FAQ

Q: What makes Yankee Fuel the fuel oil provider of choice? 

A: Reliable SERVICE!

 

Q: I plan on going away in the winter. What steps can I take to protect my home?

A: Below are some suggestions from our experience serve to provide piece of mind when you’re going to be away from home for an extended period of time. Remember, in the coldest part of the winter a house can freeze-up in a very short period of time. This applies whether you’re away for the weekend or the whole season.

Have your thermostat 10 degrees lower than normal (but not below 52º) to conserve energy.
Have a friend or family member check the house daily in cold weather.
Notify Lipsett who has a key and an alarm code to disarm in case of an emergency.
Notify police and ask if they offer home surveillance while you’re away.
Use timers on lights to give the house the appearance of being occupied.

 

Q: May I pay my bills with a credit card?

A: Yes, we accept Master Card, Visa and Discover. Call our office for details at 781-749-3741

 

Q: Should I have my chimney inspected?

A: Yes, particularly if you burn a lot of wood in your fireplace. The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) recommends a chimney be inspected annually and cleaned every other year. Spring and summer offer the best opportunity to have this done.

 

Q: How does Oil Heat efficiency compare to Natural Gas?

A: A properly maintained oil fired heating system is up to 15% more efficient than natural gas.

 

Q: Which fuel is more expensive, Natural Gas or Oil heat?

A: Oil heat has been consistently less expensive than natural gas and this has been the case for 12 of the past 15 years. Natural gas has been up to 30% more expensive.

 

Q: Which is Safer, Oil Heat or Natural Gas.

A: Oil heat is much more stable, and lacks the explosiveness of natural gas. The risk of an explosion from a gas leak is well documented. Additionally, the danger from carbon monoxide poisoning is far greater with natural gas than safe oil heat.

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