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Gas logs

Gas Logs Are Better Than Firewood: Five Reasons Why

October 28, 2019

Most of us love the warm glow of a fireplace – but not the effort to make, monitor, and clean up from a wood fire. As a result, they often skip their relaxing hearthside evening and do something much less interesting. But what if you could enjoy the glow of a wood fire without those […]

Eco-friendly ULSHO

What Does ULSHO Stand For? Why Does It Matter To Me?

October 21, 2019

One of the most important ways to reduce our impact on the environment is to make smart, conscientious choices about the way we heat our homes; the good news is that when you become a W.H. Riley & Son heating oil customer, you will be doing just that. That’s because every gallon of Bioheat® heating […]

Heating oil supplier

How To Pick A Heating Oil Supplier For Your Home

October 14, 2019

If you’re in the market for a new heating oil supplier, it can be tempting to shop for one based purely on their per-gallon price of oil. We understand why: owning and operating a home in southeastern Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island these days isn’t cheap. Unfortunately, when it comes to shopping for home energy […]

Tankless water heater

Why Choose A Propane Tankless Water Heater?

October 7, 2019

You’ve probably gotten used to that big metal hot water tank sitting in your basement, and the occasional cold shower you have to endure after your teen takes 20 minutes with hers. But you don’t have to: instead, you can upgrade to a propane tankless water heater. Unlike a conventional water heater, which heats and […]

Last-minute heating repairs

Last-Minute Heating System Repairs Before The Cold Weather

September 30, 2019

We haven’t had that first real cold snap yet in southeastern Massachusetts or northern Rhode Island – just some seasonably cool evenings. But as we know all too well here in New England, the cold will eventually come – and when it does, we know to expect a barrage of phone calls from people requesting heating […]

Is Propane a Good Heating Choice for Your North Attleboro Home?

September 23, 2019

When it comes to heating your home, there are many energy options to choose from – heating oil, natural gas, and electricity, to name a few. But in many ways, one option stands above the rest when you consider all the facts: clean, green propane gas. Propane gas beats the rest when it comes to […]


July 25, 2019

We have a long tradition of service to local families. Since our founding in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, in 1873, W.H. Riley & Son has taken a customer-first approach to serving our many friends and neighbors––and now is no exception. Our brand-new blog and website are designed with you in mind. They help us deliver more information […]

Cold Temperatures Are Looming

July 2, 2019

The weather may be warm now but you know cold temperatures are looming. Here are some tips from the experienced technicians at W.H. Riley & Son to help you get through the winter: Have your heating system inspected and tuned up by the trained technicians at W.H. Riley. Many heating issues go undetected, so having […]

It Won’t Be Long Now!

July 2, 2019

It’s hard to believe now, with the weather so warm. But it won’t be long before you’re going need heat. And when you do, you want your heating system to operate – and operate efficiently. That’s why now is the best time to schedule a tune-up, before the autumn chill arrives. Tune-ups (sometimes called “system […]

Plumbing Service

Plumbing Service

July 2, 2019

When William H. Riley and his son Elmer launched W.H. Riley & Son nearly 150 years ago, the focus was on heating homes in Southeastern Massachusetts. In those days, it was with coal and wood. Over the years, however, W.H. Riley also provided other services, including construction and hauling materials. Today, keeping your home warm […]