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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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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 […]

How To Prepare For Heating Oil Delivery Day

January 18, 2021

Our propane and heating oil teams are out every day, delivering fuel to keep families safe and warm throughout the winter – but on some days, especially during severe weather, we can really use your help. Please keep our crews safe and productive by making the following preparations in advance of our arrival on delivery day […]

Refer A Friend For A $100 Account Credit

January 11, 2021

Spread The Love! Are you happy with the service you’re getting from FSi? Why not refer a friend to us and get a $100 credit for your account? Here’s how the FSI Refer a Friend program works: For each qualified new customer you send our way, we will issue you a coupon worth $100* that […]

Switch To Propane Appliances: 6 Reasons

January 5, 2021

Did you know that just about any home comfort appliance that runs on electricity in your Massachusetts home can also run on propane gas – and that it will usually operate more effectively, efficiently, and with less environmental impact than its electric powered sibling? Consider These Propane Facts: When you take into account the full life […]

Routine Heating Maintenance: 5 Big Benefits

December 21, 2020

A home heating system is a major investment for any homeowner – and like any investment, it needs to be protected. The best way to do that is to have professional heating service performed on your equipment every year. Here are five important reasons to give your furnace or boiler the care it needs with […]

Can A Kerosene Heater Be Used Indoors?

December 14, 2020

Kerosene heaters can provide a potent source of heat – but they require special considerations when it comes to using them in your Massachusetts home or work space. Kerosene Heating Basics Don’t know much about kerosene heaters? Here are the basics. A kerosene heater operates much like a kerosene lamp you might use for camping: […]