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A Follow-Up Examination

Flaws in the U.S. Department of Energy’s standard annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating system are well documented. In fact, Oil & Energy recently dredged up from our archives a 2006 (!) article on the topic, which somewhat exhaustively breaks …
Flaws in the U.S. Department of Energy’s standard annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating system are well documented. In fact, Oil & Energy recently dredged up from our… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/follow-examination/

NORA Opens Facility With OHCC and NYOHA

The National Oilheat Research Alliance, in partnership with the Oil Heat Comfort Corp. and the New York Oil Heating Association, recently opened the new Research and Education Center in Plainview, NY. Dr. Thomas Butcher, who has performed much of the Oilh…
The National Oilheat Research Alliance, in partnership with the Oil Heat Comfort Corp. and the New York Oil Heating Association, recently opened the new Research and Education… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nora-opens-facility-ohcc-and-nyoha/

Entice Customers With Reduced Monthly Payments

Cap budget programs foster stability and take focus off price
Cap budget programs foster stability and take focus off price As of this writing, the forward curve for next heating season is trading at $1.90 per gallon. That’s more than a… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/entice-customers-reduced-monthly-payments/

Working the Margins

Hedging experts offer advice on managing multiple uncertainties regarding price, weather and a patchwork of sulfur specifications
Hedging experts offer advice on managing multiple uncertainties regarding price, weather and a patchwork of sulfur specifications Each heating season brings its share of… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/working-margins/

Dr. Philip Verleger Will Deliver NEFI Expo Keynote

Author Dr. Philip K. Verleger Jr., a leading authority on energy economics, will deliver a keynote address at the 2015 NEFI Energy Expo. Verleger has served in two presidential administrations and operates an independent consulting firm, PKVerleger LLC.
Author Dr. Philip K. Verleger Jr., a leading authority on energy economics, will deliver a keynote address at the 2015 NEFI Energy Expo. Verleger has served in two presidential… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/dr-philip-verleger-will-deliver-nefi-expo-keynote/

Striking the Right Balance

Low-temperature in-floor hydronic systems have gained a higher profile, if not a higher market share, in North America over the years. There are champions and detractors; good systems and horrible systems. Every aspect of the house and the system has to b…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/striking-right-balance/

Merrimack Valley Disaster Death Toll Rises

After a chimney fell on 18-year-old Leonel Rondon during the September 13 natural gas explosions, his death made national headlines. Speaking from the Rondon family’s home the next day, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker called the tragedy “about as imm…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/merrimack-valley-disaster-death-toll-rises/

NORA Delivers FSA Calculator 2.0

The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) has released the new version of its Fuel Savings Analysis Calculator, which uses test data on oil-fired boilers to demonstrate the value of equipment upgrades with consumer-friendly metrics.
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nora-delivers-fsa-calculator-20/

Tesla Enters Home Energy Storage Market

New battery systems store juice from solar panels for use later Tesla, the creator of the luxury electric cars with eye-popping acceleration, is moving into the home energy sector with a line of large, rechargeable batteries that could make residential s…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tesla-enters-home-energy-storage-market/

Furnace Makers Offer New Products, Personal Attention

Thermo Products, LLC, a manufacturer of warm air heating and air conditioning products, has developed a 95 percent AFUE oil condensing furnace that is Energy Star® qualified. “This is a testament to our commitment to bringing you the best products in the …
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/furnace-makers-offer-new-products-personal-attention/

NTSB Demands Audit of FMCSA

Schadenfruede. That’s not a typo — it’s a (long) German word that means taking pleasure at the misfortune of others. There are going to be plenty of motor carriers feeling that way this month, as the National Transportation Safety Board has laid a broadsi…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ntsb-demands-audit-fmcsa/

High-Tech Heating Made Simple

Some of today’s heating systems are very similar to those installed generations ago. Others show advancements in areas like controls, efficiency, reliability, performance and diagnostics. However, those advancements don’t always mean complexity; some repr…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/high-tech-heating-made-simple/

Picking the Brains of Smart Thermostats

Right now, in homes and businesses all across the country, thermostats are thinking for themselves. They’re not merely following pre-set schedules to switch on and off at certain times of the day; they’re constantly sensing conditions inside and outside o…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/picking-brains-smart-thermostats/

Passive Solar at Home

When you are designing a solar house in a cold climate, you need to address solar gain in three ways:
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/passive-solar-home/

Over-Pressure, Under-Pressure: Utilities Under Deliver

One of the many marketing points used by the natural gas industry to promote their product is that it is piped into the home, so it is always there when needed for heat, hot water, cooking, etc. As the argument goes, this is superior to a “delivered fuel”…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/over-pressure-under-pressure-utilities-under-deliver/

New England Electric Demand Will Be Flat

A recent report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) suggests that New England is on track to avoid significant increases in demand for generated electric power at least through 2030. Entitled Electricity Consumption and Peak…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-england-electric-demand-will-be-flat/

The Service Team Essentials

Service managers and trainers discuss skills and knowledge that every company needs
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/service-team-essentials/

ACEEE Again Names Mass. Most Efficient State

Massachusetts is the most energy efficient state in the nation for the third year in a row, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The top 10 states for energy efficiency, a…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/aceee-again-names-mass-most-efficient-state/

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