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New Heating System Could Save Local YMCA Up to $10K Per Year

Energy Kinetics heat and hot water system is a win-win for local fuel dealer and YMCA
“In six months, we saved more than 1,700 gallons in fuel consumption,” says Janna Loureiro Wasel, Executive Director of the Piscataquis Regional YMCA in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-heating-system-could-save-local-ymca-10k-year/

Filling the Vacuum

In November 2018, Stepwise Data Research released its report on “The Economic Contribution of Maine’s Heating Fuel Industry: 2018.” The report, commissioned by the Maine Energy Marketers Association (MEMA), highlighted the important role that heating o…
Maine Technical Education Center helps mitigate the industry’s labor shortage   In November 2018, Stepwise Data Research released its report on “The Economic Contribution of… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/filling-vacuum/

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/

R.W. Beckett Corp. Introduces New Residential Oilheat Engineering Lab

On March 19, combustion product manufacturer R.W. Beckett Corp. officially launched its newly rebuilt, state-of-the-art residential oilheat engineering lab and interactive customer experience room. The newest of Beckett’s three labs inside its Northeast O…
On March 19, combustion product manufacturer R.W. Beckett Corp. officially launched its newly rebuilt, state-of-the-art residential oilheat engineering lab and interactive… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rw-beckett-corp-introduces-new-residential-oilheat-engineering-lab/

It’s What’s Inside that Counts

When it comes to today’s boilers, it’s a whole new world out there. Between condensing heat exchangers, high-tech displays, modulating burners, and changes to circulator sizing and pipe configuration, there have been enough innovations in system technolog…
When it comes to today’s boilers, it’s a whole new world out there. Between condensing heat exchangers, high-tech displays, modulating burners, and changes to circulator sizing… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/its-whats-inside-counts/

More Than Just Burners

The burner is more than just a burner. A typical oil burner might be comprised of air tube, blower wheel, electrical box, connector tube, coupling, escutcheon plate, flange gasket, fuel pump, burner head, igniter, inlet air scoop, housing assembly, mot…
The burner is more than just a burner. A typical oil burner might be comprised of air tube, blower wheel, electrical box, connector tube, coupling, escutcheon plate, flange… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/more-just-burners/

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”…
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… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/over-pressure-under-pressure-utilities-under-deliver/

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…
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… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/merrimack-valley-disaster-death-toll-rises/

The Power of Disruption

“Over the next 25 years, disruption is inevitable,” said April M. Salas, Executive Director of the Revers Center for Energy with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Formerly an energy policy advisor to the White House, Salas has held various senior …
“Over the next 25 years, disruption is inevitable,” said April M. Salas, Executive Director of the Revers Center for Energy with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Formerly… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/power-disruption/

Natural Gas Disaster Racks Massachusetts

“This is like Armageddon,” said a resident of North Andover. “It was like a movie,” said another, of Lawrence. Unfortunately, the natural gas fires and explosions that devastated the suburban Massachusetts communities of Lawrence, Andover, and North…
As 48 miles of pipe now need to be replaced in the affected areas, road closures like this one are to be expected for some time. “This is like Armageddon,” said a resident of… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/natural-gas-disaster-racks-massachusetts/

Dead River Company Purchases Heating Business from Cheshire Oil

On July 6, Cheshire Oil, of Keene, NH, transferred ownership of its heating business to Dead River Company, of South Portland, ME. The acquisition brings together two mainstays of the New England fuel delivery business. Cheshire Oil had been serving custo…
On July 6, Cheshire Oil, of Keene, NH, transferred ownership of its heating business to Dead River Company, of South Portland, ME. The acquisition brings together two mainstays of… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/dead-river-company-purchases-heating-business-cheshire-oil/

Propane Gallon Growth with Temporary Construction Heat

One of the most productive ways for your propane business to generate revenue and be profitable is through gallon growth. Now that the obvious has been stated, let’s talk about Temporary Construction Heat as a main contribution to propane gallon growth. W…
One of the most productive ways for your propane business to generate revenue and be profitable is through gallon growth. Now that the obvious has been stated, let’s talk about… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/propane-gallon-growth-temporary-construction-heat/

Branching Out

Diversification is a familiar point of interest for heating oil and propane dealers looking to build market share and protect their businesses against competing home service providers. So, it came as no surprise that many seats were filled for the “Extrem…
Diversification is a familiar point of interest for heating oil and propane dealers looking to build market share and protect their businesses against competing home service… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/branching-out/

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…
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… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/high-tech-heating-made-simple/

Top Tips for Today’s Techs

This spring, like every year, HVAC technicians have a range of training opportunities before them. The Eastern Energy Expo alone offers over 30 sessions in its technical track, and with thousands of professionals in attendance, there’s a decent chance tha…
This spring, like every year, HVAC technicians have a range of training opportunities before them. The Eastern Energy Expo alone offers over 30 sessions in its technical track,… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/top-tips-todays-techs/

Rinnai to Bring Two New Facilities to the Eastern U.S.

As reported in the September issue of Oil & Energy, the Rinnai America Corporation will invest in two new facilities in the state of Georgia in the years ahead. The first is a two-story, 37,560-square-foot expansion to its headquarters located in Peachtre…
As reported in the September issue of Oil & Energy, the Rinnai America Corporation will invest in two new facilities in the state of Georgia in the years ahead. The first is a… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rinnai-bring-two-new-facilities-eastern-us/

Taking Energy Efficiency Higher

Trade organizations often develop performance test methods, metrics and labels to enable customers to differentiate higher-performing products. Energy efficiency incentive programs, such as those operated by electric utilities and trade associations, ofte…
Trade organizations often develop performance test methods, metrics and labels to enable customers to differentiate higher-performing products. Energy efficiency incentive… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/taking-energy-efficiency-higher/

Are Smart Thermostats Making a Connection?

Just one in eight: of 118.2 million U.S. households surveyed, that’s how many actually programmed a thermostat to control their air conditioning, according to the EIA Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) for 2015. That one-eighth, or 12 percent, w…
Just one in eight: of 118.2 million U.S. households surveyed, that’s how many actually programmed a thermostat to control their air conditioning, according to the EIA Residential… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/are-smart-thermostats-making-connection/

Bringing Air Conditioning to Developing Countries

In the U.S., nearly nine out of 10 homes are air-conditioned. Air conditioners are increasingly a must-have item. However, in many other countries, air conditioning is still a relative rarity. As these countries’ populations increase and their economies g…
In the U.S., nearly nine out of 10 homes are air-conditioned. Air conditioners are increasingly a must-have item. However, in many other countries, air conditioning is still a… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/bringing-air-conditioning-developing-countries/

Giving New Meaning to the Phrase “Oil Pump”

Dr. Tom Butcher provides Oil & Energy readers a first look at the oil-fired heat pump currently in development at NORA’s Long Island laboratory.
Dr. Tom Butcher provides Oil & Energy readers a first look at the oil-fired heat pump currently in development at NORA’s Long Island laboratory. According to a study released… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/giving-new-meaning-phrase-oil-pump/

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