R.F. Ohl Fuel & Energy Articles

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What Is A Double-Wall Heating Oil Tank?

May 1, 2023

Homeowners in the eastern portion of the United States commonly use heating oil as a way to heat their homes. It is stored in a tank on the property and pumped into the boiler or furnace to begin heat production. Consider getting a double-wall heating oil tank when you’re facing an oil tank replacement.

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10 Ways to Save Money on Heating Oil Costs

April 3, 2023

During winter, homeowners rely on oil-fired boilers and furnaces for relief from the cold. Turning off the heating system to save money is not an option. However, you can certainly lower your heating oil expenses in other ways. This article shares ten ways to accomplish this without compromising your home’s comfort and safety.

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How Does Oil Heating System Work?

January 4, 2023

Many homes use heating oil for heating because an oil-fired system offers clean and environment-safe operations. They also last twice as long compared to other fuel systems. Oil heating systems are highly efficient, cost-effective, and have impressive AFUE ratings. This article answers the question, “How does an oil heating system work?”.

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What Do Heating Oil Additives Do?

December 5, 2022

Consumers of fuel oil are interested in doing whatever it takes to keep their oil tanks in great condition. For example, as an oil-heat user, you may already be using heating oil additives or at least question their function and effectiveness. This article discusses what you need to know about fuel oil additives.

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Can I Put Diesel Fuel in My Home Heating Oil Tank?

October 5, 2022

The cold, unpredictable weather and staying safe means you don’t have the time to wait when you run out of heating oil. You will need a way to keep warm. For times such as these, diesel fuel may be the alternative you require. However, using diesel is not as simple as a fill-and-go.

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Oil Tank Condensation: What You Ought To Be Aware Of

October 3, 2022

Oil heating systems use oil tanks for fuel storage and security. This situation works well, but it is not perfect. Water can make its way inside the heating oil tank, which can cause oil tank condensation problems. This article discusses more on oil tank condensation and the best methods to prevent it.

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How to Read Your Heating Oil Tank Gauge

September 6, 2022

Reading the heating oil tank gauge should also be done regularly for will-call of C.O.D. oil deliveries. This task should be made into a habit so you know how much fuel remains in your oil tank. The information in this article will help you schedule heating oil deliveries on time.

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Home Heating Oil – The Top Tips For Summer

July 5, 2022

Even though winter may seem far away, the reality is that it comes faster than you think. The last thing you want to do is wait until the cold weather creeps in, to realize that your tank is empty. This article shares some useful summer heating oil tips any oil-heat user can follow.

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How Much Heating Oil Will I Use A Day?

October 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

September 1, 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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