R.F. Ohl Fuel & Energy Articles

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What Is A Boiler Expansion Tank?

November 23, 2021

Do you hear a loud noise every time you turn off the shower. Maybe an HVAC expert advised you that it’s time to replace your boiler expansion tank, but you don’t know what this tank is or what it’s for. This article discusses what you need to know about boiler expansion tanks.

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Gas Vs. Oil Furnaces: Which Is Best?

October 27, 2021

You may question which is the better choice – a natural gas or a heating oil furnace. It is not an easy question to answer. Both these fuels are used to heat our homes, but they are very different from one another. This article discusses the difference between gas and oil furnaces.

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How Much Heating Oil Will I Use A Day?

September 29, 2021

Having sufficient heating oil in your tank is essential during the winter. Therefore, it is also crucial that you know how much heating oil you use in a day to see if you have enough to last through the cold months. This article includes all you need to know to answer this common query.

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Above Ground Vs. Underground Oil Tanks: What To Consider

August 31, 2021

Heating oil is a popular fuel for domestic and commercial heating applications in the United States. As a matter of fact, from 2019 to 2020, fuel oil was used by more than five million U.S. homes as their primary heating fuel during the winter. This data was per the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). If…

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Is Oilheat Safe For Your Home?

July 27, 2021

In the northeast, millions of families rely on heating oil for generations, which has been proven to be a very stable and efficient means of heating during the coldest months of the year. When it comes to safety, home heating oil can also boast a really good track record. Keep reading to find out more.

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What Is #2 Heating Oil?

June 23, 2021

There are several kinds of heating oil, and each possesses unique characteristics and applications. Some of the common oils include diesel fuel, kerosene, and #1 heating oil. There is also the #2 heating oil, which is the most essential one for residential use. This article discusses the differences between heating oils.

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How Does Water Get Into An Oil Tank?

June 7, 2021

Water in your heating oil tank is something that all homeowners should be proactive in preventing. It can damage the tank and your heating system. In this article, we discuss how water gets into your oil tank, why this is a cause for concern, and how to prevent it in the first place.

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Carbon Monoxide Safety Reminders For This Heating Season

April 28, 2021

The winter season is just around the corner. Therefore, a safe and warm home is a must-have. A well-maintained heating unit is essential to achieve this. Although most heating systems are made highly durable, it does not mean they will stay that way forever. During fuel combustion, your heating system generates carbon monoxide (CO) as…

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Should My Furnace Smell Like Heating Oil?

February 23, 2021

If you use heating oil and smell an odor, you have to figure out quickly what the issue is. Heating oil does have a unique oil smell but with a proper containment system, this should not be a problem. If the issue continues, consult a technician from R. F. Ohl.

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What Is That Whistling Sound During An Oil Delivery?

January 26, 2021

Filling your oil tank can seem like a daunting task, especially if you are a new heating oil consumer. When you have a reliable oil delivery company on your side, you can rest easy knowing that they will handle the delivery well and even guide you through it carefully. The process is a quick and…

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Why You Should Schedule An Oil Furnace Tune-Up Every Year

January 4, 2021

Annual oil furnace maintenance is essential to ensure that your heating system is in excellent working condition. A tune-up will ensure comfort and efficiency. Read on and find to learn more reasons it is essential to have your system inspected and maintained by a professional at least once a year.

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The Advantages Of Ultra-Low Sulfur Heating Oil

December 7, 2020

Those living in Pennsylvania who use oil as their fuel source can now enjoy the benefits of an ultra-low sulfur option in heating oil or ULSHO. This article will explore what ULSHO is, including what it is and how commercial and residential property owners can benefit from it.

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