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Make Your Home Greener This Spring And Summer!

May 3, 2021

Your HVAC equipment accounts for nearly half the energy your home uses during peak months, including most of the summer. The good news, if you’re a conscientious energy user, is that there are ways to chip away at that number. Whether it’s investing in super-efficient equipment, tweaking the way you use your thermostat, or just […]

Bioheat®: The Earth Day Heating Oil

April 20, 2021

The theme of 2021’s Earth Day is “Restore our Earth” – a noble aim, to be sure. The good news, if you’re a W.H. Riley & Son heating oil customer, is that you’re taking a step toward doing that every time you fill your heating oil tank. That’s because every gallon of heating oil you buy […]

Exploring Propane Uses For Your Home Or Business

April 12, 2021

If you think propane is only for your grill or RV, you’re missing out on one of the most versatile fuels around. Clean, green propane can be used to power just about any appliance in a residential or light commercial setting. It burns clean, is made in the USA, and can keep the BTUs coming […]

7 Cost-Effective Energy-Saving Tips For Spring

April 5, 2021

Believe it or not, spring 2021 is upon us – but that doesn’t mean your heating equipment is finished for the season, or that your heating bills will stop any time soon (since average temperatures in our service area can dip into the 50s well into June). But with a little planning and some simple changes […]

Why Indoor Air Quality Matter And How To Improve It

March 22, 2021

If you’re like the average person, you inhale about 15,000 quarts of air per day and spend nearly 90 percent of your time indoors. That’s important information to keep in mind, considering that indoor air can be five times more polluted than outside air. Why does this happen? Well, it starts with the fact that […]

Can I Use Kerosene To Heat My Home?

March 15, 2021

When it comes to heating your southeastern Massachusetts home, there are many fuel options – two of which are kerosene and heating oil. But can you use them interchangeably? Let’s take a look. Heating Oil There are many reasons why people have been turning to heating oil to keep their families safe and warm for more than […]

On The Fast Track To Electrification? Not So Fast…

March 8, 2021

A recent bill approved by the Massachusetts Legislature would drastically change the way families across the Bay State heat their homes, with the goal of eliminating fossil fuels to attain net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. While we here at W.H. Riley & Son recognize the need to combat climate change, the bill – first rejected […]

How To Keep More Warm Air Inside This Winter

February 15, 2021

Did you know that the average American home leaks an amount of air equal to a nearly four square-foot hole in an exterior wall through spaces around windows and doors, and through the walls in its attic and crawl spaces? That’s like leaving a window wide open! The good news is that you can reduce those […]

Help – My Furnace Won’t Stop Running!

February 8, 2021

Your furnace has a simple job to do: to heat air and distribute it throughout your home until your living space reaches the temperature you’ve set on your thermostat. But sometimes your furnace doesn’t know when to quit. If your furnace continuously runs even though the thermostat temperature has been reached – or if it […]

How Propane Hearths Benefit The Home

February 1, 2021

We all love the hypnotic, cozy glow of a home hearth. The problem, if you have a conventional wood burning fireplace, is how much time and energy it takes to get the fire going – not to mention getting it cleaned up afterward. But what if you could enjoy that same cozy experience with just the […]