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Keep up to date on all the services, advice and insight that FSi Oil and Propane has to offer the Greater Springfield, MA, area concerning home heating oil, propane and home comfort services, including heating and cooling systems, plumbing and more. We strive to keep you informed and safe all year. These articles will help keep you and your family ahead of the energy industry curve.

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MERV, MPR, and FPR: Cutting through the clutter of HVAC filter replacement acronyms

MERV, MPR, and FPR: Cutting Through the Clutter of HVAC Filter Replacement Acronyms

February 17, 2020

If you own a forced air heating system (one with vents and a furnace rather than a boiler and baseboards), one of the most important maintenance tasks you have is to check your air filters often – at least once a month during heating and cooling seasons – and to change them when they’re dirty. […]

At what temperature should I set my water heater thermostat?

At What Temperature Should I Set My Water Heater Thermostat?

February 10, 2020

When it comes to saving energy at home, one of the first things that probably comes to mind is adjusting the thermostat settings of your home heating system. But what about the thermostat on your water heating system? The factory default setting on most water heaters sold today is 140 degrees, and sometimes more – […]

Is propane considered a “green” fuel?

Is Propane Considered a “Green” Fuel?

February 3, 2020

Looking for an easy way to shrink your personal carbon footprint? Switch your electric appliances to models powered by clean, green propane – a power-packed energy source recognized as a “low-polluting fuel” by the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act. This versatile fuel will help shrink your home’s carbon footprint by: Cutting harmful emissions – Nearly two-thirds […]

Make your life easier this heating season

Three Ways to Make Your Life Easier This Heating Season

January 20, 2020

Winter is in full swing here in Western Massachusetts, and although we’ve had a mild go of it so far in 2020, we all know that there will be a time when managing our heating oil or propane deliveries will become one more thing on our ever-growing to-do list. That’s why it’s important to take […]

Drinking clean water

What Are the Benefits of Installing a Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System?

January 13, 2020

Clean drinking water is critical to your health for so many reasons – but how can you make sure you’re getting the cleanest water possible from your taps and pitchers? The easiest and most effective way to do it might be to install a reverse osmosis drinking water system. 3 Benefits of Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water […]

New Year's resolution

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home Comfort in 2020

January 6, 2020

Can you believe it’s 2020? We can’t either! But ready or not, a new decade has dawned here in Massachusetts (and everywhere else) – which makes now the perfect time to talk about what you’re going to do to save money, make your life easier, and keep your family comfortable in the months (years? decades?) ahead. […]

Take Care of Your Water Heater This Winter!

December 23, 2019

When you think of home comfort systems that labor to keep you comfortable during the winter months, your furnace or boiler probably jumps right to the top of your mental list. Well, don’t forget your water heater, either. Your water heater has to work overtime during winter to make sure that hot water is available […]

Get peace of mind – and a great value – with an FSi Service Plan

December 16, 2019

Annual maintenance is one of the most important investments you can make for your home heating system – not just because it keeps your equipment running at peak efficiency, but because it helps keep it running reliably throughout the frigid Massachusetts winter. One of the best ways to ensure you get that annual maintenance is by […]

How Do I Prevent Frozen Pipes?

December 9, 2019

Frozen water pipes in your home can be a problematic, or even disastrous, winter problem here in New England: a simple 1/8-inch crack in a pipe can release 250 gallons of water per day – about enough to fill about three average-sized bathtubs. That’s enough water to cause serious damage, both cosmetic and structural, to […]

Struggling to Pay Your Heating Bills in MA? Help Is Available…

December 2, 2019

Winter can be hard on families in New England, especially those that are struggling to make ends meet. The good news is that there is help available if you need temporary relief from the cost of your heating oil and propane deliveries – thanks to LIHEAP. Here are some common questions about LIHEAP services – if […]