How Does a Furnace Work?
A Furnace Distributes Warm Air Through Your Home Today’s energy-efficient oil furnaces provide homeowners in Wisconsin with a great opportunity to increase their comfort while decreasing their energy usage. New furnaces can now heat a home using significantly less energy compared to older-generation equipment. Knowing more about how your furnace works will help you to […]
November 28, 2022
Boiler vs. Furnace
Boiler vs. Furnace What’s the Difference, Why It Matters Your heating oil system can either be a furnace or a boiler. Both of these heating units will keep you warm, but there is some information you should know that may come in handy if a problem arises. If it’s something minor, you may be able […]
October 24, 2022
What Is Heating Oil?
Where It Comes from and How It Keeps You Warm Heating oil comes from crude oil, which has to be refined to remove impurities. It’s then separated into different “fractions.” More refined, lighter fractions are used to produce such products as gasoline, kerosene, jet fuel, diesel fuel and No. 2 home heating oil, which is […]
September 30, 2022
How To Avoid Home Heating Mistakes
Don’t Compromise Safety for Savings When we come home, we expect to warm up quickly, especially for anyone who uses heating oil to heat their home. And why not? The flame in a heating oil system burns hundreds of degrees hotter than in other energy systems. But when temperatures plunge into the single digits and […]
August 15, 2022
New Study: Switching to 100% Biodiesel Saves Lives
Lower Cancer Risk, Fewer Premature Deaths Among Findings A new study has revealed that switching to 100% biodiesel could have a life-saving impact for community residents, with such benefits as decreased cancer risk, fewer premature deaths and reduced asthma attacks. The study, sponsored by the Clean Fuels Alliance America and supported by organizations like the […]
July 15, 2022
Why Is There Whistling During an Oil Delivery?
That’s Your Vent Alarm—and You Can Get a Rebate for Upgrading It! If your oil tank is located in your basement and you’re home when a driver makes his delivery, you’ll probably hear a whistling noise as your tank starts to fill up. But don’t worry. This is perfectly normal. Besides the tank itself, your […]
May 15, 2022
Should I Repair or Replace My Home Heating System?
Guidelines to Help You Decide Much like your car, regular preventive maintenance goes a long way in extending the lifespan of your heating oil equipment, whether it’s an oil furnace or oil boiler. But even the best-maintained heating equipment eventually wears out. You will then reach a point where repairs will cost more than they’re […]
April 15, 2022
Energy Saving Tips for Spring
Little Changes Can Add Up to Big Savings These days, everyone is scrambling to find ways to save money. With heating and cooling comprising about 60% of your total home energy expenses, it pays to examine ways you can conserve on your heat and air conditioning. There are actually many small yet important energy conservation […]
March 14, 2022
Why Did the Price of Oil Go Up So Fast?
Understanding the Energy Markets & Oil Price Fluctuations You already know that the price you pay for heating oil in Wisconsin can change from year to year. But it’s been a long time since we have seen such a dramatic rise in heating oil prices, which seemed to happen in a blink of an eye—although […]
February 14, 2022
Buses in Madison To Run On Biodiesel
Clean Fuels Alliance America Invests in Wisconsin Clean-burning, super-efficient biodiesel is hitting the roads in our state’s capital! The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board and Clean Fuels Alliance America (formerly known as the National Biodiesel Board), have invested funds to introduce 20 fleet service buses in Madison that will run on renewable biodiesel fuel. The buses […]