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What Is Heating Oil?

Posted: October 24, 2022

It Starts with the Refinement of Crude Oil Heating oil comes from crude oil, which has to be refined to remove impurities. It’s then separated into different “fractions.” More refined fractions are used to produce such products as gasoline, kerosene, jet fuel, diesel fuel and No. 2 home heating oil, which is what you use […]

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Is It Normal for My Furnace to Smell?

Posted: September 29, 2022

Lack of Maintenance Can Lead to Odors If your furnace has been properly checked and maintained by a heating oil service professional on a regular basis, it will likely keep your home warm without any problems. But if you have ignored regular heating maintenance, your furnace will eventually give you warning signs of a coming problem. Those signs […]

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What Is Ethyl Levulinate?

Posted: August 23, 2022

It’s One of the Latest Breakthroughs in Biofuel Modern heating oil is already one of the most eco-friendly home comfort fuels around today. And thanks to the advent of Bioheat® fuel — a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil and biofuel made from organic and recycled ingredients —we’re moving toward a future of net-zero carbon […]

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Biofuel Is on the Curriculum in Blythewood, SC

Posted: July 29, 2022

Program Has Won Grants to Increase Production The school buses in Richland School District will be using organic biofuel in the near future. But this biofuel won’t come from an industrial facility. It’s coming from a science lab in Blythewood High School! Chemistry students at the school are learning how to process used cooking oil […]

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Energy Conservation Advice

Posted: June 27, 2022

5 Tips for Saving Money on Heating & Cooling With energy prices so high and inflation rates draining cash from our pockets every day, most people want to save money at home wherever they can. The good news is that there are actually many easy yet important energy conservation methods that can add up to […]

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All About Heating Oil Storage Tanks

Posted: April 21, 2022

How Long Tanks Last and How They Have Improved Some things get better with age, but that’s not true for heating oil storage tanks. Oil storage tanks can last for many years, but like all equipment in your home, they will eventually wear out. Specific life spans vary depending on the humidity, the thickness of […]

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Why Did the Price of Oil Go Up So Fast?

Posted: March 21, 2022

Understanding the Energy Markets and Price Fluctuations Global crude oil prices soared to their highest point in eight years after Russia invaded Ukraine in late February. As you probably know all too well by now, as the price of crude oil goes, so goes gasoline, heating oil and the many other products derived from it. […]

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Biofuel Made in South Carolina

Posted: February 21, 2022

Green Fuel for the Future Sees Local Growth Did you know the vegetable oil you cook your meals in today could become part of the home heating solution of tomorrow? It’s true! And a forward-thinking company in the Palmetto State is helping. Many South Carolina families toss their used cooking oil in the backyard. But […]

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Best Thermostat Settings for Winter

Posted: January 24, 2022

How Low Can You Go and How Much Can You Save? One common debate in households during this time of the year involves thermostat settings. How low can you go and how much can this save you on heat? With heating fuel prices at their highest levels in years, this is a debate worth having. […]

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What To Do If You Lose Your Heat

Posted: December 20, 2021

You May Get Your Heat Back by Yourself While there are many reasons your oil heating system will stop working, some problems happen more frequently. But if you know what to look for, you may be able to find the solution on your own. Problems with power If your heat stops working and you’ve made […]

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