Hello, prognosticators and speculators! Look into your oily, viscous crystal tarball. With crude oil at $43.76 per barrel today, and an email in my inbox from MassEnergy (of which I am a member) informing me of a webinar I won't be awake for, I'm wondering: should I lock in my heating oil price while it's still warm out? If so, what's good timing? I expect to use 350 gallons of oil this year. I'm in MA, about 10 miles west of Boston Harbor. [previously from 2008, when oil was $98/barrel ... paging mjjj, how did it go?]
What am I not understanding about my HVAC system? [more inside]
Can you share all the information, products, tips, etc., about weatherstripping and all other ways of keeping my house from leaking heat--and letting in cold air--when it's cold? [more inside]
I'm paying $3.79/gallon for heating oil in Westchester county, NY. Is that a reasonably ok price? If not, can anyone recommend another supplier (I'm using Castle).
Economics of an electrical vs. an heating oil radiator? [more inside]
How bad is it to stick out the winter with my house's ridiculously old heating system? [more inside]
For Massachusetts residents: Do you have experience with using the Mass Energy consumer alliance for heating oil? [more inside]
I'm looking for thoughts on whether I should lock-in a heating oil rate of 3.79 for the season. [more inside]
Which approach really burns more heating oil - keeping the house at a constant medium temperature (say, 64 degrees) or keeping it very low most of the time (58-60) but bringing it up to a higher temperature (say, 66 degrees) once or twice a day? [more inside]
Please help me figure out what is going on with my hot water heater. I want to have a less foggy understanding of what may be wrong before I start asking either my landlord or the oil company questions. [more inside]
My husband and I are in the market for a new oil furnace. Help us make sure we get the right one. [more inside]
What's the minimum oil will it take to keep our new apartment warm through the winter? We're in a relatively moderate climate (Pacific Northwest). [more inside]
I'm looking for a take-no-prisoners strategy to reduce home heating bills. [more inside]
Home Heating Oil question. I've never lived in a house heated by oil, so I have no idea how the whole thing works. [more inside]
Tomorrow I sign a lease for a huge old house built in the 1800's, and I am worried about how much oil will be required to heat the place. How can this be predicted without appropriate historical data? [more inside]
How much oil is left in my 300 gallon underground home heating oil tank? I stuck the measuring stick in, and it came up wet from 15" on down. Assuming a standard, what is the general rule(r) of thumb?