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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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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 […]

Unplug That Electric Water Heater: Switch To Propane

March 15, 2021

Heating water accounts for just under 20 percent of the energy used in a typical American home, according to the U.S. Department of Energy – which means the type of water heater you choose can have a big impact on your household bottom line (not to mention your home’s resale value and carbon footprint). For these […]

How Long Will My Fuel Last Between Fill-ups?

March 8, 2021

One question we get a lot here at FSi is, “how long will the fuel in my tank last between fill-ups?” It’s not an easy question to answer, because there are a number of factors involved – some that we know with certainty and others that we do not. Some of the major contributors to […]

Fuel Run-outs: An Easy, No-Fee Solution

February 15, 2021

Running out of heating oil or propane during the winter in New England isn’t fun. Besides the obvious problem of having a dangerously cold house, you’re also courting more serious issues, including frozen water pipes, a long-term mold problem, or clogged fuel lines caused by the thickened oil at the bottom of your tank. If […]

How To Reduce Hot And Cold Zones In Your Home

February 8, 2021

Many New England homes, especially older ones, have problems with uneven heating – turn up the heat to take the edge off cold rooms and you end up with an upstairs that’s uncomfortably warm for sleeping, for example. While you could tolerate the problem, it’s obviously better to solve it – or at least mitigate it […]

Don’t Turn Your Thermostat TOO Low!

February 1, 2021

When money is tight, it could be tempting to turn your thermostat way down during the long winter months to save a few bucks, especially if you plan to leave your Massachusetts home for a winter getaway. Don’t do it! The truth is that setting your thermostat below 55°F could result in costly problems for […]