]

How Does a Water Heater Work?

December 5, 2022

Did you know that hot water generation comprises 20 percent of the energy usage in an average American home? That’s a significant investment of energy and money. A subpar water heater is more than a money-waster. It leads to lukewarm showers and long waits at a faucet that won’t warm up. Let’s break down how […]

How Does a Boiler Work?

November 21, 2022

A comprehensive explainer on how a boiler heats your home Have you recently moved into a home with radiators? Is this your first time living in a place without a furnace and ductwork? If so, you might feel less than confident around your boiler. As we enter the heating season here in the MetroWest region, […]

How To Choose the Right Furnace for Your Home

November 7, 2022

Factors to weigh when choosing a gas- or oil-fired furnace Is your Middlesex or Norfolk County home ready for a heating system upgrade? If your furnace is over 12 years old, it’s probably time to start thinking about replacing it. Older forced-air systems require more furnace maintenance and repair visits. These service costs can add […]

What Is A Heat Pump?

October 24, 2022

Heat pumps: for heating, cooling, water heaters & more! Heat pumps are popular for a reason – or rather, a few reasons. Primarily, folks like them because they are affordable and efficient. But, it makes sense if you aren’t quite sure what they do or how they work, since the terminology sounds like they’re just […]

Latest Update on Energy Prices

October 14, 2022

Dear Customers, On October 5, OPEC announced it would slash production by two million barrels a day. Within just three days, our suppliers increased the cost of heating oil by 70 cents per gallon. That’s right, 70 cents per gallon. It has now increased by over a dollar, as of this writing. This is not […]