What is a Combustion Efficiency Test?

Any time a technician services your heating equipment, they’ll perform what’s called a combustion efficiency test. Combustion efficiency tests measure how effectively your heating system is converting fuel into heat. These tests reveal to the technician if they’ve set up the burner correctly. They also help improve your system’s efficiency, which saves you money.   […]

Why Don’t I Have Enough Hot Water and What Can I Do to Fix It?

From showers and baths to laundry and dishwashing, you rely on your water heater year-round. But what if you don’t have enough hot water to take care of life’s necessities? Here are some potential reasons why you’re not getting enough hot water and what you can do about it.   Old Age Consider the age […]

Understanding Your Oil Burner Ignition System

  You depend on the burner in your furnace or boiler to get you through the harsh New England winter, so it’s a good idea to become familiar with how the ignition system works. That way you’ll know how to maintain and troubleshoot it … and when to contact us for assistance!   The ignition […]

A Deeper Dive into Your Thermostat

Our bodies are exceptionally good at regulating our personal temperatures. When it comes to regulating our home’s temperature, we call on the often unsung thermostat. We can picture them and understand their basic purpose, but what’s going on behind the scenes?   Basically, thermostats are mechanical or electronic switches that, as room temperature changes, automatically […]

Measuring Water Heater Efficiency and Estimating Operating Cost

Did you know that in addition to delivering discount heating oil, Pay Less For Oil also offers HVAC services? Pay Less For Oil is a subsidiary of Fuel Services, Western Massachusetts’ and Northern Connecticut’s leading full-service home comfort provider. As a Pay Less For Oil customer, you have access to an experienced team of technicians […]

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