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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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Now Hiring: Vice President of Plumbing

Summary Fuel Services, Inc. is searching for a Vice President of Plumbing to join our growing team. The proactive person will lead the plumbing division for residential and commercial FSI customers. Duties and Responsibilities Install, maintain and repair plumbing components, gas lines, water heaters and boilers. Train apprentice plumbers on all aspects of the plumbing […]

Fuel Services Has an Eye for HVAC Design

One of the most important aspects of HVAC system installations is the design of the system itself – more specifically, the ductwork that carries the warm or cool air throughout your home needs to be sized correctly in order to operate efficiently and optimally. The industry standard for sizing ducts is called Manual D, a […]

How Water Heater Efficiency is Measured

You may know that, generally speaking, the more efficient your water heater, the lower your water heating bills. But do you know how water heater efficiency is measured? One method is Energy Factor (EF). This metric measures efficiency by taking into account how much hot water is produced per unit of fuel consumed in a […]

Need for Speed

Have you ever wondered what the difference was between single stage compressors and variable speed compressors? Where do two stage compressors fit in? It can all be very overwhelming, but with the right amount of knowledge you’ll be able to make the right decision when it comes to purchasing a new high-efficiency air conditioning system […]

Combustion Efficiency Tests: A Deeper Dive

Technicians perform combustion efficiency tests as part of routine heating system maintenance to measure how well the system converts fuel into heat. These tests help inform the technician whether they’ve set up the burner right. Further, they boost system efficiency, which helps customers lower their energy costs.   To completely burn fuel, a certain amount […]

How Thermostats Work

If someone were to ask you what a thermostat does, you might look at them quizzically as if to say, why would you ask me a question with such an obvious answer? Their basic purpose is simple, of course – to keep the temperature where we want it! But answering how they work might not […]

How an Oil Burner Ignition System Works and How to Maintain It

The oil burner in your furnace or boiler is essential to its function. Its purpose is to ignite the oil, so it’s important to familiarize yourself with it. Here’s what you need to know:   Main Components There are two primary components used for ignition systems – the ignition transformer and the solid state ignitor: […]

Steve Chase Reelected as the Massachusetts State Director for the National Propane Gas Association Board Of Directors

Stephen Chase, President & CEO of Fuel Services, Inc. was recently reelected as the Massachusetts State Director for the National Propane Gas Association Board Of Directors through 2020. The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) is the national trade association representing the U.S. propane industry. Our membership includes small businesses and large corporations engaged in the […]

Why You Should Choose Propane

There are many options available to homeowners when it comes to heating their homes – so why should propane be your fuel of choice? Because propane gas offers more than just a way to heat your home! It’s efficient, safe and versatile.   So, why should you choose propane to heat your home?   For […]

Before You Turn on Your AC…

You need to know your air conditioning system will provide you relief from the heat, which is why you should consider the shape your AC system is in by taking these steps. This way, you can ensure that your AC system is ready to go the moment you need it.   Start Inside Your Home: […]