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Sensing Common Oil-Heated Home Issues

Sensing Common Oil-Heated Home Issues Be Aware of Any Strange Noises or Smells Every problem has a symptom, and frequently, it is accompanied by something you see, hear, smell or even feel. Here are a few examples. Dusty, Burning Smell This commonly occurs when people turn on their heating system for the first time. This […]

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How To Read a Heating Oil Tank Gauge

If you’ve been relying on oil heat in your Michigan home for more years than you can remember, you’re an old hand at reading your oil tank gauge and knowing when it’s time to call for more fuel.

What is the Price of Heating Oil in Michigan?

What is the Price of Heating Oil in Michigan? A Range of Factors Has Caused Energy Prices to Rise Heating oil prices in Michigan—and everywhere else—will always ebb and flow because many factors come into play. Everything from the weather to geopolitics can influence the markets and the cost of all energy, including heating oil. […]

Take Comfort in Clean-Burning Heating Oil

Heating Oil Burns More Cleanly Now, with Fewer Emissions Heating oil is playing a leading role in the drive towards clean energy, thanks in part to vast reductions of sulfur levels. As a result, heating oil burns more cleanly, with fewer emissions. You also benefit from better heating efficiency and easier maintenance, since ultra-low-sulfur oil leaves fewer […]

Why Would an Oil Furnace Smell?

Why Does My Oil Furnace Smell? If your furnace has been maintained by a heating oil service expert over the years – including this year – it will more than likely do its job without any problems. But sometimes, especially if you’ve ignored the benefits of getting regular heating maintenance, your furnace will give you warning signs of a coming problem […]

Energy Savings Beyond Just Your Heating System

Energy Savings Beyond Just Your Heating System When trying to find ways to save money and conserve energy, you should think of your entire house as a system, and that system has three main parts: The building envelope – roof, walls, windows, doors and foundation The mechanical systems – furnace, boiler, water heater, central air […]

Now’s The Time For Heating Maintenance & Repair

Now’s The Time For Heating Maintenance & Repair Summer has finally arrived in the Great Lakes State and we hope you have the chance to enjoy all of the wonderful outdoor activities that are a part of the season. But at some point, between now and the arrival of Fall, we hope you will make […]

Should I Repair Or Replace My Oilheat System?

Should I Repair Or Replace My Oilheat System? Repair it or replace it? That’s a dilemma most homeowners face at some point, especially when staring at the prospect of an expensive repair to fix something that’s broken in their home. When it comes to heating oil systems, here are some guidelines to help you feel […]

Energy Saving Tips And Advice For Spring

Energy Saving Tips And Advice For Spring Heating and cooling systems comprise about 60% of the average home’s energy consumption. That’s why it’s so important to maintain this equipment properly—and invest in a replacement system when your heating or cooling unit has reached the end of its life span. But it also makes sense to […]

Why Are Today’s Oil Tanks Better?

Why Are Today’s Oil Tanks Better? While your heating oil tank doesn’t have a direct impact on your home’s energy efficiency, it is an important part of the “energy system” in your house and it can affect your family’s comfort and peace of mind. Here are a few important facts about the heating oil tanks […]