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Why should I sign up for automatic delivery?

Why Should I Sign up for Automatic Delivery?

March 30, 2020

Why mess with managing your heating oil deliveries or propane deliveries when you can have our experts do it for FREE? You read that right: there’s no catch or costs to automatic delivery from W.H. Riley & Son – just no-cost peace of mind. Here’s how it works: Our delivery and customer service teams use […]

Propane vs. electric water heaters: which are better?

Propane vs. Electric Water Heaters: Which Are 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 […]

Heating Oil Basics: Reading a Tank Gauge

March 17, 2020

If you don’t receive automatic heating oil deliveries from W.H. Riley & Son, one of the most important tasks you have is to monitor how much heating oil in your storage tank. To do that, you’ll need to know how to read your tank gauge – plus a few other things, as you’ll see in a […]

How does a flood affect my furnace?

How Does a Flood Affect My Furnace?

March 9, 2020

We’re no stranger to flooding here in southeastern Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island – and as some of us know all too well, a flood can have serious impact on the structure of our home and everything within its walls. One piece of equipment that can suffer during a flood is your home furnace. In some […]

What causes your furnace to rust?

My Furnace Is Rusty! 3 Problems And How To Solve Them.

February 25, 2020

A properly installed and maintained heating furnace should last more than a decade – but nothing lasts forever, and eventually your equipment will start to show signs that it will need to be replaced. One of those signs is rust, which can be a serious problem in a furnace – especially if the rust occurs in the […]

Winter isn’t over yet!

Winter Isn’t Over Yet! End Of Season Heating Maintenance.

February 17, 2020

The first days of spring 2020 are a little more than a month away, but as we New Englanders know better than most, winter can pay little mind to the calendar (remember that mid-March nor’easter a couple of years ago?). Even without the threat of severe weather, temperatures in our MA and RI service area […]

Choosing a diesel supplier

How Do I Choose a Diesel Supplier?

February 10, 2020

A steady flow of diesel fuel is key to the success of many businesses in southeastern Massachusetts – which means that a reliable supply of the fuel can mean the difference between success and struggle in today’s competitive marketplace. With so much on the line, you need a diesel supplier in MA that gets you […]

How safe is heating oil?

How Safe Is Heating Oil?

February 3, 2020

Heating oil has been keeping New Englanders warm for nearly a century – a testament to the effectiveness of this Btu King. But how does heating oil stack up when it comes to safety? As it turns out, heating oil is probably your best bet in that regard, too. Heating oil safety starts with the properties […]

What happens if your furnace is installed incorrectly

What Can Happen If Your Furnace Is Installed Incorrectly?

January 27, 2020

Today’s home furnaces are more advanced than ever – a complex blend of electronic and mechanical elements that interact with an equally complex system of heating components throughout your home. For this reason – and several others – a heating system should always be installed by highly trained heating professionals. What can happen if your furnace […]

How is furnace efficiency measured?

How Is Furnace Efficiency Measured?

January 20, 2020

Shopping for home comfort equipment these days can be confusing, especially with all those acronyms to sift through – SEER, EER, and HSPF, to name a few. But when it comes to shopping for a new furnace, one acronym is particularly important: AFUE. AFUE – or Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency – tells you what percentage of the […]