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History of Oil Refining, and What the Future Holds

March 23, 2020

Where it all began The Chinese did the first known refining of oil in the first century. In the first millennium A.D., oil refining also was being done in the Middle East, with tar from the oil fields nearby paving the streets of Baghdad. What is known as the modern era of oil refining started […]

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Furnace Cycling: Why Does It Do That?

March 16, 2020

What it is, and how to control it What is furnace cycling? Furnace cycling is when your furnace turns on and off frequently for short periods, but doesn’t reach the set temperature on the thermostat. Because it keeps turning on and off, your furnace is likely using more energy in operation. That means higher energy […]

Safety Tips For Your Home: Spring And Year Round

March 13, 2020

Protect your family and property While winter is giving way to spring soon, and keeping our South Shore homes warm and comfortable is a top priority. With that, we also have to put safety first in doing so. We’ve put together some tips — including some that apply year-round — so you can keep your […]

What Does Net-zero Carbon Emissions by 2050 Mean for my Heating System?

February 24, 2020

Around the world, nations and global industries are coming up with plans to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2050. The heating oil industry is a part of that. The New England Fuel Institute announced its goal for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 at last year’s Heat and Energizing America Trade Show in Rhode […]

Carbon Monoxide Safety, Poisoning, and Detection: Know the Facts

How to protect your family and your home Winter is the peak season when it comes to carbon monoxide poisoning, because people are using their home’s heating system, space heaters, and burning fires in their fireplaces. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 20,000 people go to the emergency room, 4,000 people are […]

Boiler vs. Furnace: What’s the Difference?

February 10, 2020

Frank Lamparelli can install and service your equipment Often, when people are talking about their home’s heating system, they use the word “furnace.” They may have a furnace. But they could actually have a boiler. While both furnaces and boilers heat your South Shore homes, they’re not exactly the same thing. The big difference comes […]

Bioheat vs. #2 Heating Oil emissions

February 3, 2020

Good for the planet, good for you! Doing the right thing for the planet doesn’t have to be hard or inconvenient. Sometimes, it’s easy. Like when you use Bioheat from Frank Lamparelli to heat your home. What makes Bioheat so great for the environment compared with No. 2 heating oil? Reduced airborne and greenhouse gas […]

BioHeat: The Fuel of the Future

January 27, 2020

How your heating oil from Frank Lamparelli is better for the environment The heating oil from Frank Lamparelli that keeps your South Shore home warm and comfortable is vastly different from what our competitors sell, and the old heating oil used in your parents’ and grandparents’ days. You can thank BioHeat for that! Because of […]

Winter Safety Tips for Your Propane & Bioheat Deliveries

January 20, 2020

Help us, help you should winter weather appear in Greater Boston The holiday lights have come down, the Christmas tree is put away or has become mulch, the New Year’s resolutions may already be broken, and now it’s just plain winter here on the South Shore! Making sure you have the propane you need to […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Heating System: Keep the Warm Air Indoors

January 13, 2020

Save energy and money with these tips Your furnace or boiler works hard to keep your South Shore home warm during the winter – And you pay for all that heating! Unfortunately, not all of that heat stays inside your home where it belongs. Up to 20 percent of the heated air in your home […]