R.F. Ohl Fuel & Energy Articles

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What Size Oil Tank Do I Need?

March 6, 2023

If your home uses fuel oil, you need to think about your heating oil tank size when it comes time for your tank’s replacement. The tank capacity will depend on your home’s size and several other factors. This article discusses what you should consider when choosing the heating oil tank size for your home.

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Best Ways To Maintain Your Hydronic Heating System

June 8, 2022

A hydronic heating system, like a vehicle, needs to be properly maintained and serviced to operate as expected. The good news is that homeowners armed with the proper information can do much to help with their hydronic heating system’s upkeep. This article discusses the best approaches to maintaining a hydronic hot water system.

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What To Look For In A New Oil Boiler For Your Home

May 20, 2022

Boilers are built to last, but they will eventually come to an end. Repairs might not be the most economical option. As a result, you will need to install a new oil boiler. This article discusses all you need to know on what to look for in a new boiler.

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What Is The Best Temperature To Set Your Heating Oil Boiler At?

April 24, 2022

It can be a challenge to find out the best temperature that will work best for your central heating oil boiler. Exterior temperatures fluctuate all the time, and everyone has varying heating needs. Therefore, your boiler settings may significantly differ from the next person. Read more to learn the recommendations for efficient home heating.

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How The Efficiency Of New Oil Heating Systems Increase Comfort & Decrease Fuel Use

March 24, 2022

Now is the perfect time to upgrade your oil heating system, given that newer heating oil systems are greatly outperforming older models. HVAC manufacturers are placing a strong focus on efficiency, resulting in some remarkable innovations. Keep reading to find out how these changes can be advantageous to you too.

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Wi-Fi Thermostats for Oil Heat

February 26, 2022

Fifty percent of the US households’ average energy consumption is their heating and cooling. Your oil heating system’s effectiveness and your home’s energy use can be significantly affected by the type of thermostat you have. Therefore, if you want to increase your oil boiler or furnace’s efficiency, think abling a Wi-Fi thermostat.

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What To Look For In An Oil Boiler Repair Company

January 23, 2022

The cost, complexity, and sensitivity of oil heating systems make DIY boiler repairs far too risky. It is also worth noting that any attempt to tinker with the heating system can void the warranty. You can even put your home in danger by working on the boiler without appropriate training. The quest to save money…

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What Is A Boiler Expansion Tank?

December 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?

November 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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Carbon Monoxide Safety Reminders For This Heating Season

May 1, 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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