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Keep up to date on all the services, advice, and insight that Fuel Services has to offer the Greater Springfield, MA area concerning home heating oil, propane, and home comfort services, including heating and cooling systems, plumbing, and more. We strive to keep you informed and safe all year. These articles will help keep you and your family ahead of the energy industry curve.

 
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Summer Activity Check List

Summer is flying by! Here are some summer fun activities to cross off your list before Labor Day! Catch a flick at a drive-in:  Catch the latest films on a large screen, outdoors!  Be sure to take a trip to Mansfield Drive-In, located in Mansfield Center, CT or Medon Twin Drive-In is in Medon, MA.  […]

A/C Made EZ

You crank up your AC on those hot New England days, but do you really know where that refreshing cool air comes from? Let’s take a look…   The key components of an air conditioner (and your refrigerator, by the way) are as follows: 1) the evaporator, 2) the compressor; 3) the condenser; and 4) […]

HVAC VS Millennials: the Changing of Business for Millennials

“Millennials are transforming the companies they work for and the merchants they do business with, and they will be shaping the marketplace for decades to come” – MarketingProfs. They are dominating the consumer market more than ever, so it is extremely important for us (and any business) to be millennial-friendly business So, what is it […]

Standards for Proper AC Sizing

It’s a misconception that all it takes to make a home efficient and environmentally friendly is to replace an old air conditioner with a newer model. Without properly sizing an air conditioner to the living space, the system could consume 30 to 40 percent more energy than it would if the equipment was properly sized, […]

The (Propane) Connection Between Your Home and Grill

The summer calls for grilling with propane, the fuel of choice for many barbecue enthusiasts. That could be because propane heats up quickly, with a flame that burns at 2,500 BTU per cubic feet, as compared to natural gas, which burns at just 1,000 BTU per cubic feet. If you have a propane storage tank […]

Advantages of Ductless Mini-Split Units

Ductless, mini-split-system heat pumps (mini splits) have many advantages over traditional or window unit air conditioners and heating systems. Advantages Mini-splits are retrofit add-ons to houses with “non-ducted” heating systems, such as hot water heat, radiant panels, and space heaters. They can also be a good choice for room additions where extending or installing distribution […]

Fun Local Events in July

Summer in New England means there is always something fun to do outdoors! Check out these great events in July and enjoy those long summer days! Forest Park Concert July 2: The United States Army Field Band will perform on the ballfield in Forest Park at 2:30 p.m. The outdoor concert is open to the […]

4 Ways to Keep Your Home Cooler on Hot Days

With the rainy spring almost behind us, many people enjoy this mid-season break from heating costs. However, cooling season is just as important, especially on those scorching 90 degree days (and many more to come!) Many people’s first instinct when they come home to a hot, stuffy house is to open the windows. However, if […]

Here’s Why You Should Recharge Your A/C Unit NOW

A/C Charging is About to Change Within the next three years, the most common type of refrigerant used in residential and commercial air conditioners (R-22) will be phased out. What does this mean for you and what are the options? How will this affect the cost of repairs to your HVAC system? Do you need to […]

Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum Opens June 3rd

One of our area’s claims to fame is being the home of Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. The iconic children’s author has not only entertained generations, but also inspired many with a love of reading and art. The new ‘Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum’ will officially open on Saturday, June 3rd at the Springfield […]