Heating Oil and the Future in Wisconsin
The heating oil industry has played an important role in Wisconsin for a long time—and that’s expected to continue well into the future.
March 12, 2019
Heating Oil Rebates in Wisconsin
Is your heating system more than 25 years old? If it is, you may want to consider upgrading to a new oilheat system.
February 5, 2019
How Can I Prevent My Pipes from Freezing?
We all know it gets cold in Wisconsin, but the brutal cold wave we experienced in late January, has been described as an event we haven’t seen in decades. Milwaukee actually set a record—minus 21 degrees—that had stood since 1899.
December 18, 2018
No Heat? How to Troubleshoot Before Calling for Service
Hardy folks in Wisconsin are no strangers to dealing with brutally cold winters. Of course, when temperatures take a deep drop into the single digits, the number of no-heat situations soars because your heating system is working overtime to keep your home warm.
November 30, 2018
Don’t Forget to Check your Furnace Filter
A furnace should last 15 years or more – as long as if it is properly maintained. One sure way to help your system reach its life span and operate efficiently is to perform an easy, do-it-yourself maintenance task – changing or cleaning your furnace’s air filter as often as the manufacturer recommends.
October 30, 2018
Saving Money on Heat: Look at the Whole Picture
Many homeowners think that their heating system is the only thing to focus on when it comes to saving energy and money. While it’s true that your furnace or boiler is the most important part of your home’s heating energy output, it’s only part of the equation.
September 27, 2018
Save Money on Heat this Winter
Everyone wants to keep their heating costs as low as possible. But that can be a challenge during super-cold Wisconsin winters. The biggest savings will come from investing in a modern oil heating system that doesn’t waste a lot fuel.
August 29, 2018
What You Need to Know about Heating Oil for Your Furnace or Boiler—Part 2
In our previous post, we took a closer look at how heating oil is made and the improvements that have occurred over time. This time, we’ll put the focus on how it’s transported and priced, along with the commitment that oilheat dealers make to responsive service.
July 31, 2018
What You Need to Know about Heating Oil for Your Furnace or Boiler—Part 1
There is a lot of work involved long before heating oil reaches your fuel storage tank. To begin with, heating oil is refined from crude oil, a complex mix of hydrocarbons plus oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur.
June 30, 2018
How Long is Heating Oil Good for?
Since most products have a shelf life, it’s not surprising that some people wonder about the heating oil in their tank, especially when it sits unused during the warm months.