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Nine Great Ways to Save Money on Your Furnace Heating Bills

Keeping your New Jersey home warm can certainly cost you during the winter – but you can have a surprising impact on how much it costs you.

Winter is hard on your water heater, too

Your furnace or boiler is tasked with keeping your northern New Jersey home warm throughout the long, cold winter, so it makes sense that it labors harder during this time of the year than any other. But your home heating equipment isn’t alone in working harder during the winter months: your water heater does, too. […]

Stick with heating oil

Should I Switch from Heating Oil to Natural Gas?

If you’ve been considering making the switch from heating oil to natural gas in your NJ home, you may want to put that idea on the back burner: in most cases, sticking with oil heat in a cold climate like ours is a better decision than converting to another fuel source.

Why should I schedule my furnace or boiler maintenance now?

Why should I schedule my furnace or boiler maintenance now? Fall is in the air here in Sussex County, NJ, with shorter days and chilly mornings slowly making their way into our lives. But the cold days haven’t really arrived yet, which means that you can put off your heating maintenance a little longer, right? […]

How long does a water heater last?

How long does a water heater last? Your oil-fired water heater is an unsung hero in your home, helping you to keep everything clean (including you!) by providing hot water for your sinks, showers, baths, dishwashers, and clothes washers. Until it doesn’t – usually when you’re right in the middle of an amazing hot shower. […]

When is the best time to buy heating oil?

As we make our way through the dog days of August here in NJ, nudging our thermostats to the left as we attempt to shrug off all that heat and humidity, buying oil to heat your home is probably the last thing on your mind. Which is exactly why it should be. OK, we’re not […]

Have You Checked Your HVAC Air Filter Yet This Summer?

Have You Checked Your HVAC Air Filter Yet This Summer? A professionally maintained home cooling system can last a decade or more in your NJ home – and one of the best ways to keep it maintained is also the simplest: check your HVAC air filter once a month, and change it when it’s dirty. […]

June is here: time to enroll in a heating oil budget plan from Fredericks Fuel & Heating Service!

Summer is almost here, which means it’s the perfect time to think about…your heating bills? Indeed, it is, actually! Before you head down to LBI or the Jersey Shore to work on your tan, why not take a little time to make things a lot easier for yourself in the 2019-20 heating season – something you […]

Preparing for annual A/C Maintenance

Preparing for annual A/C Maintenance Memorial Day is quickly creeping up on us… which means it’s time to schedule your annual A/C maintenance (preferably before the real heat arrives!). Professional annual maintenance is a no-brainer way to protect the investment you’ve made in your home cooling equipment: tune-ups keep your A/C running better for longer, […]

Clear vs. dyed diesel fuel: What the difference means to you

There was a time when diesel fuel was sold in the U.S. without dye added to it, but times have changed. The U.S. government now requires diesel gas to be sold with in three different varieties: clear, red, and blue. Understanding the difference among these fuels – and among the tax and legal implications of […]