What are biofuels? Biofuels are fuels derived from biological materials. The use of biological material (biomass) as an energy source is not new. After all, wood is a biological material and campfires go back tens of thousands of years. The difference between biofuels and fossil fuels is that … [Read more...] about Biofuels – an evolving answer to our clean energy needs
Cooler temperatures are on the way and in some chilly spots, the leaves are already donning some bright colors. It may be hard to say goodbye to Summer and embrace readiness for Fall and Winter weather, but paying attention now could save you costly repairs and aggravation later, not to mention … [Read more...] about Time to get ready for the heating season!
Remember the story of the Ant and the Grasshopper? The Ant planned for winter and saved up for a comfortable and secure year ahead. The Grasshopper put everything off, and suffered dearly for his lack of planning and effort. Price Program customers have something in common with the Ant, for … [Read more...] about Price Programs help you Prepare
While there was snow in the yard this morning, it won’t be long before we turn to cooling our homes instead of heating them. With that in mind, here are some tips to manage your air conditioner for best efficiency. Each degree above 75°F that you set your air conditioner’s thermostat saves … [Read more...] about Keep Cool this Summer
Heat pumps are not a new technology. In fact, you have to travel back to 1852, when William Thomson established the 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics – a new branch of Physics. Thermodynamics studies heat and temperature, and their relationship with energy and matter. Naturally, he would … [Read more...] about Heat Pumps bring Efficiency and Value
NY State recommends homeowners inspect fuel storage annually. Safety Considerations For Oil Tanks When heating with oil, safe delivery and storage of that fuel is critical. Preventing spills and working with every customer to support that goal is something we have prioritized for a long time. … [Read more...] about Safe Storage of Liquid Fuels
Warmer winter and lower fuel prices could mean big savings! Good news! According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) which publishes energy statistics and analysis, your fuel bill for the 2019-20 heating season will likely be less than it was last winter. EIA predicts that … [Read more...] about Good news – and Much to be Thankful For
Some good advice for our fuel customers, and anyone facing this winter weather. With the New Year upon us, here are some thoughts and suggestions to get you through the cold of winter warmly and safely, with plenty of fuel in the tank. … [Read more...] about Baby, it’s cold outside!
Simplify your life, de-clutter your office, and help the planet! Here are some interesting statistics around paper, recycling and the environment. The United States uses approximately 68 million trees each year to produce paper and paper products. On average, a person in the United States … [Read more...] about Going paperless has many benefits!
Groundhog Day is often considered the half-way point of winter. According to folklore, if the weather is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on February 2, then spring will come early that year. If it is sunny, the groundhog will see its shadow and head back inside – and winter will … [Read more...] about Winter 2017: are we half-way through?
Save money and improve safety with this action plan Winterizing your home means extending the life of your fuel supply by insulating walls and attics, caulking and weather-stripping doors and windows, and installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic. Some insulation projects can be … [Read more...] about Winterize your Home
The price of Crude oil is again falling today. Stockpiles are said to be growing, OPEC has no control of the market, Russia is in a panic, and supply just keeps outstripping demand. This is very good news for our customers! Historically Fuel Oil (when adjusted for inflation) … [Read more...] about Oil Remains a Terrific Value
Last winter was one of the warmest in our history, so even if we have a normal heating season in the year ahead, it will be significantly colder than this last one. In fact, early forecasters are indicating a cold winter is ahead. Why? El Niño officially came to an end in early June, and experts are … [Read more...] about Winter is Coming. Really.
Basics Different types of energy are measured by different physical units: Barrels or gallons for petroleum (such as gasoline, diesel fuel, and jet fuel) Cubic feet for natural gas Tons for coal Kilowatt hours for electricity To compare different fuels, we need to convert the … [Read more...] about Energy Units Explained