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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 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.

Right now, big rebates are still in effect, but supplies are limited.

If a new heat pump is in your future, there’s no better time to act than NOW. People love our heat pumps because they provide year-round comfort for both hot and cold weather. Rebates have never
been higher, but supplies have never been more limited.

Call us NOW! If you want to be sure to have new cooling for the summer, now is the time to get on the list. Our technicians are heat pump experts. We install more heat pumps than just about anyone in Needham, Wellesley, Newton and nearby towns. We’re also experts in installing central A/C.

Needham Oil Complete installs a wide variety of electric heat pumps, central A/C systems, gas and oil boilers and furnaces. We can help you choose the best solution for your home. We back all installations with a 100% Complete Satisfaction guarantee and have tons of 5-star customer reviews. If you want to feel Completely Confident, there’s no better choice than Needham Oil Complete.

A Bioheat fuel mandate passed in Massachusetts a few years ago, but the commonwealth hasn’t implemented it yet. We should follow what our neighbors in New York and Connecticut have done recently. Both states passed legislation that would require the delivery of B20 Bioheat fuel (20% biodiesel and 80% ultra-low-sulfur heating oil) in about 10 years.

Our customers should feel good about the fact that we’re already delivering B20 Bioheat fuel, which allows us to help reduce carbon emissions right now.

This renewable fuel is much less costly than the proposed electrification of everything. With Bioheat fuel, there is no change needed with infrastructure and no carbon taxes.

Please visit our website to read more about Bioheat fuel.

With fuel prices so high, it makes even more sense to go on our monthly SmartPay plan, which ensures that your payments will remain predictable throughout the year. There is no cost to enroll.

With this plan, we divide your estimated annual fuel costs into 12 equal monthly payments. That way, you won’t get hit with four or five giant bills next winter. You’ll be able to virtually cut your winter fuel payments in half.

If your actual fuel costs are a little higher or lower than we estimated, we will make adjustments as necessary during the course of the heating season.

Please visit our website to learn more about our monthly payment program.

To request enrollment, call our office.

We’re a unique fuel and service company, and not just because we’re woman-owned. We’ve been taking care of families and businesses around here for 150 years now—since 1872!

Needless to say, there are very few companies who have been around for that long. That only happens when you’ve had the fortitude and commitment to get through tough times—and you have many loyal customers, as we do.

Throughout the year, we’re going to be celebrating our 150th anniversary by holding special events and promotions for our customers and the community. Please follow us on our Facebook page to see what we have in store.

Many thanks for your loyalty and trust in us over the years!