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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How to Properly Size a Heating System

February 19, 2018

We’ve all heard the phrase bigger is better, but it isn’t always true with heating equipment. An oversized heating system may keep your home warm but it won’t necessarily make it comfortable, as it’s more prone to temperature swings. It’ll blast out heat and provide too much too quickly, shut off, then cycle back on […]

Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing this Winter

February 8, 2018

In a nightmare scenario, a burst pipe can lead to a virtual waterfall cascading down the stairs and icicles forming on the windows. While not every burst pipe will create such a spectacle, even an “ordinary” burst pipe can cost thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars to clean up and fix. The key […]

All You Need to Know About Nozzles

January 22, 2018

Although small, the nozzle is the heart of the heating system. Without it, your heating system wouldn’t be able to generate warm, comfortable heat. The nozzle breaks up heating oil into tiny droplets to allow for combustion, and delivers the heating oil to the combustion chamber in specific patterns that allow for efficient heating.   […]

Fsi Oil and Propane, an Environmental Partner to the Neighborhoods We Serve

January 10, 2018

At Fsi Oil and Propane, we make the communities we serve cleaner and greener for today and future generations. One of the ways we do it is by delivering propane to our customers throughout Massachusetts and northern Connecticut. Recently, Fsi Oil and Propane President Steve Chase spoke with WWLP about why propane is the most […]

The Effects of Draft on Your Burner

December 10, 2017

To operate as intended, oil burners need steady draft. In the heating industry, the term “draft” is used to describe a current of air in an enclosed space created by a pressure disparity. In other words, it’s a force that pulls or sucks exhaust gases out of the heating unit and into the chimney.   […]

HVAC Technicians Wanted!

November 27, 2017

                          Are you an experienced HVAC technician? Are installations for oil, gas and A/C second nature to you? Are you licensed, have a clean driving record, and have good people skills? We want to talk to you! Fsi Oil and Propane is looking for a full time HVAC technician to […]

AFUE Things to Consider About the Efficiency of Your Heating Equipment

November 13, 2017

You may have seen the term “high-efficiency” used to describe a furnace or boiler, but how is efficiency actually measured? The answer is Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, or AFUE (pronounced “a-few”). AFUE is a measure of how efficiently heating equipment converts the energy in its fuel to heat over the span of a year. It’s […]

A Crash Course in Degree Days

October 19, 2017

Degree days are an important metric used in the energy industry. They compare the average outdoor temperatures recorded in specific locations to a standard temperature of 65°F (the temperature at which it is assumed that indoor heating and cooling won’t be necessary). The more extreme the temperatures outside, the higher the number of degree days, […]

Celebrating a Year of B5 Ultra Clean

October 3, 2017

In October 2016, Fsi Oil and Propane proudly made the switch to B5 Ultra Clean Fuel, a blend of 5 percent biodiesel, 95 percent Ultra-low Sulfur Heating Oil (ULSHO), and UltraGuard™ Advanced Fuel Treatment. Since then, we’ve delivered more than 150,000 gallons of pure biofuel to the Greater Springfield Area, resulting in a reduction in […]

Mass Save Saves the Day

September 19, 2017

The Mass Save® program plays a significant role in making Massachusetts the most energy-efficient state in the country. The program offers eligible homeowners, renters and landlords rebates and financing when they elect to upgrade to a higher-efficiency heating and cooling system.   The program blossomed after the Massachusetts state legislature passed The Green Communities Act […]