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When is the best time to buy heating oil?

Heating Oil: When Is the Best Time To Buy?

If your home heating system uses heating oil, you know how annoying it can be to “buy high” during a winter spike. The good news is that more often than not, you can avoid that problem with a little planning. Offseason: the best time to buy your fuel The dog days of August might seem […]

HEAP assistance extended in NY State; cooling assistance also available

HEAP Assistance Extended In NY State; Cooling Assistance Also Available

If you are having trouble paying for your heating oil deliveries during this challenging time in the Hudson Valley – or anticipate that you will have problems with your cooling bills in the coming months – help is available through the federally-funded Home Energy Assistance Program. According to NY.gov: “As of April 24, 2020, a third […]

Why Schedule A Heating Oil Delivery Before Summer?

Heating oil tanks aren’t complicated pieces of equipment – but they do require a minimal amount of attention if you want them to run safely and reliably. Of course the best way to take care of your oil storage tank is to have it maintained by a heating system specialist every year. But there’s another […]

Why do heating oil price change?

Why Do Heating Oil Prices Change?

As you may have noticed, the price you pay for heating oil can change – sometimes considerably – from one heating season to the next. The question is, why does this happen? As it turns out, heating oil prices are determined by a complex combination of global, regional, and local forces. Factors used in determining heating […]

How safe is heating oil?

Heating Oil Safety: How Safe Is It Really?

Heating oil has been heating American homes for nearly a century, and for good reason: when you consider the cost of fuel and the longevity of oil-fired equipment, it just may be the best value in home heating. But how does heating oil fare when it comes to safety? As it turns out, quite well: […]

Preparing your home for a heating oil delivery

Heating Oil Delivery: How To Prepare Your Home

Our crews work hard to provide the most reliable heating oil delivery in the Hudson Valley – but when severe winter weather strikes here in Dutchess, Columbia, Orange, Sullivan, Delaware, Greene, and Ulster counties, we can sure use a helping hand. Please help serve as many people as we can during severe weather by making these […]

Severe weather safety reminders

Severe Weather Safety: Remember Your Fuel Tank

We’re just reaching the halfway point of winter 2019-2020, and so far it has been a relatively mild one here in the Hudson Valley. But as we all know, that can change pretty quickly around here. With that in mind, it pays to prepare for severe winter weather. Follow these five steps to prepare your […]

Keep your heating oil from freezing

Six ways to keep your heating oil from freezing this winter

Heating oil does an amazing job at keeping us warm and safe through the long Hudson Valley winter, providing more BTUs than any other fuel when it’s burned. But sometimes heating oil needs a little attention to make sure it “plays nice” (or plays at all) with our heating system – especially if we have […]

How do I read a heating oil tank gauge?

Winter is upon us here in the Hudson Valley – which means it’s time once again to start thinking about managing your heating oil deliveries. To know if and when it’s time for a top-off, you will have to know how to read your heating oil tank gauge. Here are the basics: On top of […]

How do I avoid running out of heating oil?

When frigid weather arrives, you’ve probably got a lot on your mind – making sure your kids are safe, for example, or clearing your property of snow and ice. With all that activity, checking your oil storage tank’s fuel gauge and ordering heating oil are activities that just might slip through the cracks, resulting in a […]