Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC Blog: Archive for the ‘Oil Heaters’ Category

Why Oil Boilers Are Becoming Popular Heating Options Once More

Monday, November 17th, 2014

The most common types of boilers found in homes in the U.S. today are gas-powered and electric models. The extension of natural gas lines to more and more areas has made these efficient systems available to a larger number of households, and this has caused a decline in oil boilers that use stored heating oil as their fuel source.

But oil boilers are starting to make a comeback. Homes that would normally use an electric-powered boiler when natural gas is unavailable have instead made the choice to have an oil boiler installed. Not all heating companies provide service for oil boilers in Wayland, MA, but you will find the installation, repair, and maintenance services you require at Basnett Plumbing & Heating. We have worked on boilers since 1987 in the MetroWest Area.

The advantages of oil boilers

So why this upsurge in popularity for oil boilers, when for many years homeowners without natural gas connection were encouraged to use electrical boilers instead?

One of the main reasons for the return of oil boilers as excellent home heating choices is the development of blends of standard heating oil with renewable biodiesel fuels. This blend lowers two of the principal drawbacks of oil boilers: that they increase dependence on foreign oil and that they create higher levels of pollution. These biodiesel fuels are domestically produced, and they are far much more environmentally friendly than standard oil, making boilers that use them attractive alternatives to electric boilers, which are often expensive to run.

With the effects of these two main problems with oil boilers reduced, homeowners can enjoy many of their benefits. Oil boilers generate powerful heating levels that can overcome the most intense colds we experience in the Northeast. Heating oil is also a safer fuel than natural gas because it is not explosive and does not generate deadly carbon monoxide gas. Compared to electricity, oil is a much less expensive form of energy.

With an oil boiler, you do need to take a few precautions, specifically planning ahead to make sure that you have a sufficient supply of oil to run your heater when you need it. However, it is a simple job to arrange for convenient oil delivery so your home is always prepared for long stretches of cold.

If you live in an area that does not have access to natural gas lines, we recommend that you consider an oil boiler as your home’s heating system. We also handle quality repairs and regular maintenance that you will need to get the most from your new oil boiler.

Call Basnett Plumbing & Heating and arrange an appointment to see if oil boilers in Wayland, MA are the ideal option for your home comfort.

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Boiler Replacement Rebates Extended!

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Is your boiler 30 years old or older? The NSTAR and National Grid are offering generous rebates to residential customers to replace their boilers. This program has been extended to September 30th, 2012. Customer services by providers other than NSTAR and National Grid should contact those utility providers for similar rebates.

Rebates | Littleton | Basnett Plumbing & Heating Do you qualify?

  • Residence must be located in Massachusetts
  • Customer must have NSTAR or National Grid as their electric and/or natural gas service provider
  • Municipal Electric customer must heat with natural gas provided by NSTAR or National Grid
  • Residence must have natural gas, oil or propane heating

Call Basnett Plumbing & Heating today to find out if your home qualifies for a rebate to replace your boiler. These rebates are very generous but are only available through September of 2012. Basnett provides top quality plumbing, heating, boiler, air conditioning and water heater services in Littleton and the MetroWest area.

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When Was the Last Time You Had Your Heating System Serviced?

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Furnace Service | Littleton | Basnett PlumbingMost household furnaces in Massachusetts use about 2,500 heating load hours per year. To put that in context, if your furnace were a car you would have driven 69,000 mile. Most automakers recommend changing your oil every 7,000 miles and getting a tune-up every 30,000. Have you have your furnace serviced lately? If you neglect to schedule preventative maintenance checks for your heating system it will eventually begin to run less efficiently, small problems left unchecked can over time cause damage to the system. An inefficient furnace will also cause you energy bills to rise.

Call Basnett today to find out more about our service and maintenance agreements. You will save big on service and repair, receive discounts, and benefit from guaranteed priority scheduling. You take care of your care, why not take care of your furnace! Basnett proudly provides top quality plumbing, heating, and air conditioning services to the Metrowest area.

If you would like to check how far you have “driven” your furnace without a service visit download this fun excel document and follow the directions.



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