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As part of our 150th anniversary milestone, we want to give our customers something big to celebrate.

If you enter our longest-term customers contest and share something about your experience with us, we’ll enter you in a drawing to receive a $150 account credit! We’ll reward five of our longest-term customers.

You can enter by going to NeedhamOil.com/Anniversary and submitting an online form. We would love it if you share memories about your experiences with three generations of the Woodcocks!

Enter by December 31, 2022. We look forward to reading your stories. Make sure you follow us on Facebook and that we can reach you by email to let you know about other exciting events in the future.

The year is 1872. President Ulysses S. Grant wins re-election. Massachusetts native Susan B. Anthony gets arrested for trying to vote. A fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Boston.

That same year, the seeds for Needham Oil Complete Heating & Cooling were planted when a small wood and coal company called Willett & Chadwick was founded. That company would be purchased in 1941 by my grandfather, Ralph Woodcock, who renamed the business Needham Oil Company. The rest is history.

You won’t be surprised when I tell you that very few companies have been around for 150 years. Our ability to take care of our customers through all these years has only been possible because of the efforts of our amazing employees. Besides having a wealth of experience, they are nice people you can trust, whether they are making a repair, installing new equipment, talking with you on the phone or filling up your heating oil tank.

Of course, we couldn’t have made it this far without another fantastic group of people: our family of customers.
To mark our 150th year in business, we’re holding a special promotion to thank our customers for their unwavering loyalty.

We thank you for your support and confidence in us, whether you have been with us for decades or just recently joined us. We look forward to taking care of you for years to come.

In early October, OPEC announced it would slash crude oil production by two million barrels a day. Within just three days, our suppliers increased the cost of heating oil by 70 cents per gallon!

This is not just impacting heating oil. Expect natural gas, electricity, gasoline and propane to move higher too. This is not simply about supply and demand. When prices move this far this fast, you can always see the impact of Wall Street firms that jump in to take advantage of the momentum to make a quick buck. It frustrates the heck out of us.

Of course, by the time you’re reading this, things may have turned around just as quickly. We saw prices spike in spring only to drop by over a dollar in summer. There are just too many variables to know where things will go from here.

There are many things we can’t control, but we will always prioritize our existing customers over new ones. We will go the extra mile to keep you safe and warm. And we will be there when you need us.

Q: Does it make sense to convert my home to a heat pump now?
A: There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this, because homes differ dramatically in terms of their size, lay out, and existing heating infrastructure. What’s more, while improvements in heat pump technology are promising, most of our customers still want to keep their existing natural gas or oil systems to do the harder work on cold winter days.

We’ve installed more heat pumps than just about anyone in our service area. If you call, we can help guide you through your options. We are also experts at securing the maximum rebates available from Mass Save, and we back our installations with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Please call or contact us through our website today to request a FREE estimate.

After a snowfall, please shovel a path to your tank or fill pipe, clear your driveway and apply rock salt or sand. Our drivers will thank you!

Most government initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions — including here in Massachusetts — take the narrow pathway of electrifying everything as the only solution. But this “solution” involves costly heating conversions, billions of dollars for new electric infrastructure and delays in carbon reduction.

Conversely, we are already reducing our customers’ carbon footprint — at a fraction of the cost of electrification. We deliver renewable Bioheat Plus® fuel , which has been shown to annually prevent more than 1.5 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions in our part of the country.