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Why Handle Heating Maintenance & Repairs Now?

Why Handle Heating Maintenance & Repairs Now? You Won’t Get “Bumped” for Emergencies in the Fall Between now and the arrival of Fall, you should take the time to take care of your annual heating system maintenance—and any minor repairs you’ve been putting off. This may seem like an unnecessary task to add to your summer […]

New Study Shows Value of Switch Grass as Biofuel Crop

New Study Shows Value of Switch Grass as Biofuel Crop Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change New research at Michigan State University (MSU) has shown that switchgrass, a biofuel crop, can mitigate the effects of climate change when grown on agricultural land of little value. For farmers, it may also provide economic returns in these otherwise […]

Use Less Energy, Save More Money

Use Less Energy, Save More Money Ring Up Your Energy Savings with Small Changes With energy prices so high and inflation rates draining cash from our pockets every day, most Michiganders want to save money at home wherever they can. Here’s an idea: there are actually many small yet important energy conservation methods that can […]

The Price of Heating Oil in Michigan

The Price of Heating Oil in Michigan A Look at Energy Markets and Price Fluctuations As you know, the price you pay for your heating oil in Michigan can change quite a bit from year to year. Why does that happen? It’s because the market price of oil is always tied to a variety of […]

Staying Comfortable with Heating Oil

Staying Comfortable with Heating Oil Oilheat Companies Provide Important Support An independent research study once asked homeowners who heat with oil whether they trusted their heating oil company or other energy providers more. Homeowners chose local heating oil companies by almost a 4-to-1 margin! Trust is the foundation on which Michigan heating oil companies operate, […]

Innovations in Bioheat® Fuel & Biodiesel

Innovations in Bioheat® Fuel & Biodiesel Green Fuel for the Future Continues Its Growth Biodiesel—the renewable biofuel that’s used in Bioheat fuel for home heating—has seen impressive technology advances, providing motor fleets with reliable performance and savings while vastly reducing emissions. As an example, mechanical engineers at the University of Michigan recently partnered with General […]

Is It Time to Replace Your Oil Boiler?

Is It Time to Replace Your Oil Boiler? Know When to Repair, Know When to Replace Like any piece of equipment, your heating oil boiler will eventually have to be replaced one day. But is that day near, or still far off? If you need a repair, should you still keep putting money into your […]

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 […]

Heating oil tank gauge

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. […]