Understanding Delta P in Hydronics…

March 1, 2013

In a hot water heating system, to provide heat, we need to move or circulate heated water from the boiler out to the radiation. Years ago, before circulators, the pipefitters used gravity to distribute this …

Post-Sandy Response is still “What to do? for many

February 1, 2013

It’s no secret that tropical storm Sandy caused extensive damage to thousands of homes and heating systems.However, “what to do” as a result of Sandy’s damage might as well have been a secret because many …

Staying Power

The lonely pickup sat for hours on a certain stretch of road on the southern shore of Long Island. Periodically, the silence was broken by the ringing of a cell phone or two. This was, …

The Real Fix

Hello again! I want to start with a note of thanks for the feedback I’ve received from past articles, and moreover to this publication for the opportunity to express some thoughts that have been rolling around my …

The cost of Improper Boiler Operation

With the cost of energy on everybody’s mind, it would be wise to provide your customer with a hot water heating system that operates efficiently. One area in particular that has gone on unnoticed is …

Connecticut Releases Final Comprehensive Energy Strategy

January 25, 2013

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the final version of his Comprehensive Energy Strategy earlier this week following months of public comment and debate over its hallmark feature: to increase availability of natural gas, according …

NYC gets greener; ICPA is now CEMA

January 9, 2013

NYC Gets Greener with Bioheat® Fuel to Advance Sustainability Bioheat says “Thanks” by awarding $30,000 to Charities that also “warm” NYC In December 2012, New York City launched its mandate for traditional home heating oil to be …

Q&A about SuperStorm Sandy Insurance Issues

Q. There have been a series of descriptions of Sandy, Hurricane, Superstorm, or Tropical Storm.  For insurance, does it matter what it is called.   Who will decide what it is called? The National Weather Service determines …

Always thinking, always planning

Though we still have another couple of months of winter ahead of us, in today’s “reality” there is no room for complacency for the owners or managers of heating oil companies. The notion of sitting …

A Steam System with a Problem?

Recently, steam systems with problems—for whatever reason—have been coming at me fast and furious. I have been receiving phone calls, emails and called to jobsites with steam systems that are experiencing all kinds of problems. …