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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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Home Water Filtration Systems Q&A

July 7, 2021

If you drink bottled water, or keep a filtered pitcher in your fridge, you might have at least considered installing a whole house filtration system in your home over the years. The question is, what stopped you? A whole-house water filtration system may sound expensive, but it may cost less than you think – especially […]

What Are The Benefits Of A Mini-Split Heat Pump?

June 21, 2021

You may have seen a ductless mini-split system in a local restaurant – those long cooling units, usually hung above a doorway or high on a wall. But did you know those ductless systems can also be used for home heating? A ductless mini-split heat pump is a great and efficient way to keep your […]

Bioheat®: The Fuel That’s Always Greener

June 14, 2021

Electricity is considered a “clean fuel” by many. But when you take a closer look, it isn’t exactly the “green miracle” people often make it out to be. Although the electric appliances (or heat pump) in your home don’t produce any emissions, the power plant that generates the electricity certainly does. In fact, in Massachusetts, […]

Enrollment For SmartPay Is Underway!

June 7, 2021

A little predictability can go a long way these days, especially when it comes to paying your monthly bills. The good news is you can get some of that predictability for FREE when you enroll in the SmartPay budget program from FSi. If you have been buying your heating oil or propane as a will-call […]

Should I Repair Or Replace My Heating System?

May 17, 2021

Having a reliable and efficient home heating system is really important here in western Massachusetts, where we rely on our furnace or boiler for almost two-thirds of the year. If your heating equipment is on its last legs and you fear you may need repair or replace it, don’t worry: FSi is here to help. […]

The Impact Of Bioheat® Fuel

May 14, 2021

Bioheat® is fast becoming one of the most in-demand alternative fuels in the U.S.A. But Bioheat is much more than simply another home energy source: from production to end use, it’s a fuel that has a big impact on lives across the nation and closer to home, including yours! Here are four key impacts of […]

Service Plans For A/C Maintenance

May 5, 2021

If you read this blog, you probably know that routine maintenance is the key to lower HVAC energy bills, and that about 80 percent of the most expensive home cooling repairs could be avoided simply by getting your equipment professionally serviced every year. But did you know that routine maintenance is included in our A/C […]

Propane Grilling: 7 Safety Reminders

April 20, 2021

National Barbecue Month is on our doorstep – but that doesn’t mean you can’t get cooking on your built-in propane grill right now! As you prepare for the outdoor entertainment season ahead, it’s smart to review some important safety reminders for your propane grill. Here are seven things to remember as you fire up for […]

Do You Need To Descale A Tankless Water Heater?

April 5, 2021

If you have a conventional water heater (one with a storage tank), one of the most important tasks you have is to periodically flush it so that mineral deposits (“scale”) won’t accumulate on its heat exchanger (scale reduces efficiency and shortens the lifespan of your equipment). The question is, do you need to flush a […]

My Furnace Smells Funny – What’s Wrong?

March 22, 2021

If you have your propane heating furnace maintained by professionals every year, chances are it will go about its job with minimal problems for most of its lifespan. But as it ages, your furnace can start to break down – and one of the warning signs you’ll encounter as it does are strange odors. What […]