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New Law Offers $600 Credit for Heating System Upgrades

Oil-fired boilers and furnaces your company installs in 2023 and onward likely to qualify
Oil-fired boilers and furnaces your company installs in 2023 and onward likely to qualify Beginning next year, homeowners who have qualifying oilheat systems installed could be… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-law-offers-600-credit-heating-system-upgrades/

First Look: Winter 2022-2023

A third-consecutive La Niña is in place for only the fourth time on record
A third-consecutive La Niña is in place for only the fourth time on record  This will be the third consecutive winter season with a La Niña signature in place across the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/first-look-winter-2022-2023/

Using Plastic Pipe for Liquid Propane Applications

Some states’ codes have already approved this helpful supply-chain workaround
Some states’ codes have already approved this helpful supply-chain workaround Reinforced thermoplastic pipe (RTP) provides an opportunity to apply the benefits of plastic pipe to… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/using-plastic-pipe-liquid-propane-applications/

NORA Opens Industry’s First Net-Zero Home

Field demonstration to prove that residential carbon emissions can be reduced to zero using renewable liquid heating fuel
Field demonstration to prove that residential carbon emissions can be reduced to zero using renewable liquid heating fuel The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) is setting… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nora-opens-industrys-first-net-zero-home/

Look at What They’re Selling You

Study exposes toxic chemicals in natural gas used for heating and cooking
Study exposes toxic chemicals in natural gas used for heating and cooking “Natural gas delivered to homes contains trace amounts of nonmethane gases that can impact air quality… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/look-what-theyre-selling-you/

Whose Heat Pump?

A demographic overview of current U.S. heat pump users
A demographic overview of current U.S. heat pump users As shown on the previous pages, according to the 2020 RECS, 17.75 million people across the U.S. already use a heat pump as… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/whose-heat-pump/

Lights Out, Middle America

Grid overseer warns two-thirds of the U.S. is at risk of rolling blackouts this summer
Grid overseer warns two-thirds of the U.S. is at risk of rolling blackouts this summer The North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) has issued a report warning that several… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/lights-out-middle-america/

Get a Load of This

Electricity use in New England expected to increase over the next decade, according to 2022 report
Electricity use in New England expected to increase over the next decade, according to 2022 report Power grid operator ISO New England is projecting the region’s annual net… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/get-load/

One Million Heat Pumps (Part 2)

More than half the homes in Maine and Vermont will have one by 2031
More than half the homes in Maine and Vermont will have one by 2031 In June 2021, Oil & Energy published “One Million Heat Pumps,” a feature article on power grid operator ISO… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/one-million-heat-pumps-part-2/

Phew’er than Normal

Winter 2021-22 heating degree day review
Winter 2021-22 heating degree day review In terms of temperature departures and heating degree day totals, the 2021-22 winter season will be remembered as a book-ended winter.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/phewer-normal/

Unplugging Bottlenecks

How propane equipment wholesalers and installers can mitigate supply issues
How propane equipment wholesalers and installers can mitigate supply issues Supply chain disruptions tend to have a cascading effect, especially when it comes to labor and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/unplugging-bottlenecks/

From Tank to Flame

Burner manufacturer expands offerings to full suite of B20-rated components
Burner manufacturer expands offerings to full suite of B20-rated components It’s a story as old as the heating oil industry itself. After decades of growth, a multigenerational… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tank-flame/

Heating Industry to New England Governors: Do Not Repeat Texas’s Tragedy

After grid warning, dealer associations call for moratorium on electric heat pumps
After grid warning, dealer associations call for moratorium on electric heat pumps On December 16, 2021, NEFI and its state association partners delivered a letter to the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/heating-industry-new-england-governors-do-not-repeat-texass-tragedy/

Upgrades Reduce Emissions by Nearly 400,000 Tons

Home energy cost savings from boiler replacements approach $100 million
Home energy cost savings from boiler replacements approach $100 million The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) has released a recently completed report on its Equipment… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/upgrades-reduce-emissions-nearly-400000-tons/

High-Efficiency Oilheat Equipment vs. Electric Heat Pumps

An energy cost comparison supported by field studies and laboratory analysis
An energy cost comparison supported by field studies and laboratory analysis Today’s electric heat pumps do not provide energy cost savings over high-efficiency oil-fired heating… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/high-efficiency-oilheat-equipment-vs-electric-heat-pumps/

“Yes, and …”

How to sell biofuel-compatible heating systems in addition to, not instead of, heat pumps
How to sell biofuel-compatible heating systems in addition to, not instead of, heat pumps “Yes, and …” is an improvisational comedy/acting technique that moves the action along… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/yes-and/

A Growing or Shrinking Industry: You Decide

We’ve come so far in the past two years, but don’t forget what we’ve lost over the last 10
We’ve come so far in the past two years, but don’t forget what we’ve lost over the last 10 Since September 2019, the liquid heating fuel industry’s federal and state advocacy… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/growing-or-shrinking-industry-you-decide/

Summer Natural Gas Prices are their Highest Since 2014

Spot prices are expected to remain above $3.00 through March 2022
Spot prices are expected to remain above $3.00 through March 2022 In June 2021, the U.S. natural gas spot price at the Henry Hub averaged $3.26 per million British thermal units… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/summer-natural-gas-prices-are-their-highest-2014/

Converting from Natural Gas to Biofuel

Renewable liquid heat fuels sustainability in higher learning
Renewable liquid heat fuels sustainability in higher learning A world-renowned college in New York’s Hudson Valley region is converting from natural gas to a renewable liquid… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/converting-natural-gas-biofuel/

Giving Back & Building Up

F.W. Webb donates to Boston hospital, opens new location in New York City
F.W. Webb donates to Boston hospital, opens new location in New York City Heating and plumbing equipment supplier F.W. Webb Company has pledged $100,000 to Boston Children’s… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/giving-back-building/

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