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Choosing A New Heating Oil Supplier

November 17, 2020

Here Are 5 Factors To Consider In Making Your Choice When it comes to choosing a company to supply your heating oil, it’s probably tempting to look for the best price and call it a day. We get it – it’s not easy to own and heat a home in New England these days. But […]

Leave Furnace Repairs To The Pros

November 9, 2020

If you are handy with tools and into do-it-yourself projects, it could be tempting to try taking on the repair of your oil- or propane-fired furnace yourself. As experts with thousands of furnace installations and furnace maintenance visits under our belts, we urge you to avoid that mistake. Today’s sophisticated, computer-driven furnaces are high-efficiency wonders, […]

Do I really need a boiler tune-up every year?

Do I Really Need A Boiler Tune-up Every Year?

November 2, 2020

It’s early November and we’ve already had our first taste of snow here in New England –before you know it you’ll be running your heating system nearly 24/7 to stay comfortable at home. But before you put your boiler through that test, make sure you have it serviced by a professional. What happens during a […]

Automatic vs. will call fuel delivery: which is better?

Automatic Vs. Will Call Fuel Delivery: Which Is Better?

October 20, 2020

When it comes to having your fuel delivered from W.H. Riley & Son, you have two choices: automatic delivery and “will call.” Which is better? It’s mostly a matter of preference, although we think automatic delivery holds some significant advantages when it comes to managing your propane or heating oil supply for the winter. Let’s […]

Is it time to upgrade my furnace?

Upgrading My Furnace: How Do I Know It’s Time?

October 15, 2020

A properly installed oil– or propane-fired furnace could last a decade or more if it’s maintained properly by a heating professional. But eventually, even well cared-for heating equipment will eventually break down – and if you wait too long to replace it, you may find yourself with a money pit on your hands. The big […]

What’s the difference between a boiler and a furnace?

Boilers And Furnaces: What’s The Difference?

October 5, 2020

If you ask many people how their home is heated, they will usually say they have a furnace. But that’s not necessarily true: If your home has radiators or baseboard heating (or even radiant floor heating), you have a boiler. What are some of the differences between the two? Let’s take a look. Boilers A […]

Tips to get your system ready for heating season

Get Your Heating System Ready For Cold Season

September 28, 2020

As we welcome fall 2020 here in northern RI and southeastern Massachusetts, our thoughts turn from staying cool to keeping warm. The key to that transition, of course, is your home heating system. After sitting idle for several months, your furnace or boiler will need a little TLC before being pressed into heavy service for […]

Extend your summer with propane outdoor living appliances

Propane Outdoor Living Appliances: Extend Your Summer

September 21, 2020

It’s been a summer to remember this year, with most of us home more than usual and turning to our home and outdoor space for peace and sanctuary. The question is how do we stretch our summer and delay our four-walled retreat for the fall and winter? The answer is with the help of propane […]

How propane can save money for my business?

How Can Propane Save Money For My Business?

September 14, 2020

If you read this blog in the past, you probably already know that we’re big fans of propane – one of the most versatile ways to power equipment for your home or business. But propane’s versatility wouldn’t matter much if it didn’t also do its job really well. Propane burns hot, and it burns clean – […]

Our Easy Pay plan: A certain option for uncertain times

Our Easy Pay Plan: A Certain Option For Uncertain Times

September 7, 2020

A little predictability can go a long way these days – especially when it comes to money. One way to get at least some predictability back in our lives is to sign up for the convenient and FREE Easy Pay plan service from W.H. Riley & Son. Manageable monthly bills with no service fee If […]