The Power of Connection

December 4, 2012

Many of you have been going through hell in the mid-Atlantic and lower New England states because of the impact of Superstorm Sandy. You’ve had no gas to run your service trucks, no fueloil to …

Today's Heating Oil is Fine with Me

The final question of a recent Bioheat® fuel dealer survey funded by the National Biodiesel Board asked heating oil fuel dealers, “Everything being equal, would you prefer Bioheat fuel as your home heating oil product, …

Oilheating Industry responds to SuperStorm Sandy

November 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy hit the core of the oilheating market and many oilheating homes were destroyed or damaged. Additionally, many companies have also sustained damage and while working on their own recovery, are trying to restore …

Oilheat appliance flood safety checklist

November 9, 2012

The National Oilheat Research Alliance, with contribution of R.W.Beckett Corp. has released a safety checklist for service technicians who are servicing flood damaged oilheat systems. The checklist can be found here.

Insufficient Hot Water

November 6, 2012

Last month I wrote of how important water pressure checks are in our diagnostic troubleshooting procedures. By now, as you are reading this, nature has again provided us with more work, for this time of …

Want Green? Want an Energy-Efficient system?

November 1, 2012

We have all heard the comment, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.” This comment can also apply to Large Mass (Oil or Gas) Boilers that are in workable condition and still have …

“The Gas Side”

I am sorry to report that conversions to gas continue to climb in many cases, just for the sake of cost of fuel. That, in my estimation and experience, is not the primary reason customers …

BNL brings back Oilheat Technical Workshop

Brookhaven National Laboratory, after a long hiatus, has brought back the popular Oilheat Technical Workshop. BNL has, for many years, conducted oilheat-related research projects at its Energy Conservation Group, which is located in the Oilheat …

Garbage in – Garbage out

That phrase, “Garbage in–Garbage out,” more commonly written as “GIGO”, always gets a laugh from first year computer students. Usually it refers to programming mistakes that yield answers that “can’t be right.” In actuality, the …

New Technologies

The oilheating industry is clearly not part of the tech boom, we have no new iPhone 5, no tablet, no video games streaming into living rooms; however, we are touched by the tech boom—it does …