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Why it’s important to keep fuel in your oil tank during the offseason

Why Is It Important To Keep Fuel In Your Oil Tank During The Offseason?

May 25, 2020

Scheduling a heating oil delivery might not seem like the most sensible thing to do as we head into June here in Rhode Island and Massachusetts – but if your tank is less than half full, it might just be the smartest thing you can do for your home heating system. You don’t want to be […]

Why do heating oil prices change so often?

Why Do Heating Oil Prices Change So Often?

May 18, 2020

As you may have noticed over the years, the price you pay for heating oil can change quite a bit from season to season – sometimes even from month to month. The question is, why does that happen? When it comes to heating oil prices, the reality is that there are a number of factors that […]

Do you actually own your propane tank?

Do You Actually Own Your Propane Tank?

May 12, 2020

If you have recently purchased a home that has a propane tank, but haven’t yet scheduled a propane delivery, you may be in for a surprise when you attempt to place your first order. Here’s why: If the propane tank on your property was leased (and not owned) by your home’s previous owners, that lease […]

Choosing an HVAC filter

How To Choose An HVAC Filter For Your Home

May 4, 2020

The quality of our indoor air has long been a topic of interest for families with asthma and other respiratory problems – but these coronavirus days, it’s become a top of mind for all of us. If you have a forced air heating system (one with vents and a furnace rather than baseboards or radiators and […]

Benefits of Mitsubishi mini-split systems

Mitsubishi Mini-Split Systems: How They Benefit Homes

April 27, 2020

Most people whose homes lack ductwork choose window air conditioners to take off the edge during the hot months. But there is an alternative to those loud, inefficient, light-stealing units: a ductless air conditioner. Also known as mini-split systems, these compact, quiet systems consist of two components that connect through a small pipe in an […]

Take care of your water heater this spring

Water Heater Care: An Important Spring Chore

April 20, 2020

With all the time we’re spending at home this spring, it’s more important than ever to keep home comfort systems working efficiently and reliably. That includes your water heater. If you have a storage-type water heater (one with a tank), one important maintenance task to consider while you’re sheltering in place is to drain your […]

Low carbon, 0 waste propane

How Is Propane Low Carbon, Zero Waste?

April 13, 2020

Think electrical power is the key to a low-carbon, eco-friendly future? Think again. A full 93 percent of the electricity generated in Rhode Island (and 67 percent of the electricity generated in Massachusetts) is produced by burning natural gas, which is 95% methane – a greenhouse gas with 84 times the global warming potential of carbon […]

Emergency heating and cooling service from W.H. Riley

Emergency Heating and Cooling Service From W.H. Riley

April 7, 2020

With temperatures transitioning and the coronavirus potentially keeping us indoors more than usual in the coming weeks, having a reliable heating and cooling system becomes crucial to maintaining our comfort at home. If your HVAC equipment is having trouble and you fear you may need to repair or replace it, don’t worry: W.H. Riley & […]

Why should I sign up for automatic delivery?

Automatic Delivery: Why Should I Sign up?

March 30, 2020

Why mess with managing your

Propane vs. electric water heaters: which are better?

Propane vs. Electric Water Heater: Which Is Better?

March 23, 2020

Most people think of propane gas only as a fuel for their grill or RV. But the truth is that propane is one of the most versatile and powerful sources of home energy around. Propane can power just about any home comfort appliance that runs on electricity – including your water heater – and usually do […]