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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Need for Speed

June 18, 2018

Have you ever wondered what the difference was between single stage compressors and variable speed compressors? Where do two stage compressors fit in? It can all be very overwhelming, but with the right amount of knowledge you’ll be able to make the right decision when it comes to purchasing a new high-efficiency air conditioning system […]

Combustion Efficiency Tests: A Deeper Dive

June 3, 2018

Technicians perform combustion efficiency tests as part of routine heating system maintenance to measure how well the system converts fuel into heat. These tests help inform the technician whether they’ve set up the burner right. Further, they boost system efficiency, which helps customers lower their energy costs.   To completely burn fuel, a certain amount […]

How Thermostats Work

May 23, 2018

If someone were to ask you what a thermostat does, you might look at them quizzically as if to say, why would you ask me a question with such an obvious answer? Their basic purpose is simple, of course – to keep the temperature where we want it! But answering how they work might not […]

How an Oil Burner Ignition System Works and How to Maintain It

May 11, 2018

The oil burner in your furnace or boiler is essential to its function. Its purpose is to ignite the oil, so it’s important to familiarize yourself with it. Here’s what you need to know:   Main Components There are two primary components used for ignition systems – the ignition transformer and the solid state ignitor: […]

Steve Chase Reelected as the Massachusetts State Director for the National Propane Gas Association Board Of Directors

May 4, 2018

Stephen Chase, President & CEO of Fsi Oil and Propane, Inc. was recently reelected as the Massachusetts State Director for the National Propane Gas Association Board Of Directors through 2020. The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) is the national trade association representing the U.S. propane industry. Our membership includes small businesses and large corporations engaged […]

Why You Should Choose Propane

April 12, 2018

There are many options available to homeowners when it comes to heating their homes – so why should propane be your fuel of choice? Because propane gas offers more than just a way to heat your home! It’s efficient, safe and versatile.   So, why should you choose propane to heat your home?   For […]

Before You Turn on Your AC…

April 9, 2018

You need to know your air conditioning system will provide you relief from the heat, which is why you should consider the shape your AC system is in by taking these steps. This way, you can ensure that your AC system is ready to go the moment you need it.   Start Inside Your Home: […]

Fsi Oil and Propane Partners With Western Mass News and Lia Auto Group Surprise Squad For Deserving Woman

March 27, 2018

This week, we were honored and excited to be a part of surprising a local woman with heat for her home. After defeating cancer, she has had problems paying for necessities like heat for her home and family. Working four jobs, she always seem to have time to help others. She’s simply amazing. Partnering with […]

What Does it Mean to Bleed a Furnace?

March 26, 2018

What Does it Mean to Bleed a Furnace?   You may or may not have heard the term before, but either way it’s a term that all heating oil dealers are familiar with. Bleeding a furnace is done in order to remove air from the fuel lines in the event that the furnace runs out […]

How Many Tankless Water Heaters Does Your Home Need?

March 14, 2018

These days everyone is looking into tankless water heaters. That’s because they’re more energy efficient than conventional reservoir water heaters and provide virtually endless hot water on demand, when and where it is needed. There is a caveat that comes with tankless water heaters, however. While a reservoir water heater can provide hot water to […]