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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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What Is an Anode Rod?

October 14, 2019

Your storage-type water heater may look like a big tin can sitting in your basement, but looks can be deceiving: in truth, a surprising amount of thought goes into making that water heater – especially when it comes to keeping your tank from rotting away. You see, conditions inside your tank are ideal for corrosion: steel […]

How Do You Know If You Have a Propane Leak?

October 7, 2019

Propane gas is an amazingly safe, effective and efficient fuel for your furnace, boiler, or other home comfort equipment. But it is an energy source – and like any energy source, you need to know how to handle it, and how to respond if you have a propane emergency. The two most important things to know […]

Why Is the Heat Not Coming On?

September 30, 2019

Despite summer’s last hurrah, we all know that cool days and evenings are coming to Western Massachusetts, and with them will come an increasing reliance on your heating equipment to keep your family safe and warm. But what happens if your furnace or boiler lets you down? The most important thing if you get no […]

What Is a Propane Gas Log Set?

September 23, 2019

If you love your wood-burning fireplace but don’t use it as often as you’d like to because it’s just too much work to set up and clean up, we’ve might just have a perfect, hassle-free solution for you: a propane gas log set. Designed to fit right inside your existing mantle, propane log sets offer […]

Three Ways to Prepare for Heating Season

September 16, 2019

If we asked you to name things you’re looking for more of in today’s fast-paced world, nothing in moderation world, saving money and simplifying your life would probably be at or near the top of that list. Well, we have good news for you: our convenient services can help you do both of those things. […]

What Is Automatic Oil or Propane Delivery?

September 9, 2019

Let’s face it: if you’re a Massachusetts homeowner, you’ve probably got a lot on your plate – especially during heating season, when school activities, work, and the holidays can be so demanding of your time and attention. During these busy times, the last thing you want to be thinking about is managing your heating oil […]

What Does a Water Softening System Do?

August 26, 2019

Have you ever noticed annoying water spots on your silverware or glassware after washing it – or had trouble getting a lather from your soap or shampoo? Simple indications like this could mean your home water is “hard” – meaning that it contains calcium, magnesium, and other minerals. These minerals can cause issues in your […]

What Can Propane Be Used for in Your Home?

August 19, 2019

As sources of home energy go, propane is about as efficient, safe, and eco-friendly as they come – owing mostly to the fact that chemically-simple propane burns hotter and cleaner than just about any other fuel. But what really sets propane apart from the crowd is its versatility – in fact, when it comes to […]

Air Conditioning Tips of End-Of-Summer Shutdown

August 12, 2019

Despite a last minute rally by summer, the air conditioning days of 2019 appear to be behind us here in Massachusetts, which means that you’ll soon be putting your cooling system to bed for the season. Before you do, here are five end-of-summer A/C tasks we suggest you tackle in the coming weeks: Check your […]

How Can I Tell If My Toilet Is Leaking?

August 5, 2019

Did you know that most home plumbing leaks are found in the toilet tank? Toilet leaks are usually caused by worn parts or improper alignment of the flushing mechanism – and they could be costing you hundreds of dollars in water usage over the course of a year. Toilet leak signs and symptoms Toilet leaks typically […]