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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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Maintain your air conditioner for reliable cooling system performance

Reliable Cooling System Performance: Maintain Air Conditioning

March 30, 2020

With warm weather on the way to western Massachusetts and the coronavirus potentially keeping us home more than usual in the coming weeks and months, having a reliable cooling system comes critical to maintaining quality of life for your family. The best way to make sure that your central air conditioner or mini-split ductless cooling […]

Nip spring allergies in the bud with these three strategies

3 Indoor Air Tips: Nip Spring Allergies In The Bud!

March 23, 2020

Believe it or not, spring has arrived here in Western Massachusetts – and if you suffer from seasonal allergies or other respiratory problems, that means that sneezing, congestion, and other unpleasant symptoms can’t be far behind. This spring, don’t suffer – make a plan! Here are three ways to keep your springtime allergies under control in […]

Why consider a tankless water heater?

Why Should I Consider A Tankless Water Heater?

March 16, 2020

Why pay to heat water that you aren’t going to use – or pay to heat the same water twice? That’s the question that designers of water heaters started asking almost 100 years ago, and their answer gave birth to the first primitive tankless water heaters. Fast forward nearly a century and you’ll find the same […]

How does a propane tankless water heater work?

How Do Propane Tankless Water Heaters Work?

March 9, 2020

If we asked you to imagine a water heater in your mind’s eye, you would probably think of a big, bulky metal cylinder that takes up a big chunk of your basement. But what if that water heater could also be the size of a small suitcase and mounted to a wall, saving space while […]

MERV, MPR, and FPR: Cutting through the clutter of HVAC filter replacement acronyms

Filter Replacement Acronyms: MERV, MPR, and FPR: Cutting Through the Clutter of HVAC

February 17, 2020

If you own a forced air heating system (one with vents and a furnace rather than a boiler and baseboards), one of the most important maintenance tasks you have is to check your air filters often – at least once a month during heating and cooling seasons – and to change them when they’re dirty. […]

At what temperature should I set my water heater thermostat?

At What Temperature Should I Set My Water Heater Thermostat?

February 10, 2020

When it comes to saving energy at home, one of the first things that probably comes to mind is adjusting the thermostat settings of your home heating system. But what about the thermostat on your water heating system? The factory default setting on most water heaters sold today is 140 degrees, and sometimes more – […]

Is propane considered a “green” fuel?

Is Propane Considered a “Green” Fuel?

February 3, 2020

Looking for an easy way to shrink your personal carbon footprint? Switch your electric appliances to models powered by clean, green propane – a power-packed energy source recognized as a “low-polluting fuel” by the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act. This versatile green fuel will help shrink your home’s carbon footprint by: Cutting harmful emissions – Nearly […]

Make your life easier this heating season

Three Ways to Make Your Life Easier This Heating Season

January 20, 2020

Winter is in full swing here in Western Massachusetts, and although we’ve had a mild go of it so far in 2020, we all know that there will be a time when managing our heating oil or propane deliveries will become one more thing on our ever-growing to-do list. That’s why it’s important to take […]

Drinking clean water

What Are the Benefits of Installing a Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System?

January 13, 2020

Clean drinking water is critical to your health for so many reasons – but how can you make sure you’re getting the cleanest water possible from your taps and pitchers? The easiest and most effective way to do it might be to install a reverse osmosis drinking water system. 3 Benefits of Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water […]

New Year's resolution

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home Comfort in 2020

January 6, 2020

Can you believe it’s 2020? We can’t either! But ready or not, a new decade has dawned here in Massachusetts (and everywhere else) – which makes now the perfect time to talk about what you’re going to do to save money, make your life easier, and keep your family comfortable in the months (years? decades?) ahead. […]