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8 Energy & Money-saving Tips for Your Home this Summer

June 5, 2019

Make changes now, save money on energy bills all summer long What are your plans for summer? Maybe you’re spending a week at the beach on the Cape. Or taking camping trips. Or, just enjoying time at home with family and friends. That’s where you want to spend your money, not on higher energy bills! […]

Clear vs. dyed diesel fuel: What’s the difference?

May 27, 2019

If you use diesel fuel for your commercial venture, it’s critical to know the differences among the varieties currently available today; each carries its own tax and legal implications that can have a big impact on your business. Here are some basics about the two types of diesel fuel available to you in the U.S.: […]

Three ways to make next heating season easier

May 23, 2019

Although you are probably still firing up your furnace or boiler to get you through the chilly Massachusetts mornings and evenings, heating season 2018/2019 is mostly in our rear view. It was certainly a rollercoaster half-year weather wise – and if you are a Frank Lamparelli net 30-day billing customer, you may have the heating bills […]

Learning about the 80/20 fill rule

May 15, 2019

If you’re a keen observer, you have probably noticed that a freshly-filled propane tank will read 80% on the gauge right after a delivery. Why not 100%, you ask? Well, it’s actually no accident at all – it’s a propane safety measure. You see, the propane in your tank is a liquid – and like any […]

Now is a great time to upgrade your decade-old heating equipment

May 6, 2019

A major home comfort appliance like a home heating system or water heater is a significant investment for you as a Massachusetts homeowner – one that, if maintained properly, should last for quite a long time without major incident. But even the most cared-for furnace, boiler, or water heater will eventually reach a point where paying […]

Have a nose for propane safety

April 22, 2019

If you use propane-powered equipment in your Massachusetts home, a keen nose and a quick mind can go a long way toward keeping your family safe. Your nose matters because propane manufacturers add a chemical to the gas that smells like rotten eggs (propane is naturally odorless) to make leak detection easier. If that smell […]

Save your heating oil tank: Keep it at least half full!

April 15, 2019

Your aboveground heating oil tank isn’t a complicated device – with a little routine maintenance and some sensible precautions it should last you for quite some time! But, one thing that could accelerate the demise of your heating oil tank is keeping it empty during the heating offseason. What does having oil in your tank, even […]

Will a ductless cooling system save you money?

April 8, 2019

You have probably have heard that ductless cooling systems are incredibly efficient – more efficient, in some cases, than even central air conditioners (and certainly more efficient than window units). But is there any truth to this – and if there is, why does a ductless system use less energy than other home A/Cs? Let’s take […]

Time to upgrade your water heater? Here are five factors to consider

April 5, 2019

If you’re in the market for a new water heater, one thing you might notice is that you have a lot of options available to you. Making a smart choice is important, since heating water accounts for nearly 20 percent of your energy bill. Here are five factors you’ll need to consider when choosing a […]

When It’s Time for a Water Heater Replacement

March 25, 2019

A water heater is one of the unsung heroes of home comfort, providing the everyday means for you to shower, bathe, as well as clean both your dishes, and clothes. Yet you probably don’t think much about your water heater – until you’re shocked by a cold shower or flooded basement. If you have come face-to-face […]