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How to Check Your Own Heating System

Usually our technicians service your heating system once per year, at least that is what we recommend. During the rest of the year, you should be keeping an eye on the system. While this sounds daunting, it really is quite simple, because once you know what to look for, it is just a matter of being aware. So let’s look at the top 5 things that you can look for with your system. Continue reading How to Check Your Own Heating System

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Another Year Later…Still the Same Home Heating Systems

Life is incredibly busy and we understand how fast time seems to fly by. In terms of our homes, things seem to age quickly, including our home heating systems. Whether it is the oil burner, pool cover, weather stripping, roof, or list of other items, it is easy to “put it off until next year”. What we all notice is how “next year” becomes the “year after that” and so on. Continue reading Another Year Later…Still the Same Home Heating Systems

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Why We Don’t Service Non-Customers

Non-Customers

In the heating oil industry, it is common to receive calls from people who are not customers and are looking for service. We understand. It’s the middle of the night, the burner goes down, and this is a real crisis for a family living in Massachusetts. While many companies are willing to service non-customers, we are not.

When we receive such a call and tell the caller that we only service customers, a common response is “why?” So, we want to clearly communicate our rational, because…frankly…we believe it is a good thing and we don’t understand why all oil companies don’t have such a policy. Continue reading Why We Don’t Service Non-Customers

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The Sludge Report

What is sludge?

Oil tanks are not air tight. Every tank has a vent pipe to prevent over-pressurization when the tank is filled. When oil goes in, air comes out, and vice versa. Sludge is the result of Continue reading The Sludge Report

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5 Common Questions About Automatic Heating Oil Delivery

What is automatic delivery and how does it work?

Automatic heating oil delivery is a service that we provide, which estimates your oil usage. This estimation is based off of several factors, such as your burner/home efficiency, past usage, tank size, and what are called “Degree Days”. Degree Days start at 65 degrees fahrenheit. This means that anytime the daily average temperature fall below 65 degrees, our computer starts factoring in your usage. Continue reading 5 Common Questions About Automatic Heating Oil Delivery

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Oil Burner Cleaning – Why Should I Clean My Burner?

If you have ever completed an oil burner cleaning before, you know how much buildup can develop on the inside. Better yet, if you have never cleaned a burner, then the title of this post would not likely appeal to you! So we are assuming that you have never cleaned a burner (especially after 5 years). Continue reading Oil Burner Cleaning – Why Should I Clean My Burner?

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Heating Oil – Myth vs. Fact (Infographic)

Is it true what they say about heating oil?

If you are not in the heating oil industry, it is easy to hear a lot of bogus information perpetuated as fact.  Therefore, many of these beliefs are from data that is outdated and no longer relevant, so it is important to know what’s true and what’s false. Continue reading Heating Oil – Myth vs. Fact (Infographic)

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Welcome to the Powers Energy Blog!

Hello and welcome to our blog!

In the future, we are going to be releasing some educational blog posts, which should provide you with valuable information about your energy consumption needs.  Our goal is to improve your understanding of the various aspects that can cost you money on heating and increase your risk of being without heat in the dead of winter.

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