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How To Troubleshoot 5 Common Furnace Problems

December 21, 2020

Every year a furnace ages, the likelihood of encountering a problem with it becomes greater (especially if you skip routine annual maintenance). Here are some of the more common heating problems you’re likely to encounter in the months ahead, and what to do to solve them: Frequent cycling – If you notice your furnace turning on […]

Please Keep Your Propane Tank Full And Accessible

December 14, 2020

Our crews work hard to provide safe and secure propane deliveries in southeastern MA – but when severe winter weather strikes, we need an assist from you. Smooth Propane Delivery Tips Please help our crew serve as many customers as possible during severe late fall and winter weather by taking these steps in advance of your […]

UV Light Filter Protection: Breathe Easier At Home

December 7, 2020

Under normal conditions, the air quality in your home is something you should always pay attention to, since indoor air can as much as five times more polluted than outdoor air. But during a pandemic, with all of us home much more than usual, indoor air quality becomes vitally important to your family’s health and […]

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 […]